Pro Tip Advice

Published on: Mar 13, 2013

To give everybody something to think about, the IRTPA will be posting a “Pro Tip” monthly to give all of you Real Tennis players some simple advice on how to improve your game.

Information will be retrieved from a number of top players and coaches in order to give you a different outlook on the shots that you are currently playing, as well as some tactical advice to make you more aware of things that you may not have thought of.

There will be images attached also to give you a visual aid to the tip in order to make it clearer.

Keep your eyes open for the first tip, and in the meantime, if you cannot wait, here is a little “taster…..”

Keeping it simple – You only have to do 3 things in order to get the ball over the net.

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Try to do it in that order. Most people move, then prepare late, resulting in an accelerated racket head often resulting in racket errors and a lack of ball control. Preparing your racket first frees up so much time to get to the ball and play the desired shot in a much more controlled manner.

Balance – Being in control of your feet will give you so much more accuracy and control. Try to get to the ball and maintain a solid base as you play your shot which will give you much more control of your body, therefore your shot will be much less rushed and panicked and will result in greater accuracy.