In this video you will learn how to hit a forehand overhead smash.
Make sure you have checked out the video on the serve and the lob.
In this video, you will learn how to hit a forehand overhead smash.
When you're opponent lobs, you could try and smash and end the rally
The three key steps are the preparation, the shot and the follow through
Use a continental grip
The racket frame should be perpendicular to the ground.
Hit an attacking shot and run up to the net
Be in the ready position, expecting a passing shot or a lob
Do a split step just before the opponent strikes the ball
When you see a lob coming your way, pivot and take your racket leg back
Release the non racket hand and raise the racket beind in the power position
Both elbows should be raised and bent, forming a triangle
The strings should point slightly downward and the racket head should be slighlty to the side and above the head
Take a couple of side steps backward quickly
You could also do a couple of cross-over steps to get a little behind the ball
Raise your non racket hand towards the ball
This will allow you to track the ball and maintain your balance
Flex the racket knee as you load and get ready to smash
Drive your hip forward as you push off and straigthen your knees
Drop the racket head behind your back
Start by swinging up at the tennis ball with the edge of the frame
Rotate the upper body towards the net
Pronate the forearm so that the racket faces the net just before you strike the ball
Snap the wrist and hit the ball
The contact should happen in the upper half of the racket
Pull down your non racket arm to the side as you strike the ball
Continue pronating through contact and into the follow through As you losen up the racket arm comes across
Land on your non racket leg and racket leg in quick succession
A great serving technique definitely helps in negotiating the floating lobs
Do check out our video on how to serve
Ask your friend to feed you lobs and practice your overhead smash
It's not about smashing hard, but smashing smart
Enjoy your game
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