Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by TennisGuy06, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. TennisGuy06

    TennisGuy06 New User

    Jun 1, 2004
    My serve is fine, but I have trouble hitting overheads, either they go long or they end up in the net. Any tips?
  2. Power Game

    Power Game Professional

    Jun 30, 2004
    We need more info.
    Use good footwork, turn your body and keep your head up
  3. TennsDog

    TennsDog Hall of Fame

    Feb 26, 2004
    I used to have loads of trouble on overheads (still have a bit). Some things to consider are to "point" your non-dominant hand at the ball to replicate the service motion and keep focused on the ball. Aim at the service line. Don't go for too much, it will have enough power without forcing it. Don't swing too late (too early usually isn't a problem). Move to the ball to get the positioning you want. Turn your body sideways to te ball. Don't be afraid to use some spin to control it. And I find it works better if I use a lot of wrist action to snap it down into the court. Cross court is always a good idea because it gives you more court to hit into and the net is lower. Hope some of this helps.
  4. jayserinos99

    jayserinos99 Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2004
    If you are hitting your overheads long, are you getting behind the ball when you hit your overhead? As soon as I see a lob, I race back as fast as I can stay balanced and then adjust my position moving forward taking little steps.

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