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Top 10 Tips For Beginner Tennis Players

For a beginner player, tennis can be sometime a tough hobby because tennis takes a lot of time and practice to develop some skills. All you need is some important tips to improve game performance quickly. These 10 tips will help all beginner tennis players.

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1. Tennis Rackets

1. Tennis Rackets

The first thing that makes a trouble for beginner players is a tennis racket. There are hundreds of rackets on the market but which is suitable for a beginner player? That's the real trouble.

Usually beginner rackets are inexpensive, but a pro tip here is not to go for cheap rackets. Trust me, cheap rackets can destroy your already built skills and even your passion.

Choose a racket that is suitable for your body size, weight and strength. Buy more than 1 strings, in case string is broken. Got your racket strung from some tennis expert.

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2. A lot of Practice

2. A lot of Practice

You need a lot of practice to gain skills and improve performance. All professional tennis players. like Rafael Nadal, have spent a big portion of their life in practicing.

If you are starting at an early age, you got the advantage and you can practice for a longer time. Make sure you get training from a professional tennis coach. You may play well in a week, and not good in the next week.

Don't worry about it, it happens. Just continue your practice and focus on your goals.

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3. Take Lessons

3. Take Lessons

The only way to improve your game and skills is to take as many lessons as you can from a coach. The advantage of these lessons is you will build skills in short time and in the right way.

If you are joining a club, you'll learn a lot from other players as well.

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4. Warm Up

4. Warm Up

Always do some warm and stretching exercises before you go on the court. Stretching should involve legs, arms, and other muscles. You can also include jogging in your routine.

After ending the game, again do some stretches. This habit helps to prevent muscle fatigue or other injuries like tennis elbow.

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5. Stay Fresh and Hydrated

5. Stay Fresh and Hydrated

Drink plenty of water for the whole day, especially in warm weather. Before going to court, take some light snacks. You can also eat bananas.

Make sure you drink water and take light snack again during your break. It will keep you fresh and hydrated.

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6. Hitting The Ball

6. Hitting The Ball

Always try to hit the tennis ball at a high waist when the ball is returning down after reaching highest point in the air.

This is when hitting the ball is easy.

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7. Improve Speed

7. Improve Speed

You also need a lot of practice on your running speed. Because tennis players have to be very quick on the court. Focus on your foot-work or you can try skipping with a rope.

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8. Tennis Grip

8. Tennis Grip

There are different tennis grips available on the market. Each grip has its own pros and cons. You need the right grip according to your game needs. Talk to some expert or you coach before choosing a tennis grip.

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9. Focus on Stamina

9. Focus on Stamina

Being very quick is not important alone, you also need to improve your stamina to maximum level. Do some exercises like aerobic exercise to increase your stamina. Or you can improve it by practicing tennis more.

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10. Keep your Bag with you

10. Keep your Bag with you

As you are learning a professional game, then be a professional man. Always keep your tennis bag with you with an extra grip, string and a racket. It's important because anything can happen to your racket or string.

You should have a backup instead of leaving the court.