Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Special Feature
Racket-Head Speed: What is it and how do I get more of it?

The term racket-head speed is thrown around by tennis commentators, coaches, spectators and players all the time. How many people really understand what it means? I think of it as the speed the racket is moving at the point of contact (some say the racket head). Generating this speed consistently is the solution to a more powerful game.

Photo I: Ready Position for the Drill
The faster you can get your racket moving through the zone when making contact with the ball, generally the more power you will have. The key is to not exaggerate wrist or body movement in the shot, as this will cause you to lose control of the ball.

Now, how do you generate racket-head speed without sacrificing control? The following photos will show and explain how to generate more racket head speed without excessive body movements!

  • Start by placing the bucket on the "T" of the service line.
  • Sit on the bucket and establish a strong balanced ready position, with the feet spread shoulder width apart.
  • Hold the racket with your forehand grip at the end of your backswing position.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 TENNIS EXPRESS PRODUCT REVIEW
 
Prince TeXtreme 100T Racquet
 
A full size video with all related links is available on our store's YouTube Channel. To purchase from Tennis Express or to find out more, Click Here!
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
4/17 Jacob Smith chooses Luther
4/17 Colton Squire chooses Millsaps
4/17 McKenna Root chooses UAB
4/17 Jeremy Hoover chooses Cedarville
4/17 Abby Valera chooses UC Riverside
4/17 Jacob Hamilton chooses Millikin
4/17 Nataliya Vlasova chooses Old Dominion
4/16 Owen Grafe chooses Juniata
4/16 Sam Wherley chooses Juniata
4/16 Kayla Stencel chooses Oakland

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 WTA GEAR - SHOES
  Sorana Cirstea
 
adidas Women's Stella McCartney Barricade Tennis Shoes
Was: $125.00  Now: $79.95
Feedback
 
  Flavia Pennetta
 
adidas Women's Stella McCartney Barricade Tennis Shoes
Was: $125.00  Now: $79.95
Feedback
 
  Maria Kirilenko
 
adidas Women's Stella McCartney Barricade 2015 Tennis Shoes
Was: $125.00  Now: $109.95
Feedback, Video
 
  Andrea Petkovic
 
adidas Women's Stella McCartney Barricade Tennis Shoes
Was: $125.00  Now: $79.95
Feedback
 
 
 

Page updated on Thursday, April 02, 2015
Contact our web team with any corrections