Athletic posture

sit-downAs the modern game evolves and you move above the USTA 5.x level, tennis is less and less about stroke mechanics and more and more a basic athletic struggle — crush the ball or be crushed.

Like basketball, baseball, football, etc., try to assume a solid, balanced athletic posture.

Try this back-straight, sit-down look.

Note also that your posture will affect your movement and stroke mechanics so be sure to work out the proper mechanics and timing using an athletic posture.

Not everyone has tree trunks for legs like the pros, but almost everyone can lower their center of gravity to a certain extent.