How do I make varsity tennis?

Hi, I’m currently a freshman in high school, and I have never competed in a school sport before. However, since I realized that I do not get enough exercise, and that varsity sports look good on a college app, I should try out for the team next year. Because I’m pretty good at badminton, I think tennis would be a good fit for me. I know most of the rules from watching TV, but when I play, I ricochet the ball this way and that every now and then. What would you recommend that I do this summer so that I might be able to make varsity tennis next year? Any tips are appreciated.

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  1. keychain collector, 04 June, 2010

    i was once a good badminton player and now playing tennis almost 10 year already. badminton is speed and reflex, tennis is timing and placing. the major different is in your hand stroke. tennis needs your whole arm to get a good stroke compare to wrist-stroke in badminton. my advice is get enough time for practice. i believe you won’t have problems with smash and overhead, but try to learn the various speed of the balls. good luck.

  2. nilesh_1991, 04 June, 2010

    i don’t know

  3. poohbear91, 04 June, 2010

    I just tried out for my schools tennis team (not Varsity cuz only juniors and seniors can get in)anyways….PRACTICE!!!!Seriously….our tryouts werent all that hard but I dont know how your coach is….just like jog about 3 times a week.It was hard for me because I am not an active person and I didn’t practice (even though I had the chance since two of my friends were on the team this year and they told me they would help me)but I didn’t and I REALLY regreted it.umm DONT go WILD & OUT!!lol I made that up at the tryouts lol. Wild means do not hit too hard or try to over impress and Out means try to hit the ball within the court!!! and well drink alot of water but not during the tryouts because you might have to go to the restrrom or get full of water and get a cramp.So yeah…that’s pretty much it!Good Luck!!

  4. rsthrtd, 04 June, 2010

    If you play badminton, you obviously have coordination. But you have to be aware that when you hit a tennis ball, your wrist cannot break. (It can break after you make contact with the ball, but not during.) So if you are spraying the ball, it’s probably a wrist issue. You can buy a wrist brace at a sports store and apply it tightly and it will make you more aware of when your wrist is snapping.

    Other than that–tennis, like golf, is a skill sport and lessons would help you immensely.

    Also, as far as making varsity, I would recommend two things. First–contact the coach and find out what the team’s plans are for summer. Usually they are doing something organized. Second–you likely will not be playing singles on the team, so *learn how to play doubles*. Focus on your serve and getting into net and working on those volleys. Groundstrokes should not be your priority (although a return of serve is impt to work on as well).

    Good luck!

  5. bballer8908, 04 June, 2010

    It sounds like you need some serious practice. Just practice, practice, practice.

  6. mini_roller, 04 June, 2010

    i was just like you last year, but i played badminton in the 8th grade, and i just played tennis everyday in the summer, and guess what? This year i was 6th seed of my varsity team. You have to look up how to serve, forehand, backhand, volley, and lob. And practice these skills, if you want to play varsity next year, tennis is the only thing that should be on your mind. Read tennis books, know the stats, watch professions. It is essential that you know all the tennis lingo or else they’ll make a fool of you. When you begin, remember to not get mad. You’re going to mess up, a lot, trust me. Just find ways to correct yourself and stay consistant. What I did was go online and print out every tennis tip i could possibly get and all the rules and respects. I never played school sports either, just make sure you’re fit enough to play. Work out your abs. legs and the arm you swing with. Remember not to move you wrist and to aim your raquet to where you want the ball to go. Lastly, have fun. =]

  7. teaddybear, 04 June, 2010

    practice, practice, practice!

  8. pratima s, 04 June, 2010

    Why don,t you take coaching from a coach

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