One-Handed Strike with Implement (Racquet) | Ophea Teaching Tools

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    One-Handed Strike with Implement (Racquet)

    Application of force to a moving or stationary object using a racquet with the intention of projecting the object in a forwards direction. 

    One-Handed Strike with Implement (Racquet)
    • Grip the racquet
    • Focus eyes on the object
    • Assume a ready position with the knees slightly bent and the body turned sideways
    • Swing the racquet backwards
    • Transfer body weight slightly to the back leg
    • Maintain focus on the object
    • Swing the racquet forwards to strike the object with complete arm extension
    • Transfer body weight to the front leg with trunk rotation
    • Follow through around the body with the racquet in the intended direction of the object
    I can also...
    • play badminton
    • play tennis
    • play squash
    Self Check Questions:
    • Do I move my feet to get into position before getting ready to strike?
    • Do I maximize force by swinging the racquet backwards before striking the object?
    • Can I anticipate when to strike a moving object?