Laean wrote:i play tennis. we were undefeated in our varsity league in my junior year of high school, then repeated in my senior year.
high school tennis was one of the best times of my life.
a tip for serving is try tossing the ball higher and more over your head (a common mistake made by newer people is tossing the ball way out front and trying to hit faster and flatter serves - wait until you're better for that). tossing the ball higher and over your head or slightly behind you will allow you to put more spin on the ball and give you more room to clear the net.
as for consistency, it's just all about repetition. one extra tip for backhands is if you use a two-handed backhand, a lot of newer players make the mistake of pulling with their right arm, instead of pushing with their left. you'll have much more power and control if you push with your left arm. think of it as doing a left handed forehand, with your right hand to just help stabilize and guide your swing a little bit.
Thanks for the tip. I've actually been accidently taking my right hand off the racket on backhands and just hitting with my left hand once or twice, so it's good to know I wasn't completely wrong (although I mostly was ). I've noticed after only about two weeks of practice I've improved dramatically. I'm only a sophomore, so hopefully in the next year or two I can get better and make varsity by senior year.