Arrowhead Tennis teaching professional Nick Hansen discusses racquet preparation in this video. Having your racquet prepared is one of the most important elements of hitting consistent groundstrokes. There’s a saying in tennis, “The ball is at the net, am I ready yet?” There is a tendency for some players to wait until the ball bounces in front of them to take their racquet back. But, as soon as you see the ball coming, you want to turn your shoulders and get the racquet back and looping into your swing. If you have to run to hit the ball, you want to turn your upper body and prepare the racquet so you have time to make proper contact when you get to the ball. Come on out to Arrowhead Tennis and practice your racquet preparation!