There are eight basic shots that any tennis hopeful will have to learn before they can properly play the game.
Serve: A serve can be the ultimate weapon as performed correctly can be unplayable.
The Forehand: The forehand can be used in two different ways. Forehand return of serve and The Open stance forehand.
The Backhand: The Backhand is a little more tricky to play than the forehead as the shot is played on the left hands side
The Volley: One of the easiest shots.
The Half volley: The hardest shot to master of all.
The Overhead: It is sometimes called the Smash.
The Drop Shot: It is a clever shot that aims to land just over the net.
The Lob: It is a high arching shot with additional hang time.