If you love tennis, then you may want to become a pro. However, it takes a lot of practice to reach that level. You will need many hours of practice to perfect the skill and that means visiting your local tennis court every opportunity you get.

What if your local tennis court is far or the only time you are available it is closed or full? What if the weather does not allow you to go outside to practice?

Well, you can practice tennis right at home. Here are three ways you can do that.3 ways to practice tennis at home

Use a ball machine

A ball machine can help you to master shots. It allows you to hit the ball many times at the same height and speed. You can use it to master a shot such as a low backhand. All you need is to have enough space in your home such as the garage, a spare room or the basement where you can put it, and you are good to go.

One benefit of a ball machine is that you can set it depending on your experience.  The direction, spin and the velocity of the ball can be varied.

For instance, if you are a beginner, you can set it such that the balls are shot at you at almost no spin and at low-speed. You can hit forehands first and then do the back-hands.

If you are an advanced player, you can work on your footwork, movement, and strokes by setting the machine to deliver the ball faster, in different directions and with a spin.

Use wall or a backboard

A wall or a backboard can come in handy to help you to practice on your master strokes and consistency as well as develop your memory and muscle tone. You practice by hitting the ball against the wall or the backboard.

You can use this method whether you are a beginner or an advanced player.

Start by determining the number of hits and the stroke you will practice. For groundstrokes, stand between 20 to 25 feet. For half volleys, stand between 10 to 15 feet and for volleys stand 5 to 6 feet. Focus on one side and one stroke at a go. For instance, do backhand half-volleys for 20 minutes while standing 10 feet from the backboard or the wall.

Focus on the force you apply on the strokes. As your strokes get better, increase your distance from the backboard. Once you are good at backhand, you can then practice on the forehand.

Have your own tennis court

Yes, you could have your own tennis court. If you have enough space outdoors and money to spend, you could own a tennis court. Talk about convenience. You can play whenever you want, have a playing partner come over for practice or even start a tennis club.

You could build an outdoor tennis court in your backyard or an indoor tennis court.

Creating your own tennis court could be the solution to your passion for the sport. If you are good at construction, you can build a concrete court. However, you can always find a contractor if you feel that the task is beyond your abilities.

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