Tennis stances

As mentioned before there are basically four kinds of stances. In an open stance, the back leg is out to the side at the top of the backswing. It is mainly used for shots out wide on the forehand side.

Tactical stance
one can use an open stance on either the forehand or the backhand side to make the best returns against a strong server.

Sideways stance
One can reach the balls that are played either short or deep when the legs are positioned in line towards the net.

A closed stance
This is when the front leg is across the back leg. It is opposite to an open stance and is mostly used on the backhand side.