The Forehand can seem like a very complicated stroke to master as there are several steps that need to happen in a particular order with great fluidity and smoothness. To start without feeling overwhelmed here are the steps that need to be understood and perfected:
• The side on position
• The take back
• The drop of the racquet
To learn more about how mastering these three steps can help you hit a world class forehand check out my blog:…Continue
Added by Aleksey Bubis on April 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
The more I teach tennis the more I realize how important it is to be patient and flexible with your students. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to observe thousand of different tennis players and focus on how they learn tennis and try to understand why they behave and choose to do what they do on the Tennis…Continue
Added by Aleksey Bubis on March 8, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments
The notion that we should hit “through” the ball has been around for decades, but what does it really mean? Can we really hit through the ball? How long is contact? With lighter racquets and faster racquet head speeds, is this instruction still relevant? If you’re curious to see if this instruction should be sent to your recycle bin, read on.
TennisOne's Joe Dinoffer says that the one-time joke on tennis pros used to be, “Racquet back, bend your knees, that’ll be twenty dollars please.” And I'm inclined to agree. At least in the old days, this was more or less the standard of teaching tennis. After all, it worked quite well for millions of players in the 1960s and '70s, didn't it?…Continue
WAS A NIGHTMARE!
ok my day started off late and in immense Stress....that starts about 6am......
Went to another Doctors appointment prior.... that made me late for the MRI, then MY Google Navigator could not understand my NYC accent and brought me to resurgence bank or a Company Resurgence in Dunwoody GA that had the Same number address of Resurgens on a similar name which made me about 20minutes late.....
so i'm highly stressed.....the parking lot cost money…Continue
Many of you know that I am good friends with Will Hamilton that runs Fuzzy Yellow Balls (he actually has a profile here on 'opolis.) Will just had the pleasure of meeting the Bryans and working with them on the court. They put together 4 videos that outline 4 keys of their doubles game - they focus on things that you and I can ACTUALLY DO on the court to take our game to the next…Continue
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As your level of play increases, simply keeping the ball in play may not be enough to win matches. The amount of control you have over the ball then becomes an important factor. Your shot placements can make all the difference. Maybe your opponent has good ground strokes and is able to effectively stay in every rally…Continue
Added by Steven White on November 23, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Some players like to camp out on the baseline and send back a steady stream of deep crosscourt shots. When you are facing such an opponent, never let him get in a groove – he’s just waiting for you to make the error that’s going to give him the point. Remember that most tennis matches are decided by who makes the least…Continue
Added by Steven White on November 10, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments
Raw, young, talented players can often hit a variety of shots but have little sense when it comes to shot selection. This underestimated and under-practiced skill is so important that it alone can separate the levels in tennis.Continue
Added by Steven White on November 5, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments
This takes some practice, and you want to start gently, because sliding the wrong way can easily turn an ankle. One important tip is to keep your front foot pointed somewhat into the direction of your slide. It's the one that's likely to catch in the clay and suffer a turned ankle. The back foot can afford to be sideways, because it will skip over any catches in the clay instead of getting jammed into them. Here’s a good illustration of how to slide into a forehand on clay. Note how the…Continue
May it be a group lesson or a private lesson, there are several ways to make the most of you bottom penny, especially those of us who work the extra hour for it. Coaching daily, I cannot believe how many players lose out on quality gems due to stuff that that can be avoided. I made a quick list of things to help you maximize your lesson time.
Hi,I have just started playing tennis for a few months and of course was not that great.
I started looking for tennis instructors or lessons but most of them are high priced.
Just a month ago i was looking thru a magazine and found a deal, four, once a week classes for 100$.
These classes are two hours each lesson, and there are two instructors that are real polite and have a lot of experience.
I learned alot already, and started playing more frequently since i…Continue
Added by Roland Jays on June 2, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Welcome tennis enthusiasts; players, coaches, fans, students of the game and those who reserve a special place for the game in their hearts. No doubt tennis is one of those sports that cost a decent amount of change to participate in. CAN YOU PLAY TENNIS FOR CHEAP? CAN YOU PLAY TENNIS ON A BUDGET? Absolutely; this blog is for everyone who, in the words of Jay-Z is “balling on a budget”. The history of the game exhibit traits typical of a…Continue
Added by TennisWithD on May 17, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
The best way is almost always word of mouth. If you do not have that opportunity and tennis is a new adventure to you, take trial lessons from 3 different coaches within your vicinity and see what works for you. Most clubs and coaches have promo rates, ask. Some let you sit in on a group lesson and get a hang of it. Does it sounds a little like the dating scene, absolutely and the concept is quite similar, if you are going to invest time, money, and sweat, you deserve a good result out of…Continue
Added by Dave Horne on April 16, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Most of the points in a tennis match are over after only three or four hits. At every level, the majority of points are lost and not won. This means that most of the points are won due to errors rather than winners.
The best way to understand errors is to learn the four mistakes in tennis. They are:
As your level of play increases, simply keeping the ball in play may not be enough to win matches. The amount of control you have over the ball then becomes an important factor. Your shot placements can make all the difference. Maybe your opponent has good ground strokes and is able to effectively stay in every rally with you. If you have the ability to hit the ball short to him, high and low, in close and outside, then you will probably be able to discover more weaknesses as well as keep…Continue
Added by Steven White on December 14, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments
One of the best ways to gain control of a point in progress is accomplished by gaining control of the ball and the direction you want it to go. And although all of the great players in tennis history have learned the importance of quick feet, they have also learned that once they reach the ball it is equally important to use the correct swing to direct the ball with control.…Continue