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The Rafa Swinging Forehand

Do you ever wonder what to do with those high floaters in the middle of the court? I mean should you volley it in to be safe or whale away? Today I am going to show you what Rafa Nadal would do and how you can use this shot in your game.

So choice A is to volley it with a punch. Do you think Rafa would choose choice A? Maybe sometimes but most of the time he would…

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Added by Peter Freeman on February 18, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Private Lessons vs Hitting Lessons - 5 Effective Methods of Taking and Utilizing Hitting Lessons

     I remember hitting a lot as a junior. The majority of the time was dedicated to reinforcing things I learnt in lessons during hitting, being inspired by older players in camp and mimicking them. We could not hit enough!

One particular…

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Added by TennisWithD on November 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Magic of Calmly Waiting Mentally While Moving Fast and Furiously

Tennis seems to be a very fast sport, but I have a surprise for you:

IT IS NOT!

Let me explain.

From baseline to baseline, a groundstroke loses more than half its speed.  A forehand hit at 100 MPH at one baseline gets to the other baseline at around 40 MPH. One hit…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on October 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Volley Attitude

A player needs to commit to a strategy. Obviously, you would keep a winning tactic, and you would change a losing one. 

If you are losing, and you see your opponent is better than you on groundstrokes, there is something you can try. Volley…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on October 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Frame

In older times the ball was addressed squarely with the strings.

In modern tennis you approach the ball with the racquet’s frame, the upper edge,…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on September 25, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Tennis Tip from Oscar Wegner: Transference

I have tested, for decades, an interesting experiment that has proven helpful to a lot of players, from amateurs to pros.  Rather than trying to position your body at a certain distance from the ball, track the ball…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on August 14, 2013 at 1:00am — 12 Comments

Learning a Forehand by Serioustennislessons.com

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:…

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Added by Aleksey Bubis on April 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Serious Tennis Behavior, Tennis Lessons Tampa, Patience, Professional Tennis Payers and Fitness!

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…

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Added by Aleksey Bubis on March 8, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Can you actually hit "through the ball" ?

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.

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Added by Steven White on October 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Is "Racquet Back!" Still Relevant?

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?…

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Added by Steven White on June 11, 2012 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

CoachV Tennis ELBOW MRI Experience............

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…

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Added by CoachV - William Vazquez on April 25, 2012 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Bryan Brothers' Secrets - Free Videos

Hey guys,

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…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on March 21, 2012 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

JUST RELEASED! Bring Your Racquet 2

Bring Your Racquet 2: Tennis Essentials For Up & Coming Juniors

Serious young tennis players are constantly striving to improve their game. While there are many ways to learn the game and to improve, the basics of tennis are unchanging. This book concentrates on the fundamentals of the game for the young, the beginning, and the improving player. Readers learn the basics of the game from easy-to-follow instructions combined with anatomically correct…
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Added by Steven White on January 27, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments

8 Essential Steps to Improve Your Stagnating Game

Every up-and-coming tennis player, I’m sure, knows those frustrating periods when his or her game simply stagnates or falls flat. That seems to be because tennis is a sport with various plateaus of learning. After playing a year or two, your game appears to be stuck on pause. No matter how hard you try, the same players keep on beating you and you never seem to get beyond the early rounds of a tournament. That happens to professional players too.…
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Added by Steven White on December 10, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments

Playing the Big Points

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…

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Added by Steven White on November 23, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Un-groove your opponent

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…

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Added by Steven White on November 10, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Selecting the right shot at the right time

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.

Your mind will begin to operate much like a computer. For it to be able to work…

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Added by Steven White on November 5, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

How to slide into a forehand

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…

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Added by Steven White on October 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Sophisticated Buyer - How to make the most of your tennis lesson

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.

 

10. Be…

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Added by TennisWithD on July 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

tennis lessons at a great price for all skill levels...!!!

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…

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Added by Roland Jays on June 2, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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