In modern tennis you approach the ball with the racquet’s frame, the upper edge,…Continue
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Your weak return of serve is costing you matches.…Continue
Do you struggle with your toss? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. I'd say roughly 3/4 of Tennisopolis members do.
In Pat Rafter's second free video lesson, he shares a story about his struggle to develop a consistent & reliable toss. He also tells us how he solved the problem, confused his own dad, and the rest is history - winning the US Open twice.…Continue
How to Hit a Kicker...
and why it is the Best Serve at the Recreational Level…Continue
One is - what 99% of the people that hold a racket play. That one is to try and hit the ball over the net. The other is what most pros and some college players are capable of, and that is utilizing the entire body and playing an effortless, precise, powerful and "natural" looking game. It's time for all of us to elevate our teaching and playing and get more players in that second category. Everyone can play the game utilizing their entire body to stroke the ball - on all strokes! Help…Continue
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When I was teaching in a club atmosphere I controlled the development of my students on a weekly basis, now teaching at a resort I don’t have that luxury, but the weather is great. Most of our patrons are here for long periods of time or back two to three times a year, so I do have input.
My concern is primarily with the juniors. I can’t tell you how many kids I work with have a solid baseline game but no clue how to hit a formidable serve, not to mention…Continue
This is a follow up, to my post on how to become a great returner. Most recreational players are enamored with the speed of fast serves. And I'll agree, it's fun to swing away on the first serve. But in terms of importance, it's consistency, placement and then power. Keep it in this order. Because you can't have a good serve without consistency.
I equate consistency with topspin. When you hit with topspin you are adding safety to your shot. With this in mind, it makes sense…Continue
So..I'm not a video editor or anything, but I had some video of me at the Legg Mason 2010 Singha fast serve contest last year. I was kinda reminiscing about how crazy that entire day was, but I ended up using the video to make a little movie on the movie maker on the computer. I had originally made a longer video and saved it, but somehow it got messed up and I had to start from scratch again.…Continue
Added by Diana Martin on April 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
There are many different muscles that contribute to the velocity and power of your Tennis Serve. And not only does each muscle deserve specific attention, but as a whole the muscles should be trained in a way that together they produce power that begins in your toes and is transferred up your body and out to the ball.
Below is an image that displays specific pivot points during your serving motion and is labeled as each of the main muscle groups are activated in…
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