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I am a 3.5-4.0 player living in Fairfax, VA.  I am looking to find players to hit or play with in Northern Virginia, preferably Fairfax.  I am interested in men or women and singles or doubles, any skill level but beginner.  I am flexible and can play during the week and on weekends.  You can email me directly at

Danielle Roberts xoxoxo

Added by Danielle Roberts on March 26, 2013 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

How to Improve your Volley--followthrough, slice, and Two Solid Drills

First thing I look at:

Improve your slice--that will improve your volley…


Added by Gary Sakuma on January 25, 2010 at 9:13pm — No Comments

What's Offense and Defense?

Singles has moments when you're on offense and can attack and moments when you're on defense and can't.

More on… Continue

Added by Gary Sakuma on January 10, 2010 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Volley Rules: Simple but Effective

Added by Gary Sakuma on November 24, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

How to Beat the Counter PUncher Step one

Added by Gary Sakuma on November 9, 2009 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Tennis Lesson: How to Attack the Backhand

Added by Gary Sakuma on November 6, 2009 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Tennis Situation: What would you Do?

Added by Gary Sakuma on November 2, 2009 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

The Second Shot in the Serve and Volley Play

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 27, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Tennis Lesson: Loading on your Groundstrokes

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 7, 2009 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Attack the Backhand and Why?

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 6, 2009 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Game Plan: How to Make One.

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 5, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Tennis League Season 4, Week Two

This week, I only got to play two out of three of my leagues due to Yom Kippur that fell on Monday evening.

Singles went quite well last week. One thing my hubby has always noted about my game is that I'm not aggressive enough. I definitely try to play pretty safe to make sure my shots are consistent, but that also means fewer winners and longer rallies. But last week, I tried to step it up a bit, with a goal to not be the last court still playing the match, like I usually am. And… Continue

Added by Kristi on October 5, 2009 at 11:50am — No Comments

Tennis Lesson: When to Approach the Net and How

Added by Gary Sakuma on September 29, 2009 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Tennis League Season 4, Week One

Last week was the first week I played three league matches, and I must say it was a BLAST!

The first night was women's round robin doubles, and definitely the longest night of tennis, as it is a guaranteed three matches. I found that my net game had suffered some loss of confidence, as I just didn't feel good about my volleys. My serves were pretty good during the first set, including getting an ace based on deliberately placing it away from the receiver. Unfortunately, my arm got a… Continue

Added by Kristi on September 28, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

Singles School: Groundstrokes go WHERE? Zones explained

Added by Gary Sakuma on September 25, 2009 at 6:19pm — No Comments

One On One Doubles -- New Singles Game Concept

I attended the USTA Tennis Block Party on Saturday at the HCC Campus in Tampa, Florida. One of the events at the block party was One on One Doubles..... this is a new concept in singles play that is highly competitve, fast paced and a great workout!

Basically you play a cross court singles match using the doubles court. Serve and volley or you lose the point! (Good volley work for baseliners like me!) The founder, Ed Krass, is a Blues aficionado and pumps out the tunes during… Continue

Added by Chrisje on May 12, 2008 at 8:33am — No Comments

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