Added by CoachV - William Vazquez on December 2, 2013 at 10:48am —
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Added by Mark / The Mayor on December 2, 2013 at 10:09am —
Rafael Nadal is a fierce competitor. Just before he serves, he often gives his opponent a look reminiscent of a snarl. But contrary to what some of us might be thinking, that doesn’t mean he’s about to try to serve that opponent off the court. More often than not, he’s just looking for an effective… Continue
Added by Steven White on November 8, 2013 at 6:57pm —
Roger Federer is still full of promise. His recent performances reveal that he is in great shape and playing close with Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal.
All he needs to do is fix a few mishaps on his forehand and regain the confidence in what was at one time the best forehand in… Continue
Added by Oscar Wegner on November 6, 2013 at 2:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Oscar Wegner on October 28, 2013 at 2:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Oscar Wegner on October 15, 2013 at 11:00pm —
Added by Mark / The Mayor on October 15, 2013 at 1:00pm —
The one-handed backhand even though not as popular and not as widely taught as the two-handed backhand is a shot that when executed well can become a player’s biggest weapon. Now, in a different blog, I will discuss the reasons most tennis coaches choose to teach the two-handed backhand over the one-handed variation, but today I want to reveal to you a… Continue
Added by VasMaz Tennis on October 10, 2013 at 1:30pm —
Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 30, 2013 at 8:24pm —
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,… Continue
Added by Oscar Wegner on September 25, 2013 at 12:00am —
Let's make a list of everyone who is on twitter and auto follow all our tennisopolis friends so we can share tennis on twitter too!
I am @sourcesyndicate and I will auto follow any tennisopolis friend! let your twitter in the comment section so i can follow you…
Added by phillip k. on September 13, 2013 at 11:02am —
Have you ever used a sponge ball (those oversized orange/yellow now sold for kids) and played it back and forth over the net with your hand?
This is perhaps the most basic and most helpful drill of all.
If you don't have a partner, you can do this drill against a wall or your garage door. Once… Continue
Added by Oscar Wegner on September 3, 2013 at 11:00pm —
Many players react by separating the hands and moving the racquet first, losing valuable time to reach a distant ball.
It is best to keep the… Continue
Added by Oscar Wegner on August 28, 2013 at 12:00pm —
Most players have the goal of hitting the ball on the center of the racquet.
They succeed unless there is a difficult situation.… Continue
Added by Oscar Wegner on August 20, 2013 at 7:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Oscar Wegner on August 14, 2013 at 1:00am —
Found this on my feed and I feel this guy's pain. My tennis tan ain't quite this bad!
Anyone else got the curse?
Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 31, 2013 at 11:28am —
As he walks off the court and right past the referee, he tells him to "go fu%# yourself."
Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 30, 2013 at 7:59am —
The U.S. Tennis Association bought the support of many outraged park advocates with a $10 million donation to Queens’ flagship park - enough to grease the wheels for a nearly unanimous approval of its expansion plan by the City Council Wednesday.
The 47-1… Continue
Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 25, 2013 at 12:00pm —
Okay, so I've been sick for about a week now. My mom thinks it's bronchitis. So, I haven't been able to really play ): The last time I played was Wednesday, only because I pushed myself to do it since I was having withdrawals. But, obviously, since I wasn't feeling my best, I wasn't doing my best, so it was a waste ):
On the bright side, I got to test out my Prince T22's. And, lemme tell ya, it's like walking on air with those. It felt so different from my other shoes. It was pretty… Continue
Added by Stephanie Buenviaje on July 21, 2013 at 2:51pm —
Maria Sharapova has split with coach Thomas Hogstedt and expects to name a new coach in the coming days: http://t.co/tUfDjo5oCM…
Added by phillip k. on July 12, 2013 at 9:24am —