The backhand return can be tricky for lots of tennis players to master. Most people end up hitting off the back leg and the ball pops up. This exercise will help you develop muscle memory that will have you moving forward through the ball. Enjoy.
Added by Peter Freeman on December 14, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments
Understanding how topspin works will hopefully help you get over your fear of going for your shots, especially when hitting your second serve with a continental grip. Watch this video for further explaination.
Added by CoachV - William Vazquez on December 2, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments
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
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
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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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
They succeed unless there is a difficult situation.…
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
As he walks off the court and right past the referee, he tells him to "go fu%# yourself."
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.