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Klara Zakopalova, Ladies and Gentlemen

Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 25, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Upset Ferrer Takes It Out on Linesman

Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Ridiculous Shot on Set Point Down by Kyrgios!

Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 16, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Buy a Racket in 2014

Many tennis players ask me how do i buy a tennis racket. Buying a tennis racket is a very important decision. The first thing you want to consider is what level tennis player are you? Beginner intermediate or advanced.

The next thing you want to asking when deciding on a tennis racket is...what do you want the racket to do for you? Are you look for more power or control on your shots?



And the final thing to consider is…

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Added by Peter Freeman on December 31, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

Backhand Return Exercise

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.

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Added by Peter Freeman on December 14, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Ever Wonder How Topspin Works?

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xstnvgqt_X0&feature=youtu.be

Added by Peter Freeman on December 10, 2013 at 7:45am — 1 Comment

Tennisopolis TV: Rally for the Philippines

Click here to learn more about the relief effort and to donate to the Red Cross.

Added by Mark / The Mayor on December 2, 2013 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

The Rafa Serve: An Illustrated Commentary

 

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…

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Added by Steven White on November 8, 2013 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Best of the Best

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…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on November 6, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 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

Le Backhand- One Small Detail Nobody Has Taught You That Will Transform Your One-Handed Backhand

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…

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Added by VasMaz Tennis on October 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Do You Ever Get Mad When You Play Tennis?

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 30, 2013 at 8:24pm — 5 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

Twitter Roll Call! #autofollowback

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 — 2 Comments

A Simple Path To The Modern Forehand

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…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on September 3, 2013 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

First Reaction

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…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on August 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Secret of Off-Center Hits

Most players have the goal of hitting the ball on the center of the racquet.

They succeed unless there is a difficult situation.…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on August 20, 2013 at 7:30pm — 12 Comments

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