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Steven White's Articles – June 2010 Archive (24)

How to hit with topspin

It seems that every young kid wants to hit a two-handed backhand with topspin like Raphael Nadal or Andy Roddick. That’s not so unusual, I suppose, since many kids tried to serve and volley like Pete Sampras when he was the world’s leading player. But let’s face it, most youngsters don’t possess the extraordinary skills of a Nadal or Roddick. Nadal’s…


Added by Steven White on June 3, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Are Two Hands Better Than One?

Everywhere people are playing tennis, from the public parks to professional stadiums and arenas, you’ll see people of all ages using two hands on the backhand side. The two-handed backhand boom is here to stay. Back in the 1940’s, players like Pancho Segura came onto the scene using two hands in a professional atmosphere…


Added by Steven White on June 3, 2010 at 5:59am — No Comments

"Hitting the one-handed slice"

Most players that use a one-handed backhand usually have some variety in their shots off that side. Usually, the variety would include a slice backhand. The slice backhand is probably one of the most natural strokes in tennis. Bringing your racquet back to about shoulder height position on the backswing is as natural as…


Added by Steven White on June 2, 2010 at 6:03am — No Comments

"Bring your racquet up to meet the ball"


Added by Steven White on June 1, 2010 at 9:01pm — No Comments

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