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Target Your Tennis Serve

Placing your serve is critical in doubles. If you are hitting short weak serves or serves to your opponent's strong side, you leave your partner vulnerable to attack at the net or you allow your opponent to control the points off the return.



You can remedy this by choosing a target and working on keeping your serve deep in the service box (except for the wide serve which should be placed shorter in the box). You will begin to control and win more points if you have good placement of… Continue

Added by Kim on October 5, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

Adjust Your Attitude To Win In Tennis

We all know that, as much as it is a physical game, tennis is really a mental game. And if you are not in the best mental place possible during a match, most likely you are going down. So when everything's going wrong on the court, how go you get positive? Oh, and since it's the middle of a match, how go you get positive fast? Here are 3 easy steps to follow that will get your head back in the game:



1. Be aware. The biggest part of gaining a positive… Continue

Added by Kim on May 21, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Tennis Makes You Smarter!

You know that tennis is great exercise. That's part of the reason you're playing, right? But did you know that tennis is good for your brain too? Tennis makes you smarter!



In general, exercise is great for your brain. Experts have found that: "When you exercise, muscles begin to use oxygen at a higher rate, and the heart pumps more oxygenated blood through the carotid artery to the brain. In fact, the brain uses about 25 percent of the oxygen that you take in. Because exercise… Continue

Added by Kim on May 17, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Cold Weather Tennis

Last week I played tennis where temperatures started out in the (get ready for this) 40's! Here in Houston that is FREEEEEZZZZING! OK, I know. That's not really very cold at all. In fact, on both mornings, it went from being a little chilly at the beginning of each match to being pretty darn warm by the end. But I live in Texas because I like hot weather and the thought of wearing tights under a tennis skirt - Yuck! Not the tennis fashion statement I'm… Continue

Added by Kim on December 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How To Be A Great Tennis Partner

I play for four different tennis teams right now. That means, with shuffling line-ups and subs, I may have four different partners each week. In the course of a month, I can theoretically be partnered with sixteen different people!



So, each month, I may be learning how to partner and achieve success with sixteen different people. And, sixteen different people may be sizing me up, considering my tennis game, deciding if I am the kind of partner they ever want to play with… Continue

Added by Kim on November 13, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why I Love Mini-Court

Around here, warming-up for a match, a clinic, a lesson or drills always starts with "mini-court" tennis. You stand at the service line and your opponent, across the net, does the same. In singles, you're in the middle of the court, at the center of the service line. In doubles, you're on the service line at the back of whatever service box is on the side you'll be playing (forehand or backhand side). Then you just "tap" the ball back and forth with your opponent. The goal - keep the ball in… Continue

Added by Kim on November 5, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

" I HATE My Tennis Partner!"

First off, I don't HATE any of my partners. There are many, many of them and they are all lovely people with whom I enjoy playing tennis. I wouldn't play if I wasn't having fun, right?



And you probably don't hate your tennis partner either. But, sometimes, on occasion, maybe every once in awhile, you end up with a partner you're not completely compatible with. I call this the "mismatched partner."



Maybe your mismatched partner is… Continue

Added by Kim on August 31, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

One Minute To Better Tennis

Original Post on Tennis Fixation blog:



What can you do in one minute to improve your tennis game? Depending on what's happening on your court, here are a few things that might turn things around for you during a match that take less than a minute to do.



1. Are you losing? Take a minute to get more aggressive. It never pays off to get less aggressive. If you're losing, you've probably… Continue

Added by Kim on June 12, 2009 at 7:25am — No Comments

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