Balance In Tennis And How Queen Cleopatra Can Help

Apr 10

Balance In Tennis And How Queen Cleopatra Can Help

Being balanced while playing tennis is extremely important as only then can we swing smoothly and control the ball well. But often, players are not really well-balanced as they lean a lot and try to adjust to the ball with the upper body and their arms. This pulls them off balance. The cause for that is that, in our daily life, we do most of the adjustments exactly...

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Learning Strokes From The Pros And What Can Go Wrong

Mar 27

Learning Strokes From The Pros And What Can Go Wrong

In your quest to improve your tennis game, you very likely look at the pros and try to imitate their strokes. While that’s good on one hand as most of us learn tennis technique best visually, it may also be a double-edged sword as you may try to copy some parts of the stroke that the pro doesn’t actually do; they simply happen. What We Do And What...

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How To Watch The Ball In Tennis

Mar 14

How To Watch The Ball In Tennis

“Watch the ball!” is one of the most common phrases coaches say in tennis lessons. On one hand, it seems very easy to understand, but on the other hand, it’s not as obvious as it seems. Seeing the ball well and not looking too early towards the other side of the court as we’re hitting the ball are not easy skills to master, so let’s...

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How To Use The Ground Force For More Powerful Groundstrokes

Feb 19

How To Use The Ground Force For More Powerful Groundstrokes

You’ve probably heard the expression “using the ground” or perhaps “drawing power from the ground” to get more power in your strokes – but what does that exactly mean? While you may intellectually understand the concept, you might not really know how that feels. Here’s how a simple weighing scale can help you develop that feel and...

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Why Your Balls Land Short – Depth Perception And Gravity

Jan 26

Why Your Balls Land Short – Depth Perception And Gravity

As you play the game of tennis, especially for points, you quickly realize that hitting the ball deep is very important. A short ball and a fairly good opponent mean that you’ll be instantly on the run and scrambling in defense while your opponent dictates the play. But, as it turns out, hitting deep is often more challenging than it seems. In my experience,...

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The Next Stage In Tennis Technique Training: Adjusting

Jan 05

The Next Stage In Tennis Technique Training: Adjusting

As you start your journey of improvement in tennis, you undoubtedly start playing with fairly poor technique. You then take lessons, buy video courses and start improving your technique which in turn helps you play better shots. But, there is a stage in tennis where the approach of mechanical corrections of your strokes actually creates more problems than it solves....

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How To Deal With Fast Balls In Tennis And Not Be Late (Again)

Dec 05

How To Deal With Fast Balls In Tennis And Not Be Late (Again)

When you’re receiving a low fast ball off your opponent’s side and you’re late on the shot again, you may think that tennis is very challenging (true) and that there’s not much you can do about controlling such fast balls (not true!). While I can’t claim you will never be late again on a fast ball after watching this video, I can show...

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