How To Develop A Deep Drop / Loop In The Serve

Aug 09

How To Develop A Deep Drop / Loop In The Serve

As you work on your tennis serve, you will very likely spend some time improving the drop behind your back where the racquet makes a loopy movement. This is where the racquet starts to accelerate, and a deep drop usually translates into a powerful serve, while a shallower drop produces a weaker serve or at least a less efficient one. To tackle the serve drop...

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How To Hit Accurately Cross Court And Down The Line

Jul 10

How To Hit Accurately Cross Court And Down The Line

Since even a tennis beginner can direct the ball left and right after a few tries, you may think that hitting the ball cross court and down the line is something fairly simple to do and that there’s no need to learn anything more about changing directions in tennis. But, as with everything in tennis, there are better ways and worse ways of hitting and...

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The Serve Pronation Technique And 7 Drills To Learn It

Jun 24

The Serve Pronation Technique And 7 Drills To Learn It

The pronation in a tennis serve is the key move that produces a lot of power if you time it right and do it right. Yet, learning how to pronate is often times a very challenging task. The following 7 drills and additional tips will help you develop a proper pronation and improve your overall tennis serve technique. Why Is It So Hard To Pronate Properly? There are...

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Correcting the Waiter’s Serve – The Complete Guide

Jun 12

Correcting the Waiter’s Serve – The Complete Guide

The so-called waiter’s serve is a common error in tennis technique, and it’s usually not easy to correct. The name comes from the very open racquet face in the backswing which resembles a waiter carrying a tray. The video below shows you 5 reasons why the waiter’s serve happens in the first place and the drills to correct it. The Disadvantages of...

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Different Tennis Techniques But Same Ball Trajectory?

May 27

Different Tennis Techniques But Same Ball Trajectory?

Do you really need different tennis techniques in order to achieve different shots? Do you really need to know a specific forehand follow-through technique in order to achieve a high ball or a low ball or a ball with more top spin? In the video below, I  vary the preparation and follow-through of a forehand and yet achieve roughly the same ball flight. I’ll...

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Shoulder Over Shoulder Serve Technique Explained

May 02

Shoulder Over Shoulder Serve Technique Explained

The shoulder over shoulder technique in a tennis serve is a term that coaches use often to describe the position of the shoulders at the contact point and immediately after it. The reason this technique is so important to work on is that, in most cases, the players misinterpret what they see when other players are serving and therefore hit their serve incorrectly...

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How To Hit Topspin In Tennis by Rolling the Ball

Mar 29

How To Hit Topspin In Tennis by Rolling the Ball

If you want to add topspin to your tennis groundstrokes—forehand and backhand—then the most effective and realistic way of doing it is to “roll the ball”. You’ve surely heard many times that you produce topspin by getting under the ball and then brushing up, but in reality, top spin happens much faster and in a much more dynamic way. Rolling the...

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