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Tennis Slice Serve

The serve is one of the most important parts of tennis, and the more you can improve this shot, the more free points you’re going to win. One of the key weapons you can develop is the tennis slice serve, which is extremely effective at taking your opponent...

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Tennis Footwork Drills

We rightly spend a lot of time perfecting our technique in tennis, but sometimes, we’re not as quick to practice our footwork. The thing is, in order to get our technique right, we’ve got to be in the right position to begin with. This means tennis...

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How To Practice Tennis Alone

We’ve all had to learn what it’s like to be away from the tennis court for an extended period of time in 2020. Our quest for never-ending improvement on the tennis court has been halted, but there are still ways you can practice tennis alone and improve...

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The Kick Serve

The kick serve is something you see the pros do with such ease that we tend to take it for granted a little bit. However, if you walk out onto court and try to replicate the pro’s kick serves, you’re going to find it’s not that easy! Once you master the kick serve...

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What’s With The Underarm Serve?

What’s With the Underarm Serve?   It was something of a theme last year on the ATP Tour to talk about the underarm serve and particularly, the question of whether or not it is unsporting. Of course, the main perpetrator was Nick Kyrgios, who routinely...

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Tennis Drills For Beginners

One of the difficulties with tennis drills can be combining the intensity of match play whilst giving people the opportunity to improve their strokes. An effective answer to this can be hand drills which work well for all players, from beginners all the...

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Attacking The Second Serve Tennis Strategy

Tennis Strategy - Attacking the Second Serve   One of the amazing things about tennis strategy is that you don’t have to win the point for a certain tactic to pay off. This obviously sounds counter-intuitive, but with tactics like attacking the second...

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The Serve Plus One Tactic

The Serve Plus One   If you’ve ever watched Rafael Nadal on the TV then it’s likely you’ve heard the serve plus one mentioned. That’s because Nadal is simply unbelievable at it. The serve plus one is a tennis tactic where you view the serve and the first...

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Dominic Thiem Racket and Strings

Which racket and string setup does Dominic Thiem use? We hear you ask! Before we tell you though, ask yourself why you want to know… Even amongst professional players, there is an enormous variety in choices of racket and string tension alike. I would even...

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How To Approach Pressure Points in Tennis

Pressure. It can proceed some of our greatest moments and it can also leave us ruined. Sometimes it makes us feel like the world is about to collapse on us, sometimes it makes us feel as if we can fly. Some of us deal with it better than others. But I can assure you,...

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Best Tennis Rackets Under 300g

We’ve been trying out a lot of the sub 300g rackets lately, so we thought, why not put our findings into a convenient list? Sub 300g rackets represent a great option for beginners, intermediates, juniors, and even advanced players who need a little extra...

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Improve Your Return of Serve in 3 Easy Steps

No matter how good we get, we’re always looking out for ways to improve our game. Like in all sports, there’s no such thing as perfection and there’s always something you can do to take that next step forward. Rafael Nadal is 32-years-old, has won 17 Grand Slams and...

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How To Play The I Formation In Doubles

Do you often find yourself struggling to win service games in doubles? For some reason, your opponents just seem to get on to your serve, the game drags out, and you have to fight tooth and nail just to hold onto serve. I often get this feeling. I don’t lose my serve...

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Tennis Warm Up Games

It might be a vital part of any sport, but getting kids to do good warm-ups can be a near-impossible challenge sometimes. I’ve seen kids of all ages and standards doing some pretty horrendous warm-ups in my time, and it’s not difficult to see why this would be the...

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How To Beat Pushers In Tennis

“My opponent was rubbish, but I still lost!” “They brought me down to their level.” “That was the worst I’ve ever played!” These are all common complaints we hear from tennis players all over the world when they play “pushers”. Often these remarks have been preceded...

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The Best Tennis String Tension Guide

Choosing your tennis racket tension can be a slightly daunting process to begin with. A quick search online will reveal a staggering amount of possible string tensions and types; often leaving tennis players no closer to understanding tension choice and more confused...

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Profit From Being Left Handed in Tennis

You didn’t ask for it, and many people will try and convince you it’s a negative thing, but you’ve been given a gift! Now you’ve just got to figure out how best to use it. You’re left-handed of course, and in tennis terms, there are few bigger advantages you can have...

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What To Look For In A Tennis Racket

When play testing any tennis racquet, I have three categories: Category 1: I never want to touch this racquet again. Category 2: I need some more time with this racquet. Category 3: I’m taking the Wimbledon title this year Obviously, category 1 racquets have no chance...

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The “Best” Forehand Grip

Western, Semi-Western, Eastern, Continental. What do they all Mean?   Have you ever to spoke to someone about forehand grips and felt consumed by weird names that sounded like they belong more on a compass than a tennis court? Even some of the most...

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