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...read more
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...read more
One of the easiest mistakes to make on the tennis court is playing the game too much in your own head. Many players are so caught up in what’s going on in their own mind, that they often don’t notice the subtle changes taking place at the other end. When...read more
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...read more
When Vitas Gerulaitis came off court having broken a 16-game losing streak against Jimmy Connors, he proceeded to make one of the great quotes in tennis history. It was a simple quote, but in the following years, it has resonated with so many people. When asked how he...read more
If you’ve ever watched John Isner play, then you’re sure to have noticed just how important the serve can be. Essentially, if you break a guy like Isner, you’re pretty likely to go on and win the set. We might not play at the same level as Isner, but...read more
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...read more
“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...read more
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