We all know the first serve is a pretty important shot, but sometimes we underestimate just how important it is. It’s no coincidence that some players have made entire careers based largely on their serve because the first serve is absolutely crucial to everything you...read more
When you walk onto the match court, practice time is over. You can’t make last-minute adjustments to your technique to improve your chances of winning. Your forehand is your forehand, your serve is your serve and your backhand is your backhand - you’ve just got to...read more
Nobody can deny that tennis is a difficult sport. You’ve got to combine so many skills and that’s before we even get to the pesky scoring system which always messes with your mind. So, we thought we’d put together a few top tennis tips to help you take your game to a...read more
One of the great things about tennis is that it encourages you to develop so many different skills. Whether it’s cardio, coordination, mental toughness, life skills, or just hitting a ball over the net, there are so many things to learn on a tennis court. So, what...read more
Getting better at tennis is a never ending quest! From the moment you get hooked on the game, you just want to keep improving and you keep searching for new ways to get better. We’re here to tell you that you never run out of things you can improve on on the court,...read more
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 out of the...read more
Although singles has come to be dominated by players with big, booming groundstrokes, that doesn’t mean the art of volleying is dead. There’s still plenty of room for good volleyers in the modern game, and of course, it’s one of the key facets of any good doubles...read more
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 footwork drills can...read more
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 your game...read more
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...read more
So, this title might not be accurate when speaking about the professional game, but it certainly rings true in the amateur game. We’re obsessed with improving our strokes and making our game better, but how often do we take steps to improve our mental and tactical...read more
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 threw it in. As...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 way up to 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 we learn to...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 shot after...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 whatever level we...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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