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January 20, 2015

In order to to hit an effective backhand slice there are some important technical elements that you need to be aware of:

Start with a Continental Grip.  Use the non-dominant hand to help you take the racquet back.  Use your torso to take your racquet back. Keep the racq...

January 6, 2015

In every stroke there are a few key technical elements that cannot be ignored.  Here are the technical aspects that every solid one-handed topspin backhand shares:

Eastern Backhand Grip

Footwork:  Try to step into the shot

Backswing:  Use the non-dominant hand, use the to...

January 1, 2015

Every great forehand has some common technical elements.  Here are the key elements of the modern topspin forehand.  Start with an Eastern or a Semi Western Grip; use an open or a neutral stance, take the racquet back by rotating the torso; the non dominant hand points...

October 25, 2014

In todays tennis, the forehand has become one of the most important shots.  More and more players are able to control the points with their forehands and therefore work hard to run around their backhnads.  This drill will help players practice their inside-out forehand...

June 27, 2014

In order to hit a good topspin forehand it is very important that you understand the role of your forearm.  The forearm will rotate to accelerate the racquet head as your body turns into the shot.  This forearm rotation is essential to generate the upward movement of t...

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