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May 23, 2014

Being able to hit the ball hard is in important aspect of the modern game.  Since the only way to increase the speed of the ball is to increase the speed of the racquuet-head, it is important to include racquet acceleration drills in your training.  Here are three good...

May 10, 2014

Very early in my coaching career I realized that looking at groundstrokes as forehand and backhand just wasn't enough to develop high performance players.  Each incoming ball is different, each forehand and backhand are different, so the key to a successful tennis expe...

May 7, 2014

Here is a time-tested way to explain the different types of serves, flat, kick and slice.

April 29, 2014

This video explains how to improve the kick serve by practicing the correct arm movement and understanding exactly where to toss the ball.

April 6, 2014

The most common instruction in tennis is: "watch the ball." And indeed, many mistakes are the result of not following the ball into the racquet.  However, "watch the ball," is seldom associated with the serve, despite being one of the most important elements of this st...

March 25, 2014

Most club players fail to improve their serve because they are not willing to learn to serve using the correct grip.  Most beginners use their forehand grip to serve because it is the easiest way to start, but this grip greatly limits their ability to use spin.  In ord...

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