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July 28, 2015

The topspin volley is a very useful shot to have in your arsenal.  The technique is very similar to a shoulder level topspin shot.  The only difference is that you are catching the ball in the air.  The time to use this shot is after you hit a powerful groundstroke tha...

June 26, 2015

Learning to slide on clay is one of the most important skills you can have to play better on that surface.  Tennis is all about balance and efficiency, and on clay sliding will help both of these aspects.  Sliding correctly will keep you balanced while hitting and will...

June 15, 2015

The drop volley is a useful tool at the net, allowing you to finish the point with short volleys from positions where it is not possible to hit with power. The key to the shot is to have the ability to take the speed of the opponent's shot and reduce it so that the bal...

March 7, 2014

In my lesson today I worked with a 16 year old girl that I frequently teach.  She likes to play doubles and was getting ready for a mixed doubles tournament.  My job was to get her used to the different shots that she could expect to see from his male opponent.


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