Technique

4.0 Drills & Skills Workout at Tennis Center Sand Point

4.0 Drills & Skills is a new tennis program we’ve started at Sand Point. A few of us felt like we’re just playing USTA and practice matches and not working enough on stroke development and fitness.

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How Can You Get Your Kid Fond of Tennis

Tennis is a beautiful sport, which has the power to entice people. However, for an unknown reason, most children are reticent when it comes down to this sport.

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Cara Black Volley Practice for Doubles Tennis

For those of you that play USTA league tennis, chances are you play doubles. One of the best ways to improve your doubles game, or rather one of the skills you NEED, is to be able to volley. Here’s a video demonstrating how to practice against a wall. In this video she hits wall 115 […]

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Tightening Stiffening Freezing Choking

Overall, I like my tennis game. My strokes have good form, I have all the shots, I rarely double-fault, and I’m quick around the court. However, I do have a weakness, my head. Sometimes (much more often than I’d like), I get tight on the court; I choke. The court starts looking very small. Like, my opponent is everywhere. My shots will get weak. I’ll hit off my back foot. I’ll not react to shots. I’ll start hitting shots wildly all over the court with no control.

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Federer vs. Verdasco Video Clip

Here is another video from my trip to the BNP Paribas Open a while back. I was able to go to the night match when Roger Federer played Fernando Verdasco. Federer won the match quite convincingly but Verdasco had his moments. You never know when he’ll come up with a great shot. I would like a backhand return like this…especially against a Federer serve.

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Ana Ivanovic Warming Up

Ana Ivanovic of Belgrade, Serbia warming up her groundstrokes at the 2009 BNP Paribas Open. born November 6, 1987, is a former World No. 1 Serbian tennis player. As of April 13, 2009, she is ranked World No. 7 by the Women’s Tennis Association. She is the reigning French Open singles champion and was the runner-up in singles at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open.

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Maria Kirilenko Serving Warm Up

One of the best things about the tournament at Indian Wells (previously the Pacific Life Open, now called the BNP Paribas Open) is watching the pro players on the warm-up courts. Getting close to the players you can really see just how cleanly and powerfully the pros hit the ball. They make it look so very easy. Here is Maria Kirilenko of Moscow, Russia warming up her serve.

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The Roger Federer Backhand

Roger Federer has arguably the best one-handed backhand in tennis. In a sea of two-handers, he still stands out. Mastering the one-handed backhand is no easy task.

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