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Singles Tactic Master Class
Choosing the right shot at the right time is one of the most important skills in tennis. For every situation that you encounter on the court there are only a few shot options that will provide you with the best tactical advantage.
This course will optimize your tactical game and help win more matches.
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Every point in tennis starts with a serve, and a return. Your success as a player is highly dependent on your ability to execute these two shots successfully. A big mistake many players make is thinking that the return is just another groundstroke and that practicing groundstrokes is all you need to return well....
Learning to serve with spin is an important goal for any serious tennis player. It’s also something many players fail to achieve. A slice serve and a kick serve will take your game to a whole different level, allowing you to hit with more consistency, accuracy and pace....
The strategy in tennis has changed in the last 30 years, favoring the baseline game more and more. However, knowing how to volley well is still a very important skill and an absolute necessity, especially in doubles. The goal of this post is to help you improve your net game, and volley technique. We will cover...
A very useful alternative to a one-handed topspin backhand is the backhand slice. It’s a great defensive shot in tennis that you often see professionals hit on TV. So, how do we hit an effective backhand slice? In this guide you will find the fundamentals of the one-handed slice backhand, including the proper...
The last decade has seen a resurgence of the one handed backhand at the top of the game demonstrating that a good one-handed backhand can be as effective or even more effective than a two handed backhand. The goal of this guide is to help you understand and improve your one-handed backhand so that you can take...
In the last 50 years the backhand has evolved from a predominantly one-handed groundstroke to a two-handed shot. The reason for this is that most players find it to be an easier to play aggressively with topspin using two hands. The goal of this guide is to help you understand and improve this shot so that you...
We break down the forehand groundstroke into everything you need to know. With video, images, and text, we cover the proper grip, technique, and drills to practice. Then we show you a slow-motion breakdown of Roger Federer's forehand....
These strategies lay the foundation for any tactical game plan and are essential to succeed on the court. A good strategic plan on the court is like having a GPS in your car. It keeps you on the right track. So, if you want to win more matches here is your singles match play GPS....
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