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Mastering a stroke means generation maximum results with minimum effort and that is what professional players do. So if you want to understand the game of tennis better, the best thing you can do is to study the masters.
 
This section is designed to help you learn from the best. The various clips you will find here show the ideal way to perform different skills in all areas of the game. Enjoy the masters at work!
 
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Thiem’s Serve

In this beautiful photo series, we get the chance to admire Dominik Thiem’s serve. Thiem uses a platform stance, that is he does not step forward with his back foot to serve. To get access to the videos and premium media, ...

Thiem Defensive Forehand Return (Ad Court)

The forehand from the lateral position occurs in competition tennis in special situations. One of these situations, for example, is a ball that flies relatively centrally towards the player. To get access to the videos and p...

The Split Step

You don't have to stick your neck out too far to say that the split step is the most important step combination in tennis. It ensures that a player can move in all directions from a position of complete balance. To get access ...

Forehand Key-Points in Rogers Warmup

Of course, there is a difference between analyzing Federer's movements in the match or when hitting and warming up. Roger is known for his extremely easy hitting, his footwork is reduced to a minimum - in contrast to the match. Here we s...

Different Body Volley Solutions

In the following clip you will see Berdych at the net working on his volleys and adjusting to many different shots hit at him. We will take a close look at the contact point through our magnifying glass tool....

The Sneak Attack

This clip is a great example of a sneak attack, that is, a situation when a player decides to approach the net only after he/she sees that his/her shot will get the opponent in trouble.In this case, Stepanek catches Murray leaning in the...

Taking Time Away from the Opponent

David Ferrer runs around the backhand and hits a forcing return crosscourt. As he sees his opponent in trouble, David moves forward but does not have quite the time to hit the incoming shot in the air. To get access to the v...

A Perfect Split step and Low Forehand Volley

Sam Stosur shows us what a fluid split step should look like and how to execute an outstanding low forehand volley. Sam moves quickly towards the net after her approach shot and executes a nice split step as the opponent swings. ...

Djokovic Court Recovery

This analysis focuses on the ideal recovery position after each shot. We will look at one point between Djokovic and Raonic and illustrate the ideal and real recovery position for both...

Wawrinka Showing how to Cover a Passing Shot

The players have no choice: Dominic Thiem can barely defend against Wawrinka’s forehand. Wawrinka sees the opportunity to attack. He hits a nice slice backhand approach and attacks the net running in the direction of his approach shot....

Use the I Formation to Pressure the Returner

The I formation allows the net player to stand much closer to the centre of the court before the start of the point. It also gives him the option to move to either side of the court to start the point. This puts pressure on the returne...

The Movement Cycle

The Movement Cycle

If one compares tennis now a day with the game 20 years ago, one will discover many changes in the athleticism of the players, and this is clearly reflected on footwork. Let’s take a look at the basic components of effective footwork: ...

A Footwork Analysis in the Professional Game

Footwork is an integral part of stroke technique. For example: The player has to start preparing for the shot while moving towards the ball. Therefore, one can say that the start of the swing begins with the legs. The impulses are tra...

Safety Zone or not?

It is interesting to observe how much distance players cover in a long rally. Here is an example. This is the last point between Sabine Lisicki and Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic ran 52.1 m/168.6 feet and Lisiki (44.6 m/147 feet). We can also...

Wawrinka Showing how to Cover a Passing Shot

The players have no choice: Dominic Thiem can barely defend against Wawrinka's forehand. Wawrinka sees the opportunity to attack. He hits a nice slice backhand approach and attacks the net running in the direction of his approach shot. ...

Comparing the Serve of Sharapova and Berdych

An important step of analysing top players‘ toss height and contact height is to compare a WTA and ATP-player. Here we are: Maria Sharapova (Body Height 1,88 m) and Tomas Berdych (Body Height 1,96 m) - relatively tall in their competit...

Shot Selection – Not Always Optimal

For each shot, a player has to choose the best alternative from a whole bag of possible alternatives and then be able to execute the chosen option successfully . This is the constant dance between tactic an technique. To get...

Dominic Thiem – Check-Mate

Like in the game of chess, where a a series of moves can end a game, tennis players can also win points through well executed shot combinations. Here is an example by Dominic Thiem in a match against Stan Wawrinka....

Recovering the court after approach shots

When the opponent hits the tape, it is easy to start bickering about one's bad luck. However, with a little foresight a ball that hits the tape does not always lead to a lost point. It can sometimes be to your advantage. To ge...

Roger Federer digs deep when needed

Defensive shots and footwork patterns are just as important in world-class tennis as their offensive counterparts. Roger Federer demonstrates how he is not only capable of great offense but can dig deep when needed. Roger stays in the ra...

Serve and volley situation from Youzhny

Here in the video we see a great example of a serve and volley situation from Youzhny, who serves to the "T" from the ad court. He split-steps before he reaches the service line as the opponent makes contact with the ball and hits his vo...

The Serve: Timing the toss

A fluid and flowing pendulum motion generally ensures a smooth ball toss. The speed of the backswing greatly determines, the ideal height and timing of the toss. Players usually toss the ball approximately 20 - 40 cm above the contact po...

The Serve: extending/jumping

From the bent-knee position, the legs are extended explosively pushing the player off the ground. At contact the player is in the air. We have measured the jump from the ground to the left heel (left handers vise versa) To get...

Jeremy Chardy – Serve Analysis

Jeremy, as most professional is a true balance-miracle. He uses a huge knee bend, jumps extremely high and never loses his balance. We can observe this by looking at his straight torso at the and of his knee bend and at landing. ...

Backhand Return – Full Stretched

As the speed of the serve increases the return has become one of the most important strokes of the game. Sometimes, the only thing a player can do is to get the racquet head behind the ball. Here we see Chardy fully stretched trying to ...

Sabine Lisicki – Serve analysis

Two special characteristics of her serve are the hung wrist and the pinpoint stance. Lisicki's hanging wrist allows her to delay the drop of the racquet head as the arm gets into the throwing position thus helping her to use the forearm ...

Playing a drop-shot and moving into the court

Here we see a drop-shot situation in a match between Jeremy Chardy and Janko Tipsarevic. Chardy hits a drop-shot and moves well into the court (5.2 m/17.0 feet) in order to cover a possible counter drop shot. Tipsarevic has to split step...

Analysis of Tommy Haas’ Serve

Tommy throws the ball at a hight of 3.30 m 10.8 feet and makes contact at 3.00 m/9.8 feet. He therefore, throws the ball 30 cm over his contact point. Is this absolutely necessary? To get access to the videos and premium medi...

Aim at the T when Putting a High Volley Away

One of the most important goals in doubles is to make the opponents play. Therefore, making a large percentage of returns is essential. Whenever you find yourself missing too many returns or hitting too many high returns that can be atta...

MOVE-FORWARD-AT-THE-NET-AS-YOUR-PARTNER-SERVES

Move Forward at the Net as your Partner Serves

When you are at the net and your partner is serving, make sure you move forward as you hear the serve. This will get you ready to move for any ball hit close to you. Here we can see a good example as the Jurak/Morosi team serve. The pl...

Change your net position to defense

Within a doubles rally the net player will often have to back up quickly to give himself more time to react in case the opponents play aggressively at him/her. In our clip, the net player stays too close to the net and is unable to contr...

Use lobs to keep the opponent off the net

In this point we see two important tactical concepts. First, we see the returner following her return to the net. It is usually a good idea to return and attack the net on a weak serve when the server stays back. Doing this puts pres...

When at the Net Focus on The Opponents

When you are at the net and your partner is back, keep your eyes on your opponents. Do not follow the ball back and forth. Pay special attention to your opponent at the net. His movements will reveal the quality of your partner’s sh...

Sam Stosur – Aim High Over the Net

Most amateurs miss way too many balls in the net because they believe a good aggressive shot has to barely clear the net. In reality, shots that graze the net, will usually land short regardless of how hard they are hit, and will be eas...