- Agility and Speed
- Agility Ladder
- Approach Shot Tactic
- Backhand Volley
- Basket Drill
- Collaboration drill
- Complex Training
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- Fascia Training
- Green Ball Stage
- Kids on Court
- Learning from the Best
- Mini Tennis
- Mini Tips
- Mobility and Flexibility
- Mobility and Flexibity
- Net Game
- Net Game Tactic
- Orange Ball Stage
- Passing Tactic
- Preparing the Body
- Rallying Tactic
- Red Ball Stage
- Return Tactic
- Rhythm and Timing
- Serve Tactic
- Swing Path Animation
- Tactical Drill
- Tactical Observations
- Tennis over 50
- Tennis Professionals
- Topspin Volleys
- Wall Drill
The forehand from the lateral position occurs in competition tennis in special situations. One of these situations, for example, is a shorter ball that flies relatively centrally towards the player. A crossover step is an effective way t...
From this bird's-eye view, you can see the exact contact point in front of the body and the stretching-shortening cycle (lagging) in the transition from the swing phase to the stroke phase. To get access to the videos and pre...
In this analysis, we superimposed the same player on a two-handed backhand in three age groups - 10, 11 and 13. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login here, register here for a free trial, or become a memb...
In this demonstration we see a player hitting a one handed topspin backhand. The bird view perspective allows us to see a clear circular swing, the use of the forearm, the contact point in front of the body and the way the racquet head ...
An interesting trayectory of the racquet head on a slice backhand lob. The racquet moves down to the ball and consinues moving down even after conteact before starting to move up. What creates the upward momentum of the ball is the o...
Here we see a nice example of a two handed player disguising a one-handed drop shot. The player sets up as if driving through the ball and changes the path of the racquet at the end of the backswing. To get access to the vide...
This bird view of a disguised drop shot allows us to take a close look at the moment the player changes the swing from a two-handed drive to a slice. When executed correctly this maneuver allows the player to fake a penetrating drive and...
A drop shot at the right time is a wonderful way of disrupting the opponent's rhythm. An effective drop shot will have some slice to force the ball to "die" after the bounce. Ideally it will be hit softly and with finesse so that it land...
One of the most difficult shots to hit for a player with a one-handed backhand is high bouncing ball. This shot requires the player to swing around the body to generate circular momentum and catch the ball at shoulder level. The player ...
When the opponent's ball is coming high and deep it is sometimes necessary to back up and hit a defensive shot back. However, the tactical goal is to hit a good enough shot to prevent the opponent from attacking. A high, deep shot with h...
Sometimes a deep fast shot from your opponent will force you to hit the ball off the bounce even when rallying from the baseline. In this situations it is very important to shorten the back swing, to catch the ball in front and to get th...
In the front view we can clearly see that even on a high contact backhand the wrists and forearms play an important role as the racquet head drops below the contact point on the backswing before driving up and through contact. The swing ...
In this demonstration, our player hits a one-handed topspin backhand. The camera follows from the side allowing us to see in more detail exactly where the player makes contact and the path of the racquet through contact. From this angle ...
In this bird view of the one-handed backhand slice you can clearly see the circular movement of the racquet head around the body. The player wraps the racquet around his body on the backswing and uncoils it as he swings. To ge...
A common misconception about the slice is that the racquet cuts under the ball. As you will see in this analysis, at contact the strings are almost parallel to the net. This back view shows us a clearly the path of the racquet, starting ...
The front view of this one handed backhand slice allows us to see how the body stays sideways through the shot and how the arms move in opposite directions to stabilize the body and prevent it from rotating too early. In addition it pres...
From this side view we get a close look at the racquet path and racquet-head position throughout the swing on this one handed slice backhand. Especially noteworthy is the arm and racquet position at contact. The contact point is slightly...
In this video we can observe a player hitting a low one-handed backhand slice from the back. In order to hit this shot effectively the player has to take a big step towards the ball to help him lower his center of gravity. In addition he...
The player hits a one-handed slice approach. From the front view you can clearly see how he uses the cross-over step (carioca step) to force the body to remain sideways as he transitions forwards towards the net. Observe also how the rac...
Here we see a player hitting a one handed slice backhand. The camera is straight over him and allows us to observe the angle of the racquet head throughout the swing. As you can see the racquet head starts open, closes to contact and ope...
More and more players are using an open stance to hit the ball. What used to be an exclusivity of the forehand is now more and more common on the backhand side, especially for players with a two-handed backhand. To get acces...
More and more in modern tennis players are hitting their backhands with an open stance, especially those with a two-handed backhand. However, when the player is moving forwards or if the player has time to get behind the ball, a closed s...
At times players will have to back up to defend against a high deep shot from the opponent, especially on clay. Ideally the player will move back quickly using side steps or cross over steps. He then will try to stop the momentum and hit...
Li Na's technique vs. a junior player. Here we compare the technique of Li Na on a two-handed backhand to the technique of a talented junior to determine what technical elements will have to be addressed to help the young player improve....
In this demonstration, we force our player to hit a low topspin backhand. In order to do this effectively, our player will have to lower his center of gravity by taking a large step to the ball and sinking. This not only, requires more l...
In this demonstration, our player hits a one-handed topspin backhand. The camera follows from the front allowing us to in more detail how the player lines up behind the ball and how he uses his upper body rotation in the swing. From this...
In this demonstration, our player hits a one-handed topspin backhand. The camera follows from the back allowing us to see in more detail how the player lines up behind the ball and how he uses his upper body rotation in the swing, From t...