In this section we break down the serve and return and help you understand exactly all the important technical aspects and provide many ideas on how to improve these essential shots.
- Agility and Speed
- Agility Ladder
- Approach Shot Tactic
- Backhand Volley
- Basket Drill
- Collaboration drill
- Complex Training
- Coordination and Balance
- Fascia Training
- Green Ball Stage
- Kids on Court
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- Mini Tennis
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- 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
Everyone understands the importance of watching the ball in tennis but many people wrongly believe that this does not apply to the serve. Here is a drill to help you improve your tracking ability when serving. To get access ...
One of the most common mistakes when returning is failing to track the ball into the racquet after the bounce. Here is a drill to help you practice this. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login here, regis...
A consistent toss is one of the most important aspects of the serve. Here you will find several ideas to help you improve your toss. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login here, register here for a free t...
The clip will explore the best way to grip the racquet to serve, explaining the importance of changing your grip from a Forehand Grip to a Continental Grip to achieve long term success. To get access to the videos and premiu...
The video describes in detail the best way to take your racquet back to serve and emphasizes the importance of getting to a clean “power position.” To get access to the videos and premium media, just login here, registe...
In this video you will understand how to hit the three different types of serve: flat, slice and kick. The video will use the analogy of a clock to accelerate your understanding. To get access to the videos and premium media...
A common mistake is to drop the elbow too low on the power position, which will lead to inconsistencies and loss of power. The video will clarify the ideal elbow position for an effective serve. To get access to the videos a...
Understanding what it means to spin the serve and how to make the ball rotate is not easy. Here is an easy way to experience spin on the serve – a great introduction to a spin serve. To get access to the videos and premium...
As beginners learning to serve with a forehand grip is easier because the motion does not require any pronation of the forearm. However, when changing to a Continental grip to improve the serve the player will need to learn to pronate t...
Learning to serve with more upper body rotation is frequently a bonus for the advanced player, allowing them to serve with more power, disguise and spin. Here is a nice exercise to help them accomplish this. To get access to...
Learning to serve in balance is essential to develop a solid serve. Here is an exercise to help player develop a sense of balance on their serve. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login here, register here...
The proper use of the wrist is essential to develop an effective spin serve. Here is an exercise to help you understand how the wrist should move when spinning the serve. When practicing this exercise it is important to keep in mind that...
Developing a fluid serving motion will help you improve the effectiveness of your serve allowing for a better transfer of forces. Here is an exercise that will help you develop a continuous and loose serving motion. To get a...
A great way to check if you are serving in balance is by checking the landing. If you are able to land on balance you where most likely balanced throughout the whole motion. Here is how to do this. To get access to the video...
Teaching a player to spin the serve by changing the grip from a Forehand grip to a Continental grip is always a struggle. Here are some ideas on how to achieve this faster and easier. To get access to the videos and premium ...
Serving is nothing else than throwing the racquet at the ball. The building blocks for a great serve are throws. Here are a couple of examples of how one can practice the serve through throwing. To get access to the videos a...
Here is a great exercise to help you develop precision on the serve. The idea is to purposely hit right of your intended target, then left and then at the target. The small adjustments will make you a much better server. To ...
Tennis is all about being able to adjust when necessary. It is not uncommon for players to finish a match and complain about hitting every serve in the net or every serve long. Here is a drill to help them adjust when needed. ...
Tension is one of the main causes of unforced errors in tennis and the return is one of the strokes where players tense up the most. Improve your return by first recognizing tension and the eliminating it. To get access to t...
A very common source of mistakes in tennis is failing to track the ball from the bounce to the racquet, and the speed of the serve makes it even more prevalent on the return. Next time you are on the court keep that in mind every time y...
In order to return effectively you need to be able to perfectly time a ball coming at great speed towards you, and the only way to do it consistently is by eliminating any superfluous movement. Stay still for better returns! ...
At times the serves are coming so fast that the only way to generate some forward momentum is to use your forearm. On these extra fast serves set up with the racquet head close to contact and use your forearms not your arms to send your...
To return effectively you need to avoid swinging in a steep angle. Instead a solid return swing will usually be fairly flat. Here is a good way to achieve this. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login here,...
Every return involves the split step but different players take different approaches. Some move in, some stay in place and some even move back. Take a look at your options. To get access to the videos and premium media, just...
To block a return you will need to set the strings behind contact and push forwards with a little under spin. If you picture a volley you will be on the right track. To get access to the videos and premium media, just login ...
As a returner you are under tremendous time constrains. If you do not move as soon as the ball leaves the opponent’s racquet you will most likely not reach a well placed serve. Therefore having an automatic, efficient split step routi...
Anytime you have a chance, move behind the ball to return. Avoid reaching if it is not absolutely necessary. Reaching will easily get you off balance and will decrease your chances of hitting a powerful return. To get access...
The key to returning effectively is to make contact with the ball in front of the body. Due to the serve speed, taking a normal swing at the ball will usually lead to a late contact point. A much better alternative is to shorten your ba...
The non-dominant hand plays a very important role on the serve. It helps toss the ball and stabilize the upper body. Only through the correct use of the non-dominant hand will you be able to achieve the proper transfer of forces on the ...
How you land on the serve is a great gauge of the overall efficiency of the stroke. The video will show you the proper way to land to assure that you are transferring forces correctly when serving. To get access to the video...
The “power position” is one of the most important elements of the serve. The video will describe the ideal “power position” for an effective serve, breaking it down in all of its key elements. To get access to the vi...
Timing the different segments on the serve is extremely important. Even the best technique will suffer when the timing is not right. Here a few points on improving the timing of your serve. To get access to the videos and pr...
The importance of tracking the ball to contact is well known to every tennis player however, it is mostly forgotten on the serve. Here are some important observations on this point. To get access to the videos and premium me...
Many times problems with the toss are related to a lack of balance or to an incorrect shift of the body weight, rather than to faults in the tossing arm. Let’s look at the correct way to use the body when tossing. To get a...
Many beginners have a hard time achieving the ideal contact point on the serve because they lock their wrist, which does not allow them to get the racquet head high. Here is how you can correct this common mistake. To get ac...