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March 16th, 2009

Tennis Instruction: Is the One-Handed Backhand a Thing of the Past?

I am not going too far out on a limb here but I predict there will be less than a total of three combined one-handed backhanders on the men’s and women’s tour that make the quarterfinals at Indian Wells this year. That is three out of 16.

Posted by TennisOne @ 5:15 pm in Instruction, Tennis | 22 Comments »

March 10th, 2009

Tennis Instruction: Catch Your Volleys Instead of Hitting Them

As a teaching professional, speaker, and writer, I am always looking for ways to help players master shot-making skills. And, when I say “players,” I mean many players, as in thousands. This is because I often address hundreds of players (and coaches) at a time when I speak, or, if I’m on the court, sometimes [...]

Posted by TennisOne @ 3:31 pm in Instruction, Tennis | 2 Comments »

October 22nd, 2008

Tennis Instruction: Creating Balance in Your Strokes

One major problem that players of all abilities tend to experience is hitting shots off-balance. An imbalance can be caused by many elements of a stroke: using poor footwork, reaching for the ball with the racquet (instead of moving the feet to the ball), or simply not having full control of one’s body while in [...]

Posted by TennisOne @ 6:51 pm in Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 1st, 2008

Tennis Instruction: Prepare Early — or — Wait

Secondly, call that most difficult opponent at your club or park, the one who moves well and plays without any power or pace, and determine to be patient, be light on your feet, and willing to improve your rhythm against this guy or gal.

Posted by TennisOne @ 10:26 am in Instruction, Tennis | 2 Comments »

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