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Passing Shot Fundamentals
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Passing Shot Fundamentals

Facing someone charging the net can be intimidating, but understanding the following tactical concepts will help you win more points against net rushers. Here are ...
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10 Rules to Win More Points Against Net-Rushers
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10 Rules to Win More Points Against Net-Rushers

Here are ten practical and effective rules to beat net-rushers
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10 Rules to Win More Baseline Exchanges
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10 Rules to Win More Baseline Exchanges

One of the greatest mistakes players make is practicing to hit the ball better instead of practicing to win. For many players learning to play ...
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How to Win More of the Key Points in the Match
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How to Win More of the Key Points in the Match

Winning key points consistently is what separates the top players from the rest. In key points one needs to play the odds. The following ideas ...
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Practicing to Win
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Practicing to Win

One of the greatest mistakes players make is practicing to hit the ball better instead of practicing to win. For many players learning to play ...
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Anticipation
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Anticipation

Most people think of anticipation as knowing in advance where the opponent will hit the shot. However, that is a very simplistic and incomplete definition. ...
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How to Hit a Forehand in Tennis: Grip, Technique, & Drills
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The Greatest Drill in the World

Payer-development coaches are obsessed with finding new drills, but in reality, the greatest drill in the world has already been discovered. It is the only ...
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Is There such a Thing as "Key Points" in Tennis
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Is There such a Thing as “Key Points” in Tennis

This concept of the “key points” is often used by coaches and throughout my career I have heard many different points labeled "key points." For ...
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Are you a Smart Player?

The difference between smart players and the rest is that every smart player does the following things every time they compete: Warm up correctly Smart ...
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Learning from Rafael Nadal
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Learning from Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is a great role model for any competitive player. Here are 5 pieces of advice based on the way he approaches the game: ...
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Comparing Forehands with Swing-path Animation
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Comparing Forehands with Swing-path Animation

In this interesting swing-path animation, we admire three forehands: Nadal, Federer and Murray. The swing-path depicts the trajectory of the tip of the racquet-head and ...
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How to Improve Match-Play Performance
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How to Improve Match-Play Performance

Tennis, like everything else in life has a set of rules to help you succeed.  Edgar Giffenig calls these rules the "Laws of the Battle." ...
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