Category Archives: Groundstrokes

The Joys of Clay Court Tennis

I’m sure you’ve had the chance to play on a clay court by now, either European-style red clay or the more common North American green Har-Tru surface. In the past, I’ve mostly been a hard-court player. So I scrambled to … Continue reading

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The Best Way To Go From Beginner to Intermediate Really Fast

Tennis is a great sport. But it can be a little frustrating at first. You have to get to an intermediate level – able to keep a rally going with your forehand and backhand – before you can really start … Continue reading

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Two Great Videos for Modeling Your Backhand and Serve

Hey, it’s not just us talking about video, folks. There’s a lot of great videos on other sites, too. Here’s a recent post from Brent Abel’s WebTennis which perfectly illustrates what we’ve been talking about. His post titled, “Stepping In … Continue reading

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Side-by-side comparison — the best way to improve

Here’s a cool side-by-side comparison of Novak Djokovic’s forehand with Roger Federer’s, courtesy of TennisOne.

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How one simple change improved my forehand dramatically

I hadn’t seen myself play tennis on video for years. And like most advanced players, I thought my strokes were pretty good.  After all, I’d competed for years at the highest level in my age group, been ranked both provincially … Continue reading

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