Chris Lewit
There is a dirty little secret in the cloistered world of competitive junior tennis: Cheating and gamesmanship are rampant—and nobody is doing anything about it. For many children and parents, the first exposure to the junior tennis circuit can be a shock because junior tennis is one of the few...Read more
Steve Annacone
I have emphasized how important the serve and return of serve are in a tennis match. Most players have something other than these shots that they like to use to get the opponent in trouble, or to win the point. For some it is hitting their big forehand. Other players have a great backhand down the...Read more
Steve Annacone
In many instances, our mind tells us to hit the shot faster to win the point in a tennis match. This can be very effective if you have a particular shot that is a weapon. However, there are many different ways to win the point once you get the opponent in trouble. Taking some speed off the shot by...Read more
Because the speed of the ball has increased on the tennis court these days, it is a natural reflex to back up and give yourself more time.
Steve Annacone
Because the speed of the ball has increased on the tennis court these days, it is a natural reflex to back up and give yourself more time. I would recommend starting a step or two further back, and then gradually moving forward as the point gets longer. It’s a huge advantage to hit the ball from...Read more
Many players get so wrapped up with fooling their opponent and proceed to change their ideas on almost every shot and point.
Steve Annacone
I think it is extremely important to stay with what is working in tennis. Many players get so wrapped up with fooling their opponent and proceed to change their ideas on almost every shot and point. All that is necessary to keep your opponent off balance is to do the unexpected once in a while. For...Read more
John Curtis
As it pertains to running a good clean group lesson—with juniors in particular—being organized with your time allocation is extremely important. Let’s be honest: If you allow them, kids can and will completely derail your lesson plan within the first minutes of the class. We have all likely...Read more
If your goal is to learn tennis properly by developing a solid technique, tactics and strategies, it is a step in the right direction to seek the advice of a tennis professional for guidance.
Mike Puc
If your goal is to learn tennis properly by developing a solid technique, tactics and strategies, it is a step in the right direction to seek the advice of a tennis professional for guidance. The most important part of your responsibility for improvement is choosing the right pro. Referrals by...Read more
Lisa Dodson
In today’s game, there are many schools of thought as to how to create the best serve. The information is often unclear, the terminology is difficult and the execution is near impossible. I’d like to give you three clear and simple concepts to think about that will change your serve for the better...Read more
When the crowd turns against you, they can become another opponent you must deal with.
Dr. Tom Ferraro
The 2019 Championship at Wimbledon served up a startling contrast in personality. The Gentlemen’s Singles Finals pitted the number two seed Roger Federer against number one-seeded Novak Djokovic in front of a sold-out crowd which included Kate Middleton, Prince William, David Beckham, Kate...Read more
Spencer Aste
I picked up my first tennis racket when I was nine-years-old and fell in love with the game. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and for years, I only played on hard courts, with a wooden racket, regular yellow tennis balls at an elevation of at least 4,000 feet. I played in tournaments...Read more