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August 8, 2017

Most players focus on running to the ball quickly when practicing movement. Being a fast runner is helpful on the court. However, recovering and anticipating the next shot will be much more effective than relying on your speed running to the ball.

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August 1, 2017

Most players know that the toss is the most important part of the serve. They understand that a smooth, consistent motion using your shoulder turn, legs, and arm together will give you the best result with the least amount of effort. However, knowing these things and getting them to happen in a match are two different issues. When you are playing a match, the focus tends to go more towards the result rather than the process.

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July 25, 2017

Coming to the net these days is definitely a challenge. Most players do not have the technique and/or experience at the net to be successful. Improvement in these areas will take quite a bit of time and practice. However, there is a simple idea that can help your volleying and make it tougher on your opponent. 

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July 18, 2017

The most important technique idea on every shot is to watch the ball closely and make contact in the center of the strings.

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July 11, 2017

Keep a mental note of the point you would like to play in your head.

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July 5, 2017

The more advanced the player, the more complicated our strategy seems to get. 

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June 27, 2017

Many errors occur in tennis because the player makes contact with the ball late.

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June 19, 2017

The goal of your footwork should be to get yourself in a position to take a normal swing at the ball as often as possible.

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June 12, 2017

Start the point towards the middle of the court in both doubles and singles.