By Steve Annacone
Although it is extremely difficult these days to get the tennis ball to go exactly where you want, it is important that you aim for a specific target for your shot. If you tell yourself to just try to get the ball to land in, your focus and concentration is not likely to be as good as when you tell...Read more
By Steve Annacone
It's time for a New Year's resolution. How about designing a plan to improve your tennis game? Start by dividing the year into 4 quarters. The first quarter, work on fundamentals and technique-watch the ball longer and more closely, get ready earlier and get back to ready position right after...Read more
By Steve Annacone
Credit photo to CentralTAlliance All of the best tennis players realize that they will play at their optimum level only a couple (maybe) times a year. This means that a player must be able to come up with things that are working well on that given day to have a chance to win matches when everything...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
The new shiny USTA Center in Lake Nona, Fla. looks amazing, but looks aren't everything when it comes to building champions. This beautiful facility is 64 acres on a $63 million dollar (at least) campus with more than 100 tennis courts. The USTA claims that it is the "Most technologically advanced...Read more
By Steve Annacone
Tennis has become a power game. Because of this, many players are getting stuck back at the baseline or even behind the baseline. It is extremely effective when opponents have assumed this more defensive position, to be able to hit balls low and up in front of them. The correct way to keep the ball...Read more
By Steve Annacone
Photo Credit: Active.com The goal of your footwork on your groundstrokes should be to get to the ball so you are able to make contact between waist level and shoulder height. Some players seem to like the point of contact a little below waist level but this means the ball must go up significantly...Read more
By Steve Annacone
Photo credit: cdwheatley Most people prefer their forehand to their backhand. Try this idea to get more balls hit to your stronger shot. When you are at the baseline, adjust your recovery position so it encourages your opponent to hit it towards your forehand side. If you are right handed, stand...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
A new study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine using data from 11 health surveys for England and Scotland between 1994 and 2008 suggests that tennis reduces mortality rates 47 percent, the highest rate of any sport studied. In comparison, swimmers had only a 28 percent reduction in mortality...Read more
By Brian Coleman
Many top players in the world have already made coaching changes ahead of the 2017 season. (Credit photo to Getty Images/aronaze) The 2016 tennis season is all but over for the ATP and WTA Tour, and that means players are beginning their preparation for the 2017 campaign, and for many of them, that...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Andy Murray is the world's number one for 2016, and no one is arguing … not even Novak Djokovic who said after losing the Tour Finals in London, "Andy is definitely number one in the world." Well no one except for the venerable magazine Newsweek with the article " HOW TENNIS'S FLAWED RANKING SYSTEM...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Should I play high school tennis? It's a question that every highly-ranked player confronts (along with should I attend school or should I be home-schooled?). It wasn't always this way … Once upon a time in a tennis universe far away, almost every top player attended and competed for their high...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
WTA CEO Steve Simon has proposed that professional tennis singles match scoring be modified to include no-ad scoring and third set "super tie-breakers similar to the changes made in doubles so that match length will be shorter and more predictable. The world's number one player Novak Djokovic has...Read more