| By Steve Annacone
One of the most difficult things you will encounter on the tennis court is the interference that your mind inadvertently causes when the match gets close. The best players in the world seem to be able to overcome this by reminding themselves of the successes they have had, and letting habit and...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
There are many different opinions concerning strategy in a tennis match. Obviously, every match is different, every opponent is different, and every day that you play tennis is different. Keeping a simple idea as your "go to" strategy is what works best for most players. There are many different...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
One of the most important qualities of a good tennis player is their ability to figure out where the opponent's shot is going. Recognizing the direction and depth of the shot that was just hit enables the player to react quickly and reply with a shot that is as good, or better, than the shot they...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
With a few exceptions, once a player steps on the tennis court for a match, they are pretty much on their own. However, each player has a support team. The team usually consists of their parents, multiple coaches, a physical trainer, and sometimes even a sports psychologist. If a player is lucky...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I have often mentioned that tennis has become a power game, basically at all levels. The equipment is better, the players are better, and the ball is going faster. This makes us want to try to hit the ball through our opponents. A better idea is to hit two or three deep shots at your normal speed,...Read more
  | By Ricky Becker
I present to you Part Three of a series. Click Here to read Part One Click Here to read Part Two There are many tennis strategies, techniques and theories that are debatable, presented as fact by coaches but that are, in fact, opinions. While good coaches feel strong in their convictions, there are...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I see many tennis players standing straight up and with their feet close together when standing in the ready position. Try keeping your feet at least shoulders width apart and knees bent. This will give you a much better chance of reacting quickly to your opponent's shot. A wide stance improves...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
Faulty second serves, shaky volleys, careless ground strokes and anger over bad line calls may rob us of many points. However, none of these are the primary cause of why most points are lost. Our mistakes are not as costly to us as are our negative reactions to our mistakes. For most players, more...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Very often, a match situation can change the way we hit the ball. When a tennis player is put in a competitive situation, the tendency is to immediately prioritize, "How can I win the point, the game, the set or the match?" Unfortunately, many of the things that happen when using this idea tend to...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Tennis has become an incredibly difficult sport to master. There are so many different aspects of becoming a good player: hitting the ball, strategy, fitness, and learning how to compete are just some of them. Most players take a lot of private lessons to get the fundamentals of their game to...Read more