| 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
  | By Steve Annacone
I know grips are a big topic of discussion for tennis teaching pros. There are textbook grips assigned to most shots and accepted by the majority of tennis professionals. When teaching a "new" player, I try to stick close to the recommended grip. However, the more time a player spends on the court...Read more
Spanish phenom Carlos Alcaraz burst onto the scene at the 2021 U.S. Open.
  | By Chris Lewit
Historically, most Spanish players have been averse to attacking the net. Typically they would be content to grind from deep behind the baseline and win points through attrition and defense. That stereotype has now been shattered in the modern pro game. Spanish players have become well known for...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
I know reading has become less prevalent among the younger generation as there are just so many other options including television, podcasts, websites, social media, and on and on, but there are a lot of great books out there that can really help your tennis game. I just started to reread Winning...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
A lot has been said about tennis becoming a baseline game nowadays, with very few players venturing to the net to finish a point. However, it is still a definite advantage to hit the ball from a position closer to the net versus a long distance behind the baseline. Even though you see Daniil...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
Playing well in a match is not easy. Even if you know your opponent, every time you step on the court things are different. There have been numerous times when I have worked with players who are hitting the ball great in a practice situation, but then everything falls apart when they get on the...Read more