Professional and recreational players employ the slice backhand to set up an approach shot, to slow down the ball while recovering from a defensive position, or to handle a low bounce.
A common question asked by students working on their net game is, “What if I get lobbed?” The best response—acquire a successful overhead. The following segments will give you the steps to help you hit your overhead like the best players in the world.
MADE POPULAR BY the likes of Andre Agassi and the Williams sisters, the swinging volley is a common stroke in the modern game. Although labelled a volley by defini- tion because the ball is struck before it hits the ground, technically the shot is similar to a groundstroke.
ANDY RODDICK POSSESSES one of the most powerful, effective serves on the circuit, consistently ranking among the best in total aces produced. Unlike most players, he uses an abbreviated service motion where during the moment he tosses the ball the racquet head is pointing up.
Coach Tom Downs breaks down one of the more important shots in the game.
Mark Gellard shares drills that help players increase their forecourt skills.
Images of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams show how to angle the racket at the time of contacting a groundstroke.
While Maria Sharapova uses a high ball toss, most players would benefit from lowering their toss like John Isner.
In today’s tennis market, a private tennis lesson might cost upwards of $120 per hour. Here’s advice to students to get the most from 60-minutes