The Serve FundamentalsThe toss controls where the ball will go once you hit it. Wherever your tossing shoulder is pointed to is where the ball will end up. If your serve is going long, you’re most likely tossing the ball behind you. If your serve is going into the net, you’re likely tossing too low. Don’t stress […]
The Serve RoutineYour serve routine is entirely up to you. It should be whatever makes you most comfortable while finding your grip and getting your tossing arm set. No matter what you include in your routine, remember to keep your body loose and let out an exhale before you serve.
Short BallDon’t panic if you mess up and hit a short ball. It doesn’t have to be the end of the point. There’s still some things you can do to recover and finish strong! As soon as you hit the short ball, take a step back. Think about where your ball would go if your opponent […]
Back Hand Approach ShotOne of the best approach shots to take in single’s, is towards the back hand side. Aim for your opponents left hip. Try to avoid the sidelines, because this will set them up perfectly for a forehand volley. Once you hit the ball, always be thinking ahead to have a plan for whatever could be […]
Avoid Running the LineWhen playing the baseline, don’t run straight side-to-side on the line. You know you’ve done this when you find yourself falling backward after you hit the ball. Move diagonally back off the line with the intent of getting to the ball with enough time to shift your weight back and then finishing forward towards the […]
Warming UpTo prepare for a tennis match or recreational play, it’s important to warm up properly. Warm up hitting cross court. Don’t hit the ball directly to your partner. It won’t do you any good. You’re trying to warm yourself up, not your partner. Instead, practice hitting different variations of the shots you might hit in […]