While a second serve alone won’t win you a tournament, a poor second serve can cost you a win. A solid second serve isn’t something that just happens. You need to work for it. And when you focus specifically on the second serve, your whole game benefits… even your first serve! Let’s look … [Read more...] about Make The Second Serve Your First Priority
How to Analyze your Opponents on the Tennis Court
Finding weaknesses in your opponents’ game is a byproduct of analyzing their game. Strengths, tendencies, and habits are also things we’ll glean when we analyze a new opponent. So, what do we ACTUALLY look for when analyzing our opponents? Let’s take a look! Grip Just … [Read more...] about How to Analyze your Opponents on the Tennis Court
Understanding timing for better tennis
Tennis can be a game of inches. More importantly, it is a game of fractions of a second! In comedy, it is said that “Timing is everything.” Tennis is no different, except at the end of a well-timed winning shot, only one player is laughing. It is also said that tennis can be a game of inches. But … [Read more...] about Understanding timing for better tennis
Plan of Attack for Getting the Most out of Tennis Ball Machines
Originally written by Joe Dinoffer for Ace Attack - January 2016 There are thousands of tennis ball machines in the United States alone, but how many players enjoy ALL the potential benefits of ball machine use? Sure, there is some benefit to hitting ball after ball after ball, but why not make … [Read more...] about Plan of Attack for Getting the Most out of Tennis Ball Machines
Do You Know These 10 Tennis Terms?
Tennis has been around for a long time and has a storied history to go along with it. The terminology is the strangest thing about tennis’s history - apart from those hairstyles of the 70s and 80s. But instead of JUST telling you the strangest tennis terms in history, we’re going … [Read more...] about Do You Know These 10 Tennis Terms?
Practicing With Purpose
Practice doesn't actually make perfect. Practice makes remembered. If you learn how to do something incorrectly, that mistake will be engrained. In tennis, it's imperative to learn the right way. The best way to do this is to practice with purpose. Sure, just swinging away at some balls … [Read more...] about Practicing With Purpose