Quick chats I have with my friends on the court…
Hey! We’re out there to practice. If your practice partner misses a feed, don’t count it, re-feed it.
Don’t simply rely on hitting better shots than your opponent. When you see that you have pushed him/her off balance and out of position, creep
I break things down a little further in part two of this video.
It’s Not About The Shots! Learn how to READ what’s going on across the net from you, how to REACT and position accordingly, and you
Footwork is everything! I actually miss this shot, but I still recover. Develop the habit of getting back into position after every single shot –
Winning tennis isn’t about who hits the best shots, it’s about who sees opportunities and takes advantages of them.
Think you’ve hit a winner? Maybe not. Move in to good position just in case.
When we’re playing tennis, it’s more important to be able to see chances when our opponent is off balance than it is to be able
I know, I know. Sounds silly. But where your belly button is pointing definitely has an impact on how you hit your volleys. Watch this
We’ve made it inside the service line, but where do we go now? Left? Right? Stay put? Your approach shot will help determine how you
Too many times we hear “watch the ball” and we do just that. Yes, we need to watch the ball as it comes in, but
The simplest way to play solid, winning tennis is to know what’s going on on the court. This is where the Read and React model
When going in, what is your mindset? What did you do to affect your opponent? You need to know this in order to get prepared
Often times when going to the net, we get tentative or fearful and don’t get inside the service line. This can lead to indecision and
But Coach Tom… I don’t understand. Why don’t I just hit the volley for a winner right away? Seems a lot easier than dealing with
What is the difference between an approach shot and an approach volley? Why would you ever hit an approach volley? Take a look and find
When you’re going to the net, you need to understand what your approach shot has done to your opponent. Have you pushed him back? Moved
The third piece of our volley drill progression, this one has us back on the baseline. Remember to have some patience. You may not get
You have to stop! You can’t just go barreling in to the net and hope to hit a good, controlled volley. Just stop already.
This is the second progression in our volley series. Working with a partner, we simply toss the ball to one another, allowing for good contact
Once you’ve hit your approach shot, and you have an idea of what type of shot your opponent is about to hit, you need to
Before you can hit a volley, you need to know what you’ve done with your approach shot. Did you push your opponent off balance? Is
Now that we know how to hit a volley, let’s start with some simple drills to help practice them. Today, all we’re doing is playing
Let’s talk a bit more about how to hit basic, beginner volleys. Check out the video and be sure to check back next week when
So we know why we’re going to the net, and we know what type of shot we’re going to hit, but what do we actually
Once we’ve decided to go to the net, we need to figure out how we are going to get there. Are you hitting an approach
Here’s a quick and easy video on how to hit a basic, beginner volley. For a more in depth series on volleys, check out the
Let’s take a quick couple of minutes to go over basic volleys. If you have never hit a volley before, or are looking to get
Alright, kids. Here we go. This is the first installment in our series on how to hit better volleys, or I suppose I should say
Or can be… I got out for a hit with my brother the other day, and he was wondering why he felt more comfortable playing
A quick recap of Lesson #1 in our Beginner Backhand Series, plus a quick drill you can use to practice the shot.
I review the last lesson in our Beginner Bachkand Series, giving you a few thoughts on how to increase your swing length, gaining comfort and
A quick review of Lesson #2 from our Beginner Backhand Series. We add a little bit of length to our swing, hit the ball a
A quick recap of our third lesson in the beginner forehand series, plus a quick drill for you to do.
A quick recap of lesson #2 from our beginner forehand series, plus a simple drill you can use to practice the shot.
A quick recap of lesson #1 from our Beginner Forehand series, as well as a quick drill you can use to practice this shot.