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These 15 Tactics Can Improve Your Tennis Game

The goal of any tennis player is to continue to improve their game. Regardless of whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, there is always room to grow and improve. Apart from regular practice and dedication, there are ways to improve your tennis game by using tactics that provide you with an advantage over your opponent. If you …

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Mental Tennis Strategy: 12 Steps to Mastery

As an individual sport, tennis is a game that requires great mental fortitude. The sooner you are able to master your mental tennis strategy, the better off you will be as a player, regardless of your level. Mental strategy in tennis relates to how your mind and your court performance are interconnected. Your performance on the court on any given …

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Your Complete Guide to Doubles Tennis

Doubles tennis can be enjoyed by players of all levels and of all ages. While not quite as popular as singles tennis, doubles tennis can be a lot of fun. When playing doubles, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules and positions used during play. Doubles tennis is played using the full 36 ft (11 m) width of the …

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Tennis Strategy: The Definitive Guide

From a fundamental standpoint, winning in tennis comes down to two things: win more points than your opponent and make fewer mistakes. However, to get there you need a solid strategy and tactical game plan. Strategy in tennis is the key to winning or losing. If you come well prepared with a solid strategy, you greatly increase your chances of …

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7 Types of Tennis Players and How to Beat Them

While every player is different and has their own particular style, strengths, and weaknesses, there are certain patterns or skillsets that allow us to break down types of tennis players into a few distinguishable groups. The list of seven types of tennis players is by no means exhaustive, however, these are patterns that are commonly seen in the game. You …

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11 Step Guide to Hitting a Slice Shot in Tennis

The slice shot is a technique used in tennis to create backspin on a ball. Slice shots can make life difficult on your opponent, in particular if used intermittently with topspin. By slicing the ball from time to time you can throw off your opponent’s timing and make returning the ball more difficult. In tennis, a slice shot is the …

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How To Hit a Topspin Tennis Shot in 10 Steps

Topspin is one of the most widely used techniques in the game of tennis. Topspin can be applied to forehand shots, backhands, lobs, and serves. We will focus primarily on the use of topspin on groundstrokes, namely forehand and backhand shots, though the technique is similar with topspin lobs. There are essentially two factors that determine topspin. The first is …

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Finish your Opponent with the Overhead Smash

The overhead smash shot is typically used to put away your opponent on a high ball. You may be up at the net when executing the shot or you may be set up further back following a defensive lob shot from your opponent. Regardless of initial positioning, the technique is the same. The overhead smash shot technique is similar to …

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Use the Drop Shot to Surprise Your Opponent

The drop shot in tennis differs from most other types of strokes in that the intent is to take pace off the ball in order to make it drop just over the net. It requires a good degree of “feel” or “touch” to execute correctly. A drop shot is a short hit ball that drops just after clearing the net …

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12 Tips for Mastering Your Tennis Lob Shots

The lob in tennis is a high shot aimed over your opponent. The intent is to place the ball deep in their court and out of their reach. One common use of the tennis lob is to surprise your opponent while they are up at the net. Another use is on very wide shots to allow yourself enough time to get back …