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How Often Should You Practice Tennis?

You want to continuously improve your game, but maybe you’re wondering how often you need to practice to achieve your goal. Most people will tell you the more you practice the better. There are, of course, limitations to this. You certainly don’t want to overdo …

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How Old Should You Be to Start Playing Tennis?

Tennis is a game that can be enjoyed at just about any age. Whether you start playing tennis for the first time after age 50 or under 10 years of age, with enough practice and dedication you can learn to play the game and become …

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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 …

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How To Hit a Topspin Shot in Tennis: 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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 lob is to surprise your opponent while they are up at the …