Groundstrokes


The groundstrokes provide the foundation for the game and every coach should strive to help their students develop a consistent forehand and backhand with which to attack and defend.  

This section is full of technical instruction and drills to help you improve this critical aspect of the game.

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Hitting an Offensive Lob

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The most important aspect to hit an effective offensive lob is disguise. Ideally you need to be in an offensive position, fake a passing...

Blind Game

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The singles player plays one ball to the net player and one to either side of him. The net player hits a controlled volley back to the b...

Keep your Eyes at Contact

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An effective way to help you track the ball better is making sure that your head stays still until after you made contact with the ball. This exercise will help you understand this concept better.This post is only available to members.
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Blind Game

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Two player on the baseline and one at the net line up.  The player without partner hits one groundstroke left of the net player, one at the net player and one right of the net player.This post is only available to members.
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1 – Backhand Slice on the Run

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Points to 11 without serve The point starts with a running slice backhand. The slice player starts in the forehand corner. After the sli...

The Shoulder Level Shot

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The shoulder level shot is used to attack a high ball from the opponent. The idea is to hit it hard and with little topspin. Technically...

The Off the Bounce Shot

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Sometimes during a point you will be forced into a situation where you do not have time to back up and will have to take the ball right ...

The Dipping Shot

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The dipping shot is hit with a great deal of topspin, low over the net and short. It is used for passing shots, angles, and approach sho...

Use Disguise on your Drop Shots

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo The secret to an effective drop shot is not necessarily hitting it just over the net. More importantly is driving the opponent back befo...

A Common Mistake When Lobbing

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By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo A common mistake when lobbing is to look up too early therefore missing the sweet spot on the racquet head. A lob requires precision and...

Use Under Spin for a Good Drop Shot

By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Under spin will keep the ball from moving through the court and is an essential ingredient of an effective drop shot. Learn how to use i...

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