Volley – Think Catch for Great Volleys

Tennis Gator Net Game

The key to great volleying is to change your mentality. At the net you need to think about catching the ball – not hitting the ball. Set your strings right behind the ball and then just push.

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Hitting an Offensive Lob

Tennis Gator Groundstrokes

The most important aspect to hit an effective offensive lob is disguise. Ideally you need to be in an offensive position, fake a passing shot and change to a lob at the last second. Your goal is to hit the lob just above the opponent’s reach and with topspin so that you can force him.

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Working on Recovering Efficiently

Edgar Giffenig On-Court Movement and Footwork

Stopping your momentum and recovering in one fluid efficient movement pattern is one of the most important skills for a tennis player. The goal is to move efficiently without wasting steps. In this video you will understand the theory and how to practice this skill.

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Understanding the Split Step

Edgar Giffenig On-Court Movement and Footwork

Tennis is a game of constant starting, stopping and changes of direction. In order to change directions quickly and effectively you need to be in balance. The split step is the key to efficient movement. Understand it and practice it until it becomes automatic.

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The Toss

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

A consistent toss is one of the most important aspects of the serve. Here you will find several ideas to help you improve your toss.

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Improving your Serve through the Right Focus

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

Everyone understands the importance of watching the ball in tennis but many people wrongly believe that this does not apply to the serve. Here is a drill to help you improve your tracking ability when serving.

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Understanding Spin on the Serve

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

In this video you will understand how to hit the three different types of serve: flat, slice and kick. The video will use the analogy of a clock to accelerate your understanding.

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The Backswing on the Serve

Tennis Gator Serve and Return

The video describes in detail the best way to take your racquet back to serve and emphasizes the importance of getting to a clean “power position.”

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