How To: Remove the rattle in a tennis racket

The rattle coming from your tennis racket may be loose graphite that didn't get cleaned off when the grommets were being punched in. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to rid your tennis racket of that rattling noise. Don't confuse the vibration sound of your strings as a rattle in your racket. If you can hear the sound only on impact, it may be the strings. Try adding a vibration dampener first.

How To: Understand main skips and cross weaving on the racket

So you just picked up a tennis racket. Have any idea what main skips are? How about cross weaving? These are two things you'll need to know if you decide to restring your tennis racket. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to tell when to skip by counting the grommets. This tutorial also covers cross weaving.

How To: Start crosses on a tennis racket with a starting knot

Check out this instructional video and learn how to start your crosses(two-piece) with a starting knot when stringing your tennis racket. Once you have your first cross in, you need to find where your starting knot is going to go. Whichever starting knot you choose, you need to pull it tight from both sides to make the knot as bulky and tight as possible.

How To: Follow through your serve in tennis

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How To: Get mains started on a 1-piece string job for a racket

String a tennis racket yourself. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to lace your mains on a one-piece string job for your tennis racket. The number of grommets in the yoke of the tennis racket determines where to start off. After dividing the number by two, if you yield an odd number, you would start from the throat. If you yield an even number, you start from the top of the racket.

How To: Practice the tennis serve knee bend

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How To: Use shoulder rotation on a windshield wiper forehand

This video explains how the amount of shoulder rotation you get during a windshield wiper forehand can differ from a classic forehand. After you hit the tennis ball, you typically have to rotate a little bit more than you otherwise would on the windshield wiper. There are a number of reasons for this, but in this video we keep our focus relatively narrow.

Do tennis forehand stances: the Open, Neutral & Closed

Every time you hit a tennis forehand you choose how you position your feet -- what stance you will use. You can hit a forehand with an open, neutral, or closed stance, but you should stay away from the closed stance if possible. This last stance makes it difficult to rotate your upper body through contact, making it difficult for you to use correct forehand mechanics.

How To: Lace the mains for a 2-piece tennis racket string job

String a tennis racket. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to lace your mains for a two-piece string job for your tennis racket. To find out where you start is by counting how many grommets you have on your racket. By dividing the number by two, you can determine where to start, top or bottom. If the number you yield is odd, you start from the bottom. If the number you yield is even, you start from the top.

How To: Replace the grommet strips on a tennis racket

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to replace your bumper guard/grommet strips. This should be done for a number of reasons. One reason is if the bumper guard has worn through and you are now hitting graphite when you scrape it on the ground. Another is if the grommets are coming apart and the string has a chance at touching the frame. Or if you wish to add lead tape in a more conspicuous manner, replacing the strips and guards will help.

How To: Use a guide Awl on your tennis racket

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use a guide Awl to pass string through blocked grommets on your tennis racket. Wax or chapstick can help the guide Awl ease through the block grommet. When attempting this, try spinning it as it'll help reduce the friction.

How To: Cut strings out of a tennis racket

Looking to take out the strings on your tennis racket? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to properly cut the strings out of your racket. This tutorial explains two ways of going removing your tennis strings, as part of stringing a tennis racket.

How To: Hit a forehand volley in tennis

The forehand volley is one of the most important shots in tennis, allowing you to get to the net and move the ball, far away from your opponent. Watch this video to learn the basic technique of forehand volleying and some more advanced pointers.

News: Tennis in Slow-Mo Looks Like Amazonian Ballet

The New York Times has posted a video gallery of top female tennis players — in slow motion. The result reveals (unsurprisingly) a beautiful Amazonian grace in the world's greatest players: Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Elena Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic, Samantha Stosur, Victoria Azarenka and Vera Zvonareva.

How To: Use your forehand groundstroke while playing tennis

In this tutorial, we learn how to use a forehand ground stroke while playing tennis with Carl Hart. Take your racket and turn on your right foot. Drop the ball out in front of you and make contact following through in your shoulders. You should be able to see your elbow and see the back of your hand facing toward your cheek. You should be doing "step, drop, then follow through". To correctly place your hand on the racket, place your open hand on the racket and slide it down to hold it on the ...

How To: Serve in tennis with David Lloyd

If you want to learn how to serve in tennis this is for you. The serve is the most important aspect in the game because the server has complete control. You have two attempts to serve the ball; if both attempts hit outside of the service box the server double faults and their opponent receives a point. When you are serving the ball your front foot should be at a 45 degree angle and your rear foot should be parallel to the baseline. Your weight should be evenly distributed over both feet. The ...

How To: Serve a tennis ball with some basic rules

In this how to video, you will learn how to serve a tennis ball. Start off with an eastern forehand grip. You can pretend to shake hands with the racket to find this grip. The knuckle of the index finger should be on top of the handle. Make sure your stance is sideways to the net and the feet are shoulder width apart. Your foot should point at 1 o'clock. The back foot should be parallel to the base line. Your racket should start at pointed towards the net. The first step of the swing involves...

How To: Put overgrip on your tennis racket

This video explains how to put an over grip on your tennis racket. To begin you need to remove the plastic that is protecting the grip that you plan to put on your tennis racket. On the other side of the grip there should be a paper that you can remove so that you have a stick mark. Place the sticky mark on top of the handle and start to wrap in line with the end of the handle. Wrap clockwise if you are a right handed player or counter clockwise if you are left handed. Stretch the grip a litt...

How To: Smash your tennis serves like Ana Ivanovic

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to serve in tennis. Viewers are taught how to serve by tennis player, Ana Ivanovic. Ana provides tips that will help the viewer improve their serving skills in tennis. Some tips that are given include: be relaxed, slightly lean forward, start with the palm on the racket, toss the ball in a straight line, move your foot forward as you strike the ball and the ball should be hit in the middle of the racket. This video will benefit those viewers who want ...

How To: Master your tennis backhand step

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