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How To: Follow through your serve in tennis

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How To: Employ the tennis footwork ready position

The ready position is the position you want to be in when you're waiting for your opponent to hit you the tennis ball. It's the foundation for tennis movement in general. From this position you can employ the various footwork patterns that let you move around the tennis court correctly. The ready position is very similar to an athletic stance in basketball. Your feet are a little bit wider than shoulder-width apart, your knees are slightly bent and the weight should be on the balls of your feet.

How To: Use proper footwork in tennis

Footwork is probably the most important part of tennis. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most underrated areas of the sport. Learning to move around the tennis court correctly is EXTREMELY important. Correct footwork lets you use correct stroke mechanics when you hit. Correct footwork is what typically sets advanced tennis players apart from everyone else.

How To: Weave crosses on a tennis racket

String a tennis racket yourself. Take a look at this instructional video and learn what to do and what not to do as you weave your crosses on your tennis racket. When pulling the strings across the mains, don't just pull it straight across. Always move your hand and the tennis string.

How To: String a tennis racket - O3

Want to know how to string an 03 tennis racket? The O3 is not that different from your standard tennis racket save for the fact that the O3 racket always starts at the top when you string it and secondly, when you get to the crosses at the regular grommets you ought to use a table lock during the tensing. It's a little time consuming but this is the best way of going about it.

How To: Use & operate swivel clamps to String a Tennis racket

String a tennis racket. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use and operate swivel clamps. The two main components of the swivel clamp are the tightening teeth and locking down the clamp. The clamp keeps it from moving along the side bar, some are spring assisted, some are not. The tightening teeth is used to keep the clamp attached to the string.

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: Play beginner tennis

Are you wanting to learn the basics of the game of tennis? Are you looking to improve your understanding of ground strokes, volleys and serves? In this free sports video series our tennis expert, Hill Marks, will give you some tips and drills so that you can become the tennis player you've always wanted to be.

How To: Play the drop shot

Tennis pro Brad Gilbert discusses and illustrates how to play the drop shot. The drop shots discussed are the forehand and backhand drop shots. Tips appear throughout the video in the form of popups. Easy to understand video.

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: 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 ...