Hot Tennis How-Tos

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: 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: 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: Do a topspin lob in tennis

The forehand topspin lob is one of the most effective shot in the game of tennis. Learn how to improve your topspin lob with this tennis tutorial. Practice the tennis tips in this how to video and you'll be on your way to a better topspin lob.

How To: Practice the tennis serve knee bend

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How To: Install string savers on tennis strings

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to install string savers to your tennis strings. The string savers have a slat to put the main through and another slat for the perpendicular cross. These savers weigh around two or three pounds. If you feel the heavier difference, you can just adjust the tension to lessen it.

How To: Practice tennis serve pronation

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How To: Teach your child how to hit a forehand

Tennis professional Francis Ribeiro explains that when you are trying to teach your child how to hit a forehand, the most important thing is to teach them the correct technique. For their first lesson, you should help your child bring the racket back and turn their body side on the ball. You should practice a lot. Teach your child how to hit a forehand.

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: 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: String a tennis racket by the box pattern

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to string your tennis racket by the box pattern. When using this pattern, you'll want a certain number of mains unstrung. Technically it makes more sense to begin the box pattern on the mains rather than the crosses.

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: 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: Handle high balls on your tennis forehand

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How To: Practice your leg push on a tennis serve

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How To: Add top spin to a tennis serve

Check out this instructional tennis video that demonstrates how to add more spin to your serve or how to hit a kick serve. The serve is one of the most important shots in the game of tennis. Learn how to add top spin to a tennis ball in this tennis video lesson.

How To: Practice the tennis serve trophy pose

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How To: Improve your forehand and backhand volley in Tennis

Volleys are a bit more difficult to execute than the long forehand and backhand from the back court. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to improve your forehand and backhand volleys with Tennis Coach Paul Baccanello. A mastery of the volley technique can often determine the outcome of a game

How To: Lead with the hip in tennis serve

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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: Practice backswing in a tennis serve

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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.

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