Hot Tennis How-Tos

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: Practice backswing in a tennis serve

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How To: Practice tennis serve pronation

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How To: Focus swing path in a tennis forehand

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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: Baseline rally in tennis

Thinking fast on his feet is second nature to lighting rod tennis coach Fabián Nuñez Seixa. In this film he rockets you through the baseline rally and really improves your tennis game. Baseline rally in tennis.

How To: Use and operate a rotational gripper

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use and operate a rotational gripper. The rotational gripper tenses your tennis strings for you. Tensioning specifics change from machine to machine, but the fundamental is still the same.

How To: Master the basic one-handed backhand in tennis

Francis Ribeiro explains that to hit the one-handed backhand, you must use the eastern grip. You should approach the ball, take a backswing with bent arms, swing, and follow through. You should never take your eyes off the ball. Master the basic one-handed backhand in tennis.

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 your leg push on a 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: Start crosses on the tennis racket w/ a starting clamp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to start your crosses(two-piece) with a starting clamp when stringing your tennis racket. Keep in mind that when you get to the other side where the knot's going to be, make sure that there's enough string sticking out to get through your tension head and then clamp it on the outside with the starting clamp.

How To: Put on a tennis racket grip

Check out this tutorial and learn how to replace your tennis racket grip with a new one. This instructional video shows you how to do this with an overgrip, but also explains how to go about it with a replacement grip.

How To: Practice tennis serve toss

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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: Hit a crosscourt backhand

You can learn how to hit a crosscourt backhand and you should prepare by turning your hips and shoulders perpendicular to the net. Swing from low to high, bend your knees, keep your arm straight, and keep your elbow and wrist locked through contact. Hit a crosscourt backhand.

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: Practice the tennis serve trophy pose

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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: Tie a starting knot for your tennis racket

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to tie a standard starting knot. As the name suggests, this knot is used for starting off your crosses and can withstand direct tension. It's not something your want to use for the end of your mains or crosses on the racket.

How To: Stencil a tennis racket

Want to stencil the strings on your tennis racket? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to stencil. The things you'll need for this process are paint, a protective backing, a stencil, and naturally, your tennis racket. Pay particular attention when picking out your paint as some paint can be detrimental to the strings.

How To: Take your racket back in tennis forehand

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