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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: 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: Practice backswing in a tennis serve

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How To: Volley in tennis like Roger Federer

If you're familiar with tennis, you would know that volleying can be both risky and difficult. But often a good volley can determine the outcome of a match. In this instructional video, Penn State tennis player Mark Barry teaches you how to properly volley in tennis like the pros. Footwork, racket placement, swing, and other strategies are covered in this tutorial to help improve your game.

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: Find the continental grip in tennis for volleys

This video presents a lesson on finding the continental grip. Everyone suggests we use this grip for volleys because there is no change needed between the forehand and backhand volley. However, on the serve, I reserve it for my more advanced players as the grip requires you to turn the palm of your hand on impact for a flat serve and this is very difficult for beginners.

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: 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: 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: Play tennis for beginners

Check out this instructional tennis video that demonstrates how to play tennis for beginners. You'll need a racquet, balls, a court, and someone to play with. Tennis is one of the most popular summer sports, and with this video lesson, learn tips for playing the game of tennis.

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: Practice the tennis serve knee bend

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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: 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: 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.

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