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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.

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: 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: 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: Master the backhand slice in tennis

Tennis professional Francis Ribeiro says that to master the backhand slice, you should use the chopper grip and you should load your weight on your back foot. The swing is a knifing action from high to low which makes the ball fizz with backspin. This is an advanced stoke that can help you win many points. Master the backhand slice in tennis.

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.

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: 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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How To: Find a tennis grip

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How To: Drop the racket on a tennis serve

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How To: Handle a high backhand

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How To: Bring racket back in tennis forehand

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How To: Swing & pronate your tennis serve

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How To: Follow through in a tennis forehand

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How To: Focus swing path in a tennis forehand

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How To: Swing to contact in a tennis forehand

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How To: Lead with the hip in tennis serve

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