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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: 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 double-handed backhand

Ruben Mayo explains that to master the double-handed backhand, you should use the continental grip. As you take the racket back across your chest, you should rotate your shoulders to keep them in line with your hips. You have to accelerate the racket, so that it may come into contact with the tennis ball. This is a great shot for novices or weaker players. Master the double-handed backhand.

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 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: Practice the leg push in tennis serve

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How To: Take racket all the way back in a tennis forehand

http://www.fuzzyyellowballs.com The second thing that all high-level tennis players do when hitting a forehand is to take the racket all the way back using both a continued shoulder turn and their hitting arm. At the same time, they extend their non-hitting arm out across their body about waist-high and in line with the baseline. This helps them stay on balance and judge the oncoming tennis ball.