Tennis Quick Tips | Fun, Fast and Easy Tennis - No Lessons Required

Last week, I got "up close and personal" with Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier and James Blake by volunteering at the Camden Cup PowerShares tennis tournament.  While I was looking for tennis tips I could take from the pros and apply to my own game, I noticed how great each of them is at using the tennis ready position.  In this episode, I'll tell you just what the tennis ready position looks like and the benefits you can get from using it in your tennis game.  I'll also give you a link to a great pdf file showing Li Na in the ready position with notations on what she does to get in a near-perfect stance.

Direct download: 031_How_To_Use_The_Tennis_Ready_Position.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

Everyone talks about how your serve is the absolute most important shot you hit in a tennis match but no one ever says much about the return.  Whether you play singles or doubles, over time, you return about the same number of balls as you serve.  So why aren't we all trying to hit better returns?  In this episode, you'l get a few tips to help you hit better returns in every match you play.

Direct download: 030_How_to_Hit_a_Better_Return.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 7:07am PDT

This week's episode is called "Using an On-Court Cheat Sheet."  But I'm not going to teach you anything illegal.  Instead, my tip concerns the kind of on-court coaching that you and I can avail ourselves of during every match we play.  And it doesn't require any kind of fancy technology or even the services of a tennis coach.  What I'm talking about is the kind of coaching provided for in ITF Rule 30 - these are written notes, or what I like to call my personal "cheat sheet."  In this episode, you'll learn what kind of notes you're allowed to take on court and what you should include in those notes.  You'll also get a bonus tips that's really great for parents of tennis-playing kids.

Direct download: 029_Using_An_On-Court__Cheat_Sheet_.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:24pm PDT