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

I have talked about playing in all kinds of weather and dealing with all kinds of conditions here at Tennis Quick Tips. But, surprisingly, I've never talked about playing tennis at night. Even though I'm sure a lot of you play in the evening frequently or maybe even all of the time. So in this episode, I'll give you some really great tips for how to play your best tennis at night.

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips161

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If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

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Direct download: 161_Best_Tips_for_Playing_Tennis_at_Night.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

It's time for another of my Simple Serve Tips! This week, I'll tell you why it is so important to be relaxed during your serve. While that seems like an obvious tip, too many of us think the path to a harder serve is to stiffen up our arm and just hit the ball harder. But in this episode, you'll discover why relaxing on your serve can actually add the power and speed that you're trying so hard to get.

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips143

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

My Instagram: www.instagram.com/TennisFixation

 

 

Direct download: 143_Simple_Serve_Tips_-_The_Importance_of_a_Relaxed_Service_Motion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am PDT

In doubles, it can get confusing knowing exactly when and how you should switch sides during a point.  And this confusion is bad because it can result in leaving huge areas of the court open into which your opponents can easily hit a shot and win the point. So in this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll give you 5 super simple tips to help you know how and when to switch sides during a doubles point. And I'll give you some bonus information on how to get your partner on board with this even if you're playing with a new partner or someone with a reputation for not moving much on court.

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips137

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

My Instagram: www.instagram.com/TennisFixation

 

Direct download: 137_How_and_When_to_Switch_Sides_During_a_Doubles_Point.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm PDT

Does it drive you crazy to see your doubles opponents strategizing between points? It drives me crazy. Even if I’m 99% sure that they’re talking about where to go for lunch after the match, I’m not 100% sure so I can’t help but wonder. Are they changing tactics? Have they spotted some weakness? Is one player telling the other to go down the line because I’ve let one too many of those shots go by?

If my opponents start talking to each other, I can think of all kinds of things they MIGHT be talking about. It doesn’t matter whether I’m right or not – just thinking about it is enough to unnerve me. And if I’m thinking about them, I’m probably not thinking about my partner and what we should be doing to win the next point or the game or the match.

So how do you deal with these chatty, strategizing opponents? The answer is – you don’t. Because they’re only doing what’s right. When playing doubles, YOU should be a chatty, strategizing opponent. You should be communicating with your partner after virtually every point. That’s what the pros do. In fact, Venus Williams says its “clueless” not to be talking that often. So that’s what you should do too.

Even if you’re not a brilliant tennis tactician, there are plenty of things you can be talking about to your partner between points. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll give you a great list of things to discuss with your partner so that you can become the chatty, strategizing opponent everyone dreads.

 

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips127

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

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If you're still reading this - thanks so much! You're like me - I always read these notes. I hope you have a great day and, as I always say because it's how I feel . . . Happy Tennis!

 

Direct download: 127_What_to_Talk_About_with_Your_Tennis_Doubles_Partner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

It's time for another episode in the Simple Serve Tips Series.  This week's episode focuses on the service stance. Specifically, what is the right service stance for you. Is it the platform stance? The pinpoint stance? Or should you just hit the ball like you're swinging a frying pan? Learn all about service stances and which one you should be using in this episode.

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips107

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

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My Periscope: Kim - @Tennis Fixation

If you're still reading this - thanks so much! You're like me - I always read these notes. I hope you have a great day and, as I always say because it's how I feel . . . Happy Tennis!

 

Direct download: 107_Simple_Serve_Tips_-_What_is_the_Right_Service_Stance_for_You_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

What are the best targets for your volleys when you are at the net in doubles?  In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I tell you my three favorite targets for my volleys and I explain exactly why these targets are so effective.

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips106

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

My Instagram: @TennisFixation

My Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TennisFixation

My Twitter: @TennisFixation

My Periscope: Kim - @Tennis Fixation

If you're still reading this - thanks so much! You're like me - I always read these notes. I hope you have a great day and, as I always say because it's how I feel . . . Happy Tennis!

Direct download: 106_Best_Targets_for_Volleys_in_Doubles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Welcome to my Simple Serve Tips series! In this series, we're getting up close and personal with the tennis serve. We all know that there are so many moving parts to the serve and it can be hard to get a handle on all of them. So, in this series, we're going to looking at the entire serve picture - every little bit of it and how each piece can be improved upon to make your serve a better, more reliable tool in your game. In this second episode, we're talking about how to hold the racket when you serve. Specifically, I'm going to tell you exactly what type of grip you should use when you serve.

How do you hold your racket when you serve? Are you using on Eastern forehand grip? A Continental grip? Do you not even know or care what grip you're using?

Definitely, when you first start playing tennis, the grip you use on your serve is the grip that gets the ball in. Since the purpose of the serve is to get the point going, you initially need to make sure that you have a serve that goes in the service box consistently. Because if you can't get your serve in, things like power and spin are pretty irrelevant.

But once you do develop a pretty consistent serve, adding more power and spin to that serve is definitely worth working on. And a great way to add power and spin to your serve is to use the Continental grip. In fact, for the vast majority of tennis players, the best grip for serving is the Continental grip. In this episode you'll find out exactly why and how to use this grip.

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips105

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

My Instagram: @TennisFixation

My Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TennisFixation

My Twitter: @TennisFixation

My Periscope: Kim - @Tennis Fixation

If you're still reading this - thanks so much! You're like me - I always read these notes. I hope you have a great day and, as I always say because it's how I feel . . . Happy Tennis!


What is the I Formation and how do you use it in doubles without messing your own play up? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I talk to tennis pro Ian Westermann of Essential Tennis. Ian explains what the I Formation is, what the Australian Formation is, and just how you can put both of those formations to work in your doubles matches. He even gives some insider tips on hand signals. Guess what? They're not as hard to use as you might think!

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips104

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

My Instagram: @TennisFixation

My Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TennisFixation

My Twitter: @TennisFixation

My Periscope: Kim - @Tennis Fixation

If you're still reading this - thanks so much! You're like me - I always read these notes. I hope you have a great day and, as I always say because it's how I feel . . . Happy Tennis!


This is the first episode in my brand new series, Simple Serve Tips. There are so many moving parts to the serve and it can be hard to get a handle on all of them. So, in this series, we're going to look at the entire serve picture - every little bit of it and how each piece can be improved upon to make your serve a better, more reliable tool in your game. Maybe you're happy with your serve. Maybe you think your serve is perfect and needs no adjusting or tweaking. But even at the pro level, we see players constantly working to improve their serve. So I encourage you to listen in no matter what the quality of your serve because sometimes just re-thinking what you're doing when you're serving can have a huge impact on the quality of your serve.

In this first episode in the Simple Serve Tips series, I talk about where you should stand when you hit your serve and how you can take best advantage of your serving position on the baseline.

GET THE SHOW NOTES:

Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips103

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

My Instagram: @TennisFixation

My Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TennisFixation

My Twitter: @TennisFixation

My Periscope: Kim - @Tennis Fixation

If you're still reading this - thanks so much! You're like me - I always read these notes. I hope you have a great day and, as I always say because it's how I feel . . . Happy Tennis!

Direct download: 103_Simple_Serve_Tips_-_Where_Should_You_Stand_When_You_Serve.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

I recently started teaching adult beginner tennis.  I really don't consider myself a tennis pro, however, because I'm teaching ladies who have never played the game before and I'm teaching them the most basic aspects of tennis.  I was thinking about these beginner tennis players when I was looking through my tennis books (as I do) and was wondering what book would I have liked to have read when I was starting to play the game.  And that book is, without a doubt, Tennis Beyond Big Shots: The New Power Game by Greg Moran, and that's the book I'm reviewing for you today.

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Hi, it's Kim! Thanks for listening! You can leave me your comments or suggestions by going to the show notes for this episode and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Those show notes also include an edited transcript, links to resources and tons of other tennis info. You can find them at:

http://tennisfixation.com/quicktips102

GET MY FREE EBOOK:

If you're interested in getting my very best tips on how to "fix" your serve, I've put them all together in an ebook that you can get for free.  It's called "!0 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Serve: No Lessons Required" and you can get instant access here:

http://tennisfixation.com/freeservebook

MORE TENNIS FIXATION INFO:

If you enjoy this show, I hope you'll subscribe and download a bunch of the episodes. And I would be so grateful if you would take just a minute or two to review this show on iTunes. You can easily do it on your computer but you can also do it on your phone by searching for the "tennis quick tips" in the Podcast app, clicking on the Tennis Quick Tips artwork, and then clicking on "Reviews" (it's easier than it sounds!).  I would love to highlight reviews on the podcast so if you leave one, listen in for me to read it! And thanks in advance for doing that!

CONNECT WITH ME!

You can find me and get more of my tennis stuff in all of these places:

My Tennis Fixation website: http://tennisfixation.com

My Tennis Mini-Courses website: http://www.tennisminicourses.com

My Amazon book: Real Tennis Tips For Real Tennis Players at http://tennisfixation.com/tipsbook

My Facebook: www.facebook.com/TennisFixation

My Instagram: @TennisFixation

My Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TennisFixation

My Twitter: @TennisFixation

My Periscope: Kim - @Tennis Fixation

If you're still reading this - thanks so much! You're like me - I always read these notes. I hope you have a great day and, as I always say because it's how I feel . . . Happy Tennis!

Direct download: 102_Tennis_Beyond_Big_Shots_Book_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PDT