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

In last week's episode, we talked about the importance of a relaxed service motion and how that can help you get a better, more powerful serve.  This week, I'm giving you a tool to use to help get that smooth and fluid service motion.  It's a simple tool that you can make using a few items I'm sure you have around the house.  And by practicing with this tool for just a minute or two each day, you'll soon have that smooth and fluid service motion you're looking for.

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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/quicktips144

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

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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: 144_Simple_Serve_Tips_-_How_to_Get_a_Smooth_and_Fluid_Service_Motion.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 7:47pm PST

I have been traveling a lot lately and that has put me out of my regular fitness routine. But I have not stopped working out just because I'm in a hotel! Instead, I'm following some simple steps to stay "tennis fit" even though I'm on the road. In this episode, I'll give you my top tips for staying in shape so you're ready to hit the courts when fall gets here.

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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/quicktips142

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: 142_How_To_Stay_Tennis_Fit_While_Traveling.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 10:15am PST

I've been playing singles this summer and I truly love it! Sure, I may not win much. Or at all. But singles does so much to improve my game that I think it's worth it. And I think you should be playing singles too. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll give you five really great reasons to play tennis singles - reasons that I hope will inspire you to get out there on the court and play all by yourself!

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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/quicktips141

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: 141_Why_You_MUST_Play_Tennis_Singles.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 12:39pm PST

This week we're talking about mental toughness.  Just what are the psychological traits of mentally tough tennis players?  Tennis is not just physically demanding, you have got to be tough out there on court. But what does that mean? What is mental toughness for tennis? Because if we don't know what it is, how can we work towards achieving it? In this episode, I'm talking about a study I recently read that not only gave a definition of mental toughness for tennis that we can all use, but discussed some of the psychological traits we need to become and stay tough out on court.

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/quicktips140

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: 140_Psychological_Traits_of_Mentally_Tough_Tennis_Players.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 8:23am PST

I just played for fun with a player who went on and on about how she didn't want to play with lower level players because it didn't benefit her. I mean she really went ON and ON about this. Frankly, I think this attitude is wrong. i think there are plenty of benefits to playing with lower level players. If you're not playing with players because they're beneath you or don't challenge you, I hope this podcast will convince you that there are benefits to your game that you can get from playing with these players.

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/quicktips139

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: 139_Why_You_Should_Play_With_Lower_Level_Tennis_Players.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 8:56am PST

Summer is here and so I am once again playing singles. Which is weird for me because i don't play a whole lot of singles. That's why i need a reminder of just what the high-percentage shots are for singles. In this episode, I'll tell you what the six most basic things are that you should be doing out on the tennis court when you're playing singles. Hopefully this will be the reminder I need to make sure I actually have a chance at winning my next singles match!

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/quicktips138

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: 138_High-Percentage_Tennis_Shots_in_Singles.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 7:23am PST

How did Novak Djokovic transform himself from a pretty good tennis player into one of the greatest tennis players ever? According to him, a large part of his success is attributable to the diet and lifestyle changes he made in 2010.  He eats gluten-free, believes in stretching, yoga and foam rolling, and lives in a mindful way.  Sounds like something we can all do, right? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll tell you why I think Serve to Win is such a good book and how it might help you to become a better tennis player.

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/quicktips136

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: <a href="http://www.instagram.com/TennisFixation"

 

Direct download: 136_Serve_to_Win_by_Novak_Djokovic_Book_Review.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PST

You may have heard that tennis is 50% physical and 50% mental.  For me, it's more like 75% mental.  That's because tennis is not just physically demanding, it is one of the most mentally challenging sports out there. While many of our performance problems can be due to poor physical conditioning, inadequate coaching or just a lack of ability, a lot of mental factors can also have a huge impact on how well, or how poorly, we play.  One of these is not having the right mindset during play.  There  are different mindsets you need to have for practice and for matches.  In this episode, I tell you what these two mindsets are and how you can apply them to play better, more winning, tennis.

Direct download: 135_Mental_Toughness_-_Practice_Mindset_vs._Match_Mindset.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PST

We're all looking to play high percentage tennis. So what is one of the most popular high percentage shots that you can hit in singles and in doubles? It's the cross court shot. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you'll learn five reasons why hitting cross court may be just the shot you need in your next tennis match.

Direct download: 134_Top_5_Reasons_To_Hit_Cross_Court.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PST

So have you seen this in a tennis match? The player who uses the tennis ball to "towel off" sweat or perspiration? How about the lady who keeps the extra tennis ball down in her sports bra and then hands it over all nice and moist? Is this a violation of the tennis rules? In this episode, we're talking about rules violations and how you need to be as up-to-date as possible on your tennis rules and regulations. And I'll give you a free resource that you can download to make sure you always have the latest version of the rules right there in your tennis bag. Because you're going to want to whip those out when your opponent starts wiping away sweat with the tennis ball.

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/quicktips133

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: <a href="http://www.instagram.com/TennisFixation"

Direct download: 133_Can_You_Use_a_Tennis_Ball_as_a_Towel_.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 9:10am PST