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

I broke a string in my tennis racket recently. This is a pretty common occurrence with tennis players, especially if you don't have your racket restrung when it's time. But this incident reminded me of the time I broke a string during a match which led to me looking into the rules on string breaking and other equipment malfunctions. So in this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we'll answer the question about just what you do when you break a racket string.

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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/quicktips111

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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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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: 111_My_Tennis_Racket_String_Broke_-_Now_What_.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 3:31pm PDT

What is a good serve? What qualities does a serve need to have for us to consider it something we can be proud of? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we're talking about the qualities that make a good serve and which ones you should concentrate on to improve your own serve.

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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/quicktips110

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: 110_Simple_Serve_Tips_-_What_Makes_A_Good_Serve_.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 10:39am PDT

In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'm answering Lorna's question on communicating with your partner during points - how strict should we be on following the calls of "yours" and "mine," especially when the player who calls the ball is not always in the best position to hit the shot. And, as a bonus, I'll talk about verbal hindrances - what they are, what the rules say about them, how to deal with them and how to avoid committing them.

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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/quicktips109

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: 109_Call_It_Communicating_with_Your_Doubles_Partner_During_Points.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Which side should you return from when playing doubles?  The deuce court side?  The ad court side?  How do you and your partner decide who takes which side?  In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we'll discuss five factors to consider when choosing which side to return from in doubles.

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/quicktips108

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: 108_Choosing_Sides_In_Doubles_Tennis.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 4:37pm PDT

What is up with people and the crazy things they do before they serve? Some of the antics we see on court these days seem less about serve preparation and more about playing mind games. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we're going to talk about something we've all faced at one time or another, or at least we think we've faced it. Sometimes it's hard to be sure. We're going to talk about gamesmanship on the serve - what it is and how you can deal with it.

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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/quicktips101

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: 101_How_to_Handle_Gamesmanship_on_the_Tennis_Serve.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Have you ever played against someone who wants to win the warm-up?  They angle their volleys off for winners.  They smash their overheads back at you, or maybe back at your partner who is not even paying attention to your opponent.  Some people play the warm-up as if its some kind of mini-match that they need to win before the real match even begins.  In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll talk about how to really "win" the warm-up, how to make the most of those 5 to 10 minutes before the match begins to get yourself physically and mentally ready to play.

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/quicktips97

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

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: 097_Winning_The_Warm-Up.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

I don't know about you, but I have played numerous matches where, at some point, the players can't figure out what the score is. Or who's turn it is to serve. Or even what just happened. This is especially true in a doubles match where four players may come up with four different versions of what's happening on court.  So what do you do in this situation?  Continue playing with the error, even though you know it's wrong?  Start all over again?  In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll tell you how to deal with errors in your tennis matches.

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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/quicktips96

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

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: 096_Correcting_Errors_in_Your_Tennis_Match.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

If the serve is the most important stroke in tennis, then the toss may be the most important part of the toss.  But a lot of players struggle with getting their toss just right.  In this episode, I talk about the need to keep your tossing arm up as long as possible.  This will help you avoid pulling off to one side when you're serving and will help to move your momentum into the serve.  I also tell you how you can practice your toss anywhere, including at home.

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/quicktips94

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

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: 094_Keep_Your_Tossing_Arm_Up.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

So you think you know all about tiebreaks?  What about the Coman tiebreak?  Do you know how to play one of those?  In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, you'll learn exactly what a Coman tiebreak is and you'll see just how easy it is to play one.  And after learning about the Coman tiebreak, you'll probably want to play one every time you have a tiebreak in a doubles 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/quicktips92

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

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: 092_All_About_The_Coman_Tiebreak.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Has your tennis team resorted to "stacking" the lines?  Also known as dropping the lines or flipping the lines.  If you have, then you know it can be a controversial topic for any captain and can lead to sometimes disastrous consequences.  In this episode, I'm interviewing one of my own team captains and someone who has served in that capacity for many years as well as working on the boards for a variety of tennis leagues.  Her name is Mary Baird and yes, she has stacked the lines.  But she's been able to do it in a positive way that not only keeps the team from disintegrating but actually produces results.  So listen in to learn all about the pros and cons of stacking the lines.

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/quicktips91

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

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: 091_The_Pros_and_Cons_of_Stacking_the_Lines_in_Tennis.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PDT