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

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.

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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/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

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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: <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

How often do you practice the half volley? It's not a shot we hit very much, not in singles or in doubles. So I'm guessing you don't practice it too often. But when you need it, it would be great if you could hit a nice half volley. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll give you some great tips for hitting a better half volley.

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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/quicktips132

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: 132_How_to_Play_the_Half_Volley.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 9:21am PST

It’s time for another episode in the 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 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. So far in this series, we've talked about where you should stand when you serve, how and why to use the continental grip on your serve, what service stance to use, what the qualities of a good serve really are, and how to hold the tennis ball when you toss.

Today, we're focusing on the toss again. Specifically, we're going to talk about where to place your toss. You may just be tossing to the same spot over and over. But in this episode, you'll learn how placing your toss in different spots can really help you hit a better serve.

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/quicktips131

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: 131_Where_To_Place_Your_Service_Toss.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 1:52pm PST

We have all faced them on court - those rude, obnoxious or annoying tennis players who just get to us. How can we handle these people? How can we remain cool, calm and happy when are opponent is acting in a way that makes us miserable? In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll help you look at this situation in a completely different way and I'll help you turn this around no matter what kind of player you face 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/quicktips130

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: 130_How_to_Deal_with_Rude_Obnoxious_and_Annoying_Tennis_Players.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Is it time for new tennis shoes? Should you own more than one pair of tennis shoes? Just which tennis shoes should you buy anyway? Do you really need special shoes to play on clay courts? Since your shoes are the only thing that comes between you and the court surface, they're pretty important. In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, we'll talk about how to know if it's time for new shoes and exactly what shoes you should buy.

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/quicktips129

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: 129_Tennis_Gear_Tip_-_Is_It_Time_For_New_Tennis_Shoes_.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 7:48pm PST

I’m always on the lookout for easy, no-fail strategies that will help me win my next tennis doubles match.  And I’ll bet you are too.  In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I discuss a strategy we all know - picking on the weak link. But I'm going to give you a few extra tips to make sure you put this super easy doubles strategy to best use every time you use it.

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/quicktips128

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: 128_Super_Easy_Doubles_Strategy_-_Pick_on_the_Weak_Link.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 11:00am PST

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.

 

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/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

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: 127_What_to_Talk_About_with_Your_Tennis_Doubles_Partner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am PST

How do you deal with those poach happy opponents who camp out right on the net?  They can be effective despite having tennis skills that may be less than great. And they can really get into your head, psyching you out to the point where you almost can't hit a return! In this episode of Tennis Quick Tips, I'll give you six great tennis tips that will help you neutralize and beat those poachers.

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/quicktips126

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: 126_How_to_Beat_Poachers.mp3
Category:Tennis -- posted at: 2:30am PST