Category Archives for "How To"

TFP 063: Stringing Machine Tips and Tricks with Mark Gonzalez From Alpha Racquet Sports

TFP 063: Stringing Machine Tips and Tricks with Mark Gonzalez From Alpha Racquet Sports

On today’s episode of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Mark Gonzalez from Alpha Racquet Sports about stringing machines. I asked Mark about the different types of stringing machines, how to choose the right one for you, and tips and tricks to become a great stringer.  The International Alliance of Racquet Stringers (IART) has […]

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How to Choose the Right Tournaments for Your Game

How to Choose the Right Tournaments for Your Game

Choosing what tournaments to play can be tricky. You shouldn’t be getting blown out every match, but you don’t want to win every match without a challenge either. Your goal should be to compete in tournaments where at some point, there will be a player there to make you work hard to win. This is how we learn […]

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8 Tennis for Beginners- The Ultimate Guide

Tennis for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

There are a lot of people out there who want to play tennis, but they don’t know how or where to begin.  So I decided to spend a few days putting together the ultimate guide on how to play tennis for beginners. Let’s get started. Step 1:  TENNIS RACQUET             […]

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How to Hit Deeper Groundstrokes

John, one of my subscribers, asked me a great question yesterday about how he could hit deeper groundstrokes. In my latest Newsletter, I discussed why doing so is critical to your success in tennis. John emailed me back and said that he has trouble hitting the ball deep.  He can hit deep groundstrokes when he plays […]

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How To Hit Effective Approach Shots

Do you have trouble winning points at the net? Find yourself getting passed or hitting very difficult volleys most of the time? The key to winning points at net is hitting an effective approach shot. Most players, including me, were taught to hit the approach shot down the line every time.  There is a valid reason […]

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How to Beat a Pusher: 5 Surefire Tactics

I would like to establish that I have all the respect in the world for pushers.  While they tend to lack firepower, or may have ugly strokes, they often persevere through sheer willpower and an I will not miss a ball attitude. That’s a tough player to beat. So let me put it to you […]

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How to Become a Tennis Ball Boy in 3 Easy Steps

Several people have asked me how they or their child can become a tennis ball boy. And with good reason.  Tennis ball boys (or girls) enjoy their share of perks: free clothes, free shoes, access to the tennis venue, and the best seat (stand?) in the house. But before you can become a tennis ball […]

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