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Rafael Nadal BNP Paribas 2012 Open leaning back

Groundstroke Killer: Leaning Back

A couple years ago, I had a lesson with a former ATP pro and coach of the Chinese Women’s National Tennis Team, Ni Chang Hong. He quickly detected a deficiency in my game that is rampant among tennis players, especially amateurs: falling back while hitting groundstrokes. Throughout my lesson, the coach called me out if […]

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The 5 Basic Tennis Strokes – An Overview

There are five fundamental¬†tennis strokes that every player needs to learn. Let’s go through the basics of each one:1. ServeThe serve is the most important shot in tennis. All points begin with a serve. The key to this stroke is fluidity, rotation, and use of the entire body to snap upward into the shot. ¬† Start […]

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