Tennis Serve: Training, Tips & Drills

For a first serve that wins points, follow these tips on how to make your tennis serve your biggest weapon.

7 Steps to a Perfect Serve

7 Steps to a Perfect Serve

Follow these tips on how to make your serve your biggest weapon.

The Secrets of Andy Roddick's Rocket Serve

The Secrets of Andy Roddick's Rocket Serve

Take a closer look at Andy Roddick's non-traditional technique for ways to make your first serve an ace.

The Best Practice Drill to Improve Your Serve

The Best Practice Drill to Improve Your Serve

As one of the most important strokes in tennis, practicing these service games on a regular basis your serve will once again take center stage.

5 Steps to a Supersonic Serve

5 Steps to a Supersonic Serve

Your existing serve may be getting the job done, but is it the ace-laced weapon you've always dreamed of? Here are five tips for upgrading your serve to super-sized proportions.

Federer's Serve: A Model of Perfection

Federer's Serve: A Model of Perfection

Roger Federer's serve may not have the m.p.h. of other pros, but if you were to pick one service motion as a template for improving your serve, look to Roger.

Ball Toss: Proper Technique for a Tennis Serve

Ball Toss: Proper Technique for a Tennis Serve

The secret to successful serves begins with proper ball placement. Learn the simple solution to achieving a perfectly placed toss every time.

Backswing: Keys to Racket Preparation

Backswing: Keys to Racket Preparation

Shot preparation is as important to making good shots as the actual execution itself. Find out how these two elements make the difference between a shanked shot and a winner.

Footwork: The Foundation for Success

Footwork: The Foundation for Success

The key to great tennis begins from the ground up. Here are five reasons why improving your footwork will also improve your chances of success on the courts.

The Three Forehand Finishes

When it comes to pace and spin, follow-through is key. Legendary coach Robert Lansdorp explains how the three forehand finishes of the modern game can help control points and dictate wins.

The Lost Art of Chip and Charge

The Lost Art of Chip and Charge

Although it's quickly becoming a lost art form on the pro tour, the chip and charge is an invaluable tool for keeping the pressure on your opponent. Learn how with these expert tips.

Backboards: The Perfect Practice Partner

Backboards: The Perfect Practice Partner

With the proper motivation and attitude, backboards and hitting walls can be a great tennis conditioning buddy and practice partner.

Spin Your Way to a Winning Game

Ball spin is clearly one of the most important factors related to ball control in tennis. Here are a few tips to make ball spin work to your advantage.

Tennis Video: Forehand Basics

Gilad Bloom explains the fundamentals of the cornerstone of tennis technique with this video tip from PlaySportsTV.com. Step 1 involves the proper grip for the modern forehand.

Tennis Video: Forehand Basics Part Two

Gilad Bloom explains the fundamentals of the cornerstone of tennis technique with this video tip from PlaySportsTV.com. Step 2 teaches you the proper swing and follow-through for a well-executed forehand.

Tennis Video: Forehand Basics Part Three

Gilad Bloom explains the fundamentals of the cornerstone of tennis technique with this video tip from PlaySportsTV.com. Step 3 emphasizes the importance of footwork and technique for a well-executed forehand.

Tennis Drill: Cross-Court Forehand

This drill is designed to work specifically on shot placement and accuracy of the forehand. The better the players become at hitting cross-court, the harder they can hit the ball.

How to Improve Your Second Serve

A solid second serve reduces the pressure on you to hit a winning first serve. It also keeps you from being instantly attacked on second serves.

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