5 Tennis Tips for YOU! Merry Christmas

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Improve the way you play tennis by reading the following 5 tennis tips and studying the photo that goes with each particular tip. The photos are a great demonstration of these 5 tennis tips. Then next time you go out OnCourt solely focus on applying these tips as you play. If you do this you will definitely gain an Advantage over your opponent!

Click on the underlined links to see the photo that goes with each tennis tip:

  1. Svetlana Kuznetsova. This photo captures Kuznetsova demonstrating her forehand return of serve and is taken after she has made contact with the ball. From this picture you can see the posture of Kuznetsova’s head despite how powerfully she has played this shot (see her arm muscles!) and maintains it as she watches where her shot is going. Make sure that you make your best efforts to keep your head still and watch the ball like a hawk for every shot that you play.
  2. Dinara Safina. This photo captures Safina in the preparation stage of her forehand volley before she makes contact with the ball. From the picture you can see that the ball is fairly close to the same level as Safina’s eyes. Make sure that you make your best efforts to make contact with the ball as close to your eye level as you can for every volley.
  3. Elena Dementieva. This photo shows Dementieva already driving her racquet to make contact with the ball for her serve. From this picture you can see that Dementieva really drives her legs and body up to strike the ball in her service action. Make sure that you make your best efforts to use your legs to go up and get the ball instead of letting it come to you for every serve.
  4. Caroline Wozniacki. This photo shows Wozniacki making contact with the ball for her 2 handed backhand. From this picture you can see that Wozniacki makes contact with the ball above her shoulders when she plays an attacking shot. Make sure that you make your best efforts to make contact with the ball at chest height at least for every attacking groundstroke that you play.
  5. Victoria Azarenka. This photo shows Azarenka driving her racquet out through the ball with this aggressive double handed backhand drive. From this picture you can see that Azarenka has her racquet directly out in front of her after making contact with ball for this attacking backhand. Make sure that you make your best efforts to drive your racquet right through the ball and out towards your intended target area for every attacking groundstroke that you play.

Pictured above is Ana Ivanovic the former World No.1 and 2008 Roland Garros singles champion has placed the ball and is beautifully positioned to serve up a storm. Let’s hope Ivanovic can take tennis by storm in 2010!

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Today’s POST is dedicated to Aranxta Sanchez Vicario. Sanchez Vicario was born on this day in 1971. The Spaniard won 4 Grand Slam singles titles including 3 Roland Garros Championships in 1989, 1994 & 1998 and one US Open Crown in 1994. She first achieved her highest career ranking of World No.1 on 6 February 1995.

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