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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Episode 45: Four-score and 7 minutes ago

Let's talk basics of tennis scoring and how little separates a win from a loss. Or, let's not keep "proper" score at all!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Episode 44: Slice with your feet, then your racket

The slice backhand can be a successful shot in the tennis repertoire as both and offensive and defensive stroke. The difference lies more in the positioning of the feet than most would realize.
NOTE: pay particular attention to the feet and where letter A represents racket position and letter B represents ball position.
If the ball is in the same relative position (B), but the racket head is further along its path to the ball (A), then it stands to reason that the ball will be struck further in front at the hit zone. If the racket head lags behind due to having less time, the ball is struck more on the side of the body.