Tennis: forehand and backhand

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Backhand grip

In Nick Saviano's book, Maximum Tennis, Andre Agassi is said to have a very 'soft' left hand on his backhand, and yet often I hear and read many tips suggesting a very dominant, or active, supporting hand for the two handed backhand. Especially now, with the more semi-open stanced players, what should I suggest when teaching the backhand to developing players?

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what drills do you use to teach contact point skills to mini reds

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liz Sharman Coach, England

Hi Guys, How best to teach a return of serve

Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone has a suggestion on how to teach a block return from serve and a slice return from serve to 13y.o juniors who are playing against big servers Cheers

Ciaran Cahill Coach, Ireland

How to teach single and double-handed backhands to U10s?

teaching single and doublehanded backhands to under 10s

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I'm coaching middle school tennis for the first time. Where to begin?

Coaching tennis to middle school athletes for the first time. How do I begin?

Rhonda R Lang Coach, United States of America

How to run try-outs, getting 50 students down to 32?

There are 50 students, and I need to select 32 of them. How will you plan your try-out? Test for accuracy? Fitness?

Farhad Roshanaie Coach, United States of America

Fun technique drills for 4-5 year-olds?

I could use some relatively easy technique drills that are fun to keep the kids I train interested. They have played for 4 months (beginners) and are aged 4-5. If you know some fun drills involving forehand and backhand I would very much appreciate if you'd answer this question! Thanks in advance!

Mari Milos Coach, Sweden

How to improve a backhand - with topspin and extension?

I have a student who use to hit the two hands backhand too close of the body and without extensión. She is 16 years old and a good junior player. Also she tend to hit her backhand flat and we are working to combine more with topspin. Do you know how she could improve these two aspects? Thanks,Victor.

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Drills for hitting short to one side and deep to the other side.

I am interested in finding some drills that will teach hitting short to one side of the court, followed by a long deep shot to the other side.

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Beginning with coaching

I would like to know if there is a package where I can start with my players completely from the beginning. New starters, never played tennis before. I'm also new in coaching tennis, therefore need to learn how to set out a tennis session and how much to do in one session. How to structure the sessions to incorporate all the shots: forehand, backhand, serve, volley etc over how long a time. And also need to know how long a tennis session must be for beginners. How big the group can be to be most effective?

Chrissie Burger Coach, South Africa

What is the most efficient way to plan a training

I know some coaches use ; Monday - Serve Tuesday - Return Wednesday - Forehand Thursday - Backhand Some are using wave planning and some use 3 days Serve 3 days Return 3 days Forehand My Question is what is the most efficient way to plan a training

Berk Coach, Turkey


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