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Basic Serve: Photo Lesson

Servers at the beginning and intermediate levels should find this step-by-step lesson helpful to learn the serve for the first time or to improve technique on an existing serve. With intentional spin, this can quickly become an advanced serve.

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Sabine Lisicki Serve Photos

Photos and analysis of tennis pro Sabine Lisicki's serve.

The Reaction Drill

How to run the Reaction Drill for intermediate and advanced tennis players and make drop tubes to improve the feeds.

Round Robins: Calculating Time and Choosing a Scoring Unit

Learn how to calculate how long a round robin tennis tournament will take based on the number of players and available courts and how to choose a scoring unit.

Better, Safer 8-and-Under Tennis Courts

How to lay out 8-and-Under tennis courts for much better safety and ball visibility.

Grigor Dimitrov's Strokes in Photos

Photos of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov: a gallery of pictures of Grigor Dimitrov hitting forehands, serves, and backhands that illustrate explanations of his stroke techniques, starting with the beginning of his forehand swing.

Photo Tour of Female Pro Forehand Grips

Photos and descriptions of the forehand grips used by top female pros.

Points of Contact for Five Spin Serves: Photo Tour

Photos illustrate this tour of the ideal points of contact for the topspin slice, topspin, twist, slice, and underhand sidespin serves in tennis.

Flavia Pennetta's Strokes in Photos

Gallery of photos of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta: pictures of her hitting forehands, backhands, volleys, and a serve illustrate explanations of how she hits those strokes.

The One-Handed Backhand Sidespin Slice: Photo Lesson

Photos illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the one-handed backhand sidespin slice in tennis.

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