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Rankings Mini-Quiz: Week of 4-14-14

Tuesday April 15, 2014

How many players in the WTA top 20 this week weren't there last week?

Who is the only player missing from the ATP top 10 this week who was there last week?

The Topspin-Slice Power First Serve: Photo Lesson

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Photos illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the topspin-slice (often called "slice") serve. This is the most common first serve and the most powerful spin serve used in intermediate and advanced tennis.

The Semi-Open Semi-Western Forehand

Friday April 11, 2014
This step-by-step, photo-based lesson will help you learn the most popular forehand among power hitters. A semi-open forehand can also be hit effectively with grips east and west of Semi-Western.

Modifying Your Strokes to Prevent Tennis Elbow

Friday April 11, 2014
Tennis elbow has many causes, but the most common are flawed strokes. Here are some stroke adaptations that may help your elbow stay healthy.

Rankings Mini-Quiz: Week of 4-7-14

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Who is the only player in the ATP top 10 this week who wasn't there last week?

Which two players in the WTA top 10 traded rankings between last week and this week?

Basic Doubles Tactics Illustrated

Sunday April 6, 2014
This guide to doubles tactics and positioning explains and illustrates the roles of the server, the receiver, and the partner of each.

Buying a Racquet for a Beginner

Sunday April 6, 2014
Giving someone a first racquet can add an immense amount of fun and healthy exercise to his or her future. Here's how to choose the right racquet for a beginner.

Playing Tennis in the Wind

Wednesday April 2, 2014
Most people hate to play in the wind, but it can be a great chance to exercise your creativity. Learn some enjoyable and effective tactics for windy days.

Rankings Mini-Quiz: Week of 3-31-14

Monday March 31, 2014

Which two players in the WTA top 10 gained two ranking spots between the previous rankings and this week's, and which two lost two ranking spots?

How many players in the ATP top 10 this week have a ranking that changed since the previous rankings?

Tennis Needs Better Backboards

Thursday March 27, 2014
Most tennis backboards don't make much sense for the players who want to use them. Here's what's wrong with the typical backboard and what it will cost to build one right.

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