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Rankings Mini-Quiz: Week of 4-21-14

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Which two players in the ATP top 10 traded ranking spots between last week and this week?

Who is the only player in the WTA top 50 this week to improve her ranking by more than one spot since last week?

Photo Study of Stan Wawrinka's Strokes

Tuesday April 22, 2014
Stan Wawrinka just won the first Masters 1000 title of his career, defeating Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo final. Here are the strokes that Stan is using to back up his breakthrough title at the Australian Open earlier this year.

A Closer Look at String Tension

Friday April 18, 2014
String tension can make a huge difference in the way a racquet plays. Here's how tension affects power, control, spin, and arm comfort.

Soft Tennis

Friday April 18, 2014
Soft Tennis is gaining popularity all over the world, and for good reason; it's better exercise, gentler on the arm, and easier to learn than regular tennis.

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.

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