Tennis Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Rafael Nadal's Six Greatest Strengths
The six greatest strengths in Rafael Nadal's game, starting with the extreme topspin on his forehand.

The 24(?) Types of Tennis Balls
With four speeds, three types of upholstery, and two power sources, the tennis ball universe might need its own Blue Book.

The 24(?) Types of Tennis Balls - Bounce and Existence
Get the lowdown on tennis balls and the two different types of bounce production. Find out just how many types of tennis balls are out there and where to buy them. Page 2.

Rafael Nadal's Six Greatest Strengths - Covering Commanding and Expanding the Court
The six greatest strengths in Rafael Nadal's game, from his psychological intensity to the combined spins on his lefty serve. Page 2.

Elena Dementieva Photo - Backhand Point of Contact at US Open
Photo of Elena Dementieva's backhand point of contact, taken at the US Open in 2006. Page 12.

Elena Dementieva Photo - Slice Backhand Mid-Swing at Roland Garros
Photo of Elena Dementieva mid-swing on a slice backhand, taken at Roland Garros in 2005. Page 7.

Elena Dementieva Photo - Point of Contact on Serve at the Acura Classic
Photo of Elena Dementieva's point of contact on a serve, taken at the Acura Classic tennis tournament in 2006. Page 8.

Elena Dementieva Photo - Racquet Set for Upward Swing in Serve at the JP Morgan Chase Open
Photo of Elena Dementieva, with her racquet set for the upward swing in her serve, taken at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in 2006. Page 9.

Elena Dementieva Photo - Loaded Up for Backhand at the Pacific Life Open
Photo of Elena Dementieva loaded up for a backhand, taken at the Pacific Life Open tennis tournament in 2006. Page 11.

Female Tennis Players Fan Sites Official Information Stars Women Ladies WTA
Find fan sites and official sites offering photos, bios, and career statistics of favorite female tennis players, including top women stars like Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters, Daniela Hantuchova, Anna Kournikova, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Monica Seles, and Jelena Dokic.

Maria Sharapova Photo - Loading Up for Serve at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in August, 2005.
Photo of Maria Sharapova loading up for a serve, taken in August of 2005 at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California. Page 3.

Maria Sharapova Photo - Running Forehand at the JP Morgan Chase Open Tennis Tournament in August, 2005.
Photo of Maria Sharapova's running forehand taken in August of 2005 at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California. Page 5.

Maria Sharapova Photo - Serve Wind-up at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in August, 2005.
Photo of Maria Sharapova's serve wind-up taken in August of 2005 at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California. Page 6.

Maria Sharapova Photo - Same-Side Forehand Follow-Through at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in August, 2005.
Photo of Maria Sharapova's same-side forehand follow-through taken in August of 2005 at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California. Page 8.

Maria Sharapova Photo: Beginning of Serve at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in August, 2005.
Photo of Maria Sharapova beginning to serve, taken in August of 2005 at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California. Page 9.

Maria Sharapova Photo - Looking Back at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in August, 2005.
Photo of Maria Sharapova looking back toward the net, taken in August of 2005 at the JP Morgan Chase Open tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California. Page 10.

Tennis Racquet main strings Glossary Definition
Definition of tennis racquet main strings.

Tennis Rankings Statistics Pro Tours World Rank Players Singles Doubles
Find official and alternative rankings of tennis players on the ATP and WTA pro tours and tennis statistics sorted by a wide range of criteria, including nationality and age.

Male Tennis Players Fan Sites Official Information Stars Men ATP Tour
Find fan sites and official sites offering photos, bios, and career statistics of favorite male pro tennis players, including Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Pete Sampras, Gustavo Kuerten, Tim Henman, Lleyton Hewitt, Jan-Michael Gambill, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Patrick Rafter.

Tennis at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
Tennis at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing

2011 ATP Tour Rankings
Archive of weekly ATP Tour rankings from 2011 for the top 100 men's professional tennis players.

2011 WTA Tour Rankings
Archive of 2011's weekly WTA Tour rankings for the top 100 women's professional tennis players.

2012 ATP Tour Rankings
Archive of 2012's weekly ATP Tour rankings for the top 100 men's professional tennis players.

2012 WTA Tour Rankings
Archive of 2012's weekly WTA Tour rankings for the top 100 women's professional tennis players.

Tennis Backhand FAQ on Grips Spins Stances One-Handed Two-Handed
Answers to your questions about the backhand in tennis, including grips, spins, stances, and one-handed versus two-handed strokes.

Tennis Basic Serving FAQ - Stance, Grip, Toss, Point of Contact, Swing, First Serve, and Second Serve
Answers to your questions about the basics of serving in tennis, including stance, grip, toss, point of contact, and the serve swing for first and second serves.

Tennis Beginners How to Get Started FAQ
Answers to your questions on how to get started playing tennis. Beginners will find help on the best racquets, balls, and shoes to buy; when and how to take lessons; how to practice; and how to have more fun playing.

Tennis Clothing Tennis Shoes Skirts Shorts Hats Shirts Accessories Outfits Apparel
Learn how to choose the right shoes. Find retailers and manufacturers of tennis skirts, outfits, warmup suits, shirts, shorts, hats, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and other apparel.

Tennis Drills Games and Practice Routines
Learn to use a variety of fun drills, games, and practice routines to improve your tennis.

Tennis Forehand and Backhand Groundstrokes - Articles Videos FAQs Tips Topspin Slice
Learn and improve your forehand and backhand groundstrokes through articles, free video lessons, FAQs, and tips. Correct problems with your strokes and develop stronger topspin, backspin, and sidespin slice. Compare the Eastern, Semi-Western, and Western styles.

Forehand FAQ - Eastern Semi-Western Western Topspin Slice Flat Tennis Forehands
Answers to your questions about forehands in tennis, including the Eastern, Semi-Western, and Western styles; the open and square stances; and when to use topspin, slice, and flat forehands.

Greatest Tennis Matches - Best and/or Most Notable Matches
Enjoy again the greatest and/or most notable tennis matches and rivalries, including the best matches from Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the US Open, and the Australian Open.

Tennis Return of Serve FAQ - Mental and Physical Techniques for Returning Serves
Mental and physical service return techniques, including adjustments in your backswing and spin, that you can use to return hard, kick, and slice serves.

Tennis Tournament Schedules TV Times Dates Pro Tours
Look up tennis tournament calendars and TV schedules. Find out when Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, and other major tennis tournaments will be played and broadcast on television.

Tennis Serve - Learn Basics Toss Topspin Slice Twist Spins
Learn both basic and advanced tennis serves through articles, FAQs, how-to, and free video lessons. Develop a full range of serving spins, including topspin, slice, and twist. Learn to hit with more power and better placement.

Tennis Singles Positioning and Placement FAQ
How to position yourself on the tennis court in singles and where to aim your forehands, backhands, volleys, and overheads in offensive and defensive situations.

Tennis Spin Serves FAQ - Topspin Twist Slice Topspin-Slice First Second Kick Underhand Sidespin Reverse Slice
How to hit ten different spin serves, including topspin, twist, and slice; which spins are best for first and second serves; and which work best against tall or short receivers.

Tennis Strategies and Tactics for Singles and Doubles Matches
Learn better singles and doubles strategies through improved court positioning, shot selection, mental toughness, and offensive and defensive tactics.

Tennis Elbow - Causes Diagnosis Prevention and Treatment
Get advice on the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of tennis elbow. Causes discussed include problems with tennis strokes and racquet selection. Treatments include exercises, stretches, medications, elbow braces, elbow straps, steroids, and surgery.

Tennis Grips FAQ - Answers on Eastern, Western, Semi-Western, and Continental Grips
Answers to your questions about Eastern, Western, Semi-Western, Continental, one-handed, and two-handed grips for forehands, backhands, serves, volleys, and overheads, whether hit flat, slice, or with topspin.

Tennis Tournaments Pro Tour Events ATP WTA Wimbledon US Open French Australian
Find sites for Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open, and the Australian Open, plus other major tennis tournaments.

Volleys Overheads Approach Half Volleys Drop Specialty Shots
Learn and improve your volleys, overheads, approach shots, half volleys, drop shots, and other specialty shots.

Basic Professional Tennis Tours Glossary
Find definitions of some of the terms you will see most often as you begin to follow the men's and women's professional tennis tours. These basic, simple defintions will make it easy for beginners to get started following pro tennis.

Pro Tennis Tours - Professional Players Rankings Events News Greatest Matches
Find photos and bios of your favorite players, ATP and WTA Tour rankings and statistics, tournament schedules and tickets, pro tour news, and articles on tennis's greatest matches.

Tennis Beginners - Learn to Play Tennis - How to Get Started Easily
Start playing tennis with instruction and advice for beginners who want to learn strokes, tactics, rules, and how to choose racquets and strings.

Tennis Court Surfaces FAQ - Fast, Slow, Red Clay, Har Tru, Rebound Ace, Hard, Grass, And Carpet
Answers to your questions about fast, slow, red clay, Har Tru, Rebound Ace, hard, grass, and carpet tennis court surfaces.

Tennis Doubles FAQ - Positioning and Strategy for Receiver Server and Partners of Each
Answers to your questions about doubles positioning and strategy, including roles of the server, the receiver, and the partner of each.

Tennis FAQ and Reference Tennis Research
Find answers to questions about almost every topic in tennis, including serves, forehands, backhands, topspin, slice, rules, racquets, shoes, balls, The Code, doubles strategy, court surfaces, tennis parents, grips, strings, tennis terminology, tournament information, and technical research.

For Juniors - Instruction and Resources for Young Tennis Players
Get instruction, advice on buying racquets and other gear, and information on tennis scholarships for junior competitors, including players on high school tennis teams. Find resources for beginners through advanced junior players, from rankings and tournament schedules to fun, new games and drills.

Tennis History Origins Early Historical Invention Beginnings
Trace the history of tennis from its origins to the most recent milestones at Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the Australian Open, and the U.S. Open. Articles, quizzes, and photos follow tennis history from its earliest beginnings through its official invention to the present day.

Tennis Injuries and Conditioning Prevention of Tennis Elbow Shoulder Ankle Foot Prevent
Learn how strokes, conditioning, and equipment choices will help in prevention and treatment of elbow, shoulder, ankle, foot, wrist, and other tennis injuries.

Tennis Instruction - Learn and Improve Forehand Backhand Serve Strokes Strategies Practice
Tennis instruction through articles, free video lessons, tips, how-to, FAQs, and quizzes. Learn and improve tennis strokes including forehands, backhands, serves, volleys, overheads, approach shots, half-volleys, and lobs hit with spins from topspin to slice. Learn better tennis positioning, strategy, tactics, and practice drills for singles and doubles players at any level from beginner through advanced.

Tennis Jobs and Tennis Industry - Teacher Certification - Job Listings - Organizations
Become a certified tennis teaching pro, browse tennis job listings, and get information from the major tennis industry organizations.

Tennis Humor - Jokes and Funny Quotes
Enjoy tennis humor with a variety of jokes and funny quotes.

Tennis at the Olympic Games
Learn what makes Olympic tennis competition different, how teams are chosen, which players will be competing, and who won medals in past Olympics.

Tennis Racquets Balls Strings Stringing Machines Grips Court Equipment
Research the best racquets and strings to suit your game and where to shop for the best price and service. Learn how to pick the right string tension, how to choose the most durable and best performing tennis balls, and how to measure your grip size. Locate retailers and manufacturers of racquets, balls, strings, stringing machines, ball machines, court equipment, and various tennis gadgets and accessories.

Tennis Ball FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Tennis Balls
Answers to your questions about tennis ball types, colors, bounce, fuzz, durability, repressurizing, and more.

Tennis Parents FAQ - Choosing Lessons Racquets Pros Practice Motivation
Answers to questions from tennis parents about lessons for their kids, choosing a racquet or a good pro, practicing, motivating, and more.

Tennis Racquets FAQ - Weight, Balance, Length, Materials, Cost, Stringing, Stability
Answers to your questions about tennis racquet weight, balance, length, materials, cost, stringing, stability, and more.

Tennis Shoes FAQ - Shoe Types Materials Wear Repair
Answers to your questions about tennis shoe types, materials, wear, repair, and more.

Tennis Strings FAQ - Tension, Types, Gauges, Repairs, Restringing
Answers to your questions about tennis string tension, types, gauges, repairs, restringing, and more.

Stan Wawrinka's Slice Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Stanislas Wawrinka's slice backhand grip.

Nicolas Almagro's Slice Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Nicolas Almagro's slice backhand grip.

Richard Gasquet's Slice Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Richard Gasquet's slice backhand grip.

Roger Federer's Slice Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Roger Federer's slice backhand grip.

James Blake's Slice Backhand Grip
Photo and description of James Blake's slice backhand grip.

Feliciano Lopez Slice Backhand Grips
Photos and descriptions of the slice backhand grips used by some of the world's top male professional tennis players, starting with Feliciano Lopez.

Mikhail Youzhny's Slice Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Mikhail Youzhny's slice backhand grip.

Anna Smashnova's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Anna Smashnova's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Francesca Schiavone's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Francesca Schiavone's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Amelie Mauresmo's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Amelie Mauresmo's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Justine Henin One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grips
Photos and descriptions of the one-handed topspin backhand grips used by some of the world's top female professional tennis players, starting with Justine Henin.

Alicia Molik's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Alicia Molik's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Eleni Daniilidou's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Eleni Daniilidou's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Carla Suarez Navarro's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Carla Suarez Navarro's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Roger Federer's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Roger Federer's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Stanislas Wawrinka's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Stanislas Wawrinka's one-handed topspin backhand grip. Page 5.

James Blake's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of James Blake's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Mikhail Youzhny's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Mikhail Youzhny's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Feliciano Lopez One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grips
Photos and descriptions of the one-handed topspin backhand grips used by some of the world's top male professional tennis players, starting with Feliciano Lopez.

Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Richard Gasquet's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Nicolas Almagro's One-Handed Topspin Backhand Grip
Photo and description of Nicolas Almagro's one-handed topspin backhand grip.

Gallery of Stan Wawrinka's Strokes
Photos of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka: a gallery of pictures of Stan Wawrinka hitting backhands, forehands, and serves that illustrate explanations of his stroke techniques, starting with the backswing for his one-handed topspin backhand.

Illustrated Serve And Volley Tactics
An illustrated guide to advanced doubles tactics in tennis, including the positioning and roles of the server, the receiver, and the partner of each, starting with the serve and volley tactic.

Server's Partner Planned Poach
Illustrated explanation of a planned poach by the server's partner in doubles tennis.

Server's Partner Lobbed: Covering Own Side
Illustrated explanation of how advanced doubles players should cover their own sides if the server's partner gets lobbed.

I Formation
Illustrated explanation of the I formation in advanced doubles tennis.

Australian Formation
Illustrated explanation of the Australian formation in advanced doubles tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob in Tennis - First Body Clue of Swing Path
Photo illustrating the parallel curves of the body position and the topspin lob swing in tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob Lesson
Photos illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the forehand topspin lob in tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob in Tennis - Backswing Complete
Photo of the completed backswing for a forehand topspin lob in tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob in Tennis - Racquet at Extreme Low Point
Photo of the extreme low point of the racquet in preparation for a forehand topspin lob in tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob in Tennis - One Frame Before Contact
Photo of the slightly open racquet face just before contact on a forehand topspin lob in tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob in Tennis - Contact
Photo of the slightly open racquet face at the point of contact for a forehand topspin lob in tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob in Tennis - One Frame After Contact
Photo taken one video frame after contact with the ball on a forehand topspin lob in tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob in Tennis - High Point of Follow-Through
Photo of the high point of the follow through for a forehand topspin lob in tennis.

Forehand Topspin Lob in Tennis - End of Follow-Through
Photo of the end of the follow-through for a forehand topspin lob in tennis.

Tennis Topspin-Slice First Serve - End of Follow-Through
The follow-through finishes on the left side and the right foot lands inside the baseline for the tennis topspin-slice first serve.

How to Hit the Topspin-Slice Power First Serve
Photos illustrate this step-by-step tennis lesson on how to hit the topspin-slice serve, the most common first serve and the most powerful spin serve used in advanced tennis.

Tennis Topspin-Slice First Serve - Knee Bend and Body Coil on Wind-up
Prepare for the upward drive of your legs in a topspin-slice first serve with a good knee bend and body coil.

Topspin-Slice First Serve - Beginning of Upward Strike - Elbow Up Racquet Down
Prepare to strike the ball for a topspin-slice first serve with your elbow up, racquet down, and wrist laid back loosely.

Tennis Topspin-Slice First Serve - Mid-Swing
The forearm is rising as the elbow straightens at this point in the tennis topspin-slice first serve.

Tennis Topspin-Slice First Serve - Split Second Before Contact
Just before contact in this tennis topspin-slice first serve, the forearm is vertical, and the forces from the larger body segments have caused the wrist to whip the racquet upward.

Tennis Topspin-Slice First Serve - Split Second After Contact
Just after contact in this tennis topspin-slice first serve, the racquet has brushed upward and across the ball.

Tennis Topspin-Slice First Serve - Natural Pronation
The forearm pronation in this tennis topspin-slice first serve is a natural consequence of the forces from larger body segments that generate the swing.

Tennis Topspin-Slice First Serve - Early Follow-Through
As the follow-through of this tennis topspin-slice first serve begins, the left-to-right racquet path continues to be evident.

Tennis Twist Serve - Ball Clears Net Comfortably - Follow-Through Complete
As the follow through is completed for this tennis twist serve, the ball clears the net with a comfortable margin.

How to Hit the Twist Serve
Photos illustrate this step-by-step, free tennis lesson on how to hit the twist serve, one of the two kick serves used most often as a second serve in tennis.

Tennis Twist Serve Knees Bent Preparing for Upward Thrust by Legs
Use a good knee bend to prepare for the upward thrust of your legs on a twist serve.

Twist Serve Elbow Up Racquet Down Body Arched
Prepare to strike the ball for a twist serve with your elbow up, racquet down, and body arched like a bent bow.

Tennis Twist Serve - Kinetic Chain Moving Into Shoulder
The shoulder is the active link in the kinetic chain at this point in the tennis twist serve.

Tennis Twist Serve One Frame Before Contact
One frame before contact in this tennis twist serve, the forearm is the active link in the kinetic chain, and the racquet is positioned to strike up and across the ball from left to right.

Tennis Twist Serve Point of Contact
At the point of contact in this tennis twist serve, the wrist is the active link in the kinetic chain, and the racquet is about to brush upward and across the ball.

One Frame After Contact
One frame after contact in this tennis twist serve, the wrist has whipped the racquet head into and across the ball to create power and spin.

Beginning of Follow Through
As the follow through of this tennis twist serve begins, the natural wrist pronation is more evident.

Tennis Twist Serve Following Through Initially to the Right
Most players start following through to the right but finish on the left in the tennis twist serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Serena Williams's Toss for a Kick Second Serve
How Serena Williams tosses the ball for her kick second serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Novak Djokovic's Toss for a Topspin-Slice First Serve
How Novak Djokovic tosses the ball for his topspin-slice first serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Novak Djokovic's Toss for a Twist Second Serve
How Novak Djokovic tosses the ball for his twist second serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - How Practical is Using the Same Toss?
How practical is using the same toss for different spin serves? Can you hit a full range of spins from heavy slice to twist with the toss either to your right, to your left, or directly overhead?

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Roger Federer's Toss for a Topspin-Slice First Serve
How Roger Federer tosses the ball for his topspin-slice first serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Roger Federer's Toss for a Twist Second Serve
How Roger Federer tosses the ball for his twist second serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Samantha Stosur's Toss for a Topspin-Slice First Serve
How Samantha Stosur tosses the ball for her topspin-slice first serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Samantha Stosur's Toss for a Twist Second Serve
How Samantha Stosur tosses the ball for her twist second serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Andy Roddick's Toss for a Topspin-Slice First Serve
How Andy Roddick tosses the ball for his topspin-slice first serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Andy Roddick's Toss for a Twist Second Serve
How Andy Roddick tosses the ball for his twist second serve.

Same Toss for Different Spin Serves in Tennis - Serena Williams's Toss for a Topspin-Slice First Serve
How Serena Williams tosses the ball for her topspin-slice first serve.

Tossing for Different Spin Serves
Should you use the same toss for different spin serves in tennis? Do pros Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Samantha Stosur, Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, and Novak Djokovic use the same toss for different spins, or is there a difference between the tosses for their topspin-slice first serves and their kick second serves?

Easy Poach - Doubles Positioning of Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan illustrating an easy poach in doubles tennis.

Both at Net - Doubles Positioning of Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan both at net in doubles tennis.

Classic Serving Formation Doubles Photo Lesson
How Bob and Mike Bryan use positioning to win in doubles.

Handling a Ball Down the Middle - Doubles Positioning of Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan handling a ball down the middle in doubles tennis.

Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman - Doubles Positioning - Classic Receiving Position Against Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman in classic receiving position against the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in doubles tennis.

Shifted - Doubles Positioning of Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan illustrating shifted positioning in doubles tennis.

Serving to Ad Side - Doubles Positioning of Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan serving to the ad side in doubles tennis.

I Formation - Doubles Positioning of Leander Paes and Martin Damm Against Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of Leander Paes and Martin Damm using the I formation against the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in doubles tennis.

Bold Poach - Doubles Positioning of Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan illustrating a bold poach in doubles tennis.

Both Back - Doubles Positioning of Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan
Photo of the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan illustrating the both back formation in doubles tennis.

Female Pro Forehand Grips Gallery
Photos and descriptions of the forehand grips used by top female pros.

Li Na's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Li Na's forehand grip.

Svetlana Kuznetsova's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Svetlana Kuznetsova's forehand grip.

Victoria Azarenka's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Victoria Azarenka's forehand grip.

Dinara Safina's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Dinara Safina's forehand grip.

Maria Kirilenko's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Maria Kirilenko's forehand grip.

Venus Williams's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Venus Williams's forehand grip.

Maria Sharapova's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Maria Sharapova's forehand grip.

Samantha Stosur's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Samantha Stosur's forehand grip.

Justine Henin's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Justine Henin's forehand grip.

Jelena Jankovic's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Jelena Jankovic's forehand grip.

Elena Dementieva's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Elena Dementieva's forehand grip.

Caroline Wozniacki's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Caroline Wozniacki's forehand grip.

Kim Clisters's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Kim Clisters's forehand grip.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's backhand follow-through.

Pictures of Grigor Dimitrov's Strokes
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.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Slice Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's slice backhand.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Forehand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's forehand point of contact.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Forehand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's forehand follow-through.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Loading Up for Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov loading up for a serve.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Elbow Up, Racquet Down on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's elbow-up, racquet-down position for a serve.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Wrist About to Whip on Serve
Photo of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's wrist about to whip upward on his serve.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Point of Contact on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's point of contact on his serve.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Backhand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's backswing for his one-handed backhand.

Grigor Dimitrov Photos - Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov's backhand point of contact.

Simona Halep Photos - Serve Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Simona Halep's point of contact on the serve.

Simona Halep Photos - Middle of Serve Swing
Photo of tennis pro Simona Halep at the middle of her serve swing.

Simona Halep Photos - Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Simona Halep's backhand point of contact.

Simona Halep Photos - Backhand Start of Swing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Simona Halep's backhand at the start of her swing.

Simona Halep Photos - Backswing for Two-Handed Backhand
Photo and explanation of Simona Halep's backswing for her two-handed backhand.

Simona Halep Photos - Knee Bend for Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Simona Halep's knee bend as she prepares to strike her serve.

Simona Halep Photos - Forehand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Simona Halep following through after hitting a forehand.

Simona Halep Photos - Forehand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Simona Halep's forehand point of contact.

Gallery of Pictures of Simona Halep's Strokes
Photos of tennis pro Simona Halep: a gallery of pictures of Simona Halep hitting forehands, backhands, and serves that illustrate explanations of her stroke techniques, starting with her forehand backswing.

Soft Tennis Explained
An introduction to soft tennis, played with lightweight, inflatable balls on a regular tennis court, but with slightly different rules.

Loop in Forehand Backswings
How much loop to use in the forehand backswing is a subject of much debate among tennis teaching pros. Does a large or small loop, or perhaps a paused-loop, give you the best timing, racquet-head speed, and topspin?

Tennis Olympic Medalists in Singles and Doubles
Lists of past Olympic tennis medalists in men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles.

Fixing Volley Mistakes in Tennis
Learn how to fix your game from repeatedly hitting volleys into the net. These strategies will help you find your weaknesses and correct your swings or body positions. Page 2.

Volley Repair: Hitting Wide, Getting Passed, Inconsistency
Follow these suggestions to correct specific problems and hit better volleys in tennis. From hitting volleys wide to not hitting the ball, learn how you can improve your game. Page 3.

Volley Repair - Fixing Volley Problems in Tennis
How to correct specific problems and hit better volleys in tennis.

Top Five Mistakes of Inexperienced Tennis Competitors
Learn to avoid these five common mistakes in tennis strategy and stroke selection.

Top 5 Mistakes Beginner Tennis Players Make
Common mistakes made by beginner tennis players when it comes to game strategy and stroke selection. You can learn how to avoid them. Page 2.

Improve Your Net Play with Volley Drills and Games
Learn how to improve your net play through volley drills and different games you can do with a friend. Follow these activities to increase your tennis skill and volley know-how. Page 2.

Volley Drills and Games: How to Improve Your Net Play
How to improve your net play through volley drills and games you can do with a friend.

Improve Your Mental Toughness for Tennis
There are ways you can improve your mental toughness when it comes to playing tennis. Check out these suggestions along with books that feature good chapters on the topic. Page 2.

Five Mental Toughness Phrases to Help Tennis Players
Get your mind to be a partner, not an extra opponent, on the tennis court. Here are five top tips to use in your mental toughness training.

Encourage Your Opponent's Unforced Errors in Tennis
Five tennis shots that tend to make your opponent miss when he thinks he shouldn't.

Alter Space and Time to Encourage Your Opponent to Miss in Tennis
Consider making these tennis shots that tend to make your opponent miss when he thinks he shouldn't. Encourage your competition's unforced errors. Page 2.

Strategies Against the Four Main Types of Tennis Opponents
Find your winning strategy against power baseliners and serve-and-volleyers. These suggestions can take your tennis game up a few notches. Page 2.

4 Types of Tennis Opponent: Dinkers and Moon-Ballers
How to find a winning strategy against dinkers, moon-ballers, power baseliners, and serve-and-volleyers.

Strategies for Attacking the One-Handed Backhand
The second biggest weakness of a one-handed backhand is its vulnerability to being late. Find strategies here that work well against one-handed backhands in tennis. Page 2.

Strategies and Tactics for Attacking the One-Handed Backhand in Tennis
Strategies and tactics that work well against one-handed backhands in tennis.

Tackling the Temperamental Tennis Service Toss - How to Improve Your Serve with a Better Toss
Make your service toss reliable: one of the easiest ways to improve your serve in tennis. Follow these tips to make your serve game better. Page 2.

How to Improve Your Tennis Serve With a Better Toss
Why the service toss can be tricky and how to make it reliable: one of the easiest ways to improve your serve in tennis.

Training For a Higher Point of Contact on a Tennis Serve
Take a look at these training methods to meet the ball as high as possible on your tennis serve. You can develop a higher point of contact and a better serve by finding what works for you. Page 2.

How to Raise Your Point of Contact for Different Serves
Meeting the ball as high as possible on your tennis serve makes a huge difference, but many players habitually meet the ball as much as three feet too low. Here are several ways to develop a higher point of contact and a better serve.

Control and Comfort - String Tension in Tennis Racquets
A lesson in how energy dynamics in the ball-string interaction play a major role in the effect of various string tensions in tennis racquets. Page 2.

String Tension and Power in Tennis Racquets
Understanding how energy dynamics in the ball-string interaction govern the effect of different string tensions in tennis racquets.

Buying an Adult Tennis Racquet
How to choose and buy the right adult tennis racquet.

How to Choose the Right Adult Tennis Racquet
Follow these tips and suggestions to help choose and buy the right adult tennis racquet for your game and skill level. Understand the importance of the weight of your racquet. Page 2.

Serena Williams Profile - Biography of Tennis Player Serena Williams
Profile of Serena Williams and her tennis, including biography, basic facts, playing style, greatest strengths, and areas needing improvement.

Serena Williams Profile - Biography of Tennis Player Serena Williams - Basic Facts and Game Analysis
Fast facts on American tennis professional Serena Williams, including major wins, statistics, basic facts, playing style, and greatest strengths. Page 3.

Serena Williams Profile - Biography of Tennis Player Serena Williams - Middle of Career
Read this profile of tennis pro Serena Williams and understand her game - includes biography, basic facts, playing style, greatest strengths, and areas needing improvement. Page 2.

How to Get USPTA Certified as a Teaching Pro
Learn the process of getting certified as a tennis instructor by the USPTA and the benefits that certification can bring you in your tennis teaching career. Page 2.

Getting Certified to Teach Tennis
Understand the process of getting certified as a tennis instructor and the benefits of certification, particularly when it comes to preventing major mistakes.

How to Become a Tennis Teaching Pro - Part II - Getting Certified
The process of getting certified as a tennis instructor and the benefits of certification. Page 3.

Tennis Instructor Job Preparation and Tips
How to prepare for and get your first job as a tennis instructor.

How to Become a Tennis Teaching Pro
Looking for your first job as a tennis instructor? You have several options to get started in a career teaching tennis to beginners and other level players. Page 2.

A Typology of Tennis Shots
Tennis shots defined and organized into families by the way in which they are struck. Hit a dump or a buggywhip lately?

A Typology of Tennis Shots - Serves, Volleys, Overheads
Read the definitions of specific tennis shots and find them organized into families by the way in which they are struck. Know your shots and when to use them! Page 2.

Sports That Help Your Tennis
Other sports a tennis player should try.

Other Sports That Help Your Tennis
Want to improve your athleticism for your tennis game? Consider these other sports as part of a full complement of sports activities to make your tennis game pop. Page 2.

Early History of Tennis - Racquets & Courts Take Shape
Learn about the early days of tennis and see how the sport has evolved and progressed through the years. See the changes from the 1500s through the 1880s. Page 2.

The Origins and Early History of Tennis
Did tennis originate in ancient Egypt or in the courtyards of 11th century French monasteries?

Tackling the Retriever in Boys' High School Tennis
Retrievers tend to drive their opponents crazy because they try to make the other player commit an error. Here are some good ideas on how to beat the retriever that should work. Page 2.

Win More Matches in Boys' High School Tennis
How to beat the two main types of player you'll encounter in boys' high school tennis.

How to Hit the One-Handed Slice Backhand
Improve your tennis game by discovering these hitting techniques for the one-handed slice backhand. Also find details on how to properly position your body. Page 2.

Super Tennis Shots - The Slice Backhand
Strategic uses and hitting techniques for the one-handed slice backhand in tennis.

Forehand Repair - Fixing Problems with Your Forehand in Tennis
Fixable problems with your tennis forehand: learn how to adjust your forehand grip, your swing, your stance, and your timing so that you can hit better forehands. Page 2.

Simple Guide to Forehand Grips in Tennis
An easy way to compare the Continental, Eastern, Western, and Semi-Western forehand grips for tennis.

Forehand Grips: Continental, Eastern, Semi- and Full Western
Study this easy way you can compare the Continental, Eastern, Western, and Semi-Western styles of forehand grips for your tennis game. Page 2.

Classic vs. Western Forehand - Advantages of Each Style
Learn the distinct advantages and disadvantages in tennis with the classic forehand and the Western forehand. Also consider the semi-Western style. Page 2.

Classic Versus Western Forehand in Tennis
These two forehand stroking styles are quite different, each with distinct advantages and disadvantages in tennis.

Playing Tennis in Cold Weather - Techniques and Strategies for Low-Temperature Tennis
Discover the techniques and strategies that will make low temperatures work to your advantage in a game of tennis.

Tennis Backhand Repair - Hitting the Net
Have difficulties with your backhand in tennis? Learn how to make adjustments and repair the problem of hitting into the net too often. Page 2.

Backhand Repair - Tennis
How to fix problems with your backhand in tennis.

Hitting the Tennis Ball Farther Right or Left
Have problems with your backhand? Improve your tennis game with these tips if you're hitting the ball too far right or too far left, and if you are not hitting with enough power. Page 3.

Playing Tennis in the Wind - Adapting to Windy Conditions in Tennis
Change your gameplan: Learn how to use the windy conditions on the court to your advantage in a game of two- or four-player tennis.

Be Fun to Have On Court: Tennis Etiquette and Efficiency
Know the finer points of tennis etiquette to make you become a better player, have more fun on the court and get better exercise.

Win More Matches in Girls' High School Tennis
How to shake the consistency of the average high school girls' tennis team player.

Testing Opponent Versatility in Girls' Tennis
Learn ways to test your opponent's versatility in high school girls' tennis. Improve your game by understanding the other tennis player's strengths and weaknesses. Page 2.

Simple Introduction to Tennis Scoring for Beginners
A simple introduction to the basic scoring and procedures for playing a tennis match: the system of points, games, tie-breaks, sets, and matches explained for beginners.

An Introduction to Tennis Scoring - Tie-Break
Understanding basic scoring and procedures for playing a tennis match. Introduction to the system of points and how to play a set with a tie-break. Page 2.

The History of Tennis Racquets - From Hands to Wood
How tennis racquets evolved from the earliest pre-racquets through the long wooden era.

Tennis Racquet Evolution: From Wood to Modern Composite
How tennis racquets evolved from wood to modern composites. Page 2.

An Evolutionary History of Tennis Racquets
How tennis racquets evolved to the advanced technologies we see today. Page 3.

How to Buy a Beginner Tennis Racquet
How to choose the right tennis racquet for a beginner, based on price, power, materials, and specs such as weight, length, and balance.

Buying a Tennis Racquet for a Beginner - Power & Length
How to choose the right tennis racquet for a beginner, based on power and length. Page 2.

Buying a Tennis Racquet for a Beginner - Weight and Balance
How to choose the right tennis racquet for a beginner, based on weight and balance. Page 3.

Photo Tour of Male Pro Forehand Grips
Photo and description of Roger Federer's forehand grip.

Jim Courier's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Jim Courier's forehand grip.

Juan Martin Del Potro's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Juan Martin Del Potro's forehand grip.

Pete Sampras's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Pete Sampras's forehand grip.

Nikolay Davydenko's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Nikolay Davydenko's forehand grip.

Alberto Berasategui's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Alberto Berasategui's forehand grip.

Rafael Nadal's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Rafael Nadal's forehand grip.

Andy Roddick's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Andy Roddick's forehand grip.

Fernando Gonzales's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Fernando Gonzales's forehand grip.

Novak Djokovic's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Novak Djokovic's forehand grip.

Robin Soderling's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Robin Soderling's forehand grip.

Andre Agassi's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Andre Agassi's forehand grip.

Fernando Verdasco's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Fernando Verdasco's forehand grip.

Andy Murray's Forehand Grip
Photo and description of Andy Murray's forehand grip.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Slice Backhand
Photo and explanation of Serena Williams hitting a slice backhand.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Ball Toss Release
Photo and explanation of Serena Williams releasing her ball toss for a serve.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Stretch Backhand Volley
Photo and explanation of Serena Williams hitting a stretch backhand slice volley.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Power Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of Serena Willimas flattening a ball on a two-handed backhand.

Picture Gallery of Serena Williams's Strokes
Gallery of Serena Williams photos: pictures of Serena Williams hitting backhands, serves, a forehand, and a volley illustrate explanations of how she hits those strokes.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of Serena Williams's follow-through on a two-handed backhand.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Knee Bend for Serve
Photo and explanation of Serena Williams's knee bend as she winds up for a serve.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Racquet About to Whip on Serve
Photo and explanation of Serena Williams about to whip her racquet up into the ball on a serve.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Point of Contact on Serve
Photo and explanation of the point of contact on Serena Williams's serve.

Photo Study of Serena Williams's Strokes - Semi-Open, Semi-Western Forehand
Photo and explanation of Serena Williams hitting a semi-open, Semi-Western forehand.

How to Hit the Basic Serve: Grip, Stance, and Toss Hold
Photos illustrate this step-by-step, free tennis lesson that will help you learn how to hit the basic serve. Simple, easy instructions include the stance, grip, ball toss, windup, swing, point of contact, and follow-through.

Tennis Basic Serve - End of Follow-Through
The follow-through finishes on the left side and the right foot lands inside the baseline for the basic tennis serve.

Tennis Basic Serve - Start of Toss and Wind-Up
The tennis serve wind-up is not necessary at first, but it might be helpful. Start the toss with the ball in front of your right leg.

Basic Serve - Racquet Moving Back - Ball Moving Up
Start swinging the racquet back as you begin the upward motion for the ball toss in the basic tennis serve.

Basic Serve - Middle of Wind-Up - Ball Released
At the middle of the basic tennis serve wind-up, here's how to release the ball for a straight toss.

Tennis Basic Serve - Loading Up the Muscles
When to bend your knees and elbow to start storing up energy for your basic serve swing in tennis.

Tennis Basic Serve - Elbow Up - Racquet Down
Having the elbow up and racquet down is one of the two most important positions to remember about hitting the basic tennis serve.

Tennis Basic Serve - Wrist Ready to Whip
The legs and forearm have largely straightened in this basic tennis serve, and all of the body's energy is about to make the wrist whip forward.

Tennis Basic Serve - Point of Contact
Where to meet the ball for an ideal point of contact on a basic tennis serve.

Tennis Basic Serve - Early Follow-Through
Early in the follow-through for the basic tennis serve, let your right foot start forward into the court.

Top Picks of Instructional Tennis Books
The best tennis books covering strokes, strategies, doubles, drills, and conditioning.

Gamma Tennis Trainer - Practice Device Review
A review of the Gamma Tennis Trainer, a practice device consisting of a tennis ball attached to an elastic band anchored to a weighted block.

WTA Tour Rankings - Women's Professional Tennis Rankings - Top 100 Players
Current weekly WTA Tour rankings for the top 100 women's professional tennis players.

Be Fun to Have On Court: Tennis Etiquette and Efficiency
Some commonly neglected points of tennis etiquette that will help you have more fun and get better exercise.

Tennis: When Do You Need to Hit with a Flat Forehand?
Do you know when to use a flat forehand in tennis? Weigh the pros and cons to get an edge on your game.

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Nicolas Almagro Backhand Photos - Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Nicolas Almagro's follow-through on the backhand.

Nicolas Almagro Backhand Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Nicolas Almagro's Backhand
Photos and analysis of tennis pro Nicolas Almagro's backhand, starting with his slice backhand on the run.

Nicolas Almagro Backhand Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Nicolas Almagro's Backhand
Photos and analysis of tennis pro Nicolas Almagro's backhand backswing.

Nicolas Almagro Backhand Photos - Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Nicolas Almagro's point of contact on the backhand.

Flat Forehand Lob in Tennis - One Frame After Contact
Photo taken one video frame after contact with the ball on a flat forehand lob in tennis.

Flat Forehand Lob in Tennis - Follow-Through
Photo of the follow-through for a flat forehand lob in tennis.

Flat Forehand Lob in Tennis - Contact
Photo of the point of contact for a flat forehand lob in tennis.

Flat Forehand Lob in Tennis - One Frame Before Contact
Photo captured just before contact on a flat forehand lob in tennis.

Flat Forehand Lob in Tennis - Early Swing
Photo of the early stage of the swing for a flat forehand lob in tennis.

Flat Forehand Lob in Tennis - Backswing Complete
Photo illustrating the completed backswing for a flat forehand lob in tennis.

Flat Forehand Lob in Tennis - Early Backswing
Photo of the early backswing for a flat forehand lob in tennis.

How to Hit the Flat Forehand Lob in Tennis - Photo Step-by-Step Lesson
Photos illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the flat forehand lob in tennis.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Vera Zvonareva's Strokes - Backswing for Two-Handed Backhand
Photos of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva: a gallery of pictures of Vera Zvonareva hitting backhands, forehands, and serves that illustrate explanations of her stroke techniques, starting with the backswing for her two-handed backhand.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Mental Toughness
Photo of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva looking confident.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Two-Handed Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva's two-handed backhand point of contact.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Two-Handed Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva's two-handed backhand follow-through.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva's forehand backswing.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Forehand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva's forehand point of contact.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Forehand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva's forehand follow-through.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Serve Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva's point of contact on serve.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Backhand Volley
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva's backhand volley.

Vera Zvonareva Photos - Slice Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Vera Zvonareva stretching to hit a slice backhand.

Photo Tennis Lesson - Basic Backhand Volley - Middle of Swing
Stop-action photo showing the middle of a basic backhand volley swing in tennis.

Photo Tennis Lesson - Basic Backhand Volley - Point of Contact
Stop-action photo of the point of contact on a basic backhand volley in tennis.

Photo Tennis Lesson - Basic Backhand Volley - Follow-Through
Stop-action photo of the follow-through for a basic backhand volley in tennis.

Photo Tennis Lesson - Animation of Basic Backhand Volley
Animation demonstrating the basic backhand volley in tennis.

Photo Tennis Lesson - The Basic Backhand Volley
Stop-action photos illustrate this tennis lesson on how to hit the basic backhand volley.

Photo Tennis Lesson - Basic Backhand Volley - Split-Step
Photo of the split-step on a basic backhand volley in tennis.

Photo Tennis Lesson - Basic Backhand Volley - Backswing Complete
Stop-action photo showing the completed backswing for a basic backhand volley in tennis.

Photo Study of James Blake's Strokes - Forehand Finish
Photo and explanation of James Blake's forehand follow-through.

Photo Study of James Blake's Strokes - Ball Toss Release
Photo and explanation of James Blake releasing his ball toss for a serve.

Photo Study of James Blake's Strokes - Knee Bend for Serve
Photo and explanation of James Blake's knee bend and body arch as he winds up for a serve.

Photo Study of James Blake's Strokes - Serve Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of James Blake's point of contact on a serve.

Photo Study of James Blake's Strokes - Backswing for Topspin Backhand
Photo and explanation of James Blake's backswing for a topspin backhand.

Photo Study of James Blake's Strokes - Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of James Blake's backhand follow-through.

Photo Study of James Blake's Strokes - Heavily Spun Slice Backhand
Photo and explanation of James Blake about to hit a heavily spun slice backhand.

Tommy Haas Photos - Slice Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tommy Haas's slice backhand.

Tommy Haas Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tommy Haas's forehand backswing.

Tommy Haas Photos - Forehand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tommy Haas's forehand follow-through.

Tommy Haas Photos - Loading Up for Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tommy Haas preparing to strike his serve.

Tommy Haas Photos - Forehand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tommy Haas's point of contact on a forehand.

Tommy Haas Photos - Overhead
Photo of tennis pro Tommy Haas's overhead smash.

Tommy Haas Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Tommy Haas's Strokes - High Point of Backhand Backswing
Photos of tennis pro Tommy Haas: a gallery of pictures of Tommy Haas hitting backhands, forehands, an overhead, and a serve that illustrate explanations of his stroke techniques, starting with the backswing for his one-handed topspin backhand.

Tommy Haas Photos - Topspin on High Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tommy Haas hitting a high backhand with topspin.

Tommy Haas Photos - Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tommy Haas's topspin backhand point of contact.

Tommy Haas Photos - Low Point of Backhand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tommy Haas's backhand backswing at its lowest point.

Melanie Oudin Photos - One-Handed Slice Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Melanie Oudin hitting a one-handed slice backhand.

Melanie Oudin Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Melanie Oudin's forehand backswing.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Knee Bend and Shoulder Turn on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams's knee bend and shoulder turn on her serve.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Pronation on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams's natural pronation on a serve.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams's follow-through on a two-handed backhand.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Low Volley
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams hitting a low backhand volley.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Service Toss Release
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams's service toss release.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Extension on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams hitting a serve at full extension.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Backhand Just Before Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams just before contact on a two-handed backhand.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes
Photos of tennis pro Venus Williams hitting forehands, backhands, serves, and a volley illustrate explanations of how she hits those strokes.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Open Stance Forehand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams hitting an open-stance forehand.

Photo Study of Venus Williams's Strokes - Open Stance Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Venus Williams preparing to hit an open-stance, two-handed backhand.

Justine Henin Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Justine Henin's Strokes
Photos of tennis pro Justine Henin: a gallery of pictures of Justine Henin hitting backhands, forehands, and serves that illustrate explanations of her stroke techniques.

Justine Henin Photos - Bottom of Backhand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's backhand at the bottom of her backswing.

Justine Henin Photos - Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's backhand point of contact.

Justine Henin Photos - Late Backhand Just After Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin just after meeting a backhand late.

Justine Henin Photos - Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's backhand follow-through.

Justine Henin Photos - Slice Backhand Preparation
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's preparation for a slice backhand.

Justine Henin Photos - Forehand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's forehand point of contact.

Justine Henin Photos - Forehand Leg Power
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's use of leg power on her forehand.

Justine Henin Photos - Forehand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's forehand follow-through.

Justine Henin Photos - Serve Knee Bend
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's knee bend as she begins her serve.

Justine Henin Photos - Serve Just Before Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's serve just before she meets the ball.

Justine Henin Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Justine Henin's forehand backswing.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Forehand Just After Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro's topspin forehand just after contact.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Forehand Point of Contact - Stance and Grip
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro's stance and grip at his forehand point of contact.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Sliding Into Forehand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro sliding into a forehand.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Serve Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro's point of contact on a serve.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Middle of Serve Swing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro at the midpoint of his upward strike at the ball on a serve.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Juan Martin Del Potro's Strokes
Photos of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro: a gallery of pictures of Juan Martin Del Potro hitting backhands, forehands, and serves that illustrate explanations of his stroke techniques.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Elbow Up Racquet Down on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro's elbow-up, racquet-down position on serve.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro's backhand follow-through.

Juan Martin Del Potro Photos - Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Juan Martin Del Potro's backhand point of contact.

Photo of Australian Open 2004 - The Start of Roger Federer's Best Year
Photo of Roger Federer and Marat Safin at Australian Open 2004.

Photo of Australian Open 2010 - A Happy Start to Roger Federer's New Decade
Photo of Roger Federer at the 2010 Australian Open.

Continental Backhand Point of Contact for Tennis
The ideal point of contact for the Continental backhand in tennis.

Photo of Roland Garros 2008 - Nadal Completely Dominates Federer
Photo of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Bjorn Borg at Roland Garros 2008.

Photo of Wimbledon 2008 - Roger Federer Loses His Reign to Rafael Nadal in an All-Time Classic Final
Photo of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 2008.

Photo of Wimbledon 2009 - Roger Federer Defeats Andy Roddick to Break the All-Time Male Grand Slam Record
Photo of Roger Federer and Andy Roddick at Wimbledon 2009, where Federer breaks the all-time male Grand Slam record.

Photo of the 2009 US Open - Juan Martin Del Potro a Big New Challenge for Roger Federer
Photo of Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro at the 2009 US Open.

Photo of US Open 2008, Federer's Redemption in a Tough Year
Photo of Roger Federer and Andy Murray at the 2008 US Open.

Photo of Australian Open 2009 - Roger Federer in Tears as Rafael Nadal Wins First Hard-Court Grand Slam
Photo of Roger Federer in tears at the 2009 Australian Open.

Photo of Roland Garros 2009 - Roger Federer Completes His Career Grand Slam
Photo of Roger Federer at Roland Garros 2009, where Roger completes his career Grand Slam

Tennis Full Eastern Backhand Point of Contact
The ideal point of contact for the Full Eastern backhand in tennis.

Tennis Western Backhand Point of Contact
The ideal point of contact for the Western backhand in tennis.

Photo of Wimbledon 2003 - Roger Federer's First Grand Slam Title
Photo of Roger Federer and Venus Williams at Wimbledon 2003, Roger's First Grand Slam Title.

ATP Tour Top 100 Past Rankings Archive
Archive of past rankings for the top 100 tennis players on the ATP Tour.

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Tennis Racquet Frame Care and Stringing
How to keep your tennis racquet performing at its best: tips on racquet stringing and taking care of your racquet frame.

Tennis Racquet Care and Stringing - Types and Tension
Tips on choosing the best type of tennis strings and the right string tension for arm comfort and your style of play. Page 2.

Finding Your Tennis Racquet Grip Size
An accurate measurement of your hand to find the proper grip size for your tennis racquet.

Tennis Drills - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
The best tennis drills for beginners, intermediates, and advanced players, as individuals or in groups, providing fun, skill-specific practice on forehands, backhands, serves, volleys, overheads, quickness, footwork, power, depth, placement, and consistency.

Fixing Problems With Your Forehand in Tennis
How to fix problems with your forehand in tennis: adjusting your forehand grip, swing, stance, and timing to hit better forehands.

Choosing Racquets and Strings to Prevent Tennis Elbow
Learn how to help prevent tennis elbow by choosing racquets and strings that transmit less shock and torsion to your arm.

Buying Right Length Tennis Racquet for a Junior Player
How to use age, size, strength, and experience to choose the right length tennis racquet for a junior player.