Tennis Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Buying the Right Length Tennis Racquet (Junior Player)
How to use age, size, strength, and experience to choose the right length tennis racquet for a junior player. Page 2.

Tennis All-Time Records - Singles, Doubles and Grand Slams
The major records in tennis, including career totals and Grand Slams.

Choose the Best Tennis Racquet for Control and Power
Learn what control and power really mean in a tennis racquet; how racquet weight, balance, and stiffness influence control and power; and which racquet specifications are likely to produce the best blend of control and power for different types of players.

How to Choose the Best Tennis Racquet for Control and Power - How Stiffness and Weight Influence Racquet Power
Learn how tennis racquet weight, balance, and stiffness influence power; and why looser strings make the ball go farther. Page 2.

How to Choose the Best Tennis Racquet for Control and Power - Control and its Relationship to Power Swing Speed Topspin and Psychology
Learn how racquet control relates to power, swing speed, topspin, and psychology. Page 3.

Choosing the Best Tennis Racquet for Control and Power
Learn the four key characteristics that make a tennis racquet ideal for a player who wants to use long, fast swings to hit hard, topspin groundstrokes. Page 4.

Best Tennis Racquets for Control and Power - Page 5
Specific recommendations for weight, balance, and stiffness in a tennis racquet to get the best blend of control and power for players with short swings and those with longer, faster swings. Page 5.

Winning Tennis Singles Strategies - Beginner Plus Level
How to win more tennis matches with better strategies and tactics at the beginner through early intermediate levels.

Bjorn Borg - One of the All-Time Greatest Players in Tennis History
Bjorn Borg's career accomplishments, playing style, and place in tennis history.

Tennis: The Pro Tours, Instruction, and Equipment
Learn about the pro tours, top players, how to improve your tennis, and how to buy racquets and other tennis gear.

Who Were the WTA's Top 3 New Standouts of 2014?
Eugenie Bouchard was the WTA's #2 new standout player in 2014.

Who Were the WTA's Top 3 New Standouts of 2014?
How three WTA players stepped into the world tennis spotlight in 2014.

Who Were the WTA's Top 3 New Standouts of 2014?
Simona Halep was the WTA's #1 new standout player in 2014.

Volley Grip Choices
The pros and cons of the main volley grip systems in tennis, including the Eastern grips and the Continental.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Edge-First Racquet Approaching Serve Point of Contact
Photo of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka's racquet approaching the ball edge-first on the serve.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Point of Contact on High Forehand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka's point of contact on a high forehand.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Just After Contact on Topspin Forehand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka's topspin forehand just after contact.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Elbow Up, Racquet Down on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka with his elbow up and racquet down on the serve.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Slice Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka's slice backhand.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Open-Stance Forehand Preparation
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka's preparation for an open-stance forehand.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Topspin Backhand Just After Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka's topspin backhand just after contact.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Topspin Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka's follow-through on an topspin backhand.

Stan Wawrinka Photos - Point of Contact for High Topspin Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Stan Wawrinka's point of contact for a high topspin backhand.

The 4 Best One-Handed Topspin Backhands in Men's Tennis
Which current ATP players have the four best one-handed backhands?

Camila Giorgi Forehand Photos - Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Camila Giorgi's point of contact on the forehand.

Camila Giorgi Forehand Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Camila Giorgi's Forehand
Photos and analysis of tennis pro Camila Giorgi's forehand.

Camila Giorgi Forehand Photos - Start of Forward Swing
Photo and explanation of the start of tennis pro Camila Giorgi's forward swing on the forehand.

Camila Giorgi Forehand Photos - Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Camila Giorgi's follow-through on the forehand.

Playing Tennis in Cold Weather - Techniques and Strategies for Low-Temperature Tennis
Techniques and strategies to make low temperatures work to your advantage in tennis.

How the ATP World Tour Finals Works
The structure and rules of the ATP World Tour Finals.

Grand Slam Tennis Geography Quiz
Test yourself on the geography of Grand Slam professional tennis.

Tennis Racquet FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Tennis Racquets
Answers to your questions about tennis racquet weight, balance, length, materials, cost, stringing, stability, and more.

Marin Cilic Serve Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Marin Cilic's Serve
Photos and analysis of tennis pro Marin Cilic's serve.

Marin Cilic Serve Photos - Point of Contact for First Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Marin Cilic's point of contact for a first serve.

Marin Cilic Serve Photos - Elbow Almost Straightened
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Marin Cilic's elbow almost straightened on the serve.

Marin Cilic Serve Photos - Point of Contact for Kick Serve
Photo and explanation of Marin Cilic's point of contact for a kick serve.

Backhand Drop Volley in Tennis - Backswing Complete
Photo illustrating the completed backswing for a backhand drop volley in tennis.

How to Hit the Backhand Drop Volley in Tennis - Step-by-Step Lesson with Photos and Animation
Photos and animation illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the backhand drop volley in tennis.

Backhand Drop Volley in Tennis - Midway Through Swing
Photo illustrating the midway point in a backhand drop volley swing for tennis.

Backhand Drop Volley in Tennis - Animation of Racquet Give to Create Soft Ball Contact
Animation of the racquet

Beginner Tennis Strokes for Aspiring Players
Which tennis strokes should you learn first as you use free, photo-based lessons to teach yourself how to play tennis?

Tennis Basic Eastern Forehand - Photo of Low Point of Swing Path
Stop-action photo showing the low point of the swing path for a basic Eastern forehand in tennis.

Tennis Basic Eastern Forehand - Photo One Frame Before Contact
Stop-action photo one frame before contact on a basic Eastern forehand in tennis.

Tennis Basic Eastern Forehand - Photo One Frame After Contact With Ball
Stop-action photo one frame after contact for a basic Eastern forehand in tennis.

Tennis Basic Eastern Forehand - Photo of Follow Through
Stop-action photo showing the follow through for a basic Eastern forehand in tennis.

Tennis Basic Eastern Forehand - Preparation for Linear Power
Stop-action photo showing the body sideways, racquet laid back, and weight on the front foot for a basic Eastern forehand in tennis.

Tennis Basic Eastern Forehand - Photo of Point of Contact
Stop-action photo showing the point of contact for a basic Eastern forehand in tennis.

Photo Tennis Lesson: The Basic Eastern Forehand
Stop-action photos illustrate this tennis lesson on how to hit the basic Eastern forehand.

Tennis Basic Eastern Forehand - Photo of High Point of Backswing and Turning Sideways
Photo of turning sideways and bringing the racquet to the high point of the backswing on a basic Eastern forehand in tennis.

The 3 Most Extreme Serves of the Open Era in Tennis
Which players in the Open Era of tennis had the three most extreme serves?

Is Using the Crowd Ethical in Pro Tennis?
Is it ethical, as some commentators urge, to try to gain an advantage by seeking favor from the crowd at a pro tennis match?

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on David Ferrer
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of David Ferrer.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Novak Djokovic
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Novak Djokovic.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Rafael Nadal
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Rafael Nadal.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Caroline Wozniacki
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Caroline Wozniacki.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Francesca Schiavone
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Francesca Schiavone.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Fernando Gonzales
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Fernando Gonzales.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Agnieszka Radwanska
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Agnieszka Radwanska.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Caroline Wozniacki
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Caroline Wozniacki.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Robin Soderling
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Robin Soderling.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Shahar Peer
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Shahar Peer.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Andy Roddick
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Andy Roddick.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Andy Murray
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Andy Murray.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Andy Murray
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Andy Murray.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Francesca Schiavone
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Francesca Schiavone.

Tennis Humor - Photo of Funny Expression on Victoria Azarenka
Tennis humor derived from a funny expression on the face of Victoria Azarenka.

The 4 Best Two-Handed Backhands in Men's Tennis
Which current ATP players have the four best two-handed backhands?

Peng Shuai Forehand Photos - Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Peng Shuai's follow-through on the forehand.

Peng Shuai Forehand Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Peng Shuai's Forehand
Photos and analysis of tennis pro Peng Shuai's forehand.

Peng Shuai Forehand Photos - Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Peng Shuai's point of contact on the forehand.

US Open Tennis - Mixed Doubles Past Winners - Champions Who Made History
A list of all of the past mixed doubles tennis winners at the US Open. Trace US Open history through the records of great champions like Margaret Smith Court, Todd Woodbridge, and Doris Hart.

US Open Tennis - Women's Doubles Past Winners - Champions Who Made History
A list of all of the past women's doubles tennis winners at the US Open. Trace US Open history through the records of great champions like A. Louise Brough, Margaret Osborne, and Martina Navratilova.

US Open Women's Singles Champions, 1887 - 2013
A list of all of the past women's singles tennis winners at the US Open, including Helen Wills Moody, Althea Gibson, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams.

List of US Open Men's Singles Champions
A list of all of the past men's singles tennis winners at the US Open. Trace US Open history through the records of great champions like Bill Tilden, Jimmy Connors, and Pete Sampras.

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

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - Wrist About to Whip on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki about to whip her wrist on the serve.

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - Serve Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki's full extension for an ideal point of contact on a serve.

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - Elbow Up and Racquet Down on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki's preparation to strike a serve.

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - Preparing Semi-Open Forehand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki preparing to hit a semi-open forehand.

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - Forehand on High Ball
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki using her Semi-Western grip to hit a forehand on a high ball.

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - Forehand Topspin Slope
Photo and explanation of the slope of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki's topspin forehand swing.

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - Backhand Preparation
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki's preparation to hit a two-handed backhand.

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - Rip Topspin Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki ripping a two-handed backhand with topspin.

Caroline Wozniacki Photos - One-Handed Backhand Reach
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki using a one-handed backhand for an extreme reach.

Hawaiian Forehand Grip for Tennis Close-Up Photo
Close-up photo of the Hawaiian forehand grip for tennis, with comments.

Tennis Grip Photo Tour - Eastern Forehand
Close-up photos of the Eastern, Semi-Western, Western, Continental, and Hawaiian forehand grips for tennis, with comments on their strengths and weaknesses.

Semi-Western Forehand Grip for Tennis Close-Up Photo
Close-up photo of the Semi-Western forehand grip for tennis, with comments.

Western Forehand Grip for Tennis Close-Up Photo
Close-up photo of a Western forehand grip for tennis, with comments.

Continental Forehand Grip for Tennis Close-Up Photo
Close-up photo of the Continental forehand grip for tennis, with comments.

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

Kei Nishikori Backhand Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Kei Nishikori's Backhand
Photos and analysis of tennis pro Kei Nishikori's Backhand.

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

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Patrick Rafter wins his first major singles title at the US Open in 1997.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Svetlana Kuznetsova wins her first major singles title at the US Open in 2004.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Tracy Austin wins her first major singles title at the US Open in 1979.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Steffi Graf completes a calendar-year Grand Slam at the US Open in 1988.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Pete Sampras wins his first major singles title at the US Open in 1990.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Gabriela Sabatini wins her only major singles title at the US Open in 1990.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Jimmy Connors, age 39, makes his great run at the US Open in 1991.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Andre Agassi plays Pete Sampras at the US Open in 2001.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Photos and descriptions of some of the greatest moments in US Open tennis, beginning with a historic victory by Arthur Ashe in 1968.

Photo Tour of Great Moments in US Open Tennis
Monica Seles wins her third major of 1991 at the US Open.

Index of Tennis How-To Articles - Simple Step-by-Step Instructions on Racquets Ball Tubes Serve Trainer Finding Grip Size Applying Overgrip
An index of short, simple, step-by-step tennis how-to articles. Follow easy instructions to find the sweet spots on your racquet, make a ball pickup tube, improve your topspin or your serve toss, make a serve trainer, apply an overgrip, and find your grip size.

Tennis Elbow - How to Modify Equipment Strokes and Off-Court Activities to Prevent Tennis Elbow
Learn how to prevent tennis elbow by choosing elbow-safe equipment, improving your strokes, and changing off-court activities that may cause tennis elbow.

Improve Your Tennis Strokes (Forehand, Backhand, Serve)
Repair the most common problems with the major tennis strokes: forehands, backhands, overheads, serves, and volleys.

Step-By-Step, Photo-Based Tennis Lessons
Free step-by-step tennis lessons using photos to illustrate tennis strokes, including serves, forehands, backhands, volleys, half volleys, drop shots, drop volleys, backhand overheads, topspin lobs, and grips.

The 5 Best First Serves in Women's Tennis
Which current WTA players have the five best first serves?

Advanced Tennis Player Racquet Buying Guide
Background advice on choosing a racquet for an advanced or intermediate player, with links to top picks for all-court players and baseliners.

The 5 Best Forehands in Men's Tennis
Which current ATP players have the five best forehands?

Sabine Lisicki Serve Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Sabine Lisicki's Serve
Photos and analysis of tennis pro Sabine Lisicki's serve.

Sabine Lisicki Serve Photos - Elbow Straightened
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Sabine Lisicki's elbow straightened on the serve.

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

Sabine Lisicki Serve Photos - Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of Sabine Lisicki's follow-through on the serve.

Tennis Pro Tours - The Players History Records and Greatest Tournaments of Professional Tennis
Find photos and profiles of your favorite players, ATP and WTA Tour rankings and statistics, tournament profiles and champions rolls, and lists of tennis's greatest records. Trace the history of tennis from its earliest origins through the most recent milestones at the Grand Slam events.

Tennis Twist Serve Point of Contact
The ideal point of contact and grip for the twist serve in tennis.

Tennis Underhand Sidespin Serve Point of Contact
The ideal point of contact and grip for the underhand sidespin serve in tennis

Photo Study of the Points of Contact for Five Spin Serves in Tennis
Photos illustrate this tour of the ideal points of contact for the topspin slice, topspin, twist, slice, and underhand sidespin serves in tennis.

Topspin Serve Point of Contact
The ideal point of contact and grip for the topspin serve in tennis.

Slice Serve Point of Contact for Tennis
The ideal point of contact and grip for the slice serve in tennis.

One-Handed Backhand Sidespin Slice in Tennis - Contact
Photo of the racquet face slightly open brushing downward on the ball at contact on a one-handed backhand sidespin slice in tennis.

One-Handed Backhand Sidespin Slice in Tennis - One Frame After Contact
Photo of the racquet moving to the right one frame after contact for a one-handed backhand sidespin slice in tennis.

One-Handed Backhand Sidespin Slice in Tennis - Early Follow-Through
Photo of the early follow-through on a one-handed backhand sidespin slice in tennis.

One-Handed Backhand Sidespin Slice in Tennis - End of Follow-Through
Photo of the end of the follow-through on a one-handed backhand sidespin slice in tennis.

One-Handed Backhand Sidespin Slice in Tennis - Mid-Swing - One Frame Before Contact
Photo captured one video frame before contact for the one-handed backhand sidespin slice swing in tennis.

One-Handed Backhand Sidespin Slice in Tennis - Backswing Complete
Photo of the completed backswing for a one-handed backhand sidespin slice in tennis.

How to Hit the One-Handed Backhand Sidespin Slice in Tennis - Photo Step-by-Step Lesson
Photos illustrate this step-by-step lesson on how to hit the one-handed backhand sidespin slice in tennis.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Open-Stance Forehand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta's point of contact on an open-stance forehand.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Square-Stance Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta beginning the swing at a square-stance forehand.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Square-Stance Forehand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta's point of contact on a square-stance forehand.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Backhand Mid-Swing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta at mid-swing on a two-handed backhand.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta's point of contact on a two-handed backhand.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Follow-Through on an Attacking Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta's follow-through on an attacking backhand.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Low Forehand Volley in Doubles
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta hitting a low forehand volley while playing doubles with Maria Kirilenko.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - High Backhand Volley
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta hitting a high backhand volley.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Full Extension for Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Flavia Pennetta's full extension at the point of contact for a serve.

Flavia Pennetta Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Flavia Pennetta's Strokes
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.

Top Five Doubles Tips for the Server in Tennis
The top five tips for the server in doubles tennis, using kick, slice, placement, and serve-and-volley to make the receiver's job more difficult.

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

Photo Study of Novak Djokovic's Strokes
Photos of Novak Djokovic hitting forehands, serves, and backhands illustrate explanations of how he hits those strokes.

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

Li Na Photos - Serve Point of Contact
Photo of tennis pro Li Na's point of contact on the serve.

Li Na Photos - Backhand Grip and Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Li Na's backhand grip and point of contact.

Li Na Photos - Low Backhand on Grass
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Li Na hitting a low backhand on grass.

Li Na Photos - Aggressive Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Li Na's follow-through on an aggressive backhand.

Li Na Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Li Na's forehand backswing.

Li Na Photos - Forehand Mid-Swing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Li Na's forehand at mid-swing.

Li Na Photos - Forehand Just After Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Li Na's forehand just after contact with the ball.

Li Na Photos - Emergency Slice Forehand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Li Na hitting an emergency slice forehand.

Li Na Photos - Serve Toss and Wind-Up
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Li Na's toss and wind-up on the serve.

Photo Illustrated - How to Apply an Overgrip - Angling Downward
Photo illustrates angling the overgrip downward as the second wrap is placed onto the tennis racquet handle.

Photo Illustrated - How to Apply an Overgrip
Photos illustrate step-by-step instructions on how to apply an overgrip onto your tennis racquet. A grip wrap keeps your handle drier, preserves your original grip, helps to prevent the racquet from slipping out of your hand, and can be used to fatten a racquet grip that's too small.

Photo Illustrated - How to Apply an Overgrip - Beginning the First Wrap
Photo of beginning to wrap the overgrip onto your tennis racquet's handle.

Photo Illustrated - How to Apply an Overgrip - Forefinger Holding End
Photo illustrates the forefinger holding the end of the overgrip as you begin the first wrap onto the tennis racquet handle.

Photo Illustrated - How to Apply an Overgrip - Overlapping End Amply
Photo illustrates the overgrip overlapping its end as the first wrap is applied to the tennis racquet's handle.

Photo Illustrated - How to Apply an Overgrip - Overlapping Each Wrap
Photo illustrates overlapping each wrap as the overgrip is applied to the tennis racquet handle.

Photo Illustrated - How to Apply an Overgrip - Sticking the Tapered End
Photo illustrates holding the tapered end of the overgrip in place on the tennis racquet handle with its sticky tab.

Photo Illustrated - How to Apply an Overgrip - Taping the End to Finish
Photo illustrates taping the tapered end of the overgrip to secure it onto the tennis racquet handle.

Tennis Semi-Open Semi-Western Forehand - Photo of Follow Through
Stop-action photo showing the follow through on a semi-open, semi-western forehand in tennis.

Tennis Semi-Open Semi-Western Forehand - Photo of Point of Contact
Stop-action photo showing the point of contact on a semi-open, semi-western forehand in tennis.

Tennis Semi-Open Semi-Western Forehand - Photo One Frame After Contact With Ball
Stop-action photo one frame after contact with the ball on a semi-open, semi-western forehand in tennis.

Tennis Semi-Open Semi-Western Forehand - Photo of Kinetic Chain Ready to Release
Stop-action photo showing the fully coiled, muscles loaded position on a semi-open, semi-western forehand in tennis.

PhotoTennis Lesson: The Semi-Open Semi-Western Forehand
Stop-action photos illustrate this tennis lesson on how to hit the semi-open, semi-western forehand in tennis.

Tennis Semi-Open Semi-Western Forehand - Photo of Uncoiling in Mid-Swing
Stop-action photo showing the uncoiling in the middle of the forward swing on a semi-open, semi-western forehand in tennis.

Tennis Semi-Open Semi-Western Forehand - Photo of High Point of Backswing
Stop-action photo showing the high point of the backswing on a semi-open, semi-western forehand in tennis.

Tennis Court Safety Underfoot - Preventing Injuries from Loose Balls and Slippery Court Surfaces
How to prevent injuries from stepping on loose tennis balls and slipping on wet clay, hard, and grass tennis courts.

The Lob Game - A Great Tennis Game for Medium-Large Groups
A great game for 4-10 intermediate or better tennis players.

How to Improve Your Match-Playing Skills in Tennis
How to improve your skill at playing and winning tennis matches by taking on stronger, weaker, and equal opponents with specific tactical and strategic goals in mind.

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Evolution of Pro Forehand Grips in Tennis
Contemporary forehand grips have changed tennis.

Tennis Two-Handed Backhand on the Rise - Photo of Low Point of Backswing
Stop-action photo showing the low point of the backswing for a two-handed backhand hit on the rise in tennis.

Tennis Two-Handed Backhand on the Rise - Photo One Frame Before Contact
Stop-action photo one frame before contact, showing forward and upward components of the swing for a two-handed backhand hit on the rise in tennis.

Tennis Two-Handed Backhand on the Rise - Photo of Point of Contact
Stop-action photo showing the point of contact for a two-handed backhand hit on the rise in tennis.

Photo Tennis Lesson: Hitting the Two-Handed Backhand on the Rise
Stop-action photos illustrate this tennis lesson on how to hit the two-handed backhand on the rise.

Tennis Two-Handed Backhand on the Rise - Photo of Stepping Forward and Bringing Racquet Back
Photo of stepping forward and bringing the racquet back for a two-handed backhand hit on the rise in tennis.

Tennis Two-Handed Backhand on the Rise - Photo of Full Backswing
Stop-action photo showing the backswing completed on a two-handed backhand hit on the rise in tennis.

Tennis Two-Handed Backhand on the Rise - Photo One Frame After Contact With Ball
Stop-action photo one frame after contact for a two-handed backhand hit on the rise in tennis.

Tennis Two-Handed Backhand on the Rise - Photo of Follow Through
Stop-action photo showing the follow through for a two-handed backhand hit on the rise in tennis.

Tomas Berdych Photos - Early Follow-Through on Serve
Photo of tennis pro Tomas Berdych's early follow-through and pronation on the serve.

Tomas Berdych Photos - Knee Bend and Body Arch on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tomas Berdych's knee bend and body arch on serve.

Tomas Berdych Photos - Full Extension on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tomas Berdych's full extension on the serve.

Tomas Berdych Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Tomas Berdych's Strokes - Forehand Backswing with Semi-Open Stance
Photos of tennis pro Tomas Berdych: a gallery of pictures of Tomas Berdych hitting backhands, forehands, and serves that illustrate explanations of his stroke techniques, starting with his backswing on a forehand he hits with a semi-open stance.

Tomas Berdych Photos - Forehand Backswing with Square Stance
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tomas Berdych's backswing on a forehand he hits with a square stance.

Tomas Berdych Photos - Forehand Leg Thrust and Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tomas Berdych's leg thrust and point of contact on a forehand.

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

Tomas Berdych Photos - Backhand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tomas Berdych's backhand backswing.

Tomas Berdych Photos - Backhand Grip and Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tomas Berdych's backhand grip and point of contact.

Tomas Berdych Photos - Head Still on Early Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Tomas Berdych keeping his head still on his early backhand follow-through.

Step by Step - How to Hit the Jumping Backhand Overhead in Tennis
Stop-action photos illustrate this lesson on how to hit the jumping backhand overhead in tennis, including grip, racquet preparation, swing, point of contact, and follow-through.

Racquet Preparation for the Jumping Backand Overhead in Tennis
Body positioning and grip choices for the jumping backhand overhead in tennis.

Loading Muscle Energy for the Jumping Backand Overhead in Tennis
Loading muscle energy for the jumping backhand overhead in tennis.

Mid-Swing Still Frame for the Jumping Backand Overhead in Tennis
Still frame capturing the mid-swing racquet, wrist, and arm position for the jumping backhand overhead in tennis.

Point of Contact for the Jumping Backand Overhead in Tennis
Point of contact for the jumping backhand overhead in tennis, at full extension, with the racquet whipping forward.

Follow Through for the Jumping Backand Overhead in Tennis
Follow through and landing for the jumping backhand overhead in tennis.

Gallery of Pictures of Sara Errani's Strokes
Photos of tennis pro Sara Errani: a gallery of pictures of Sara Errani hitting serves, forehands, and backhands that illustrate explanations of her stroke techniques, starting with her twist kick serve.

Sara Errani Photos - Slice Backhand
Photo of tennis pro Sara Errani's slice backhand.

Sara Errani Photos - First Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Sara Errani's first serve.

Sara Errani Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Sara Errani's forehand backswing.

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

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

Sara Errani Photos - Forehand Volley
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Sara Errani's forehand volley.

Sara Errani Photos - Backswing for Two-Handed Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Sara Errani's backswing for her two-handed backhand.

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

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

Tennis on the Cheap - How to Spend Almost Nothing on Tennis
If you don't think your budget is ready for tennis, here are some ideas that will change your mind: tips on saving money on lessons, racquets, strings, balls, and court time.

How to Save Money on Tennis Balls
How to save money on tennis balls, such as by using pressureless balls and avoiding the cheapest balls that lack adequate quality. Page 2.

Tennis on the Cheap - How to Save Money on Strings and Stringing
How to save money on strings and stringing for your tennis racquet, including Luxilon and kevlar hybrid strings and buying your own stringing machine. Page 3.

Tennis on the Cheap - How to Save Money on Court Time and Lessons
How to save money on tennis court time and lessons. Page 4.

Best Games: The Attacking Game
The Attacking Game provides outstanding practice on hitting approach shots and winners on short balls.

Wimbledon Tennis - Mixed Doubles Past Winners - Champions Who Made History
A list of all of the past mixed doubles tennis winners at Wimbledon. Trace Wimbledon history through the records of great champions like Laver, Hard, Seixas, Hart, Fletcher, and Smith.

Wimbledon Tennis - Men's Doubles Past Winners - Champions Who Made History
A list of all of the past men's doubles tennis winners at Wimbledon. Trace Wimbledon history through the records of great champions like Woodbridge, Woodforde, McEnroe, Fleming, Newcombe, and Roche.

Wimbledon Tennis - Women's Singles Past Winners
A list of all of the past women's singles tennis winners at Wimbledon. Trace Wimbledon history through the records of great champions like Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, and Billie Jean King.

Wimbledon - Past Men's Singles Champions
A list of all of the past men's singles tennis winners at Wimbledon. Trace Wimbledon history through the records of great champions like Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg.

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

Petra Kvitova Photos - Final Link in Serve Kinetic Chain
Photo of tennis pro Petra Kvitova's final link in the serve kinetic chain.

Petra Kvitova Photos - Positioning for Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Petra Kvitova's positioning for a backhand.

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

Petra Kvitova Photos - Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Petra Kvitova's follow-through on a backhand.

Petra Kvitova Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Petra Kvitova's forehand backswing.

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

Petra Kvitova Photos - Forehand Just After Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Petra Kvitova's forehand just after contact with the ball.

Petra Kvitova Photos - Leg Thrust on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Petra Kvitova beginning her serve with a powerful leg thrust.

Petra Kvitova Photos - Elbow Straightening on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Petra Kvitova's elbow straightening on the serve.

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

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

Eugenie Bouchard Photos - Serve Toss
Photo of tennis pro Eugenie Bouchard's serve toss.

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

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

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

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

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

Eugenie Bouchard Photos - Elbow Up, Racquet Down on Serve
Photo and explanation of Eugenie Bouchard's elbow-up, racquet-down position on the serve.

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

Advantages of a One-Handed Backhand
A comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of one-handed and two-handed backhands, focusing in this part on the one-hander.

Milos Raonic Photos - Gallery of Pictures of Milos Raonic's Strokes - Elbow Up, Racquet Down on Serve
Photos of tennis pro Milos Raonic: a gallery of pictures of Milos Raonic hitting serves, backhands, and forehands that illustrate explanations of his stroke techniques, starting with his elbow-up, racquet-down position on serve.

Milos Raonic Photos - Forehand Just Before Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Milos Raonic's forehand just before contact.

Milos Raonic Photos - Serve Just Before Wrist Whips
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Milos Raonic's serve just before his wrist whips through.

Milos Raonic Photos - Relatively Forward Toss
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Milos Raonic's relatively forward toss on his serve.

Milos Raonic Photos - Backswing on Two-Handed Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Milos Raonic's backswing on a two-handed backhand.

Milos Raonic Photos - Two-Handed Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Milos Raonic's point of contact for a two-handed backhand.

Milos Raonic Photos - Two-Handed Backhand Follow-Through
Photo of tennis pro Milos Raonic's two-handed backhand follow-through.

Milos Raonic Photos - Low Volley
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Milos Raonic hitting a low volley.

Milos Raonic Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Milos Raonic's forehand backswing.

Milos Raonic Photos - Forehand Swing Underway
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Milos Raonic's forehand swing as it approaches the ball.

Serve Repair - Tennis Tips for Flat and Spin Serves
How to correct specific problems with your tennis serve: tips for flat, slice, twist, and topspin serves.

Stop Serving Into the Net - Tennis Tips
How to correct hitting your tennis serve into the net. Page 2.

Serve Repair - Unrelieable Second Serves
How to correct an unreliable second serve and avoid double-faults. Page 3.

Serve Repair - Correct a Wild Toss
How to correct a wild toss for your tennis serve. Page 4.

Serve Repair - Not Enough Power
How to get more power on your tennis serve. Page 5.

What's the Best Grip for First Serves? - Tennis Tips
What's the best grip for first serves?

Advantages of a Two-Handed Backhand - Part I
A comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of one-handed and two-handed backhands, starting with the two-hander.

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

Understanding Topspin in Tennis - How Topspin Works - Steepness and Forward Speed
How a topspin ball's forward speed and the topspin's interaction with the court surface affect the steepness of its bounce. Page 2.

How Topspin Works in Tennis
How topspin affects a tennis ball's flight in the air and the height, steepness, and speed of its bounce.

Weighing Online Tennis Racquet Reviews, Part One
How useful and reliable are the racquet reviews at Tennis Magazine, Tennis Warehouse, and Racquet Research?

Weighing Online Tennis Racquet Reviews - Part 2 - Racquet Balance and Torsion
How does racquet balance, head heavy or head light, effect torsion, one of the main stresses on the arm? Page 2.

Weighing Online Tennis Racquet Reviews - Part 3 - "Crunch" and "Shock" at Racquet Research
Are the conclusions at Racquet Research about the effects of racquet balance on crunch and shock correct? Page 3.

Weighing Online Tennis Racquet Reviews - Part 4 - Conclusions
Conclusions about using online reviews and play testing to choose a racquet. Page 4.

Tennis Court Surfaces FAQ (Hard Court Materials)
What are hard courts made of? Tennis.

Tennis Footwork Warmup Drills
A sequence of footwork drills for use as a warmup and to improve court coverage in tennis.

Biography of Tennis Player Roger Federer
Profile of Roger Federer and his tennis, including biography, basic facts, playing style, greatest strengths, and areas needing improvement.

Roger Federer Profile - Biography and Basic Facts
Profile of Roger Federer, including basic facts, tennis playing style, greatest strengths, and areas needing improvement. Page 2.

Photo Tour of the One-Handed Backhand Grips
Close-up photos of the Full Eastern, Modified Eastern, Continental, and Western one-handed backhand grips for tennis, with comments on their strengths and weaknesses for topspin, slice, and flat backhands.

Best Raquet Grip for Forehand Topspin
Which forehand grip is best for topspin?

Are Pressureless Tennis Balls as Good as Pressurized?
The advantages and disadvantages of pressureless tennis balls.

Australian Open Tennis - Men's Singles Past Winners
A list of all of the past men's singles tennis winners at the Australian Open. Trace Australian Open history through the records of great champions like Jack Crawford, Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, and Roy Emerson.

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova Profile
Profile of Maria Sharapova and her tennis, including biography, basic facts, playing style, greatest strengths, and areas needing improvement.

Clay Tennis Courts (The Disadvantages)
The advantages and disadvantages of clay tennis court surfaces, including red clay and green clay or Har-Tru.

Rafael Nadal - Biography of Tennis Player
Profile of Rafael Nadal and his tennis, including biography, basic facts, playing style, greatest strengths, and areas needing improvement.

The Pros and Cons of Grass Tennis Courts
The advantages and disadvantages of grass courts, the fastest of major tennis court surfaces.

The Pros and Cons of Grass Tennis Courts - Advantages of Grass Court Surfaces
The advantages of grass courts, the fastest of major tennis court surfaces.

The Best Tennis Practice Games: "Five Person"
The most popular game for groups of three to five intermediate to advanced tennis players.

Cardio Tennis
Cardio Tennis is a tennis class that provides a sustained aerobic workout.

Clay Tennis Courts (The Advantages)
The advantages of clay tennis court surfaces, including red clay and green clay or Har-Tru.

Past French Open Women's Singles Champions
A list of all of the past women's singles tennis winners at Roland Garros, the French Open. Trace French Open history through the records of great champions like Chris Evert-Lloyd.

French Open Tennis - Men's Singles Past Winners
A list of all of the past men's singles tennis winners at Roland Garros, the French Open. Trace French Open history through the records of great champions like Bjorn Borg.

Photo Study of Roger Federer's Backhand
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer's backhand grip and top of backswing.

Roger Federer's Slice Backhand on a Lower Ball
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer's slice backhand on a lower ball.

Photo of Roger Federer's Backhand - Start of Forward Swing
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer's backhand at the start of his forward swing.

Photo of Roger Federer's Backhand - Middle of Swing
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer's backhand at the middle of his swing.

Photo of Roger Federer's Backhand - Upward Drive
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer's upward drive on a topspin backhand.

Photo of Roger Federer's Backhand - Ideal Height of Contact
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer hitting a backhand at an ideal height of contact.

Photo of Roger Federer's Backhand - Topspin on Higher Ball
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer hitting a topspin backhand on a higher ball.

Photo of Roger Federer's Backhand Just After Contact
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer's backhand an instant after contact.

Photo of Roger Federer's Backhand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer's backhand follow-through.

Photo of Roger Federer's Slice Backhand on a High Ball
Photo and explanation of Roger Federer's slice backhand on a high ball.

The Structure of Men's Professional Tennis Competition
The structure of men's professional tennis, beginning at the ITF's Futures level, followed by ATP Challengers, ATP Tour and Masters, and ITF Grand Slam tournaments, with increasing prize money and ranking points at each level.

Tennis Strategy and Tactics: The Spin Meister
How to find the right strategy and tactics against the heavy topspins, backspins, and sidespins of the spin meister tennis player.

Photo Tennis Lesson - The Basic One-Handed Backhand
Stop-action photos illustrate this tennis lesson on how to hit the basic one-handed backhand.

Tennis Basic One-Handed Backhand - Photo of High Point of Backswing
Photo of bringing the racquet to the high point of the backswing on a basic one-handed backhand in tennis.

Tennis Basic One-Handed Backhand - Middle of Swing
Stop-action photo showing the racquet below the ball and the weight on the front foot in the middle of a basic one-handed backhand swing in tennis.

Tennis Basic One-Handed Backhand - Photo One Frame Before Contact
Stop-action photo one frame before contact on a basic one-handed backhand in tennis.

Tennis Basic One-Handed Backhand - Photo of Point of Contact
Stop-action photo showing the point of contact for a basic one-handed backhand in tennis.

Tennis Basic One-Handed Backhand - Photo One Frame After Contact
Stop-action photo one frame after contact on a basic one-handed backhand in tennis.

Tennis Basic One-Handed Backhand - Middle of Follow-Through
Stop-action photo showing the middle of the follow-through for a basic one-handed backhand in tennis.

Tennis Basic One-Handed Backhand - Photo at End of Follow-Through
Stop-action photo at the end of the follow-through for a basic one-handed backhand in tennis.

Photo Tennis Lesson - How to Hit the Heavy Slice Serve
Photos illustrate this step-by-step, free tennis lesson on how to hit the heavy slice serve, a serve with nearly pure sidespin that makes it curve sharply to the left as seen by a right-handed server.

Tennis Heavy Slice Serve - Where Sideward Bounce Carries Ball
The ball has curved almost to the side fence of the tennis court on this heavy slice serve.

Tennis Heavy Slice Serve - Knee Bend and Body Coil on Wind-up
Prepare for the heavy slice tennis serve with a good knee bend and body coil.

Heavy Slice Serve - Elbow Up Racquet Down
Prepare to strike the ball for a heavy slice serve with your elbow up, racquet down, and wrist laid back loosely.

Tennis Heavy Slice Serve - Swing Begins Edge-First
The racquet starts to move upward in an edge-first position at this point in the tennis heavy slice serve.

Tennis Heavy Slice Serve - One Frame Before Contact
Just before contact in this tennis heavy slice serve, the elbow is straightening, and the racquet remains in the edge-first position as it approaches the ball.

Tennis Heavy Slice Serve - Contact
At the point of contact in this tennis heavy slice serve, the racquet is imparting sidespin to the ball by brushing across the ball from left to right.

Tennis Heavy Slice Serve - One Frame After Contact
The racquet's continuing movement to the right evidences the left-to-right brushing action it has just imparted to the ball.

Tennis Heavy Slice Serve - Follow-Through
The follow-through of this tennis heavy slice serve ends on the left, with the right foot less far forward than on a topspin-slice serve.

Tennis Heavy Slice Serve - Where Ball Lands
The ball lands just inside the sideline on this tennis heavy slice serve.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - On the Run
In this photo, Ana Ivanovic hits a forehand on the run.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - The Squash Shot Emergency Slice
In this photo, Ana Ivanovic is hitting the

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - Full Stretch
In this photo, Ana Ivanovic uses her long reach and improving quickness to hit a forehand at full stretch.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand
Photos of Ana Ivanovic hitting forehands illustrate explanations of how she hits her favorite forehand and a few interesting variations.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - Uncoiling
Photo showing Ana Ivanovic uncoiling on a high forehand.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - Wrist Laid Back
This photo shows Ana Ivanovic's racquet and wrist laid back as she is about to strike a forehand.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - Just Before Contact
In this photo, just before contact with the ball, Ana Ivanovic's uncoiling is vividly evident in her dress, and her arm is clearly pulling the racquet forward.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - Point of Contact
In this photo, Ana Ivanovic is meeting her forehand at an excellent point of contact.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - Follow-Through
This photo shows Ana Ivanovic's follow-through on a forehand hit with considerable topspin.

Photo Study of Ana Ivanovic's Forehand - Most Aggressive Finish
In this photo, Ana Ivanovic has just unleashed her most aggressive forehand.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - Farthest Back Point of Backswing
Photo showing the farthest back point of the backswing on Richard Gasquet's one-handed backhand.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - Back and Down Position of Backswing
This photo shows the back and down position of Richard Gasquet's swing on a one-handed backhand.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - Point of Contact
In this photo, Richard Gasquet demonstrates a nice point of contact for a one-handed topspin backhand.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - Early Follow-Through
In this photo, Richard Gasquet's early follow-through evidences how much his racquet was rising as it struck the ball.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - End of Follow-Through
In this photo, the explosiveness of Richard Gasquet's backhand is evident in the length and position of his follow-through.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - Preparing a Slice
In this photo, Richard Gasquet prepares to hit a slice backhand.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - Racquet Rising for Topspin
In this photo, Richard Gasquet's racquet is well below the ball as he is about to hit a strong topspin backhand.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - Not a Frame Shot
In this photo, what looks as if Richard Gasquet about to hit a frame shot will turn out to be a properly contacted topspin.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand - Beginning of Forward Swing
In this photo, Richard Gasquet's has just begun the forward swing on his one-handed backhand.

Photo Study of Richard Gasquet's One-Handed Backhand
Photos of Richard Gasquet hitting backhands illustrate mini tennis lessons on how to hit a one-handed backhand.

Continental Backhand Grip for Tennis Close-Up Photos
Close-up photo of the Continental backhand grip for tennis, with comments on its strengths and weaknesses.

Semi-Western Backhand Grip for Tennis Close-Up Photo
Close-up photo of a Semi-Western backhand grip for tennis, with comments on its strengths and weaknesses.

(Modified) Eastern Backhand Grip for Tennis Close-Up Photo
Close-up photo of the Modified Eastern backhand grip for tennis, with comments on its strengths and weaknesses.

John Isner Photos - Jumping Two-Handed Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro John Isner's jumping two-handed backhand.

John Isner Photos - Toss, Knee Bend, and Grip for Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro John Isner's toss, knee bend, and grip for a serve.

John Isner Photos - Point of Contact for Serve with Significant Topspin
Photo and explanation of tennis pro John Isner's point of contact for a serve with significant topspin.

John Isner Photos - Forward Point of Contact for Serve
Photo of tennis pro John Isner hitting a serve with an exceptionally forward point of contact.

John Isner Photos - Pronation on Serve
Photo and explanation of tennis pro John Isner's pronation on the serve.

John Isner Photos - Low Volley
Photo and explanation of tennis pro John Isner hitting a low volley.

John Isner Photos - Grip and Backswing for Two-Handed Backhand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro John Isner's grip and backswing for a two-handed backhand.

John Isner Photos - Gallery of Pictures of John Isner's Strokes - Backswing on Open-Stance Forehand
Photos of tennis pro John Isner: a gallery of pictures of John Isner hitting forehands, backhands, and serves that illustrate explanations of his stroke techniques, starting with his backswing on an open-stance forehand.

John Isner Photos - Backswing on Square-Stance Forehand
Photo and explanation of tennis pro John Isner's backswing on a square-stance forehand.

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

Angelique Kerber Photos - Serve Toss
Photo and explanation of Angelique Kerber's serve toss.

Angelique Kerber Photos - Forehand Backswing
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Angelique Kerber's forehand backswing.

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

Angelique Kerber Photos - Serve Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Angelique Kerber's serve point of contact.

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

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

Angelique Kerber Photos - Serve Pronation
Photo and explanation of tennis pro Angelique Kerber's pronation on the serve.

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

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

Angelique Kerber Photos - Low Backhand
Photo of tennis pro Angelique Kerber's low backhand.

Maria Sharapova Profile - Biography and Basic Facts
Profile of Maria Sharapova, including basic facts, tennis playing style, greatest strengths, and areas needing improvement. Page 2.

Rafael Nadal Profile - Biography and Basic Facts
Profile of Rafael Nadal, including basic facts, tennis playing style, greatest strengths, and areas needing improvement. Page 2.

The Structure of Women's Professional Tennis Competition
The structure of women's professional tennis, beginning at the ITF Women's Circuit level, followed by WTA International and Premier tournaments and ITF Grand Slam tournaments, with increasing prize money and ranking points at each level.

Tennis Doubles Tactics - Standard Initial Positioning
An illustrated guide to tennis doubles tactics, starting with standard positioning at the start of a doubles point for the server, the receiver, and the partner of each.

Moving Server's Partner Initial Positioning
Illustrated explanation of how the server's partner can move forward at the start of a doubles point in tennis.

Movement on Aggressive Return
Illustrated explanation of how doubles players should move if the receiving team hits an aggressive return.

Movement on Weak Return
Illustrated explanation of how doubles players should move if the receiver hits a weak return.

Both Back on Serve
When and why both doubles partners should sometimes play back when their team is serving in tennis.

Both Back to Receive
When and why both doubles partners should sometimes play back when their team is receiving in tennis.

Server's Partner Opportunistic Poach
An illustrated explanation of an opportunistic poach by the server's partner in doubles tennis.

Server's Partner Lobbed - Crossing Over
An illustrated explanation of doubles tennis players crossing over when the server's partner gets lobbed.

Tennis String Review: Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L
One of the best tennis strings for durability, sustained liveliness, and retention of string alignment.

Photo Study of Rafael Nadal's Forehand
A photo study of Rafael Nadal's forehand, beginning with a photo and explanation of Rafa's forehand grip, backswing, and stance.

Wild Card - Tennis Tournament Definition
A wild card is a special admission (or a player who gets one) into a tournament draw despite lacking the standard qualifications.

Tennis Topspin Serve - One Frame Before Contact
One frame before contact in this tennis topspin serve, the forearm is the active link in the kinetic chain, and the racquet is positioned to brush up the back of the ball.

Tennis Topspin Serve - Point of Contact
At the point of contact in this tennis topspin serve, the wrist is the active link in the kinetic chain, and the racquet has brushed up the back of the ball.

Tennis Topspin Serve - Beginning of Follow Through
As the follow through of this tennis topspin serve begins, the natural wrist and forearm pronation is more evident.

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

Tennis Topspin Serve - One Frame After Contact
One frame after contact in this tennis topspin serve, the wrist and forearm have begun their natural pronation.

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

Tennis Topspin Serve - Knees Bent Preparing for Upward Thrust by Legs
Prepare for the upward thrust of your legs in a topspin serve with a good knee bend.

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

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

French Open Tennis - Roland Garros - Mixed Doubles Past Winners - Champions Who Made History
A list of all of the past mixed doubles tennis winners at Roland Garros, the French Open. Trace French Open history through the records of great champions like Suzanne Lenglen and Jacques Brugnon.

French Open Tennis - Roland Garros - Women's Doubles Past Winners - Champions Who Made History
A list of all of the past women's doubles tennis winners at Roland Garros, the French Open. Trace French Open history through the records of great champions like Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Stretched Defensive Forehand
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's stretched, defensive forehand.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Forehand on a Low Ball Using a Square Stance
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's forehand on a low ball using a square stance.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Extreme Same-Side Forehand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's extreme, same-side forehand follow-through.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Wrapped-Around Forehand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's wrapped-around forehand follow-through.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Forehand Just After Contact
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's forehand just after contact.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Most Common Forehand Follow-Through
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's most common forehand follow-through.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Forehand Just Before Contact
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's forehand just before contact.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Forehand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's forehand point of contact.

Photo of Rafael Nadal's Forehand Early in Swing
Photo and explanation of Rafael Nadal's forehand early in his swing.

Photo Study of Novak Djokovic's Strokes - Two-Handed Topspin Backhand Mid-Swing
Photo and explanation of Novak Djokovic's two-handed topspin backhand mid-swing.

Photo Study of Novak Djokovic's Strokes - Two-Handed Backhand Point of Contact
Photo and explanation of the point of contact on Novak Djokovic's two-handed backhand.

Photo Study of Novak Djokovic's Strokes - Backswing for Two-Handed Backhand
Photo and explanation of the backswing for Novak Djokovic's two-handed backhand.

Photo Study of Novak Djokovic's Strokes - Point of Contact for Serve
Photo and explanation of Novak Djokovic meeting the ball at full extension on a serve.

Photo Study of Novak Djokovic's Strokes - Kinetic Chain on Serve
Photo and explanation of the kinetic chain at work in Novak Djokovic's serve.

Photo Study of Novak Djokovic's Strokes - Serve Body Arch and Knee Bend
Photo and explanation of Novak Djokovic's body arch and knee bend as he loads up for a serve.

Photo Study of Novak Djokovic's Strokes - Serve Wind-Up
Photo and explanation of Novak Djokovic's classic serve wind-up.