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Quick Tennis Tip: Keep Your Head Fixed at Contact!

On all of your strokes, whether it is the forehand, backhand, volley, smash, or serve. You should have your head and eyes fixed on the contact point (where you strike the ball) until the ball leaves your racket.

Note that it is impossible to keep your eyes on the ball at impact because the ball comes and leaves too fast.The goal here is to just keep your head and eyes fixed on the contact point. When you do this, you will strike the ball cleaner and also decrease the chance of mishitting. If you do not keep your eyes and head fixed on the contact zone, you will disrupt the swing path because you end up jerking your head up too soon to see where the ball is going.

As you can see Federer below, he is not watching the ball, but he is keeping his head and eyes fixed at the contact zone to prevent the disruption of the swing path to the ball.


Stop Brushing the Ball! Learn to Hit Through It!


Mark’s Third Day Working on the Forehand

Hey, guys! This is day 3 of Marc working on his forehand. Today we were able to get his right hand working properly in the rotation. Everything is starting to come together; his forehand looks smooth now and the power seems effortless.

The Key to Directing the Ball!

Yes! It’s been established that the earlier you hit the ball the more cross court you will send your shot. On the other hand, the later you hit your shot, the ball will naturally go down the line.

While all of this is true, the technique of aiming is often overlooked and/or not known about.

Listen here, to key to effectively direct a ball with great spin and pace is to get the buttcap to point in the direction you want to aim the ball.

Check out my video on this topic for a more in depth explanation!