Features — April 15, 2015
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Sam Groth: The World's Fastest Serve
Do you know who Sam Groth is? If you answered no to this question, Christophe Delavaut is not surprised. He'd never heard of him either until he did a bit of research on who held the record for the world's fastest serve. Groth cracked one 163 mph while languishing in a challenger tournament down under.In this video, Delavaut takes a close look at the Groth serve and compares it to some of the great servers past and present.
The Art of Target Practice
In tennis, the “target” is the other side of the net, an area as wide as most houses and hard to miss. However, there’s more to tennis than just getting the ball over the net and inside the lines. But not all players hit with specific targets in mind. It may sound funny but frequently when a weekend warrior hits a winner, knowledgeable onlookers can tell that the player wasn't aiming at anything in particular. In this article, Joe Dinoffer teaches you the art of aiming.
ProStrokes 3.0 — Barbora Strýcová Serve & Netgame
Barbora Strýcová is a former number one junior out of the Czech Republic, however, the climb up the pro ranks has not been an easy one. After struggling on the tour her first few years, Strýcová was banned for six months for doping. Since her return, Strýcová has had good success, achieving a career high world ranking of 20 in March of 2015. She is currently ranked 22. Strýcová is well known for her emotional displays on court, often throwing racquets and yelling at the chair umpire.
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Swing Paths and Hitting Zones
Much has been written about swing paths and hitting zones, however, there is no one swing path that is appropriate for every shot. In other words, in this case, one size does not fit all. The fact is different swing paths create different amount of spin from, the flat drive to the reverse finish ala Rafa. In this video coach Peter Freeman uses the court fence and four pieces of tape to simplify the issue.
The Forehand and the Medicine Ball
Pat Etcheberry is the legendary fitness coach of some of the greatest players of all time, including Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Sergi Bruguera, Iva Majoli, Gabriela Sabatini,and Justine Henin. In this video, Pat shows you how to increase power on your forehand by using a medicine ball and a wall.