Features — October 15, 2014
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Implications of the Contact Point and Follow-Through
We often feel good about hitting balls from the baseline with a nice "C" loop and a follow-through at shoulder height. But what purpose does it serve? Once the ball is struck, the rest of the stroke doesn’t matter. The follow through is merely the deceleration phase of the stroke. That is why many coaches focus on preparation, loading and the acceleration phase of the stroke. — Doug Eng
Return of Serve: Murray and Sharapova
In this pro analysis, USPTA and PTR International Master Professional,.Jorge Capestany takes a look at the return of serve and compares Andy Murray's return with that of Maria Sharapova. The footwork on the return is different and it is unique. All pros have there own idiosyncrasies and no two returners go about it the same way but they do incorporate the fundamentals and they include the "Y", pre-movement and the split-step.
Clearing the Mind
Do you ever find yourself playing a match and you make a mistake which leads to a slew of unforced errors? Perhaps it's because you are too busy worrying about past points to focus on what is really important, the upcoming ones. The fact is, even the top pros make errors, however, they know how to brush those aside and refocus on the present. So, how do you clear your mind and reset yourself between points? Peter Portner has some ideas.
ProStrokes 3.0 — Carla Suárez Navarro Serve and Net Game
Carla Suárez Navarro is a 26 year-old spanish player form Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Navarro turned pro in 2003, and has won 1 WTA, 6 ITF titles. She has earned $3,791,380
in prize money and reached a career high ranking of
No. 14 in September 2013. Navarro is currently ranked No. 18 in the world. Navarro plays an all court game and moves well, but what separates her from the rest of the WTA is that she is that rare bird who still plays with a one-handed backhand, and it is an elegant free flowing stroke that gives her lots of versatility. New this issue, Carla Suárez Navarro's serve and net game.
TennisOne Newsletter: The Inch that Changed Tennis Forever
From Last Issue
The Forehand Swinging Volley
Christophe Delavaut breaks down a shot, the swinging volley, that didn't exist when he first learned the game of tennis. He first saw this shot in 1986, when Andre Agassi was playing John McEnroe and took a short, high floater out of the air with a full swing and continued up to the net. Today, this shot is as commonplace as a forehand or backhand. In this analysis, Christophe uses Roger Federer as his model.
How to Practice to Improve Your Focus!
Focus is primarily defined as concentration on a specific subject or issue. The tennis-specific take home benefit is very clear. — concentrating on one issue is a good thing and will yield positive results. What should you focus on when playing tennis? This is where things become somewhat complex and can get overwhelming for many. As an “open” sport with unlimited variables, every tennis ball you receive and every tennis ball you hit will be unique. — Joe Dinoffer