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Tennis Instruction: Footwork for Serving

Tennis Instruction: Your footwork for serving is essential to improve balance and stability during your service motion.

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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Know Your Tennis Strings

Choosing the right combination of tennis string will help take your game to the next level. Our team of knowledgeable professionals can point you in the right direction

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Mount Vernon Athletic Club Tennis Pro Jeremy Carl

Tennis Tip: Racquet Care

Tips for tennis racquets. Treat your racquet right with these Do’s and don’ts and your racquet will “return” the favor!

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Tennis Tip: Keeping Your Head Still

Keeping Your Head Still… When placing our shots, it’s important to remember to keep your eye on the ball / contact point, and to not prematurely take your eyes off the ball / contact point. Tennis Games: Fun Drill Try placing a cone on top of your head and have a friend feed a couple […]

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Tennis Tip: How and Who Should Cover the Middle

Who Should Cover the Middle? Ever wondered who should cover the middle in doubles? Read Michael Harper’s tennis tip for doubles players below. It’s 30-all and your team is serving. Both you and your partner, being the great doubles players that you are, you both move to the net and your opponent rips a forehand […]

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Mount Vernon tennis pro Jeremy Carl

Tennis Tip: Groundstroke Swing Path

Angle of Attack Attack From Low To High On groundstrokes, the swing path for both the forehand and backhand should be low to high.  This upward angle of attack will ensure that you lift the ball over the net and it helps create topspin. So next time you play, be aware of how your racquet […]

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Tennis Tip: Pursuing the Ball

Today’s Tennis Tip is about pursuing the ball! Watch Your Movement As a net player in doubles or singles, movement on the court is key. IF you’re the net person in the point, make sure you’re shifting your attention from the NET person when your PARTNER is hitting the ball to the BASELINER when they are hitting the […]

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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Tennis Tip: Grip Pressure

Grip Pressure is important! Why? Different shots require different grip pressures On a scale from 1-10 (with 1 being super light and 10 being way too tight), here is a quick look at some key shots that require a certain grip pressure. Serve – 3 (make sure you don’t let go of the racquet) Groundstrokes […]

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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Tennis Tip: The Volley and Preparation

Tennis Tip Tuesday! Today’s Tennis Tip is about…the VOLLEY! Volley: One of the most important parts of the volley is the preparation. To be effective at the net, you must be ready for any shot (whether it be forehand volley, backhand volley, or overhead). When your opponent hits the ball, make sure you make your […]

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Mount Vernon tennis pro Jeremy Carl

VA Tennis Tip: Think Like A Basketball Player

VA Tennis Tip Tuesday – DOUBLES STRATEGY Switch up your mentality and think of tennis with a basketball player mindset. Think Like a Basketball player? Yes, you heard right. If you watch a good basketball team one big factor stands out – all the players are constantly moving and looking to help out their teammates. The […]

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