Category Archives: Tennis Tips

How to Beat Lobbers: Read, Adjust Position, Keep it Low, Be Patient!

When facing lobbers, it’s important to make some adjustments to your game plan. Of course, being tall and able to hit aggressive overheads is a big plus, but it is not a requirement in order to beat lobbers.   Here are … Continue reading

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How to know if your Child is ready for Tennis Tournaments

When deciding whether or not your child is ready for tennis tournament play, keep some things in mind:  Your child’s coach will know. It is hard for you or your child to determine on your own whether or not your … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Tennis

One of the biggest obstacles that an avid tennis player may face is transitioning from indoor to outdoor tennis. Unlike indoor courts, courts in an outdoor complex are subject to the elements. With such starkly different playing surfaces and elements, … Continue reading

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How to Have a Fulfilling USTA Season

USTA, the United States Tennis Association, is a nation-wide league comprised of competitive athletes of all skill levels who wish to improve their game. Whether you are a long-time member or have recently joined, it is important to know how … Continue reading

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Tennis Doubles Formations: Why and When To Use It

Double formations are the different variations of court positions that tennis partners can choose in order to best fit their game plan. Here’s a quick analysis of most common formations: One Up/One Back Formation: Known as the standard formation, where … Continue reading

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Pre Tennis Match Prep: Fueling Your Body

Staying hydrated and eating smart are two of the most important ways to prevent cramps, heat related illnesses and low energy during a match. WHAT TO DRINK: If you have an important match coming up, you can prepare your body … Continue reading

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Keys to Finding the Right Doubles Partner

One of the most important factors in being a successful doubles player is having the right partner.  Below are tips on what to look for and how to achieve success on the court.  First, you must find a partner that … Continue reading

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Technical Tennis Tips from Gino: INSIDE-OUT FOREHAND

When you are struggling with your backhand or your forehand is your strength, you may want to consider an inside-out forehand. This is when the receiver is standing on the ad side and runs around to avoid hitting a backhand, … Continue reading

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Tennis Tips: Improve your Communication, Improve your Doubles

Tips from Tennis Professional Joao Pinho on how to improve your doubles game through communication. When you or your partner is serving, make sure to use hand signals or talk in between points about the plan for the next point. Failing … Continue reading

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Technical Tennis Tips from Gino: Swinging Volley

An opponent pops the ball high, and in that instant you need to decide what shot to hit. Should you let the ball bounce or take it out of the air? Should you hit an overhead or a volley? When … Continue reading

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