How To Reduce Double Faults and Gain More Confidence For Your Tennis Serve

Between your first tennis serve and your second serve, what goes through your mind?   “@#$%, better keep it safe and put the ball in.”   “Argh, swing the racket up, toss properly and bend the knees a bit more.”   “I am going to make a double fault again!”   “My toss sucks all … Continue reading How To Reduce Double Faults and Gain More Confidence For Your Tennis Serve

New to Tennis Coaching? Discover My Top 8 Lessons On Managing Your Teams

My tennis coaching season just ended. Phew…   It was a month long competition journey with the players, especially the boys. There were ups and downs throughout the season and I want to share 8 lessons that I have learnt while managing the teams.   Learn These 8 Tennis Coaching Lessons On Managing Your Teams … Continue reading New to Tennis Coaching? Discover My Top 8 Lessons On Managing Your Teams

Tennis Footwork Tips On The Approach Shots

In this video lesson, I am going to share very useful tennis footwork tips when it comes to the approach shots. If you want to move efficiently for your forehand, double backhand and backhand slice approach shots, your footwork is super important. So, watch this video lesson and learn how the pros execute their footwork … Continue reading Tennis Footwork Tips On The Approach Shots

Tennis Groundstrokes Tips: How To Have Better Timing and Spacing

In this blog post, I am very excited to share some tennis groundstrokes tips to improve your timing and spacing when you hit the shots.   The main reason for sharing these tips is that I often see players struggling to have best spacing before they contact the ball. They either stay too close to … Continue reading Tennis Groundstrokes Tips: How To Have Better Timing and Spacing

Tennis Two-Handed Backhand Tip: How To Stop Shanking The Ball

Do you tend to have a lot of mishits on your two-handed backhand? These mishits decrease your consistency and you get very frustrated with them.   So in today’s lesson I am going to share with you a tip that can help you to increase your consistency in your two-handed backhand.       Learn … Continue reading Tennis Two-Handed Backhand Tip: How To Stop Shanking The Ball

3 Powerful Mindset Tweaks To Overcome The Fear In Your Tennis

Recently, I was listening to a podcast by Chris Ducker on the way home. He was talking about an annual audience survey that he does with his audience (mainly entrepreneurs). This annual survey has given him lots of insights over the years, as these entrepreneurs share their pain points, struggles and expectations. This year though, … Continue reading 3 Powerful Mindset Tweaks To Overcome The Fear In Your Tennis

Tennis Forehand Tips: 2 Common Hitting Mistakes

  When I am on court playing or coaching, I get to observe many tennis players in action. I cringe whenever I see tennis players hit with very ‘strange’ forehands or backhands. In today’s lesson I am going to share with you two tennis forehand common mistakes. I also want to share some simple solutions … Continue reading Tennis Forehand Tips: 2 Common Hitting Mistakes

5 Tennis Serve Drills To Help You Win Your Service Games

In this video lesson, I am going to share with you some tips to help you in your tennis serve training so that your training becomes more fun, exciting and relevant to your tennis matches.         Learn 5 Tennis Serve Drills To Win Your Service Game   The key to a good … Continue reading 5 Tennis Serve Drills To Help You Win Your Service Games

Tennis Kick Serve: Get More Kick With These 8 Tips

How nice if your tennis kick serve has a high bounce, so that your opponent can’t attack you on your second serve.   How do you feel if your kick serve is able to generate a weak return from your opponent?   If you are struggling to hit a high bouncing kick serve, you are … Continue reading Tennis Kick Serve: Get More Kick With These 8 Tips

The Tennis Game Is Simple… Really?

“Tennis is a simple game but it’s human beings that make it so complex.” These are words that struck me when I heard them from Sven Groeneveld, coach of Maria Sharapova. There is some truth in it. The tennis game is played by 2 or 4 players. They only need to hit the ball over … Continue reading The Tennis Game Is Simple… Really?

How To Improve Your Court Positioning In Tennis

You saw the ball coming from the opposite side of the court and you quickly ran in, thinking of hitting it over after it bounces up.   As you stopped and prepare to swing the racket at the ball, the ball jumped and past your racket. You missed the ball totally. “Argh… not again…” You … Continue reading How To Improve Your Court Positioning In Tennis

How To Use Mini Tennis To Improve Your Tennis

If you have been taking tennis lessons or if you are playing competitively, then mini tennis (some tennis pros call it short court tennis as well) is probably not something new for you. Many coaches and pros have been using mini tennis as a form of warm up in their tennis lessons. Personally I use … Continue reading How To Use Mini Tennis To Improve Your Tennis

4 Steps To A Great Two-Handed Backhand

When a tennis shot comes to your non dominant side, do you use a single backhand technique or a two-handed backhand technique to return the shot? Or do you try to avoid it and run around the shot, to use your forehand?   In this lesson, you will learn how to use the two-handed backhand technique to … Continue reading 4 Steps To A Great Two-Handed Backhand

Tennis Grips Explained – How To Find The Grip Correctly And Play Your Best Shots

Do you know that different tennis strokes use different tennis grips? If not, find out the correct tennis grips for a perfect shot. Many of my friends started playing tennis with one type of grip, i.e., the eastern forehand grip, for every stroke. They have no idea of topspin and underspin. They are happy just … Continue reading Tennis Grips Explained – How To Find The Grip Correctly And Play Your Best Shots

Tennis Forehand Tips: How To Hit Deep

By Joel Loo In this tennis lesson, I want to address a tennis forehand question that was posted online. I believe it is a common problem faced by many tennis players. Here is the question: “ Can anyone help me? I have been playing tennis for months now, and I have known my weakness and … Continue reading Tennis Forehand Tips: How To Hit Deep

Tennis Coaching: 9 Keys To Define A Successful Training Session

As a tennis coach, what do you look out for and when can you confidently say that the tennis coaching session was a successful one for your client? I am very fortunate that in my years of tennis coaching, my clients have been very satisfied. They are happy with the training that they have received. To … Continue reading Tennis Coaching: 9 Keys To Define A Successful Training Session

Avoid This Tennis Forehand Mistake If You Want To Play Better Topspin Shots

One of the most common tennis forehand mistake among tennis players when they are learning is the wrist snap when they contact the ball.     Why are they doing tennis forehand mistake?   Well, it could be due to the prior experience of playing badminton where they used a lot of the wrist action. … Continue reading Avoid This Tennis Forehand Mistake If You Want To Play Better Topspin Shots

6 Reasons Why You Lose Tennis Matches And What To Do About Them

By Joel Loo Have you ever wondered why you lose tennis matches very often? And you have no idea how you lost them?   In my experience as a tennis coach and my research on tennis players, I have found there are actually 6 main reasons why players lose their matches. Apart from the opponent’s … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why You Lose Tennis Matches And What To Do About Them

Ignore Chasing The Most Beautiful Tennis Groundstrokes And Develop Groundstrokes Flexibility Instead

  When you are playing in recreational tennis tournaments, what type of tennis groundstrokes the players play? Did you observe that the winners of these tournaments do not possess the most beautiful tennis groundstrokes? They are able to win because they can employ good strategies and direct the ball to the right place with a … Continue reading Ignore Chasing The Most Beautiful Tennis Groundstrokes And Develop Groundstrokes Flexibility Instead

How To Prepare Early for Your Groundstrokes So That You Can Hit With More Consistency

By Joel Loo   It was the second lesson that I had with my tennis student, Naem, and we were working on the forehand technique (groundstrokes). I was hitting baseline rallies with him. During the break, as usual, I checked with him how he felt about his technique or whether there was anything that he … Continue reading How To Prepare Early for Your Groundstrokes So That You Can Hit With More Consistency

7 Tips To Help You and Your Friends Enjoy Playing Tennis More

By Joel Loo   Whenever you arrange a tennis session with your friends, both of you are eagerly on the court, playing tennis. However, the thing is that both of you are struggling with is to keep the ball in play. I have seen that happening to many people, while I’ve been playing or coaching … Continue reading 7 Tips To Help You and Your Friends Enjoy Playing Tennis More

3 Drills To Improve Anticipation Instantly

  By Joel Loo   Many subscribers have asked me how to improve anticipation when rallying. Today I want to share four tips that can help you improve anticipation without changing your techniques.   Tips To Help You Improve Anticipation Instantly   I had the privilege to meet Tomaz Mencinger from feeltennis.net when he was … Continue reading 3 Drills To Improve Anticipation Instantly

Tennis Beginners Tips : 6 Simple Ways To Win Your First Match

Last Wednesday was the first time my girls’ team, tennis beginners, played a friendly match. They have been training for about a year, and most of them started with no tennis experience at all.   I could not attend their friendly match due to some official matters. I wanted to see how I could help … Continue reading Tennis Beginners Tips : 6 Simple Ways To Win Your First Match

15 Random Thoughts On The Tennis Serve

By Joel Loo   Tennis serve has been a focus of mine for several years now.   I’ve made it a huge focus to get better in my tennis serve and help my students to improve their serves as well. I’ve learned a ton along the way, and just when I think I’m getting pretty … Continue reading 15 Random Thoughts On The Tennis Serve

Consistent Tennis Serve: Get Your Serve Toss Right

By Joel Loo   In this video lesson, I want to talk about how to improve your tennis serve toss. The toss is one of the crucial factors for consistent serves. If you can toss well, you have one less worry for your tennis serve. First of all, let me address some of the common … Continue reading Consistent Tennis Serve: Get Your Serve Toss Right

Why Can’t I Play Tennis Matches Like The Way I Practice?

  I have a student, he loves playing tennis matches. Let’s call him J. He is a good tennis player with good ground strokes and service technique. His footwork is not as efficient as I’d like it to be, but he is trying.   Whenever J plays tennis matches with his teammates or against opponents … Continue reading Why Can’t I Play Tennis Matches Like The Way I Practice?

3 Powerful Tips To Win Your Service Games

By Joel Loo   In today’s lesson, I want to share 3 powerful tips that you can use to win your service games.     Before I talk about the tips, let me share some of my thoughts on the importance of the tennis serve.   Why is the serve so important? Well, the serve … Continue reading 3 Powerful Tips To Win Your Service Games

Learn How To Hit The Topspin With One-Handed Backhand (Part 1)

By Joel Loo In this video lesson, I want to share a problem that one of my subscriber is facing currently. He said, “I saw you talking about generating topspin. You assumed correctly that I am right handed. As a result, I tried topspin but I still can’t get topspin on the ball. What my opponents … Continue reading Learn How To Hit The Topspin With One-Handed Backhand (Part 1)

Improve Your Consistency Instantly With These Simple Tweaks

By Joel Loo Recall yourself rallying with your opponent or partner. One shot, two shots, three shots and poom! You hit the ball out or dumped the ball into the net. But you felt ok. Then you played again. One shot, two shots, three shots and poom! The ball sailed out to the fence. You … Continue reading Improve Your Consistency Instantly With These Simple Tweaks

How To Beat The Damn Pusher In Your Next Match

By Joel Loo It’s so frickin frustrating when playing against a pusher. Every shot that you throw at him is a wasted effort because he keeps returning them to you. Argh! You feel like smashing the ball at him! Have you ever experienced this kind of agony? If yes, then this is a great lesson where … Continue reading How To Beat The Damn Pusher In Your Next Match

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