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A tip on Passing Shots

I see quite a few students miss passing shots. Even against players who have relatively poor volleys, they still end up missing passing shots. Reasons: Rushing. When the players see the opponent coming to the net, they have a rush … Continue reading

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Every Point is Important

Tennis is quite unique. It is not necessary that the player who has won the most number of points, wins the match. You may win more points and games than your opponent and still end up losing the match. So … Continue reading

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A Free Tennis Lesson with: Novak Djokovic (Courtesy: TIME Magazine)

This week, since I am extremely busy with the ongoing tournaments, I will take a back-seat. (Busy here implies watching AUDA-PITA students compete in matches, day in and day out. And since the students happen to reach the finals, it … Continue reading

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A Note on (Re)-Hydration

Water. A necessity. As a tennis player, you need to keep yourself hydrated all the time- in other words, keep re-hydrating yourself- since the body loses fluids through sweat and urine. So here’s the million dollar tip: Don’t wait till … Continue reading

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Key to Good Movement!

We have a student (a 10 year old boy) at our academy who thinks a lot. Really. If you ask him, ‘What’s your name?’, he would pause for two-three seconds, think, and then answer! 🙂 Really, No kidding! Now this … Continue reading

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Serve Vs. Return of Serve – Whom would you bet on?

I was watching the U.S. Open men’s final the other day and it was a treat to watch Djokovic and Nadal – the two champions – battle it out. According to me, the thing that tilted the match in Djokovic’s … Continue reading

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Using Overheads to better the Serve!

We had a new student (with wonderful potential, I may add!) join our academy recently. Good forehands, nice backhands, good energy – but quite a poor serve. There were a lot of things that went wrong with the serve. Yes, … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Three Basic Grips

One basic thing that I learnt while playing tennis is that each grip (the way you hold the racket) has its advantages and limitations. And let me be very specific here to the forehand groundstroke. As I have mentioned in … Continue reading

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It’s Raining, What to do?

The rainy season is well and truly on. Until the beginning of August, our academy would probably have lost a maximum of three sessions due to rain. However, since the past week, there has been a constant downpour; as a … Continue reading

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The Power of Practice

When I started coaching professionally about a year back, I had a belief that ‘quality’ practice for a shorter time will triumph over many hours of tennis practice (quantity). But then I look at some of my students’ performance and … Continue reading

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