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Excerpts — Tennis Skills & Drills

Points of contact and strike zones

Players should know the correct contact point and strike zone for the shots they want to execute.

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Six Foundational Pillars for Strategy and Tactics

Players should be able to perform the following six foundational pillars (also called ball controls) at the level appropriate to them.

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Strategies give players a competitive edge

Strategies are plans that give a player a sense of purpose when on the tennis court and that build on the common patterns of play.

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Drop Shot

The value of the drop shot is its element of surprise. This shot is hit well by players such as Novak Djokovic, who has an aggressive baseline game that mixes power with finesse.

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Alley Drill

View a drill from Tennis Skills and Drills.

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