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Tip of the day: Dynamic warm up

It may not be the most exciting part of playing tennis, or any sport for that matter, but warming up is absolutely key if you want to avoid those niggling aches and pains – or a more serious injury. “Well, duh, everyone knows that”, I hear…

Tip of the day: Half volley

Be it at the net or on the baseline, the half volley is a key shot when you've been surprised by the pace of the ball or are launching an attack. Let's take an example. The first clip in the Federer supercut below shows the Swiss stretching…

Signature moves: The Murray lob

If you spend any time watching the cream of the tennis crop, you’ll be aware that certain players have developed signature moves, or “calling cards”, to gain an advantage over the opposition. From Andy Murray’s pitch-perfect lob to Justine…

Tip of the day: Sidestep slalom

The sidestep is a key weapon in a tennis player's armoury. It allows you to get into position quickly and efficiently without turning your back on the action. That said, it may seem relatively simple to master, but it's also very easy to…

10 gifts for tennis players

Be it Christmas or a birthday, the dreaded “gift panic” can easily set in. Well, never fear: here at Tennis Talent we’ve drawn together a list of ten perfect gifts for the tennis player in your life. Moreover, we’ve tried to find the…

Tip of the day: The tweener

It's a shot guaranteed to draw cheers and gasps from the crowd – hitting the ball between your legs while running away from the net, known as a "tweener". The best of the best, including Andy Murray and Roger Federer, have all unleashed the…

Tutorial: Serve and volley

Much has been said about the decline of the good ol’ serve and volley, with many coaches and players alike saying it has been sidelined in the modern game as players become faster and more adept at returning topspin-heavy returns and…

Tutorial: Drop shot

The drop shot is one of the most risky, cheeky and satisfying shots in tennis. However, there is a very fine line between leaving your opponent helplessly flailing towards the net and making yourself vulnerable to a winner. As many amateur…