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Review: Andre Agassi tennis course on Udemy

RATING: ★★★★☆ £100 (but typically on "sale" from £10 to £15) on https://www.udemy.com/andreagassi/ Heaven knows there are enough video-based tennis courses on the internet. How to play a perfect backhand, how to master the slice serve, how…

Tip of the day: Volley contact

Do you often find yourself getting into perfect position for a volley, only to thunk it straight back at your opponent and lose the point? Or, even worse, do you miss the ball completely? If so, fear not: the excellent video below, which…

Tip of the day: Simple speed drill

Do you frequently find the ball speeding past the end of your racket because you haven't got into position quickly enough? Well, this incredibly simple drill can improve your ability to zoom off the mark and hit a pitch-perfect shot. For…

Tip of the day: Clock face lunge

If you struggle to maintain your balance on court and often end up cross-legged on the floor like Bambi, clock face lunges could be the answer to your prayers. As this excellent instructional video from Intosport shows, completing a range…

Tip of the day: Volley footwork

It's easy to approach the net for a volley and then quickly become lost, flailing as the ball zooms past out of your reach. As tennis coaches across the country have been telling their students since time immemorial, footwork is absolutely…

Tip of the day: The approach shot

There's nothing worse than doing the hard slog of laboriously setting up a winner, only to squander it with a misplaced or weak approach shot. In this excellent tutorial for Tennis Now, coach Blair Henley offers tactical and technical…

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…