One of the best ways to improve your groundstrokes is to be sure you are moving forward. In this video, Michaela demonstrates how she has improved her backhand by stepping into the shot. This gives her more power and depth. Watch until the end for a special blooper - all at no extra charge!
I'm often asked what I think of using various tennis training devices. For me, it depends on the device and what you're trying to get out of it. If you're trying to improve your stroke technique and are willing to spend some time practicing, one of my favorite devices is Billie Jean King's Eye Coach. It is a contact trainer that helps me show players how to hit better strokes in every respect, from maintaining the right distance from the ball to contact point to follow thr
One of my favorite drills to practice the volley is working on reflex volleys with a partner. The three things I recommend focusing on are (1) bending down at the knees for your ready position; (2) keeping your racquet up; and (3) keeping the ball contact point out in front - no swinging! Special thanks for my client and friend Mike for demonstrating reflex volleys with me. He's always a fun lesson and you can see his excellent technique and footwork here.