Category Archives: Tennis Tips

Second Serve Practice

John Newcombe (Munson photo)

We all know players who CRUSH their first serve (and usually don’t get it in) and then they poke their second serve in at half that speed.  Those players need to practice improving their second serve; and here is a drill from John Newcombe to do just that. Continue reading

Whose Ball is It?

You are serving in a doubles match in the deuce court and the returner hits a ball over the middle that lands just beyond the tee on your side of the court.  Should your net man have taken the shot … or is it the incoming server’s ball to take? (The incoming server is lower-right in the picture). Continue reading