There’s no one-size-fits-all path to technical tennis knowledge.
However, I’ve engineered these first sections to follow a logical progression. If you are new to technical tennis, I advise you start at the beginning and work your way through them all one by one.
And if you aren’t new to tennis?
I advise you do the same, because THE TENNIS BOOK is like no other sports manual – this is TECHNICAL TENNIS AS ART (or as close as I can make it) – and the sooner you get an understanding of the way I write and present stroke detail, the better for us all.
This INDEX PAGE structure will be refined as we go.
Future essays, articles and simple tips etc., will appear as POSTS, though I will try to include links to relevant posts on each Index page.
We’re building forehands that are (both past and) future proof, and this is a required shape..
…the shape… determines the grip… which determines the game… which equips the individual
The palm is a key to developing the right forehand for the job
Turn and let’s get this stroke on the court
The ‘swing’ doesn’t quite cut it as a description of the modern forehand, but it’s a measured start.
Three things determine the perfect contact on every stroke.
Topspin demands the primary shape.
Learning to move… with a clearly defined purpose.
Learning to read is the foundation of a good forehand.
Create magnetism in your groundstroke.
Front foot aggression – or not.
Back foot forehands, as a stroke ‘choice’.
‘Stance’ ? – An open and closed case for limited terminology.
Looping up a force to be reckoned with.
Add some spin.
Give direction to your efforts.
Attacking off the back foot.