ADVANCED +

New memberships are currently on hold while we re-thing the format.

This page will act as an INDEX of more ADVANCED technical writing, which both lead on from (and enhance) the original Foundation PagesFOREHANDBHx1BHx2 SERVE.

It will also serve as a BLOG index for all ‘posts’ until each category (i.e. VISUAL LEARNING, STROKE LIBRARY, ADVANCED etc.) has a sufficient number of posts for them to warrant their own index page (or when it gets messy, I’ll split them up).



ADVANCED – (R)EVOLUTIONARY TENNIS

For me, Rafa Nadal’s forehand is the current go-to link in the long, evolutionary chain that is the tennis groundstroke, which makes it a good place to begin the more advanced technical pages of THE TENNIS BOOK.

Rafa’s forehand is also a great stroke to use as a first reference point in comparisons, because placing quality tennis strokes side-by-side (or even on top of each other) helps to reveal the many subtle shades of tennis technique…. and believe me, the permutations are endless.
Wakey wakey – you don’t need to be a generic clone.


ADVANCED – THE BIG BANG THEORY

How often have you heard commentators talk about the advances in tennis equipment, and how players from the past might fair against those of the present, if they had the same equipment?

A lot.

Well such statements miss the point – defunct, limited or bad technique is always defunct, limited or bad, no matter what equipment it uses. 
The question to ask is this: – …


ADVANCED – THE UNDERARM THROW – PT. 1

It’s the end of the evolutionary line for the traditional ‘swing’…


ADVANCED – THE UNDERARM THROW PART 2

Look and learn at one of the most radical of the new breed of forehand…


NEXT – THE RAFA NADAL FOREHAND PT 1

Rafa v Beresetegui forehands?
This is NOT extreme tennis – it’s just great technique, tailored to suit the individual .
These are NOT extreme grips, they’re just the RIGHT grip for the RIGHT job – simple as.
What differences can you spot already?


STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – RAFA NADAL 1

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – RAFA NADAL 2

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – STEFFI GRAF – ATTACK – FULL

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – STEFFI GRAF – READ/READ – FULL

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – ANKE HUBER 1 – TOPSPIN

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – GUGA KUERTEN 1

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – ANDY RODDICK 1

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – STEFAN EDBERG 1 – SIDE

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – PETE SAMPRAS 1

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – PETE SAMPRAS 2 – RUNNING

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 VENUS WILLIAMS 1 – ON

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – JIM COURIER 1 – HC

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 BORIS BECKER 1 – SIDE

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – MICHAEL CHANG 1 – SIDE

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – JENNIFER CAPRIATI 1

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – GABRIELA SABATINI 1

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001 – JIMMY CONNORS 1

STROKE LIBRARY – FH – 001- ANDY MURRAY 1

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx1 – 002 -ONE-HANDED BACKHANDS

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx1 – 002 – HICHAM ARAZI – 1 -TOPSPIN- ON

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx1 – 002 – PETE SAMPRAS – TOPSPIN – ON

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx1 – 002 – GABRIELA SABATINI – TOPSPIN – ON

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx1 – 002 – GABRIELA SABATINI – SLICE – REAR

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx1 – 002 – GUSTAVO ‘GUGA’ KUERTEN – THUMBALL

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx1 – 002 – ALEX CORRETJA – FF

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx1 – 002 – ALEX CORRETJA – BF-

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – TWO-HANDED BACKHAND

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – ANDRE AGASSI 1 – SIDE

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – JUAN CARLOS FERRERO 1 – MOVE / HIT

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – ELENA DEMENTIEVA 1

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – MARTINA HINGIS – SIDE – 1

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – VENUS WILLIAMS 1 – HIGH

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – LLEYTON HEWITT 1 – ON

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – JIMMY CONNORS – ATTACK

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 -003 – SERENA WILLIAMS – 1

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 -003 – CHRIS EVERT 1

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 -003 – TRACY AUSTIN – 2

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 -003 – RAFA NADAL – M – FF

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 -003 – ANDY RODDICK – BF

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 – 003 – ANDY RODDICK – ATTACK FF

STROKE LIBRARY – BHx2 -003 – RAFA NADAL – PR – 1