OVERHEAD BASICS: EDUCATING THE WRIST.
To hit great overheads, you need to have an educated wrist. What does that mean? You need to beable to find contact, and you need to know what your wrist is doing at contact to direct the ball and impart spin on the shot. Once you have awareness of what the wrist is doing, you can add the full swing and movements to make your overhead a reliable, fearsome and point-ending shot....Read more
OVERHEAD MOVEMENT 1 / GETTING BACK FOR THE SMASH.
Hitting great overheads requires effective tracking of the ball and moving to get in position to execute the shot. Learn how to use your left hand as GPS for ball tracking and how to move you feet to get in proper ball striking position. Make your overhead a reliable weapon that makes opponents think twice before trying to lob against you.
Overhead Movement 2 / Scissor Kick For Recovery
OVERHEAD MOVEMENT 2 / SCISSOR KICK FOR RECOVERY.
All great hitters of overheads have one thing in common. They are masters of the scissor kick movement for recovery. Learn how to use this movement as you move back and up to hit overheads, and you will make more smashes and recover better for any that might be retrieved.
Hitting Overheads Off High Defensive Lobs
HITTING OVERHEADS OFF HIGH DEFENSIVE LOBS.
Sometimes your opponent throws up a deep high lob from a defensive position. Usually you have to move back and let these lobs bounce before playing them. Learn how to turn those potentially defensive positions back into offense by hitting the overhead off the bounce.
Getting The Right Serving Base - Success Starts With Your Stance
GETTING THE RIGHT SERVING BASE - SUCCESS STARTS WITH YOUR STANCEFormer top 100 ATP pro Jeff Salzenstein teaches the ideal stance or base for consistent, powerful, accurate serves. In this video, you will learn the difference between the pinpoint and platform stance, and Salzenstein will explain why he prefers one over the other. There is also a drill that will help you develop a reliable base for serving, and help you build your serve into a powerful weapon from the ground up.
Overhead Movement Drill 1
OVERHEAD MOVEMENT DRILL 1
Learn how to move back effectively for overheads and recover quickly back to your net position with this simple “up & back” drill.
1st Move For Great Serves - Delay The Serving Hand
1ST MOVE FOR GREAT SERVES - DELAY THE SERVING HAND. Former ATP top 100 pro Jeff Salzenstein will teach you the keys to improving your serve. In this video, "The Serve Surgeon" dispels one of the biggest serving myths: Down Together, Up Together. This serving mantra has been used by tennis teachers for decades, but Salzenstein demonstrates why great servers actually delay the serving hand when they serve, focusing first on the toss and then following with the serving hand. Learn the most effective positions for the hands and elbow in this informative lesson by one the world's best teachers.