Technical Fundamentals

A sound understanding of technique is vital to being an effective instructor. This collection of videos zooms in on the key skills players will need if they want to be consistent and effective.

We have purposely made these clips is short and to-the-point. When introducing technique to students, it is important to be clear and concise — make the words and images both explicit and accurate.

This section covers key technical features of the following shots: serve, return, drive, drop, volley, dink, lob and overhead smash. Specifically, we focus on the grip, set-up, impact point, sensation and recovery for each shot.

While each instructor will have their own style of delivery, mimicking the way these elements are introduced might be a good idea.