By truly understanding the tennis technique, you could turn a seemingly impossibly difficult, erratic and unpredictable game into a reliable one. Consistent tennis strokes are no magic but directly related to comprehension. Dispelling ignorance and misunderstanding about stroke production could affect your tennis like flipping a switch.
The course has been taken off the market. Should you want to know about technical details on tennis, please let me know, as I then may publish some stuff on this blog site.

The one-and-only Way to Properly Hit a Tennis Ball

This is a publicly available outline of my view on tennis. It tells you how tennis works. Should you want to know more, please let me know.
How the Pros Treat a Tennis Ball

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I have been a tennis player for more than thirty years. In the early stages I was a promising player— yet without support (of any sort). More than thirty years ago I did not feel bad about this, as, nevertheless, I felt confident to solve the riddle of tennis timely. But for some reason I could not break through and get inside of tennis; not for a long time. Even when I played well I did not exactly know what I did and how exactly I produced my strokes. To me this was unnerving and made me change my game often, which, for many years, did not improve the situation. My yearning for understanding tennis was bigger than my desire to perfect my game in a certain niche of playing.  

In the first years I bought videos and got lessons. Both these avenues for knowledge kept me at a distance. Always. The promise to get the knack of tennis by buying more (lessons and videos) never fulfilled. I paid quite a bit of money but what they told me was never what they showed me. The best that happened to me was that a pros game would lift my game as if flipping a switch. Later, I could not pro-actively bring it out in the same manner. Finally, I struck out on my own.

Only after many years could I solve the riddle of tennis and could reduce it to its simplicity. Instead of splitting tennis up more, and indefinitely so (to perhaps impress you more) I put it all together and found out that actually one and the same principle rules every stroke. This is a shining diamond, a gem you do not find anywhere else. This is enabling and empowering  rather then confounding, and leaving one at a loss. Should you be interested in technical details on tennis, please drop me a line. So far this was very impersonal, and I do want to hear from you. If there are some people who care I may publish some content on technical tennis – as I see it, on this blog site. You would get a view from above on tennis and gain insights on tennis that normally are untaught. 

Ultimately, no tennis teachings anywhere will make a difference in the tennis world. If a million matches were played last year and this year again, will there be more winners this year because of any tennis teachings? The window may shift a little in favor of one player or another, but then it will shift again. It will shift regardless of anybody’s efforts or any tennis academy’s efforts. I mean, from where the next generation of great players emerges cannot be mentally directed, as this escapes supervision. The academies that claim (or are known) to be the best are more merciless on more players. That’s all. I do not like that approach as even those who come out as winners mostly are still unclear about the one-handed backhand, for example. Also, too many others either fall by the wayside or cannot afford this type of drilling be it because of a lack of money or a lack in vigor and health. Secondly, no matter how many people train however hard, supported by however many great coaches, the number of players within the top ten won’t change. This is a futile and rather smug struggle.

The technique for tennis players is the same for all, regardless of the player’s level. While beginners have to be instructed in more detail about grips, etc., stroke production for them is the same as for the pros. You could decide to hit a drive or a slice on the backhand side rather than a topspin stroke, but that’s about all you can vary. Also, the degree of technique to make a slice or drive work is about as big as for a topspin stroke.
Why then the true technique sometimes is withheld from new players, I do not understand. I suspect they should pay their dues in playing the student’s part for long enough before they qualify for the „higher teachings“. However, should you want to learn tennis right and should you want to play correctly from the start, then there is no difference in learning the technique between you (or beginners) and more advanced players because stroke production has rules that need to be observed; trying to bypass those rules will lead to inferior or inconsistent strokes, to strokes that just never work.

What stuff would you be interested in? To read about my slant on tennis and perhaps understand it better? To become a more consistent player? Would you want to read in a more detailed way about the (so called) pronated serve and also the one-handed backhand? Is your concern to pro-actively hit well? Just let me know, maybe I can help you out. 

There is no course here any longer, as I unpublished it.  

Read the little lens on tennis, as it gives you an outline of how I view tennis. If you haven’t clicked yet on the link in the blue box above, here then is my squidoo lens which you should check out first: The one-and-only way to properly treat a tennis ball.

Kind regards Andi

My Work on Tennis

My tennis course consists of a high resolution, 140-page PDF file with more than 100 photos and short video clips about all major strokes (plus their variations as for drive and topspin) and about the fundamentals of tennis. By clicking somewhere on the photo above another web page opens in another tab of your browser. This is an „all-out“ course. While the video clips cover most of the different strokes and aspects in tennis, I kept them short and to the point, as I know that this suffices and that anything else would be boring. The course is made up of a written part and a visual part, which nicely complement each other. The course is quite dense and does not contain these little fun photos that mellow and spice up the squidoo lens, as the 107 or so photos in the course all depict the explanations. In the end you will work more with the PDF file, as it is much handier to thumb through than to listen through lengthy videos again when looking for certain information. I also feel that this is better because it involves your imagination more, which lets you participate more actively and thus leads to better results.