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Use this clip as a footwork drill. We added tips in text overlays, slow motion, and cropping just to the feet to help you spot the key movements. Each segment starts with loading on the split step before making a quick movement toward or away from the ball.
Tags: slow-motion AlexAnselme
Screen shot 2015 10 20 at 8.29.46 pm

Backhand - One Handed

Watch these anchor points as you swing in front of Coach in the Mirror 1. Take racket back with your non-dominant hand on the racket. 2. Make a pronounced shoulder turn with shoulders parallel to the sideline. 3. Drive toward the net; do not block your hips. 4. Draw racket from your non-dominant hand. 5. Move racket forward and up (like dropping a ball that was trapped under your upper arm). 6. Racket head finishes up with arm extended.
Tags: backhand volley CelesteFrey
Screen shot 2015 09 18 at 9.02.14 am

Backhand - Slow Motion

You might want to practice while watching these clips in slow motion. They are the same clips that you see in real time for the one handed backhand. Slow down and get the feel of the correct stroke. Then move to the real time clips to perfect the feel and the form.
Tags: slow-motion backhand CelesteFrey
Screen shot 2015 09 18 at 7.29.14 am

Backhand - Two Handed

Watch these anchor points as you swing in front of Coach in the MIrror: 1. Make a big shoulder turn. 2. Racket drop below the ball just before contact. 3a. For left handed hitters.... right arm bent, left arm straightens 3b. For right handed hitters... left arm bent, right arm straightens 4. Finish high; kiss your back shoulder weight on front foot.
Tags: 2-handed backhand CelesteFrey
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Backhand - Two Handed

Alex has a quick snap on his two handed backhand.
Tags: 2-handed backhand AlexAnselme
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Backhand and Forehand Volley

As Alex hits against the ball machine watch his split step between shots to be prepared for either a forehand or backhand return. Notice the short draw back to the racket and the stepping forward to add weight to the volley. When you play the left view clip notice how Alex strikes the ball with a sharp angle to absorb pace, a useful drop volley strategy to more accurately place your shot.
Tags: AlexAnselme forehand backhand volley soft-hands
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Dixon - Proper Loading FH and BH

Tags: loading freeze-frames footwork backhand forehand JudyDixon
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Dixon - Two-Handed Backhand

Four common mistakes. Best to play full screen
Tags: 2-handed yes-no backhand JudyDixon
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Dixon - Volley Elbows In

Keep elbows in close to body, hot extended out
Tags: network yes-no volley JudyDixon
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Dixon - Volley No Backswing

On volley do not draw the racket back before hitting the ball
Tags: yes-no network volley JudyDixon
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Dixon - Volley Soft Hands - Correct/Wrong

Tags: soft-hands yes-no volley JudyDixon
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Dixon - Volley Soft Hands - Explanation

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Flat vs kick serve

Flat Serve vs Kick Serve - Super Slow Motion

(To play, click on blue "back"button to see back view). In this one clip you will see Alex serving a flat serve and a kick serve. The clip begins with a freeze frame with a red and blue vertical line. The red line is an indication of the axis at contact for the flat serve. The blue line, displaced to the left, is an indication of the axis at contact for the kick serve. You will see these two lines throughout the clip to help you distinguish the toss and hit for these two serves. Note that the head remains under the blue axis on both tosses. That last few seconds of the clip accelerates to real time on the kick serve, just so you can see the energy of the serve.
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Forehand - Components with pauses and slow motion

Use this video to hit anchor points in Celeste's forehand. The captions announce how each segment will play. Some segments will pause, some play in slow motion, others play without pauses. This variety is meant to let you get you mind around both the component structure of the forehand and the flow from one component to the next as you shadow swing while watching Celeste.
Tags: CelesteFrey forehand freeze-frames regular slow-motion
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Forehand - Open Stance

Watch these anchor points as you swing in front of Coach in the Mirror. Right hand hitters: 1. Move toward the ball but load your weight on the outside foot. Load down in your legs. 2. Push off of the outside leg and transfer onto left leg as you strike the ball. The feet become parallel to the net. 3. Keep belly button and shoulders parallel to and facing the net on contact with the ball.
Tags: open forehand CelesteFrey
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Forehand - Open Stance

Notice the different follow through levels when the ball comes in high. Alex lets the racket round off the follow through above his head.
Tags: open forehand AlexAnselme
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Forehand - Open Stance - After the Bounce Only

We single frame the racket action starting with the bounce of the ball off the court. In four segments the motion speeds up to real time. Practice this action in place to perfect the position of your racket head and the lag action of the wrist and arm just before contact. When a segment pauses get ready to repeat the action.
Tags: forehand freeze-frames AlexAnselme
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Forehand - Progressive Components Slow Motion to Regular

We broke down the forehand into four components: Take Back with Non-dominant Hand, Racket Face Down, Racket Butt Out, then Racket Pull and Roll. Each component ends with a freeze frame to give you a visual of the anchor point. Check your own image at these points to compare and correct. Begin this drill with the Right perspective. In this view each component begins with slow motion, then medium, then regular speed. The drill ends with a few loops of the whole stroke at regular speed and no freeze frames. Use this six minute clip as a drill to structure your forehand around these four components to increase your efficiency of movement, racket head speed, and top spin. The Front view clip is not so repetitive but will give you more information about the approach of the ball.
Tags: forehand freeze-frames slow-motion AlexAnselme
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Forehand - Regular Stance

Watch these anchor points as you swing in front of Coach in the Mirror: 1. Step into the ball toward the net with front foot. 2. Spot the incoming ball with extended non-racket hand. 3. Weight comes off your back foot as you follow through on the swing. 3. Shoulders and feet are perpendicular to the net.
Tags: regular forehand CelesteFrey
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Forehand - Regular Stance

Alex uses a slightly different style than Celeste. Look for the same anchor points. Notice the moderate take back, and the cock and whip of the wrist a split second before contact
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High finish fh

Forehand - Running, High Ball, Top Spin

Watch footwork to reach ball hit wide. Notice the low to high movement of the racket and the finish on the right side of the head. Clip down in slow motion with repeat action on low to high movement of the racket.
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Forehand - With Anchor Points

In this clip we have two freeze frames that you could use as anchor points to guide the shape of your forehand stroke. We start this clip in slow motion so you can practice hitting these anchor points as you shadow swing. The clip changes from half speed to three-quarter speed to full speed twice and then repeats. You might want to play this on full screen for a few minutes to better see the two freeze frames. Then revert back to regular size screen so that you can watch yourself in the screen on the right. Don't forget to watch yourself. You can also make a screen recording to review your shadow swing frame by frame (Go to Help tab to see how to make a screen recording).
Tags: forehand slow-motion AlexAnselme
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One Handed Backhand High Follow Through

The clip has a great rhythm. Watch the footwork to set up for the strike and the high racket follow through. The low to high path will impact some topspin to the ball.
Tags: 1-handed AlexAnselme topspin
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One handed backhand on backboard

One-handed backhand drill on the backboard
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Return of Serve - Footwork

Watch this clip to focus on footwork. Note these anchor points as you watch yourself in front of The Coach in the Mirror: 1. Step forward 2. Split step as opponent hits the ball 3. Move feet to find the ball, e.g. wider step. 4. Load, hit, recover
Tags: forehand footwork CelesteFrey
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Serve - Freeze Frames

Note these anchor points as you watch yourself in front of The Coach in the Mirror: 1. Start with weight on either the forward foot (like Andy Murray) or on the back foot. 2. Extend your tossing arm fully and hold as ball travels upward. 3. Weight held neutral on both legs, like a Jack in the Box. 4. Racket begins it's complete full circle 5. Snap your wrist and follow through with racket on opposite side of your body. 6. Transfer your weight into the court.
Tags: freeze-frames serve CelesteFrey
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Serve - Lighted Racket

Watch the tracer lights vividly display the little loop inside the larger loop
Tags: lights serve JudyDixon
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Serve - Slow Motion Freeze Frames

Tags: slow-motion freeze-frames serve CelesteFrey
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Slice - Backhand

Note these anchor points as you watch yourself swing in front of The Coach in the Mirror: 1. Using a continental grip, bring the racket back immediately, but do not rush. 2. Bring racket high into non-dominant hand. 3. Swing is down and through, not just down. 4. The continental grip hitting down and through will cause the slice. Don't try to a slice motion of racket. 5. The non-racket hand stays back. 6. Remember to step forward with the racket.
Tags: backhand slice CelesteFrey
Screen shot 2015 09 18 at 9.08.46 am

Slice - Forehand

Note these anchor points as you watch yourself swing in front of The Coach in the Mirror: 1. Shift to a continental grip. 2. Tilt racket head slightly open on contact. 3. Swing through the ball taking off the bottom half of the ball.
Tags: forehand slice CelesteFrey
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Split Step

Split step and recovery, both to right and to left. Make first step quick and well judged for the best length
Tags: footwork AlexAnselme
Screen shot 2016 05 02 at 2.35.29 pm

Split Step Slow Motion

Try this slow motion clip to get the pattern of your foot movements to improve the efficiency of your steps. Then go do the same clip in real time, Footwork - Split Step. In the clip for the back view notice the shadow on the court.
Tags: slow-motion footwork AlexAnselme
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Two handed backhand on backboard

Two handed backhand drill on the backboard
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Two Handed Backhand on Ball Machine

Get into the rhythm of this video that is longer than many of our clips. Think about the feet. See how Alex has a repeated pattern of returning to a split step, a little bounce, and the a quick step out with his left foot pointing to the side of the court.
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Screen shot 2015 09 18 at 9.03.23 am

Volley - Backhand

Note these anchor points as you watch yourself swing in front of The Coach in the Mirror: 1. Maintain the head and shoulders in a triangular plane parallel to the net. 2. Prepare the racket early with racket head up and elbows in to the body. 3. Step forward on outside foot to load as you are on your way to hit the ball. 4. Keep the hands close together with the left hand behind the racket. 5. Release racket from left hand and swing down and through the ball, left hand remains back.
Tags: midcourt 1-handed volley backhand CelesteFrey
Screen shot 2015 09 18 at 9.05.35 am

Volley - Forehand

Note these anchor points as you watch yourself swing in front of The Coach in the Mirror: 1. Racket head up. 2. Step in 3. Elbows in. 4. Limited backswing 5. Follow through keeping hands soft
Tags: volley forehand CelesteFrey