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Serena Williams – Probably the best female service of all time

Serena's service during the 2018 Wimbledon Championships while also adding few images from far back in 2003. It is interesting to see that her core service fundamentals have been quite the same in 2003 already and this speaks for the quality of her coaching before that. In short, Serena's service is very simple, well-focused at the decisive elements (not quite clear to many in the tennis field) and practically free of any potentially disturbing idiosyncrasies. Some of the main decisive elements to be mentioned are a relaxed balanced starting position, a very stable quite high toss, a delated...

Marin Cilic – Standard Tennis 3.0 strokes

Regarding service, forehand and backhand, Marin Cilic can actually serve as a certain standard prototype for the TENNIS 3.0 style of stroke production, where body energy dominates the stroke dynamics as well as racket position in space and where elbow reaches longest possible distance from the center of gravity during and after the impact.

The most misleading coaching advice towards stroke production – 1 – Service

One of the most misleading tennis instructions is the imperative suggestion to lead the racket after the impact across to the non-dominant leg (left with the right-handed player) in the follow through of the service motion....

TENNIS 3.0 CODE – for TENNIS 3.0 strokes – general information

TENNIS 3.0 CODE has few respective requirements for each of the strokes of tennis. But there is the one main element of the TENNIS 3.0 CODE, which is common to all dynamic TENNIS 3.0 strokes being hit with the optimal combination of power and control (with the exception of some trouble-shooting and trick strokes), which we want to reveal to the tennis world - the common denominator of all high-quality dynamic TENNIS 3.0 strokes is in the effort to move...

Ewa (6y 9m / POL) – One-handed backhand 3.0

Ewa (6y 9m / POL) in a backhand rally (I am playing volleys back to her) with the ITF Green ball – she can actually play a very good two-handed backhand 3.0 (which can be also seen in the posts on this site), but the one-handed stroke is her stroke of choice. As Ewa is...

Ewa (6y 6m / POL) – Forehand 3.0 & Backhand 3.0 with adult wooden racket

Ewa (6y 6m / POL) – Forehand 3.0 & Backhand 3.0 in a practice rally with the DTBT Foam Balls FB-90 Green while using the old wooden Adidas Ilie Nastase racket with grip 4 !!! She just grabbed it and wanted to try at the beginning of her session after the warm-up. As Ewa is...

What is missing with Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych?

Tomas Berdych (*1985 / CZE) belongs surely to most dominant tennis players of the past more than 10 years. His record with already almost 6 years of continuous presence in the ATP top 10, currently 12 ATP tournament titles, 2 winning Davis Cups and over US$ 24 millions in cumulative career prize-money must be seen...

Olga Danilovic (*2001 / SRB) – On the border between Tennis 2.0 and TENNIS 3.0

Serve point in the 2nd round match of the U18 tournament during the 2015 Orange Bowl in Plantation, FL / USA – Olga Danilovic (*2001 / SRB – daughter of former Serbian basketball star Sascha Danilovic), which can be considered as a significant tennis prodigy, clearly shows in this point her enormous potential, but also...

Serve 3.0 in senior tennis

The principles of TENNIS 3.0, meaning the dominance of the body action in the strokes, can be applied practically for everybody at every age and level. Here featured senior player Jörg (65+ / SUI) is a life-long athlete, but late tennis starter. He was still able to learn in his sessions with the MBTA practically perfect serving motion where he generates the power of the ground and dominates the service by the energy from the body, which is being channeled into full upper-limb targeted pronation

Ewa (*2009 / POL) – Forehand 3.0 & Backhand 3.0 in a practice rally with FB-90

  Ewa (6 y 3m / POL) – forehand 3.0 and backhand 3.0 practice rally with the DTBT foam ball FB-90 – her body activity dominates in most cases to a big degree the strokes/racket and she coordinates her entire body accordingly to the ball – great TENNIS 3.0 foundation. The main developmental issue with TENNIS 3.0 is that...