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Sebastian Korda – Clean 1st Service 3.0

Below, I am focusing on his 1st service technique as I have analyzed it during the 2017 French Open Junior Championships. Sebastian's service is dominated on the backswing part by a calm body pretension buildup and an almost straight tossing motion, both free of any major idiosyncrasies. This is followed by a solid push-off leading to a good extension and then by a very.....

Stefanos Tsitsipas – One-handed backhand 3.0 then and now

The one-handed backhand can be considered as Stefanos' signature stroke. He belongs to the rather small group of the young players playing the one-handed stroke on the backhand side. In general, the one-handed backhand variety gives a better chance for the acceleration but can be rather challenging...

Why does Petra Kvitova tend to higher amount of errors?

Petra Kvitova (*1990 / CZE) belongs with her 2 Wimbledon titles and 4 Fed Cups wins to the top female players of the past 10 years. A few years ago, she was even one match shy of becoming WTA’s # 1. Despite her excellent achievements, Petra seems to have some problems with her constancy and...

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...