USTA Florida is working hard to keep players active and engaged at home! Every weekday evening at 5 p.m. EST throughout April, join us for Pro Power Hour – an hour of tips, technique, and activities provided by our USTA Florida tennis teaching professionals.
The pro tips cover a variety of topics for players of all levels:
- Warm-Up and Health – If your body isn’t ready, your muscles aren’t ready! Before a match, it’s important to set aside some time pre-practice or pre-competition to properly warm-up.
- Rules and Sportsmanship – Tennis is a unique sport, one that is often played without supervision, referees or officials. As a tennis player, it is important that you know and follow the rules and practice the courtesy of good sportsmanship on the court.
- Strategy – Advance your game with various strategies to help maximize your strengths and rule the court.
- Groundstrokes – From high forehands to slice backhands, learn about different tips to enhance your game from the baseline.
- Serves – Improve your first shot in every point by working on these serving tips to help you play each point on your terms.
- Volleys –Whether you’re looking to finish the points quickly by approaching the net or helping your partner out at the net in doubles, these tips will help you feel more confident in your volleys.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/USTAFlorida and tune in every weekday at 5 p.m. for the latest tips. All Pro Power Hour videos will be available at www.USTAFlorida.com/ProPowerHour after release.
Here’s what you may have missed this week:
Zones of the Court
It’s time to get in the zone! Do you know the differences when it comes to the zones of the tennis court? Travis gives you all the details when it comes to defensive, neutral, and attacking zones.
Strike Zones of Tennis
Want to make sure you’re getting the maximum power and control out of your shot? Christopher explains the strike zones of tennis and how to find your ideal zone.
Drills at Home
Stay active and have fun around the house with tennis drills the whole family can do together!
Take your forehand volley to the next level with these tips and drills you can do around the house!
Have some spare time on the court? Want to impress your family and friends? Try your hand at these tennis tricks to give yourself a bit of style!
1-Hour Singles Practice
Travis talks tennis tactics and breaks down what goes into a full one-hour singles practice so you can practice with purpose.
Developing good stretching and warm-up habits is vital to your game. Bill explains why it’s important for wheelchair players to keep their muscles active and engaged.
Playing Tennis in Cold Weather
When the cold weather creeps in, it’s important to not only dress for success, but to also adjust your game! Travis shares some tips to ensure the chill in the air doesn’t impact your play.
Choosing the right grip is key to keeping you at the top of your game. John walks through grip sizes and more for making the best decisions for you.
Wheelchair Workout at Home
Even if you can’t get to the gym or the court, it’s important to get your heart pumping! Bill shares some workout tips for wheelchair athletes at home.
Topspin is in the Palm of Your Hand
Having issues with your ball dropping in the bottom of the net or your ball sailing out? Lori shares a tip on how to get the most out of your topspin.
USPTA Pro & Founder of Love Serving Autism, Lisa Pugliese, talks about the key components needed to deliver a successful adaptive tennis program. Find out more about Love Serving Autism at www.LoveServingAutism.org
Playing Tennis in the Heat
It’s no secret, it gets hot here in Florida. The problem is when the temperature rises, it could quickly chip away at your regular performance levels. Check out these tips to up your hydration and help you keep your cool on the court.
There are several things to consider when it comes to strings and staying at the top of your game. John covers the various aspects of choosing the best strings and tension for you.
Hitting Against a Wall
Need an easy but fulfilling workout? Play Tennis Gainesville Head Pro Christopher Champion shares some tips you can use indoors or outdoors.
Playing in Sunny or Windy Conditions
Sun in your eyes or a blustery wind can impact your ability to be at the top of your game! So how can you overcome these environmental conditions? John explains.
Adding Weight to Your Racquet
Are you thinking about customizing an existing racquet and adding some weight? Travis explains why some players may want to add more heft and details how it can be done.
History of Tennis
Lori takes a walk down memory lane and answers questions about the origins of tennis and how the sport came to be what it is today.
The toss is easily the most underrated motion of the tennis serve that can either be an asset or wreak havoc on your game. Frank tackles some technique to help you develop and improve your toss.