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Below are tennis-related links recommended by TacticalTennis:

Instructional Sites

TennisOne – Ostensibly an instructional site on tennis technique, tactics, for many the true value lies in the hundreds of video footage they host of various professional players’ strokes. Want to see Federer hit a forehand in slow-motion inside-out with the camera behind? This is your site. The instructional portions are very hit and miss, but overall there is a lot of content and they update frequently.

TennisPlayer.net – In a similar vein to TennisOne, Tennisplayer.net’s website is not as pretty nor updated as frequently. However the instructional content tends to be of higher quality. They also have an extensive archive of professional player video available.

Tennis Forums/Communities

/r/Tennis – Around 6000 users, r/tennis is the tennis portion of Reddit. Moderated, the discussions tend to be mature, with little to no trolling.

TalkTennis – The TalkTennis community is a large one, with all of the advantages and disadvantages that come with it. Home to some very knowledgeable and thoughtful members, it is also rife with absurdity and trolls. Sift through the rubble and there are plenty of gems to be found.

Flex Leagues

T2 Tennis – While not nation-wide, T2 is a well-run flex league servicing Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver and Arizona. It tends to be well organized, with appropriately flighted levels of competition.

5 Comments
  1. Hello there,

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    • Hey Perry,

      When I get a chance I’ll have a look at your site. If I like the quality of your stuff then I’m absolutely ok doing that. Might be a few more days though so if I you don’t hear from me give me a poke.

      Glen

  2. Glen,

    Stumbled across your website- fascinating stuff. I have a 17 year old son who is 6’7 and has a large game. Was very intrigued by your discussion of two first serves primarily because my son just committed to this approach 6 weeks ago. He hits his first serve relatively flat but with some spin. I’ve clocked him in the mid to upper 120’s. He was ranked in the top 180 in the US a year ago but had illness and foot surgery and dropped into the low 300’s. His coach who plays challengers encouraged my son to use two first serves because it has been effective for him on the challenger circuit. Long story short, my son played his first tourney with the new strategy this past week and won 6 of 7 matches beating 5 kids ranked from 32-125 in the US. This was by far the best tourney he’s ever had. He had a high of 15 aces in a match and a low of 8. I’d estimate he averaged 10 aces per match but had twice as many service winners. As a reference point he probably averaged 3 aces and 10 service winners prior to this past tourney. The double faults, in all fairness, went up from maybe three to 7 or 8. It’s a new strategy but at this point I’d say that the increased number of aces and more importantly service winners will make the difference in more wins for my son. As you said in the article, the strategy may not work on the ATP level but I think it holds promise on lower levels. Thanks for the great site!

    • Hi Josh,

      The numbers are different for everyone, and the taller you are the more viable two first serves becomes as a strategy. Also the weaker your groundstroke game, the more it makes sense as a strategy. There’s no ‘right’ way to play tennis. There’s just finding the way that gives you best chance of winning the most points possible.

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