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The 'Grip'

A crucial aspect of a successful tennis swing is the grip. This is undeniable. The grip effects multiple mechanical aspects of a swing from the contact point and swing path all the way through to the stance and foot position. This terse video explains the reference points you MUST be aware of when placing your hand correctly on the grip for the forehand, serve and volley strokes.

Coaching: The Honest Truth

Check out our latest article on the prestigious New York Tennis Magazines site. This latest publication addresses a variety of issues relating to the player/coach relationship and offers readers some recommendations when attempting to optimize this often complex alliance.

Practice 'Hacks' Part 2

Click here to access the latest article from First Strike Tennis that appeared in U.K. Tennis. Practice 'Hacks' 1 was well received by the general tennis public and so Mark decided to reveal some more of his training secrets in this second installment of Practice 'Hacks' Part 2!


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What does it take to make a college team?

Making a college team is one thing but making the coaches lineup is quite another. Mark recently sat down with Tennis Recruiting Network (TRN) to provide players with a basic framework of what college coaches are looking for when analysizng potentiol recruits. Click here to access the article and gain some useful insights in to what you need to bring to the table if you want to make the starting lineup!

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