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Jim McLennan’s Essential Tennis Instruction is for tennis players of all age and ability, who love the game, and who want to play better.

Instructional materials cover strokes, strategy, court position and more. Learn how to get more spin on your forehand, more power on your serve, and more consistency off the ground.

Jim has played tennis his entire life. He has studied with some of the game's greatest coaches, he is a featured seminarian at international
tennis teacher conferences, the editor of TennisOne.com, and formerly (in the good old days) a nationally ranked player.

Experience his lucid, basic, accessible coaching – and your game will be the better for it.

Jim McLennan's Essential Tennis Instruction Jim McLennan | Tennis Instructor

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Jim McLennan’s Essential Tennis Instruction is for tennis players of all age and ability, who love the game, and who want to play better.

Instructional materials cover strokes, strategy, court position and more. Learn how to get more spin on your forehand, more power on your serve, and more consistency off the ground.

Jim has played tennis his entire life. He has studied with some of the game's greatest coaches, he is a featured seminarian at international
tennis teacher conferences, the editor of TennisOne.com, and formerly (in the good old days) a nationally ranked player.

Experience his lucid, basic, accessible coaching – and your game will be the better for it.

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    Wall to the Ball

    Wall to the Ball

    Both Roger Federer and Bianca Andreescu square the face to the incoming ball – though still moving forward they have both “aligned the wall to the ball.”                   Tom Stow often introduced the simplicity of the volley technique by using a stool or chair such that the […]

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    The Other Side of the Net

    The Other Side of the Net

    http://dg2e30wx7kvei.cloudfront.net/eti_network/ETI_TheOtherSideOfTheNet.mp4 Download this Video Some time ago I was in Sacramento watching the Power Shares tour event – Courier, Sampras, McEnroe and Blake. James Blake beat John McEnroe in the finals – Mac having beaten Courier, and Blake easily beat an injured Pete Sampras (who was looking very slow on court compared to the other […]

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    Listen to your hits

    Listen to your hits

    Watching the ball - moving into position - you can always listen to the outcome!

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    ETI 047 | Will Staying Sideways help you hit up on the serve!

    ETI 047 | Will Staying Sideways help you hit up on the serve!

    The common problem I see at the club, as well as on television, is where the server flexes at the waist at the hit - more or less jackknifing to create a little more ball speed.

    And this action creates both forward and downward forces - and is generally associated with netted serves.

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    ETI 046 | Gravity Motion

    ETI 046 | Gravity Motion

    ETI 046 Gravity MotionDownload this podcast – You may need to right-click and select Save Link As to download the file to your computer
    Agility = moving quickly and easily.  We know when we are gliding, we know when we are moving heavily.
    Equally, when can see on the adjacent court who moves well and who does not.
    But often more than strength training or explosive movement, the secret can be in a subtle unweighting where the body leads and the feet follow.
    Sometimes called a drop step, a floating pivot, or a gravity turn – join me for a look into a different world.

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    ETI 045 | Sidespin Serve

    ETI 045 | Sidespin Serve

    Pete Sampras, "I won 7 Wimbledon titles because I had the best second serve in the game."

    The second serve is about spin that will make the ball curve down as it crosses the net.  Yes it may corner the opponent and either swing them wide and out of court, or kick up into their backhand.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Greco yeoman ,

Great tips

Helpful, practical tips in straightforward manner. Thanks for putting these videos up.

Coach F. ,

Instruction that makes sense

Each lesson is simple to the point and informative, they are excellent instruction videos that address lots of different parts of the game. Good videos for players or coaches.

Baseb0l ,

Great new tip

When I thought that I had not much to learn, you show us an interesting new tip. Now I have to work on my elbow. Thanks Jim

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