Balance is an often-overlooked component of good tennis. Balance is important because, when your body is off balance, it uses many muscles to try to balance itself.

Usually these muscles contradict the muscles and movements needed to hit the ball correctly. That’s why you often miss when you are off balance: your body just cannot move the way you want it to.


  • parmet

    Reply Reply March 21, 2013

    I like it, but for real young beginners it will be difficult to deal with horizontal sent balls (distance). What is your suggested drills for them?

    • admin

      Reply Reply March 21, 2013

      Hi Parmet,

      For really young beginners I suggest you play on the ground and actually roll the ball on the ground – possibly a foam one. Then you can practice the same drill.

      But for older ones – as long as they can rally at any distance, they can apply this drills and try to hold balance on one leg after the shot.

  • Yuval

    Reply Reply April 10, 2013

    Thanks, sounds great, I am going to the court right now to try how can I let you know the results

    • Yuval

      Reply Reply April 11, 2013

      I tried it on the court it’s a wonderful tip, the more the better. Thanks Yuval.

  • Donny Morgan

    Reply Reply July 10, 2013

    I am going to the courts in a minute, i want to try the technique out, thanks for the lesson on the video.

  • KM tach

    Reply Reply September 21, 2013

    Am yet to begin the game. Are there some specific physical exercises required
    to tune up muscles before the game?
    I want to begin from scratch.


    • Tomaz

      Reply Reply September 21, 2013


      There are no specific exercises needed if you’re going to start with mini tennis and look to play with feel and control rather than with power.

  • peggy machoian

    Reply Reply October 10, 2013

    That was a great tip on getting balance. Great!

  • Vic

    Reply Reply October 11, 2013

    Thanks for the video for Tennis Tip # 1. Pls send me the other tennis tips with thanks.

  • Peace Prachuab Kurdnir

    Reply Reply March 5, 2014

    Good instruction

  • Bsm Mhr

    Reply Reply March 24, 2014

    Thank you.
    It’s a good drill that I never did befote. I’ll try it out and observe the results.

  • Joy

    Reply Reply September 16, 2014

    Thanks for that information will definitely use it.

  • Russ

    Reply Reply November 29, 2014

    I’m working on it thanks

  • Hokokai hojonang

    Reply Reply December 19, 2014

    Thanks for this information , I’m try to use this will be great

  • Harsha

    Reply Reply December 24, 2014

    Good one for beginners

  • moti

    Reply Reply January 15, 2015

    it’s a very good tip

    i’ll try it thanks

  • Mary Jane Kurtz

    Reply Reply February 28, 2015

    I liked this exercise because you need to find your balance. By picking up on leg while maintaining your balance will improve your balancing.

  • Aboh OTOKPA

    Reply Reply February 28, 2015

    Quite instructive. I think I will like it and learn a lot too.

  • stephen phillips

    Reply Reply March 17, 2015

    helpful thanks

  • amy

    Reply Reply March 20, 2015

    I am 8 years old and i started playing tennis 2 years ago and wish to improve so any videos you can send my mum would help me a lot – I like the balance one.
    thank you

  • Gloria Johnston "Gigi"

    Reply Reply April 2, 2015

    I’m just starting to learn an can hardly wait for all your great tips. Balance is a must for me.
    I’m so glad I found you..Gigi

  • george

    Reply Reply May 9, 2015

    I was confused by you saying an open or closed stance – you mean when the feet are mostly together of spread apart?

    • Tomaz

      Reply Reply May 17, 2015

      Closed or neutral stance is when the feet are one behind another and open stance is where they are more paralel to each other.

  • Tim

    Reply Reply May 15, 2015

    Thanks, I think it will probably help with improving timing and relaxing the shots too.

  • Dharmendra Sharma

    Reply Reply February 11, 2016

    i want to try the technique out, thanks for the lesson on the video.

  • Lupé Sims

    Reply Reply March 12, 2016

    Thank you so much for providing this online tennis instruction resource. I am a new high school tennis coach. Even though I am a former collegiate tennis player, coaching the first high school tennis program in our district is exciting and yet can be overwhelming. Your online instruction videos demonstrate sound stroke techniques and are well articulated. Again, thank you on behalf of our new high school tennis program and our new student-athletes to the life-long sport of tennis!

  • Philippe

    Reply Reply May 20, 2016

    This is really helpful. Thanks.

  • Andreas

    Reply Reply July 15, 2016

    Very good idea to practice. Will try soon!

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