Improve your net game Part I
Pat Rafter, Wimbledon, 2001. GETTY IMAGES
13 June, 2013

Former ATP player and current coach Simon Youl delivers his top tips on how to hit the perfect volley.
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Three tips to improve your mental game
Roger Federer, Roland Garros, 2013, Paris. GETTY IMAGES
8 June, 2013

You've practiced your strokes, worked on your footwork and formulated a strategy, but how about your mental game? Here's three tips to whip your brain into shape.
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How to hit a fierce kick serve
David Ferrer of Spain deploys a kick-serve at the 2013 French Open in Paris, France; Getty Images
6 June, 2013

Learning a good kick serve - where the ball bounces typically around shoulder or head height - makes it difficult for your opponent to return the ball well.
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Roger Rasheed: coach to the stars
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with coach Roger Rasheed (R) during a practice session ahead of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park; Getty Images
5 June, 2013

Having coached Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to the semifinals of the 2013 French Open, Australian Tennis Magazine chats with Roger Rasheed about the keys to his success.
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Clay and grass court exercises
GRASS - DROP JUMP TO TENNIS SPLIT: 1) Stand on a box approximately 20–30 cm high (box height can vary depending on age, body size, skill level and training experience); 2) Step off (rather than jump) the box performing an explosive jump immediately upon touching the ground. Stiff legs and short contact time; 3) Just prior to landing from the explosive jump, a ball is fed right or left to the player, who in turn must perform a dynamic split step to re-act (pictured); 4) Complete three sets of four feeds.
4 June, 2013

The following exercise tips can assist you to enjoy your tennis experience on court surfaces as diverse as clay and grass at whatever level you play.
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Four steps to the perfect smash
Pete Sampras, Colonial Classic, Kooyong, Melbourne, 2000. GETTY IMAGES
31 May, 2013

The overhead smash is one of the most spectacular shots in tennis but it's easy to get it wrong. Follow our guide and you'll never miss an overhead again.
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Australian Tennis Magazine
29 May, 2013

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Play the percentages
Lleyton Hewitt, an exponent of percentage tennis, in action at Roland Garros; Getty Images
28 May, 2013

Longer rallies and point construction are non-negotiables on clay, which is why playing percentage tennis is a must. Here's how you can get better at it.
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Five drills to improve your agility
Serena Williams tracks down a ball at the recent Mutua Madrid Open; Getty Images
23 May, 2013

Playing on clay requires excellent movement, footwork and agility. You can improve this area of your game by following these simple, high-energy drills.
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Seven tips to help you win on clay
Sam Stosur, Roland Garros 2012, Paris. GETTY IMAGES
21 May, 2013

Winning on clay requires a strong body and even stronger mind. Fed Cup Squad Coach Shannon Nettle lists his top seven tips to help you triumph on the dirt.
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