Pick up a few quick groundstroke practice tips from Kevin and GD on how to improve your ability to control the court by taking the ball early. This video, recorded on Kevin’s practice court, will help you begin to dictate points by playing from inside the baseline. The ability to take the ball early is crucial to gaining the upper hand in a rally. Regardless of your playing style, good tennis players require proficiency while playing on or inside the baseline; this is because after serving you do not usually have time to retreat to a safe place behind the baseline.
There are many creative ways to practice this skill and it starts right from warming up down the center of the court. Implement these tips to make the most of your practice time. This video also provides key tips for executing good fundamentals when taking the ball early. In tennis, the early bird really does catch the worm!
For a much more in-depth look at how to improve your ground-strokes, as well as use them to better effect, take a look at our Training Camp Groundstroke and Tactical Courses. There you will learn even more about how to develop effective baseline play and practice professional-grade groundstroke drills. The groundstroke and tactical courses each contain five expertly crafted lessons taught by ATP professional Keyin Anderson and GD Jones, which will help you dramatically improve your point winning percentage in your rallies. This course is an exclusive opportunity you will not find anywhere other than realifetennis.com.
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