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Watching and controlling the ball
Getting to grips with your opponents game
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backhand volley backswing balance baseline better bounce champions coach concentration confidence Continental grip Continental-type cross-court Davis Cup double-fault doubles down-the-line drive drop shot Eastern grip feel foot footwork forehand and backhand forward front leg give ground strokes half-volley hand hard courts Harry Hopman hit the ball Jack Crawford John Newcombe left-hander Lew Hoad look lose low volley match temperament natural nervousness net-man never normal opponent opponent's pair palm partner passing shot Perhaps position practice racket back racket handle racket head rally return of service right-handed rising-ball Rod Laver Rosie Casals round second court second serve send the ball server service games sideline slice smash speed straight strings stronger swing tactics take the ball tends tennis thing Tony Roche topspin toss U.S. L.T.A. photograph underspin usually watching the ball weak Wimbledon wrist