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Racket-Head Speed: What is it and how do I get more of it?

The term racket-head speed is thrown around by tennis commentators, coaches, spectators and players all the time. How many people really understand what it means? I think of it as the speed the racket is moving at the point of contact (some say the racket head). Generating this speed consistently is the solution to a more powerful game.

Photo I: Ready Position for the Drill
The faster you can get your racket moving through the zone when making contact with the ball, generally the more power you will have. The key is to not exaggerate wrist or body movement in the shot, as this will cause you to lose control of the ball.

Now, how do you generate racket-head speed without sacrificing control? The following photos will show and explain how to generate more racket head speed without excessive body movements!

  • Start by placing the bucket on the "T" of the service line.
  • Sit on the bucket and establish a strong balanced ready position, with the feet spread shoulder width apart.
  • Hold the racket with your forehand grip at the end of your backswing position.

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