Could you practice like this?


Tennis walls are a great way to accelerate your practice and improve your confidence.


Tom Avery
Tom Avery

Tom Avery has been helping and coaching students for 40 years. Tom has appeared everywhere from the Tennis Channel to YouTube. His coaching and clarity is second to none. Tom empowers every player to excel at any level of the game. He has a quick fix for every problem and is often referred to as the Godfather of Tennis Video Instruction.

    24 replies to "Is Practicing Against The Wall Good For Your Tennis?"

    • Gopal Mani

      Hi Tom,

      I’ve been watching your videos for quite some time. They are very good and useful. I have learnt quite a lot from these videos. Thank you.

      Regards
      Gopal

      • Tom Avery

        Hi Gopal,
        Very glad to hear that… improvement is what it’s all about!
        To your tennis success,
        Tom

    • jonathan

      Thank you. Will try and give feedback.

      • Tom Avery

        Great, glad to hear that!!
        To your tennis success,
        Tom

    • reinhard

      Hi Tom, its the best way to perfect one s tennis: the wall. i like it also, but i have none
      happy tennis

      • Tom Avery

        I spent many hours with the wall developing technique… it’s a great tool.
        All the best,
        Tom

    • Bernie McGuire

      Hi Tom…very good points and video. I’d like to add the non hitting arm is so important to the stroke. 1) assists in the grip change; 2) guides the take back & rubber band effect; 3) and is alive going back as the hitting arm and racquet move forward…this separation of the arms during the stroke adds effortless racquet speed into the contact area.

      • Tom Avery

        Hi Bernie,
        Well said!!!
        To your tennis success,
        Tom

    • Kev

      Great video Tom. I will remember the elastic band pull back when I play tonight

      • Tom Avery

        Great stay loose almost like you’re not trying at all… that will give you the feeling of effortlessness!
        To your tennis success,
        Tom

    • Frank Escalona

      excellent tips

      • Tom Avery

        Thanks Frank much appreciated!!
        To your tennis success,
        Tom

    • René

      Excellent and concise instruction!. Is advisable to practice the service against the wall?
      Thank you .

      • Tom Avery

        Yes it’s great practice all you need are a few balls and you can hit a lot of serves in a short period of time… but don’t over stress your shoulder… and STAY LOOSE do not grip the racquet too tight.
        To your tennis success,
        Tom

    • eric silco

      very informative, you have great, easy to follow videos. thanks tom!

    • Bob mckee

      Hi tom, could you please demonstrate the two handed backhand, Thanks bob

      • Tom Avery

        Hi Bob,
        I have a backhand course here on the site that covers the one-handed, two-handed and slice… it’s reasonably priced… in that course former WTA player Stephanie Theiler demonstartes the 2 hander in slow motion and a voiceover to explain key points. I also have numerous videos on YouTube covering the 2 hander.
        To your tennis success,
        Tom

    • Gray Hetherington

      Thanks. Tom – that was very useful. I shall be spending more time than usual on the wall this coming month!

    • Slobodan Krsljanin

      Hi, Tom, I’m tugging on the wall, and that’s good for me. Thank you for reminding everyone how important the wall is! Best Regards!!!

    • Beverly

      This was very helpful. I am going tomorrow to practice on the wall. 🎾

      • Tom Avery

        That’s great!! I’m glad this video inspired players to get out for a hit on the wall!
        All the best,
        Tom

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