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Featured Tennis Tip: Use of Your Legs and the Two Handed Backhand

The two-handed backhand has become a staple at every level of tennis. Here Robert Wright, Head Pro at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Rancho Las Palmas, shows us how to use our legs to drive up and through the ball. For our full library of online video courses and instructional content, visit:

Featured Tennis Tip: The Forehand Volley

Today we've got a quick tip on the forehand volley from Cliff Drysdale Tennis' CEO Don Henderson! The volley is one of the simplest shots in tennis, but due to a lack of practice, it is often the worst technical shot in a player's game. For our full library of online video courses and instructional content, visit:

Chatting with Cliff Podcast Preview: The Laver Cup

Our NEW Monthly "Chatting with Cliff Podcast" is here and our September edition is an in-depth overview of the new team-based competition in men's tennis, the Laver Cup. Led by Roger Federer and Rod Laver, this event has been hyped up throughout the year. Team Europe will take on Team World in just over one week's time! Players include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, Nick Kyrgios and many others. Cliff not only...

#PlayLikeThePros: Hit Your Forehand Like Juan del Potro

Graham Miller, Adult Director at the John Newcombe Country Club in New Braunfels, TX, shows you how to make your forehand a little more like Juan Martin del Potro! Delpo has arguably the best forehand in all of pro tennis, so it's certainly not a bad idea to emulate him!

Sign Up For Our Fall Ladies Tennis Retreats!

Our Fall Cliff Drysdale Tennis Ladies Retreats are selling out fast and time is running out to book your spot! This 5 day, ladies-only tennis retreat offers exciting and educational drill and match play sessions combined with oceanfront accommodations and delightful dining. October 4-8 @ The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE) October 11-15 @ Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE) October 18-22...

Singles Action Plan: CDT Online Tennis Course

Have you been enjoying the singles action at the US Open Tennis Championships? We sure have! And today we present to you a course that will have you playing like pros! __________ CALLING ALL SINGLES PLAYERS! Do you feel lost on the court during points? The truth is, most players don't truly understand what allows us to be successful in the singles game. We watch the pros and they look amazing, but how can we apply that to our game? Well,...

Dominate On Serve: CDT’s Newest Online Tennis Course

Today we're excited to publicly release our newest online video course, #DominateOnServe! This 6 part, 50 minute video course led by Cal Loveridge of the John Newcombe Country CLub in New Braunfels, TX is a comprehensive guide to not only improving your serve, but HOLDING SERVE more often. We give you the tools to back up your serve and start dominating your opponents! Get full, unrestricted access to this industry leading course as well as...

#PlayLikeThePros: Knife Your Slice Like Murray

Today's #PlayLikeThePros features CDT's VP of Operations Scott McCulloch teaching us how to knife the slice like Andy Murray! The slice is one of the most valuable shots in tennis, but not many players truly understand how to make it a reliably consistent shot. McCulloch looks at Andy Murray's slice backhand as a point of reference for teaching proper mechanics, positioning and mindset on the backhand slice. For hundreds of other...

#TechniqueTuesday Featuring Omni Amelia Island Plantation

This week on #TechniqueTuesday we're featuring a simple but effective drill that works on footwork, hand-eye coordination and reaction time! Luis Vallecillo of Cliff Drysdale Tennis School at Omni Amelia Island has two of his juniors adding in a little competitive element. Before we can hit powerful groundstrokes, we have to able to move and react on the court! Try this at home with your young one!

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