Hi Nick: I have a simple question I was hoping you could answer: How do I improve my groundstroke drives?

— Sebastian Roy

Hi Sebastian: There are a few basic tips that I can give you, but not knowing your grips makes it more difficult for me to answer your question.


Prepare your backswing a lot sooner so your contact point is slightly in front of you.


Make sure your racquet head is on the same plane as the ball.


On contact, extend your follow-through to your target area.


Make sure you do not drive the ball when you are several feet behind the baseline.


Have a strong, balanced foundation when you drive the ball.

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