Weekly Tennis Lessons to Help Up Your Game
A special note of thanks to the GP Parks and Rec Dept. for their continued support of the GPCTA.
The Board of Directors of the GPCTA meet periodically to discuss and plan ongoing and upcoming events and tournaments. They freely volunteer their time every month all year long for the benefit of the tennis community at large.
Greg Carratt: President, Rick Williams: Vice President, Cindy Ogden: Treasurer, (Open): Secretary. Board Members: Laura Payne, Lisa Rist: Junior Program Director, Nicolas Rist: Junior Board Member, Allie Rist: Junior Board Member, Ralph Vandelden. The board is always seeking additional members. Contact us if you are interested in helping guide the local tennis community. firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Week #10: Topspin Serve (Basics)
The topspin serve is a "bread and butter" shot which has the consistency and pop the be the perfect second serve option. This benefit doesn't come for free, though, since the topspin serve is fairly difficult to learn. Luckily, the biggest hurdle is the mental picture of the swing, and once that is figured out the rest should fall into place naturally. There were many videos on this topic, but this one, I feel, closely matches the best mental image for learning the shot. Lets see how it goes!
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