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Accelerating the racquet head correctly is one of the most important skills in tennis. The speed of the racquet will ultimately determine the speed of the ball, the spin amount and consequently the control over the shot. There are several exercises that coaches can use to teach players how to swing faster but contrast drills have to be part of the equation. In contrast drills players swing a lighter object followed by a heavier object at maximum speed or vice versa to ultimately train the muscles into swinging faster than before.

Videos have been created by Edgar Giffenig a former National Coach in the US, Germany and Mexico with more than 40 years of experience in competitive tennis. Edgar is the author of “Developing High Performance Tennis Players” which provides an in-depth analysis and explanation of every important aspect of the game and presents a clear and complete roadmap for anyone interested in truly understanding what it takes to excel in this marvelous sport. Edgar is also an international consultant and partner at

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