Tennis tip from Chip:
If you have a good weight transfer when hitting any shot, the shot will have more power with less effort which in turn allows you to relax more and have more control as you develop your game. A rule of thumb that I encourage players to remember is to try to plant and line up your position on the foot that is on the same side as the arm you are swinging with. For example if you are right handed and hitting a forehand you are using your right arm to swing so you should try to plant on your right foot and then start to push onto your left foot as you make contact. For a two handed backhanded the left arm is the dominant arm so you would start on your left foot. For a one handed backhand only the right arm is swinging so you would want to plant on your right foot again. You'll know you have it correct when the shot is powerful with very little effort.
Tennis tip from Jonathan:
Using slice to put a new spin on your game:
Using slice is a great way to add variety to your tennis game. By putting under-spin on the ball, you will hit your shot lower over the net and cause the ball to skid off the court. Use slice when hitting approach shots to keep the ball low and force your opponents to hit up on their passing shots. When you are in trouble during a point use slice to buy yourself time to recover back into the court. Slice is also an excellent way to give your opponents a different look and spin from your traditional topspin shot. No matter which way you use slice it is a sure way to spice up your tennis game.