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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The Williams sisters have been dominating the women’s game of tennis since the 90’s, perhaps Venus has been somewhat eclipsed by her sister Serena, but it is no doubt that she is a massive talent.

Watching Venus play can give hopeful new players some great tips and ideas how to improve their game.

Venus had been a tennis phenom from a very early age, her coach once compared her to a female Michael Jordan. Venus prefered not to compete in the junior circuits, instead she practices six hours a day at the Macci academy.

Since then she has won 43 singles titles, including 7 grand slam, and in 2000 she was almost unplayable winning Wimbledon, the US open and Olympic Gold.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]


Venus has a very strong forehand, with great extension thus resulting in great depth. The extension together with a high finish position results in great depth and her balls really penetrate the court.

Venus does not use too much topspin and one of her best shots is flat down the line forehand. To perform this shot she utilises the key body positions and great stroke mechanics[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Ms Williams backhand technique looks a little different than the technique for a great two handed backhand. Perhaps her down the line backhand is one of her strongest shots.

She takes the racket back low rather than high on the backswing. The result is a very small loss of racket acceleration. Her right hand shifts towards a more forehand grip, especially the heel pad. All this results in extreme left-arm domination.

This technique is very unusual and Venus gets away with it because of her immense talent, not for everybody.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Slice is something that Venus rarely uses in her game, comfortable with with her topspin backhand it is something that she does not utilise on a regular basis.

However, her backhand volley is so good this points to her being able to slice the ball well as the technique is very similar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Venus has a solid net game, her double playing with her sister demonstrates this. She keeps the racket face stable on both forehand and backhand volleys with the face not too open.

Overall she has very good volley mechanics which allow her to come into the net and finish points off early.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Venus definitely has a very strong and powerful serve and has won many aces. Perhaps at times her second serve is slightly weak and the great players try to capitalise on this.

Her serving motion is fluid with no hesitation of the racket, this is why her acceleration is so good and the power follows.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]


Venus plays a power game, her height helps her with her big serve and she hits the ball hard. Overall her power at the baseline is probably her strongest weapon.
Try to include video playback sessions with your tennis coach, watching the best pro’s in action will definitely help your game.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]