Improve your tennis game with pointers from coach Wim Fissette
Join Wim Fissette, Naomi Osaka's coach, for a closer look at the best tips he gives all the players
Improve your tennis game as you tune into a five-minute coaching session led by Wim Fissette. The former pro and current coach will impart some of his best-kept tennis wisdoms, sharing tips on everything from your groundstrokes and your serve to your footwork. Exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.
An inside look at the coaching tips that have helped players like Naomi Osaka.
Expert tips on how to muster a powerful forehand like Naomi's
Learn how to control your volleys, on both the forehand and backhand sides
Discover some tricks of the trade for keeping your footwork nimble
Watch and learn as Wim shows you a perfect serving action
Working on this was a key to Naomi winning the US Open in 2020
Tip #1. Use the left hand to bring the racquet back.
- Keep the racquet close, and imagine you are looking at yourself in a mirror to get into the right position.
Tip #2. Hold the racquet loosely.
- Keep it loose in your hand.
Tip #3. Face the butt of the racquet in the direction you are going to hit the ball.
- Get into this position as soon as the ball bounces over the net.
Tip #4. Accelerate to the contact.
- Move to the contact right in front of you.
Tip #5. Finish with the butt of the racquet in the direction that you hit the ball.
Volley – a future big weapon for Naomi
There are a few technical keys to a good volley.
Tip #1. Hold the grip really firmly.
- The opposite to the forehand where the grip needs to be loose.
Tip #2. Don't accelerate to the ball, accelerate through the backswing to the ball.
- Step in and cut the ball.
Footwork – the key to setup the shot and hit with the right precision
Tip #1. Start in a split step.
- Stay low in the legs
Tip #2. Stay strong in the upper body.
When the upper body is straight we can rotate better, hit from low to high