sure to notice your shoulder rotation, the bending of the knees, the swing
pattern, and how the racket travels straight forward from the hitting side hip,
to the point of impact. The swing does not cross the body.
Use the net as a
The first step to creating
a powerful topspin is to develop the correct mechanical swing. To do this,
attach the Tennis Xcelerator to your hitting arm and select the grip you want
to use. Then stand close to the net, facing it. With your feet in the proper
hitting stance, rotate your non-hitting shoulder to about 2 o'clock on the
hitting side and raise your locked wrist to shoulder height.
forward and upward in an elliptical shape. As you start to move upward, brush
the tape of the net with the sweet spot of your racket, and continue forward
and up to a point above your shoulder.
As you practice the elliptical
swing pattern, you will begin to see and feel how you are brushing up at the
contact point on the net. This swing motion creates topspin. Try it with and
without the Tennis Xcelerator connected with the tether.
Now that you have learned the swing, it is time to practice
with your Tennis Xcelerator by hitting balls from the forehand side.
Simply drop a ball on your forehand side out in front of your hip and
at arm's length to the side. hit the ball after the second bounce. by waiting
until after the second bounce to hit, it will provide you time to move your
feet into proper position. Hit with the tether attached for 10 minutes, then
disconnect the tether and tuck it into your arm strap. Try hitting more dropped
tennis balls for about 5 minutes, and then reattach the tether and continue to
toss and hit.
You will feel the muscle memory beginning to work.
Practice your two-handed backhand the same way by placing the Tennis Xcelerator
on your opposite arm.
Work with a ball machine:
ball machine to give you only forehand shots as you begin to train with
the Tennis Xcelerator. Again, practice with the Tennis Xcelerator tether
attached for 10 minutes, then detach the tether and tuck it into your arm
strap. Try hitting more topspin forehands for about 5 minutes, and then
reattach the tether. See how your shot is improving already! Repeat. Feel the
Now, move the Tennis Xcelerator to your other arm and
practice only two-handed backhand groundstrokes. Be sure the machine is set to
send you balls exclusively on your backhand side. Watch the rotation of the
ball increase as you begin to see and feel how to make topspin
The tennis excelerator also works to improve your volleys by
keeping your wrist in the locked position. Start slow, get the feel, and
remember to use your feet to position yourself properly.
Practice with a hitting
partner - Fed Balls:
Practice with your Tennis Xcelerator by having
a hitting partner feed balls to your forehand side only. Remember, when you
have the Tennis Xcelerator attached, you can only do one shot so be sure to let
any ball that is not comfortably in your strike zone go by. Move your feet and
maintain you proper balance throughout the drill.
Then, move the Tennis
Xcelerator to the other arm and practice hitting your two-handed backhand. Be
careful not to try to hit any other shots with the Tennis Xcelerator fully
attached to your arm.
As your development
progresses, try rally hitting from the baseline with your Tennis Xcelerator
attached. Remember that the Tennis Xcelerator works only on either the forehand
or the two-handed backhand shot at any given time. Again, if the ball that is
coming at you is not the shot you are training, simply let it go and do
not try to hit it. Always move your feet and maintain your balance.
using the Tennis Xcelerator may result in injury. Be careful while