The Hell Does Santa Know About Fast Balls?

It is admittedly a hair or two past Christmastime, but if Santa and his trusty elves were ever qualified to give tennis advice in the first place, the fact that it’s basically January should be no impediment. Specifically, the boys from Top Tennis Training are here to teach us, rather festively, how to deal with fast balls right at the net. Like most sports, the “trick” to handling fast balls in tennis is not terribly helpful to an unskilled player—keeping your swinging motion just in your wrist might as well be breaking into a bank value for how easy it comes naturally.

The North Pole’s most athletic elf makes it look simple, of course, which is more or less what elves are supposed to do anyway. It comes as a bit of a surprise, though, how wicked Santa’s forehand is.