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The tennis exercise bank is a database of several hundred tennis exercises classified by category.
Very useful if you are a trainer to offer new exercises to your students and vary your training sessions.
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May 15, 2024
Tennis exercises and tactics - Using the sliced ​​backhand to build an attack

Hi friends ! In this exercise, player A will work on the strategic use of the slice backhand to take control of the rally and surprise player B. OPTION A: Player A begins by hitting two offensive slice backhands. The goal is to use enough spin on the slice to keep the ball low and […]

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May 9, 2024
Tennis exercise – Perform a backhand lob correctly

Hi friends ! The backhand lob is a formidable weapon in tennis. Here's how to master it to surprise your opponents on the court: Hold the racket firmly and brace yourself by placing the racket behind your non-dominant shoulder. Turn your body sideways to the net, with shoulders perpendicular to the baseline. This rotation will […]

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April 30, 2024
Hit a backhand from anywhere

Hi ! Do you want to become a backhand ace? learn to hit it from anywhere on the court repeat this exercise a large number of times without getting comfortable with your backhand and you will see, you will become an ace on the backhand   Download this sheet in PDF format  

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March 20, 2024
Tennis Exercise: Ping-pong: take the ball early

An exercise to help catch the ball early Execution of the exercise: Hit the ball against the wall with a low and fast trajectory so that the ball bounces on the ground before being sent back through the wall. Return the ball as soon as it comes back to you with a powerful blow. This […]

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March 13, 2024
Tennis Exercise: Forehand / Backhand to the wall

Hi The alternating forehand/backhand exercise on the wall in tennis is a common practice to improve the technique, precision and coordination of forehands and backhands. Execution of the exercise: Position yourself so that you face the wall, maintaining an appropriate distance to hit the ball comfortably. Start by hitting a forehand, sending the ball toward […]

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March 12, 2024
Tennis exercise: Backhand slice or lift on the wall

Hi all ! This is a simple but very effective exercise for working on your backhand lift alone.   The backhand slice/wall lift drill in tennis involves standing near a wall, hitting a ball with a backhand topspin toward the wall, and then hitting the ball again when it bounces toward you. This helps improve […]

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February 9, 2024
Collective tennis exercise - We hit and we switch

Hi friends ! Here is an exercise for a group lesson for 8 players which requires players to apply a certain amount of application in making strikes   Organization of the exercise: The first 4 players play diagonally forehand in groups of 2: Each player hits a ball as a partner diagonally and leaves room […]

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February 8, 2024
Step back and position yourself to hit the balls

Hi friends Often in a match we turn around advanced in the field and our opponent manages to hit a long shot... we then have to move back to position ourselves and hit the ball. Here is an exercise to practice this type of situation:   Description of the exercise: After smashing player B's lob […]

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February 6, 2024
Group Lesson - Backhand Training with the Ball Machine

Hi friends With a ball machine that allows you to alternate between zones and targets, you can set up a very good exercise for a group lesson on the backhand. It's quite simple: The players form 2 columns to each take turns hitting a ball. We set the ball machine so that it sends at […]

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February 5, 2024
Collective: Forehand then attack with your backhand

Hi friends Here is an exercise for group court which allows the player to practice hitting 2 balls successively.   Organization of the exercise: The coach with the ball basket provides a ball to the player's forehand The player returns this first ball long line The coach provides a 2nd ball of your choice; Either […]

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February 4, 2024
Playing backhand behind the opponent

Hi friends In this exercise, we will practice responding to the following situation: Our opponent benefits from a favorable ball and places a long line attack on us: He is therefore a little advanced in the course and a bit off on the forehand. We are able to return the ball and we will react […]

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February 2, 2024
Backhand cut training with the ball machine

Hi friends To be a good tennis player, you have to know how to hit every shot. The cut backhand is one of the shots that I use less than the regular backhand, because I tend to want to hit flat and with power. However, I am training to master the cut backhand because it […]

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February 1, 2024
Play on the backhand then cut the trajectory

Hi friends If you like aggressive play, you need to be conqueror on the field, move forward, get into the flow in order to suffocate your opponent. With this technical and tactical exercise you will be able to train yourself to enter the court and cut a trajectory to put your opponent in great difficulty […]

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January 27, 2024
Collective: Backhand? or Forehand?

Hi friends A little exercise that can be worked on in a group class to work on reactivity as well as the backhand and forehand.     The coach, with the ball basket, sends a first ball either on the backhand, or on the forehand, a tight or bell ball... The player must be reactive […]

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January 26, 2024
Collective lesson exercise - Long line forehand and backhand

Hi friends Today, I am offering you an exercise that can be practiced with 2 to 6 (or even 8 players) as part of a group lesson. The exercise allows for variation on the forehand and backhand.   Organization of the exercise: The players are divided into 2 groups: Group 1 on the forehand Group […]

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January 25, 2024
Backhand attack, passing and volley

Hi friends Exercise for 2 players aimed at making us work on backhand attack, backhand passing and volleying.   Player B engages the spoon on my backhand with a short ball favorable to an attack. Player A enters the court and attacks crosswise (on the opponent's backhand (if he is right-handed) Player B will defend […]

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January 24, 2024
Attack construction: passing and defense

Hi friends Here is a fairly complete exercise, you present the particularity of this 3 game. It will allow a player to work on building the point of attack on the forehand It will allow a player to work on passing on the backhand It will allow a third player to work on defense   […]

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January 23, 2024
Long line attack - Backhand passing - volley

Hi friends Here is a very dynamic exercise which is played by 2 and which works the attack ball, the backhand passing and the volley   1) Player B engages the ball on A's forehand with a ball rather favorable to the attack. (Relatively short and not too powerful) 2) Player A enters the ball […]

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January 21, 2024
Tennis game: Backhand and cross forehand

Hi friends : The aim of this exercise is to practice forehands and crosshand backhands and gain consistency.   Organization of the exercise: 15 point game Players C and A exchange forehands on the court targeting zone 1 (Blue). Players D and B exchange backhands on the court targeting zone 2 (green) at the same […]

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January 21, 2024
Attack on a backhand - play long line

Hi friends Here is a simple exercise that reproduces the common situation where we have the opportunity to enter the court to attack a ball on our backhand.   Tactically speaking, if it looks good, the ideal in this kind of situation is to attack long line... (It's theoretical, mathematical tennis)... but returning long line […]

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January 17, 2024
Attack on the forehand side then on the backhand side, targeting long line

Hi friends Here is an interesting exercise to repeat attack sequences on the forehand and backhand sides. We place a plot Our coach sends us a favorable ball that we will attack on the forehand side aiming for a long line Then we will go around the plot Then our coach sends us a favorable […]

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January 16, 2024
Return long line on a short ball

Hi friends Here is a little exercise at the basket to train us to return long line short balls that arrive on our forehand or on our backhand   Progress of the exercise: It's quite simple: - The basket coach sends us a short and favorable ball on the forehand side, we attack by trying […]

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January 16, 2024
Attack on the forehand side then on the backhand side diagonally

Hi friends Here is an interesting exercise to repeat attack sequences on the forehand and backhand sides. We place a plot Our coach sends us a favorable ball that we will attack on the forehand side diagonally Then we will go around the plot Then our coach sends us a favorable ball on the backhand […]

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January 16, 2024
Attack on the forehand side then on the backhand side diagonally

Hi friends Here is an interesting exercise to repeat attack sequences on the forehand and backhand sides. We place a plot Our coach sends us a favorable ball that we will attack on the forehand side diagonally Then we will go around the plot Then our coach sends us a favorable ball on the backhand […]

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January 16, 2024
Find length and vary the Forehand & Backhand zones

Hi friends Here is an exercise, basic but very good for the two players who practice it because it will allow you to work on targeting areas in the backhand but also on movement, regularity and precision. Description and purpose of the exercise: Player A must alternate forehand and backhand and target player B Player […]

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January 15, 2024
Backhand from the service square

Hi An exercise that may seem simple but returning a ball when we are advanced in the field requires a particular dosage of our shot...   Description and purpose of the exercise: The coach sends a series of balls that player A must return with a backhand.   Download this sheet in PDF format

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January 15, 2024
Coordination: The visual - the Movement and the reverse

Hi friends It's a little exercise that allows us to work on coordination and backhanding a little.   Description and purpose of the exercise: The coach announces the color of the cone that the player must go around before hitting the next ball with a backhand.   Download this sheet in PDF format

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January 15, 2024
Simple backhand to the wall

Hi friends This exercise is more of a reminder than anything else, if you have a wall in your club and you want to improve your backhand... don't hesitate to go and hit your backhand against the wall Repeating the gesture will only do you good   A few tips : - take advantage of […]

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January 15, 2024
2 forehands & 2 backhands

Hi friends Working on consistency on the forehand and backhand is the key to many match victories... Let it be said in the 4th series and even in the 3rd series if you are consistent and you hold your rally well you will win matches.   Here is an exercise to train you to gain […]

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January 13, 2024
Ball machine - practice defensive backhand

Hi friends As I write this article, the defensive backhand is not my strongest point. Indeed, returning these balls which arrive on the backhand, which are quite long, and which bounce rather high are never easy to negotiate. With the ball machine I train on this type of ball. I set the ball machine so […]

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January 13, 2024
Hitting a backhand while sitting on a stool

Hi friends we will often tell you in training: “lower on your legs…” When we play we think that we are always very low on our legs but in truth we are very often not low enough... A little tip, film yourself, you will see it's surprising... Here is a backhand exercise to force us […]

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January 13, 2024
Backhand sequence: Construction, attack, finish

Hi friends An exercise to work on the backhand and placement in the depth of the court.   The coach on the basket  balls, sends a first ball which we will hit at the back of the course (We are in a construction phase) Then a second ball that we will hit (at the blue […]

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January 13, 2024
Open support on the backward

Hi friends Hitting a backhand with the supports open is particularly used on the first return of serve when you lack time to turn quickly. Here is an exercise that will help us in this situation Player A must aim at the cones with a backhand, supports in open position, and he must return to […]

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January 13, 2024
Hit a backhand and make an 8 around the plot

Hi friends Here is an exercise to practice the backhand, while working on your footwork. At the material level we need two studs which will be placed on one side and the other of the service T Hand coach throws a ball from the basket to my backhand I hit the ball while moving forward […]

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January 12, 2024
Tennis exercises: the X

Hi friends No, this exercise is not olé olé... It was a complete exercise which will allow us to hit with the backhand of the forehand, in defense and in attack, it is an exercise which will also make us move: it is tough   Description and purpose of the exercise: The player starts from […]

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January 12, 2024
Backhand : target areas in a specific order

Hi friends Here is a very complete backhand exercise, which will allow you to sharpen your playing intention and gain precision.   Description and purpose of the exercise: Aim for the cones in order with a backhand topspin. Target 1 target 2 target 3 target 4 Player A must go around the cone between each […]

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January 12, 2024
Hit your backhand from multiple positions and target forehand

Hi friends, Knowing how to hit a backhand from anywhere on the court while targeting an area. This exercise allows you to work in this direction you will be able to hit backhands from several positions at the bottom of the course.   Description and purpose of the exercise: The coach throws a ball to […]

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January 12, 2024
Backhand chop exercise on one foot

Hi friends An exercise that allows you to improve your technique for doing a backhand chop/cut   The player stands hopping on his right foot The coach sends the ball The player hits it and finishes his gesture by jumping forward to land on his left foot.   Download this sheet in PDF format

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January 11, 2024
Lifted backhand typed “on volley”

Hi friends Here is a fairly hot little exercise, which will allow us to practice the backhand topspin by advancing into the ball.   Description and purpose of the exercise: Play a backhand topspin hit “on volley” (without bounce) as you move forward. The balls are thrown by the coach from behind.   Download this […]

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January 11, 2024
Backhand: volley attack construction

Hi friends Good backhand exercise to work on construction balls, attack or approach balls and finishing on the volley. With your basket coach you will be able to work on your backhand in all areas of the game   Position 0: coach sends me a ball deep on my backhand and I return it Position […]

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January 11, 2024
Choose the right ball! fun

Hi friends A rather nice and fun little exercise to develop your reactivity, visual perception and explosiveness at the same time as your forehand and backhand   Progress of the exercise I am positioned on the serving tea, the coach will send 2 balls: one to my backhand, one to my forehand... except that there […]

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January 11, 2024
Rhythm scale - Forehand and backhand sequence

Hi friends Getting into the hard stuff before hitting a ball is a bit the idea of ​​this exercise... A comparison with a real situation: a rally that lasts 7 or 8 strikes we start to get out of breath and we have to hit a good shot... Here is an exercise that can put […]

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January 11, 2024
Rhythm scale and strike

Hi friends It seems that you have to suffer to be beautiful... This little exercise with the rhythm scale allows you to be beautiful 😉 He's going to put us in a situation where we're going to be tough and we're going to hit a ball with a forehand or a backhand. The first balls […]

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January 10, 2024
Alternating defensive backhand - offensive backhand

Hi friends You are on a backhand in defense... You return it, the opponent returns you a relatively short and favorable ball on the backhand: I get into the ball and I attack!! it's victory I win my first Grand Slam title.... (OK... lol I'm going to bed...) More seriously, here is a typical exercise […]

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January 10, 2024
Hold the diagonal in backhand

Hi friends Very simple but effective classic exercises: hold the diagonal in reverse. With a partner we simply exchange on the backhand, diagonally... make as many exchanges as possible in partner mode of course (we are not trying to score the point but rather to hold the exchange)   It's a difficult exercise when you […]

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January 9, 2024
Return a flat service

Hi friends The return of serve is a super important point in the game when you start to move up in ranking. Indeed the servers are getting better and better and having good service gives a great advantage... When we are in the position of the returner we can counter this advantage if we are […]

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January 9, 2024
Backhand intensity - forehand with the ball machine

Hi friends With a ball machine that simply shoots balls straight, there is an excellent exercise to do to gain regularity, to improve your placement to gain liveliness/reactivity It is very simple.   You place the ball machine in the center of the field at the level of the serving tea She sends a ball […]

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January 9, 2024
Alternating forehand and backhand

Hi friends Here is a very good rhythmic exercise that will help us position ourselves well to hit forehands and backhands. This exercise will help us adjust our placement, and make us work on our legs.   My partner or coach sends balls to the center. I return the first ball with a forehand My […]

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January 9, 2024
Alternating forehand and backhand

Hi friends Here is a very good rhythmic exercise which will help us to position ourselves well to hit forehands and backhands. This exercise will notably help us to adjust our placement, and make us work on our legs.   My partner or coach sends balls to the center. I return the first ball with […]

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January 9, 2024
Alternating forehand backhand: Target the area

Hi friends I'm in a match I notice that my opponent has a weakness on his forehand, I choose to target this area... OK let's go... It is good to be able to send the ball to a targeted area whether you are on the forehand or the backhand. With this exercise we will target […]

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January 8, 2024
Returning a short, inconsistent ball

Hi friends I think it happened to you, as it happens to all of us, to find yourself facing an opponent who gives you soft balls without consistency, balls that have no speed to rely on to return. This little exercise allows us to work on this type of ball. The coach (B) with the […]

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January 7, 2024
High cadence on the backhand

Hi friends Tennis exercise: hit a ball on the backhand at a high rate, much higher than a simple rally. Why go faster than a normal exchange? because if we do well at high cadence, we will also do very well at lower cadence. Because it will help our body memorize gestures Because it's a […]

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January 7, 2024
The winning return of service

Hi guys You knew that André Agassi has already made a winning return on a serve at 235 km per hour... that's a dream, isn't it? Watch this André Agassi video, it’s just huge!   Imagine the weapon it represents: A good server has an advantage in his service game because he is the one […]

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January 6, 2024
Tennis exercise: High intensity high ball

Hi In the series of intense exercises here is a very interesting one which will allow you to hit high balls, you know it's a very boring ball and very annoying you arrive well above our shoulder and which we have difficulty putting back... It smells like a good little exercise   Organization of the […]

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January 6, 2024
Tennis exercise: Low ball in cadence

Hi If you like sports exercises that put you in the red and make you repeat the movements well, this one is for you. Personally I really like this exercise because you really have the feeling of working when you perform it. Description and purpose of the exercise: This exercise aims to improve forehand and […]

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January 5, 2024
Tennis training - Diagonal backhand game

Hi. In tennis, hold your diagonal well and it’s super important. This is particularly illustrated in doubles matches where we have to hold the diagonal until we find the fault or until we obtain the favorable ball. With this little exercise, both fun and useful, we will train ourselves on the one hand to hold […]

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January 3, 2024
Regularity tennis exercise 1.2.3.4 and go

Hi Here is a very simple little exercise that I often do with my brother and which has helped me gain consistency. Description and purpose of the exercise: We will play a point without service and hold 4 strikes as a partner before starting to be aggressive. The objective of this exercise is to train […]

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December 19, 2023
Tennis exercise - Precision in the backhand

Hi On the backhand (as on the shot) I must know how to place the ball where I want and whatever my position on the court. With this exercise in ball machine mode I train to target an area. The machine distributes the balls to the left, then to the center then to the right […]

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December 4, 2023
Exercise playing on depth with a cut/chop backhand

Exploiting the depth of the field is an important thing in a game. When we start playing tennis we tend to play right, play left... Have our opponent wipe the windshield... but we don't really exploit the depth of the court, making the opponent go up and down. Certainly sometimes in fact cushioning... But there […]

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December 1, 2023
Tennis drill :I react to a drop shot on my backhand

    In this case I am player no. 2 on the picture 1) Situation : My opponent gives me a drop shot on my backhand and positions himself to block the angles, I have time to catch the ball... The choice to avoid (in my opinion): 2) I run and return the ball by […]

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November 30, 2023
Tennis Exercise : targeting zones & passing

When you start playing tennis, you tend to put the ball back in the center, but the idea is to put your opponent in difficulty and therefore find areas that are not in the center to force him to run to position himself. and make sure it's not an easy move for him. My father […]

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November 23, 2023
Tennis drill : Cross-course backhand exercise

The goal of this drill is to practice short cross backhand returns and target areas. We place the ball machine so that it sends us a ball on the very crossed backhand (we thus simulate a short crossed shot) The turner is placed a little to the left of the service T 1) the machine […]

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November 21, 2023
Tennis drill : Attack with a backhand

With this exercise I practice attacking a favorable ball with my backhand. 1) ball machine sends a first long ball to my backhand, I return it (preferably crossed) (construction) 2) the ball machine sends a second, slightly shorter ball to my backhand: I enter the court and attack this ball (the attack) 3) I continue […]

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November 4, 2023
EN - Practice handing a backhand that arrives long line

The aim of this exercise is to simulate the situation in which the player after playing a long cross forehand must return a long line backhand that his opponent has made to him. It is a difficult situation which corresponds to a classic strategy of opponents: Play on the backhand (Generaly the weak point) 1 […]

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