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Do you make these mistakes with your forehand?

By |2017-09-07T16:32:16+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Forehand Lessons, Player Development, Tennis Lesson Videos|

In this video I cover some of the mistakes recreational tennis players make in their forehand stroke. Your tennis game could improve dramatically by first understanding the common forehand mistakes you are likely making.

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Player Development

By |2017-09-07T16:32:20+00:00November 11th, 2016|Player Development, Uncategorized|

  To understand the develoment of a player you must understand where you are at in that exact date and time. Players need to do an audit of there skills and know what place and time their level of play is at.  The player must look at them selves and evaluate themselves to know where [...]

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Training a Tennis Player – A Coach’s Guide

By |2017-09-07T16:32:21+00:00October 21st, 2016|Coaching Tools, Player Development|

Training tennis players has been my life-long passion. I've trained thousands of coach's and players alike. From beginning Pro Coaches who I certify, to Collegiate Coaches as well, these guides will help any player progress their abilities. The sequence and method to my approach has stood the test of time and here it is for [...]

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Pick on the net player.

By |2017-09-07T16:33:45+00:00January 15th, 2016|Doubles Strategy|

How often have you been the spectator in your doubles match, watching your teammate rally cross-court with an opponent, over-and-over? It happens all the time and it's usually not the right play. The person with the least time to react to a shot is standing right at the net. Your goal in doubles is to [...]

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They’re not winning. You’re losing.

By |2016-01-25T02:59:28+00:00January 3rd, 2016|Doubles Strategy|

So you just got spanked by a team who you can only characterize as the best lobbers, with the best volleys, the best ground strokes, etc... It's a common misconception that comes from you and your team's inability to self-diagnose your problems and make the necessary corrections to be successful. Tennis is unlike so many [...]

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Australian Setup – Why It Works

By |2016-01-25T02:58:36+00:00December 28th, 2015|Doubles Strategy|

There's a reason why the pros setup Australian. Statistically, you will win 90% of the points played. It's a tactical response to neutralizing good lobbers and just the setup has a psychological effect on your opponents. The basics of the Australian setup requires the net player to take position on the same side of the [...]

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NTRP National Tennis Rating Program

By |2017-09-07T16:33:48+00:00April 25th, 2015|Player Development|

NTRP National Tennis Rating Program Purpose of the project: 1.        Define the level of performance through self evaluation 2.        Define the hours per-week and days available 3.        Define the off-court hours per week conditioning 4.        Define the drills and exercises with time frames per week 5.        Define the number of matches per week 6.        Define [...]

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.