Lonnie Mitchel
Your tennis lesson is today. Your instructor provides you great information on how to hit your forehand, backhand and on how to work you whole arsenal—down the line, cross-court, move your feet—repetition, repetition and more repetition. All of it is great and valuable information and all you have...Read more
Ben Mullis
Everyone knows that one player who is able to elevate themselves out of the level or category they “should” be playing at from a technical perspective, i.e. stroke mechanics into an entirely different level, but not many seem to understand why or how? I will be discussing the intangible element of...Read more
Mark Santucci
From graceful serve-and-volleys, to grinding top-spin forehands … sky high lobs to net cord drop shots … social just-for-fun gatherings to ultra-competitive tournament play … learning the very basics of the game to high-energy calorie burn … from playground tennis to Grand Slam championships …...Read more
Gilad Bloom
In Hebrew, there is a saying that translates to: "god gives nuts to people without teeth.” Most teaching professionals have encountered this type of player—extremely talented, but agonizingly lazy. As a coach, I always promote good practice habits, discipline, hard work, etc. But how does a coach...Read more
Nick Horvat
Endurance in the most limiting and arguably the most important factor in the science of human performance. To a certain extent, we all have a lack of endurance in something that we do, and we could all benefit greatly from improving it. If our professional work is connected to a physical activity...Read more
Mike Puc
With 25 teams competing in nine different leagues at my local club, it seems like there is always a match to play. Playing in a game to prepare for a match and then playing in a match may improve your match play, but it is a difficult scenario to add new shots to your repertoire. Even clinics,...Read more
Gino Fava
The underhand serve , if executed properly, will get people out of their seats, up off the couch, and add tremendous excitement to the sport of tennis. Like the behind the back pass in hockey, or the alley-oop dunk in basketball, the scissor kick over the shoulder in soccer, these are exciting...Read more
Conrad Singh
The development of high-performance anticipatory skills in tennis is one of the key components to a player who has more proficient decision-making skills in a competitive situation. Anticipation can be defined as “The ability to predict or make an educated guess based on various cues and on the...Read more
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Eric Faro
Not a day goes by that I don't hear the same thing … I am a slow starter in tournaments. What can I do to change this? When I hear this question, there are three things that I tell everyone … The first step to changing and elevating your game is changing the mentality you start your match with...Read more
Xavier Luna
When it comes to any sport, let alone tennis, practice is key. You have to put in your hours on the court, take constructive advice from your coaches, work to sharpen your strengths and hone your weaknesses. But are you going to be the type of player to just like the game, or do you want to love...Read more