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April 9, 2018

Muchas veces el inicio del entrenamiento es una pérdida de tiempo porque los jugadores tienden a pelotear parados en los cuadros de servicio.  Aquí algunas ideas de como incrementar la intencidad y el enfoque en el peloteo corto.

1) En el primer ejercicio los jugadores...

March 7, 2017

La devolución de saque es uno de los elementos mas importantes y menos practicados en el tenis.   Cada punto comienza con una devolución y muchas veces el ganar o perder el punto depende directamente de la calidad de la devolución.

Una técnica sólida en la devolución pe...

April 1, 2015

The return of serve is one of the most important, but less practiced, elements of the game.  It is used in every point and it is an indispensable tool in the modern game.  

A solid technique on the return of serve will allow the player to start the point in a...

March 4, 2015

One of the most important tactical concepts in tennis is the idea of opening the court - of driving the opponent off the court with one shot in order to force him/her with the next shot.  As you game develops incorporating angles will make a big difference.  Here is a...

February 11, 2015

Often the time of the short court warm up at the beginning of the sessions is not used very efficiently.  Players just hit slowly without really working on improving their game.  This preparation phase can be used much more productively by giving the players specific t...

February 3, 2015

A very important element of the serve is tossing the ball in the right place to be able to maintain balance.  A simple way to check for balance is to serve with both feet together, trying to keep both feet, still on the ground throughout the serve.

January 28, 2015

Timing is one of the most important technical elements in tennis.  It is the ability to take the racquet-head to the ideal contact point at precisely the right time.  For every srtoke there is an ideal contact point and missing this precise spot will usually result in...

September 9, 2014

Accelerating the racquet-head correctly  is one of the most important skills in competitive tennis. The speed of the racquet will ultimately determine the speed of the ball, the spin amount and consequently the control over the shot.  There are several exercises that c...

August 18, 2014

The reason professional players make the game look so easy is because their swings are very efficient.  The have learned to use only the muscles they need when swinging and relax the rest.  They know how to swing the racquet with minimum  effort for maximum results.  H...

August 2, 2014

In tennis you will not win many matches if you miss shots, so the goal is to minimize mistakes.  A common problem of many players is that they overestimate their ability to control the ball and therefore end up making too many unforced error.  This simple but powerful...

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