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August 1, 2018

Your main goal when competing is to maximize your effectiveness on the court.  Here are a few things that you can do to optimize your pefromance: 

1)  During the warm up, focus on swinging relaxed and watching the ball, especially after it bounces and all...

June 18, 2016

Tennis, like everything else in life, has a set of rules that make life easier when followed but complicate matters when not. I call this set of rules: the laws of the battle. They describe the ideal response to any situation that a player may encounter on the court, j...

July 23, 2014

The second serve return is a good opportunity to put pressure on the opponent.  

Therefore, it is important that you do everything you can to hit an aggrsssive return.  Use your return position to take advantage of a weaker serve.  Get closer to the service line and loo...

July 13, 2014

The mentality at the net is extremely important.  Here are three things to focus on when practicing volleys:

1) Be in control.

2)  Avoid net mistakes.

3) Aim at the baseline

Focusing on this will help you improve your technique by forcing you to be proactive, move your fee...

July 13, 2014

On second serves, you are vulnerable so it is very important that you force the opponent to start the point with his/her weaker side.  You do not want to be under attack and serving to the weakness will give you the best opportunity to start the point neutrally and win...

March 31, 2014

Tennis, like everything else in life, has a set of rules that make life easier when followed but complicate matters when not. I call this set of rules: the laws of the battle. They describe the ideal response to any situation that a player may encounter on the court, j...

March 18, 2014

Tennis, like everything else in life, has a set of rules that make life easier when followed but complicate matters when not. I call this set of rules: the laws of the battle. They describe the ideal response to any situation that a player may encounter on the court, j...

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