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August 3, 2018

  1. Competitive tennis is very hard and never gets easier. 

  2. Tennis looks a lot easier from outside the court.

  3. Losing is a big part of tennis. Even at the pro level, only one player goes home a winner on any given week. Expect a lot of losing.

  4. If you...

April 26, 2017

La tecnología moderna nos ha dado a los entrenadores la oportunidad de a analizar minuciosamente la técnica del tenis profesional como nunca antes.  Sin embargo, un error común que debe evitarse es el enfocarse demasiado en enseñar los golpes de tenis como patrones de...

December 14, 2015

  1. El tenis competitivo es muy difícil y nunca se vuelve mas fácil.

  2. El tenis se ve mucho mas fácil desde afuera de la cancha.

  3. Perder es una parte integral del tenis. Aun a nivel profesional solo un jugador gana por semana, el resto pierde.

  4. Si nunca has...

July 28, 2015

The topspin volley is a very useful shot to have in your arsenal.  The technique is very similar to a shoulder level topspin shot.  The only difference is that you are catching the ball in the air.  The time to use this shot is after you hit a powerful groundstroke tha...

June 26, 2015

Learning to slide on clay is one of the most important skills you can have to play better on that surface.  Tennis is all about balance and efficiency, and on clay sliding will help both of these aspects.  Sliding correctly will keep you balanced while hitting and will...

June 15, 2015

The drop volley is a useful tool at the net, allowing you to finish the point with short volleys from positions where it is not possible to hit with power. The key to the shot is to have the ability to take the speed of the opponent's shot and reduce it so that the bal...

June 9, 2015

The scissor kick overhead is a must-have shot in order to attack deep lobs effectively.  The easiest way to improve this shot is by thinking of pushing off with the back leg at the same time as you swing. The jump will stop your momentum moving back and will help you a...

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...

January 23, 2015

The main focus of today’s teaching methodology is technical work. Technology has given coaches the opportunity to dissect and analyze professional technique like never before, and many coaches and players spend countless hours chasing the elusive perfect swing.

Coaches...

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