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Sneak Attack April 21, 2014

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OC79_03_Capestany_Sneak_attack.mp4-thumb-1Sneak Attack

Description: Having trouble against the moonballer player? Check out USPTA Master Professional Jorge Capestany with a drill that works on developing a successful tactic to use against this type of opponent.


Tip:

We’ve all seen our players struggle or lose against moonballers at least once. They get frustrated by the lack of pace on the rallies, the high bounces, and begin to force their shots, scoring points mostly for their opponent who is waiting for their mistakes. So what are some things that players can do against a moonballer player? What are some tactics to implement?

This week’s tip features USPTA Master Professional Jorge Capestany with one of the tactics to use against the moonballer player.

Watch more videos on this game style on TennisResources.com. Simply type “moonballer” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select Game Styles under the General Performance Components-Strategic category. Watch tips, lessons and drills on your computer or smart phone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Modern Tennis April 7, 2014

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GroppelParkerBeltrame_TheTechnicalComponentsOfTennis_ModernShotViewPoints-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1Modern Tennis

Description: USPTA Professionals Jack Groppel, Jim Parker and Lorenzo Beltrame discuss the changes that have occurred in the game over the years. Video footage shows changes in technique, particularly in the area of angular momentum and the kinetic chain.


Tip:

As we all know, the game of tennis has changed over the years and still continues to evolve today. Racquet and ball technology, string composition and even innovations in fitness and movement training have profoundly affected how the game is played today. The grinding baseline rallies, the use of the open stance, the angular momentum, the kinetic chain, vertical follow throughs, topspin, power and speed just to name a few have become the epicenter of what is now commonly referred to as “modern tennis.”

So check out this week’s tip featuring some of our top USPTA Professionals sharing their perspectives on the modern game.

Watch more videos on modern tennis on TennisResources.com. Simply type “modern” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left hand corner to select Modern Shot Technique under the Technical category. Watch tips, lessons and drills on your computer, tablet or smart phone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Run-around, sneak volley drill March 24, 2014

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OC67_03_Rick_Macci_Run_around_sneak_volley.mp4-thumb-1Run-around, sneak volley drill

Description: Check out this fun drill from USPTA Master Professional Rick Macci emphasizing inside out forehands and volleys.


Tip:

Putting the opponent on the defensive has always been an efficient tactic. However, too many times we see players struggle to identify when the opponent is in trouble. They hesitate to take charge or perhaps prefer to play safe and stay back. Being able to recognize the situations when your opponent is in trouble (meaning out of balance and reaching for the ball) is extremely important. That’s when you want to move inside the court and make things happen. And the only way to get better at it and gain confidence is to practice this pattern. So check out this week’s drill emphasizing offensive shots and taking charge at the net.

Find more drills on TennisResources.com. Select the Advanced Search on the upper left hand corner, click on Media Type and then Drill Videos. To choose a specific drill topic, check another box under Purpose of Drill/Lesson category. Watch tips, drills and lessons on your computer, tablet or smart phone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Doubles drill – Nine lives March 4, 2014

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OC61-05-Mark_Bey-Nine_lives.mp4-thumb-1Doubles drill – Nine lives

Description: Check out this fun, competitive doubles drill from USPTA Professional Mark Bey played in the one-up one-back format. Players work on pinching, poaching, placement and communication.


Tip:

As we watch more doubles matches at college or even pro level, especially on the women’s side, we notice that the one-up one-back format is becoming more and more popular.

This week’s tip features USPTA Professional Mark Bey with a fun doubles drill that emphasizes the one-up one-back format, with players working on keeping the ball away from the net player, pinching, poaching, placement and communication. In order for your team to get a good sense of well-rounded doubles, have them try out different formats during their practices: both up, both back, one-up one-back, serve and volley, chip and charge. The more variety they have in their game, the more successful they’ll be against different opponents.

Find more doubles drills on TennisResources.com. Select the Advanced Search on the upper left hand corner, click on Demographics and then select the Doubles under Type of Game category.  Watch tips, drills and lessons on your computer, tablet or smart phone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Characteristics of the orange court players February 24, 2014

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OC82_02_CJones_Orange_age_characteristics.mp4-thumb-2Characteristics of the orange court players

Description: The Orange Court is primarily designed for children age 10 and under. In this video, USTA’s Director of Youth Play and Competition Craig Jones talks about the characteristics of this age group and the importance of installing the love for the game.


Tip:

When working with kids, it’s important to have a good understanding of each age group and their specific characteristics in order to make teaching effective and fun.

The Orange Court players (ages 10 and under) have a longer attention span than the Red Court players (8 and under), which means they have a better concentration that allows them to focus over a longer period of time. Kids this age are more independent and begin to form their own identity. However, they prefer to be grouped with their own gender during instruction, and paired activities work well. The instruction should be positive and encouraging. Playing on teams makes tennis more fun and eases the stress of competition. Fun and success will encourage kids to come back.

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Technique for hitting a drop shot February 10, 2014

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JimParker_TechniqueForHittingADropShot-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1Technique for hitting a drop shot

Description: USPTA Master Professional Jim Parker describes and demonstrates the technique of the drop shot. Check out the video to remember some key points.


Tip:

The drop shot is probably one of the least practiced shots among players. However, everyone loves that moment when they win points from it. This particular shot falls under what we call “touch shots.” It requires a good amount of disguise, racquet skills, underspin and placement.

Spend time with your players practicing this shot. Having a good disguised drop shot in their repertoire will pay big dividends! Mix in slices and volleys to help players develop a well-rounded set of racquet skills.

Watch more videos on the drop shot on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drop shot” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left hand corner to select Drop shot under the Specific Shots-Specialty Shots category. Watch tips, lessons and drills on your computer, tablet or smart phone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Hand-fed drill – Back and forth drill variations January 27, 2014

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OC54-04-Emilio_Sanchez-Hand_fed-Back_and_forth_drill_variations.mp4-thumb-1Hand-fed drill – Back and forth drill variations

Description: Check out four back-and-forth drill variations players can use to work on their footwork and movement. These drills are provided by the Sanchez-Casal Academy.


Tip:

Many players spend a lot of time striking the ball back-and-forth, doing the same drills, perhaps working mostly on their favorite shots, but not emphasizing enough the areas that need improvement. Do your players need to move better and more efficiently? Do they strike the ball well, but are not as accurate with their placement, especially when they move up and back?

This week’s tip offers four drill variations that will help players improve their footwork and movement, balance, conditioning and ball placement. The contact point must be made out in front and above waist level while maintaining good balance. Take a look!

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The arc ball January 14, 2014

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TBrettHobden_MeetTheTopspins_TheArc-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1he arc ball

Description: Check out this video featuring USPTA Professional Brett Hobden talking about the importance of the arc ball in today’s game.


Tip:

The arc ball is a consistent penetrating ball that every player should have in his or her repertoire. This type of ball is executed with good clearance over the net using lots of topspin and racquet head speed. It is also extremely effective due to its high bounce. Many players struggle with hitting the ball out of their strike zone, especially above chest level. Use it in your rallies to move your opponent around and create opportunities to attack.

Watch more videos on the arc ball on TennisResources.com. Simply type “arc ball” into the Quick Search box or select the Advanced Search and click on Drill/Lesson to choose Tactics and Strategy as well as Spin as the purpose of the drill or lesson. Watch tips, lessons and drills on your computer, tablet or smart phone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Improve your return of serve December 27, 2013

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BrendaSchultzMcCarthy_ImproveYourReturnOfServe-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1Improve your return of serve

Description: Former top 10 WTA Brenda Schultz-McCarthy offers a few tips on the return of serve, demonstrating the key elements of a shortened backswing and taking the ball on the rise.


Tip:

The return of serve is one of the most important shots in tennis, but probably one of the least practiced ones. When you are the receiver, the point doesn’t start if you don’t get the return in. If your return is poor, the opponent will take control of the point and eventually hurt you. Half of the points in a match begin with your return, so in order to be successful, players must own this shot. In order to own it, they must practice it!

This week’s tip features former top 10 WTA player Brenda Schultz-McCarthy sharing some tips on how to hit a successful return. She emphasizes the importance of a short backswing and early contact. Check out the video to find out more!

Spend time with your players practicing this shot. Improving the return of serve will pay big dividends!

Watch more videos on the return of serve on TennisResources.com. Simply type “return” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left hand corner to select Return under the Specific Shots-Forehand or Backhand categories. Watch tips, lessons and drills on your computer, tablet or smart phone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Backhand volley technique December 10, 2013

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OC69_08_Hank_Pfister_Backhand_volley_technique-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1Backhand volley technique

Description: Check out a few tips on the backhand volley technique from former top ATP player and USPTA Professional Hank Pfister.


Tip:

Many players find the one-handed backhand volley quite challenging, especially if they use two hands for their backhand stroke. This week’s tip features former top ATP player Hank Pfister talking about some key points that will help players with their backhand volley technique. Check out what he has to say about the grip, shape of the wrist and hitting arm, shoulder turn, non-dominant arm and much more.

For more videos on the volley please visit TennisResources.com. Type “volleys” into the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search and click on Volley under Specific shots category. Browse through a variety of drills, video clips, drill templates, articles and many more resources. Have fun!

Watch tips, drills and lessons on your computer, tablet or smart phone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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