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Footwork patterns – Lift and land July 29, 2014

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Description: Here is USPTA Elite Professional and former top 100 ATP player Jeff Salzenstein discussing a footwork pattern that should be used when hitting balls from the middle of the court.


Tip:

Footwork and movement are such important factors in today’s game but are not emphasized enough during practices. In addition to practicing their strokes, overall movement and conditioning, players should spend time developing quick feet and especially a variety of footwork patterns for the different scenarios that occur during point play. Having several footwork patterns in their arsenal and knowing when to use them will help players deliver their shots more effectively and therefore win more points.

This week’s tip features USPTA Elite Professional and former top 100 ATP player Jeff Salzenstein discussing a footwork pattern that he encourages players to use when hitting balls from the center of the court while moving inside the baseline.

Watch more videos on footwork on TennisResources.com. Simply type “footwork” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select Footwork under the Drill/Lesson category. Watch tips, lessons and drills on your computer, laptop or iPhone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Steps to a successful drill June 24, 2014

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Description: Here are a few tips on how to make your drills effective during practice.


Tip:

We all use drills and games each and every day in our lessons and clinics. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind to make the drills beneficial so that our students get the most out of them:

  • Warm up
  • Progress to drills
  • Communicate drill efficiently
  • Be aware of court safety
  • Make each game realistic
  • Feed balls specific to angle and court positioning
  • Create pressure situations
  • Encourage scoring
  • Have consequences
  • Explain the purpose of each drill
  • Have fun

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Footwork for the inside-out forehand June 16, 2014

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OC64-08-Lorenzo_Beltrame-Forehand_inside_out-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1Footwork for the inside-out forehand

Description: Check out USPTA Master Professional Lorenzo Beltrame talking about how to move efficiently when preparing to hit a successful inside out forehand.


Tip:

The inside out forehand has always been a shot that players used as a weapon and it’s becoming even more dominant in today’s game. We see players like Rafael Nadal who run around all the way to the backhand corner to hit a crushing forehand inside out.

So what does it take to hit a successful forehand inside out? It begins with efficient footwork and movement to position yourself behind the ball, balanced set up and continues with uncoiling the kinetic chain by exploding into the ball, making early contact point and following through toward the target.

This week’s tip features USPTA Master Professional Lorenzo Beltrame sharing a few tips about the footwork needed on the inside out forehand.

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Return box June 4, 2014

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Tip_66_-_Mark_Bey_-_Return_Box-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1Return box

Description: USPTA Elite Professional Mark Bey offers a few tips on where you should target your returns. Check out what he has to say.


Tip:

There are several components that go into a solid serve technique: grip, stance, toss, backswing, power position, loading, slot, forward swing, contact point, follow through and landing. Each element pays a significant role into the execution of a serve and is strongly connected to the other, like a domino effect.

This week we’re going to focus on the stance: whether keeping your feet apart by using what is known as a platform stance or bringing the back foot up into a pin point stance, the loading aspect is crucial. Check out former ATP player and USPTA Elite Professional Jeff Salzenstein discussing the benefits of using a platform stance.

Watch more videos on the serve on TennisResources.com. Simply type “serve” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select Serve under the Specific Shots category. Watch tips, lessons and drills on your computer, laptop or iPhone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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Serve – The platform stance May 19, 2014

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OC89_01_Salzenstein_Stance.mp4-thumb-1Serve – The platform stance

Description: Former ATP player Jeff Salzenstein talks about the benefits of using the platform stance on the serve. Check out this drill he has for you.


Tip:

There are several components that go into a solid serve technique: grip, stance, toss, backswing, power position, loading, slot, forward swing, contact point, follow through and landing. Each element pays a significant role into the execution of a serve and is strongly connected to the other, like a domino effect.

This week we’re going to focus on the stance: whether keeping your feet apart by using what is known as a platform stance or bringing the back foot up into a pin point stance, the loading aspect is crucial. Check out former ATP player and USPTA Elite Professional Jeff Salzenstein discussing the benefits of using a platform stance.

Watch more videos on the serve on TennisResources.com. Simply type “serve” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select Serve under the Specific Shots category. Watch tips, lessons and drills on your computer, laptop or iPhone whether you are at home, on the court or on the road.


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One-handed backhand slice May 5, 2014

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Description: Check out this week’s tip featuring former top 20 ATP player Hank Pfister discussing the technique of an effective one-handed backhand slice.


Tip:

Although most of today’s rallies are dominated by power and aggressiveness, the slice shots are essentials tools that every player should have in their bag. Slice shots may be used for several reasons: changing the pace of the rally, returning serve, approach and as well as defense. Also, by having good slices you’ll most likely have good volleys and dropshots. It’s important to have a variety of shots in your arsenal so you can use the right shot in the right situation.

This week’s tip discusses the one-handed backhand technique. Take a look!

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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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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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