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Game – In front or behind July 7, 2015

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Game – In front or behind

OC_99_05_Mark_Bey_In_Front_-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1Description: Check out USPTA Elite Professional Mark Bey with a fun game emphasizing anticipation and decision making during point play.


Tip:

Many times we see our players miss shots due to poor anticipation or shot selection. They play a great series of shots but are not able to close out the point.  Being able to read the opponent and understand the options of that particular situation can help players reduce unforced errors, improve shot selection and therefore be more successful.

How can players get better at this? By practicing these point-play situations over and over again.

This week we have USPTA Elite Professional Mark Bey with a fun game in which the assigned player focuses on decision making within the first 2 balls. Based on the shot he hits, the player must decide whether the shot was heavy enough to move in and be aggressive or stay back and work another couples of shots until an offensive situation arises.

Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner and select 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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Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select 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.

Cardio Tennis Drill – Ball rush June 10, 2015

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OC_95_03_Michelle_Krause_Ball_Rush2.mp4-thumb-1Cardio Tennis Drill – Ball rush

Description: Here is USPTA Elite Professional Michele Krause with a cardio tennis drill emphasizing volleys, overheads and a lot of up and back movement. And of course, lots of fun.


Tip:

Cardio Tennis drills are great exercises to implement into your practice sessions as you can have several people on the court working together and having fun. Players get to hit a high number of shots within a short period of time and have a great workout due to the high intensity.

This week we have Michele Krause with a fun Cardio Tennis drill that involves a lot of up and back movement while hitting lots of volleys and overheads. The balls are fed rapidly forcing the players to move and rotate quickly. In between shots the players are also going through a series of speed ladder cardio exercises to avoid any slow time. The drill is intended to get everyone moving and hitting as much as possible within the drill time.

Watch more fitness drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner and select 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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Drill – Numbers May 26, 2015

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OC_99_04_Mark_Bey_Numbers.mp4-thumb-1Drill – Numbers

Description: Here is USPTA Elite Professional Mark Bey with a fun drill emphasizing point play and decision making.


Tip:

We all have our favorite drills we use day in and day out with our students that have definitely paid dividends over the years. Nonetheless, it’s always handy to have a new drill you can add, modify and use in your next practice session.

This week we have USPTA Elite Professional Mark Bey with a fun drill in which the coach dictates the duration of the point play. If you have students that typically stay in the point too long and hesitate to close it out, or perhaps they go for too much right off the bat and don’t have the patience to build up the point, this drill will have you assist them in decision making by calling out the number of shots you want them to hit in that particular point. If the player has an opportunity to close the point sooner, he has the option to do so.

Having a variety of new drills and games that you can implement into your practice sessions is important as you want your players to feel challenged and have fun while trying something new every day.

Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner and select 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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Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select 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.

The catch and tap drill May 12, 2015

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OC90_07_Rick_Macci_Catch_and_Tap_Drill-Mobile.mp4-thumb-1The catch and tap drill

Description: Here is USPTA Master Professional Rick Macci with a fun volley drill that works on developing racquet skills.


Tip:

The volley is one of those shots that gets everyone really excited. Most players like to be at the net, but not many actually control their shots very well or can hit a variety of volleys. We often see players hitting the same type of volley whether the ball is coming fast, slow, high or low, or if the player is positioned far away from the net or close to it.

The art of volley is really about feel and placement and not so much about power. The more players understands that the racquet is an extension of their hand and practices drills that will develop their hand, the more success they’re going to have in hitting a variety of volleys and more importantly, hitting the right shot at the right time.

This week we have USPTA Master Professional Rick Macci with a drill that works on control and developing racquet skills.

Watch more videos on the volley on TennisResources.com. Simply type “volley” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner and select Volley 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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Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select 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.

Pre-serve ritual April 28, 2015

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OC_94_05_Leslie_Allen_PreServe_Ritual.mp4-thumb-1Pre-serve ritual

Description: Former top 20 WTA Leslie Allen talks about the importance of having a ritual before serving. Check out what she has to say.


Tip:

How many times have we seen your players rush up to the baseline and miss one serve after another? Then, they quickly grab the balls and move on to the other side repeating the same procedure. Does the sequence sound familiar? I’m sure it does. We’ve all seen it.

The time between points and especially the preparation before serve are very much overlooked. Players don’t take the time to recover, clear their heads and think about how they’re going to approach the next point. A pre-serve ritual can be anything from adjusting the strings, relaxing the hitting arm or as simple as bouncing the ball a number of times while planning where they’re going to serve next. All players are different and they’re going to have their own signature rituals, but the idea needs to be emphasized in practice in order to become a habit.

A pre-serve ritual plays a huge role on the player’s performance as it helps him/her be more relaxed, focused and therefore perform better on the serving games.

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 and 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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Overhead April 13, 2015

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Tip_71_-_Mark_Bey_-_Hitting_Overheads.mp4-thumb-1Overhead

Description: USPTA Elite Professional Mark Bey shares insight on how to use better footwork to get in position for overheads. Listen to the analogies he uses to describe the footwork.


Tip:

The overhead is such a fun shot to hit, but often overlooked and under practiced. How many times have you seen your students play a great point coming in but miss an easy overhead? We’ve all been there.

The overhead needs to part of every practice along with the volleys, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Some of your players might prefer to focus on the groundstrokes and serves throughout lessons; however, the net game should not be neglected.

This week we have USPTA Elite Professional Mark Bey with a a few tips on the overhead. Check out what he has to say about footwork, preparation and throwing.

Watch more videos on the overhead on TennisResources.com. Simply type “overhead” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner and select Overhead 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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Volley tip – Head to head March 16, 2015

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CoachesCorner_Jeff_Salzenstein_Head2Head.mp4-thumb-1Volley tip – Head to head

Description: Here is a quick volley tip from former ATP player Jeff Salzenstein. Check it out!


Tip:

The net game is so much fun when you have good volleys, especially when you have the proper technique and footwork. Many players focus on the hand and racquet, but they forget about the footwork and the body support that comes with it. We’ve all seen our players reach, lunge or wait for the ball to come to them instead of moving to the ball for a clean contact.

This week we have former top 100 ATP player and USPTA Elite Professional Jeff Salzentein with a quick tip that will improve your footwork and contact on the volleys.

Watch more videos on the volley on TennisResources.com. Simply type “volley” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner and select Volley 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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Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select 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.

Return of serve – Where to stand February 17, 2015

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OC91_Allen_Where_to_Stand.mp4-thumb-1Return of serve – Where to stand

Description: Check out a few tips on how to improve your return of serve from former top 20 WTA player Leslie Allen.


Tip:

The return of serve is one of the most essential shots in the game of tennis, but at the same time a shot that players miss a lot. As a receiver, you begin every point with a return, therefore, if you want to start every point well and challenge the opponent right off the bat, you want to make sure that your return becomes one of your best shots.

The only way a shot will turn into a weapon is if you practice the right things over and over.
This week, we have former top 20 WTA player Leslie Allen giving a few pointers on how to improve your return of serve with emphasis on the positioning.

Some of the key factors to a successful return are: good positioning; proper split step with good timing; cutting the angles when needed; unit turn with compact backswing; balance; early contact; follow-through toward the target; and effective recovery.

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 and select Return 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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Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select 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.

Serve smarter, not harder February 2, 2015

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OC83_Capestany_Serve_Smarter_not_Harder.mp4-thumb-2Serve smarter, not harder

Description: Here is USPTA Master Professional Jorge Capestany with a drill that will help your players evaluate and improve their serve accuracy and efficiency.


Tip:

A common goal among young tennis players is to hit their serves as hard as they can. Having a powerful serve is always a great asset, however consistency, accuracy and variety are essential at higher levels. A flat powerful serve can be so much easier to return than a serve that has some slice or topspin on it causing the opponent to hit out of the strike zone.

In both singles and doubles, the serve plays a huge role on how the point will develop. In this week’s tip, USPTA Master Professional Jorge Capestany shares a drill that will help your players evaluate and improve their serve accuracy and efficiency.

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 and 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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Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select 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.

One-handed backhand – Keep the head still January 20, 2015

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OC87_Romer_Keeping_the_Head_Still.mp4-thumb-2One-handed backhand – Keep the head still

Description: Here is USPTA Master Professional Hans Romer with a drill that will help you improve your one-handed backhand.


Tip:

When Roger Federer hits that superb one-handed backhand, he makes it look so smooth and effortless. We all want a backhand like that. But what are some of the things that make his execution so clean and effective?

Being relaxed is a key point in all stroke execution. A proper grip, which is typically an eastern backhand; a relaxed backswing with appropriate weight transfer from the back foot to the front foot; comfortable distance from the ball; maintaining a good upper body posture with keeping the head still for a clean contact; and a relaxed follow through are some of the basics of a successful backhand.

In this week’s tip we have USPTA Master Professional Hans Romer showing you a drill that will help your players develop and improve their one-handed backhand by emphasizing a good upper body posture and still head throughout the execution.

Watch more videos on the one-handed backhand on TennisResources.com. Simply type “one-handed backhand” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner and select One-handed 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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Watch more drills on TennisResources.com. Simply type “drill” in the Quick Search or choose the Advanced Search on the upper left-hand corner to select 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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