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Playing With A Lead

1.) Stay Greedy Think about a score that motivates you. If you play better behind, pretend you are behind. If you play better even, pretend you are even. Remember, you need to stay hungry because you must earn tennis matches. You need to finish, you cannot simply run...

Red Ball Progression

What do you need to do before you move from Red to Orange Group? Know the shots of tennis and basic technique (ready steps, split, invisible wall, step, swing to the ear or small push forward) Know the traditional footwork moves (ready steps, split step, run to the...

Doubles & 3rd Set Development

Doubles Tips 1.) Move with your partner. If your partner is moving left, you move left. If your partner is moving back for an easy OH then start closing forward and look to poach. If the lob goes over your partner’s head then start running back. 2.) Do not be an...

Program Builders

1.) Know our dynamic, drills, and post practice stretch routine and are enthusiastically looking to lead the group or lead by example 2.) Speak positively about all those in the program — other students, coaches, and the direction the program is heading 3.) Lead...

OHs, Serves, & Enthusiasm

Serving Technique (right handed player) Have a consistent pre-serve routine that you do before every serve and start with a continental grip and your weight on your front foot Rock hands and weight back towards the back leg Either slide your foot up or have the back...

Volley Development

Volley Technique 1.) Continental grip with top of the racquet above your grip; hands extended and even with the body; energy with your feet 2.) Split step 3.) Push hands out in front; elbow in on the forehand; elbow out on the backhand 4.) Step out; contact; step...

Outside of Regular Tennis Practice

Here is what you should do outside of your normally scheduled privates, groups, and tournament matches. 1.) Hit serves Targets Play a serving set Do a flat progression Add a fitness penalty for a missed serve Always be working on something technical or tactical 2.)...

How to be More Professional

Someone who is professional does an excellent job of taking care of the things they can control. They understand there is a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things. If something is in their control, they do it the right way and to the best of their...

Tournament Scheduling

1.) Try to play as many singles tournament matches as possible. A good number to shoot for is 100. If you are not close to playing 100 matches/year, set simple goals. If you are at 30 matches/year, try to get to 50. If you are at 50 matches/year, try to get to 75. 2.)...

Tennis & School

Tennis and school have some similarities and some differences. Understanding how tennis and school are similar and different can help us improve as tennis players. Let’s consider conceptually how tennis and school are connected, where they vary, and in the...