Give your opponent a chance to miss. Especially if you’re playing junior tournaments the majority of points are won off errors, not winners. So hit 3 safe shots before going for a lower percentage crazier shot. AKA “The Rule of 3.” It’s like when the coach in the movie “Hoosiers” made the team pass the ball 5 […]Read more "When to Attack 🤔⌛️🛠(Rule of 3) "
Win or lose the first question a tennis parent should ask their son or daughter after a match is: “Did you fight like a dog out there?” Translation: Did you compete at your absolute best and give 100% EFFORT. The second is: “Did you represent your name well?” Translation: Did you have a good ATTITUDE? […]Read more "The Only 2 Questions Parents Should Ask After a Match 🤔🙋😶❤️"
To get your slices to knife low and deep like the pros, try to make contact with the ball using the TOP portion of the strings. This produces an angle (close to 90 degrees) that allows the ball to stay low. If you make contact using the BOTTOM portion of the strings then the ball floats too […]Read more "The Backhand Slice 🎾🔥🔥🔥💨👀"
“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe ⚡️NEWS FLASH!⚡️ You’re not going to win every set you play. What you can CONTROL is how you react to the temporary lose. Before you go on court, you need a plan if you lose the first set. Are […]Read more "Keeping Your Emotions in Check 😱😤🙄😠😃😶😶😶"
Dead ball feeding is gently tossing the ball close to the player using your hand. Live ball feeding is hitting top spin feeds or full strokes using your racquet. A good practice replicates a match as much as possible. This is where live ball feeding is great because the player can get comfortable hitting balls […]Read more "Dead Ball Feeding vs Live Ball Feeding 💥🎾💨💥🎾💨💨💥🎾💨💨💨"
Timing… Half of what tennis is all about. How much time do you have? If the ball is coming FAST and time is limited, use the open stance. If the ball is coming SLOW and you have TIME to step in, use the closed stance. During a match, players will use both stances depending on how much […]Read more "When to use the open stance vs the closed stance ⌛️⌛️⌛️"
When gripping the racquet, make sure to hold it with a LOOSE grip. Right before contact, squeeze the grip slightly to get a TIGHT grip. I suggest using a racquet with a very thin grip (4 1/4) where your fingers can wrap all the way around it. This will allow you to hold the racquet with […]Read more "No Death Grips 😈🤕"
They say you can’t teach timing. They say you need to hit 1000’s of 🎾🎾🎾. I beg to differ 🤔 The tendency when playing the game of tennis is to rush. Try not to, you actually have more time than you think. Try this trick to slow down time. When the ball bounces on your […]Read more "How to get perfect timing 🙏"
To hit serves like Federer and other top professionals, hit UP and ACROSS the ball to the RIGHT (for right handed players). This is a natural kick serve and is the first serve taught in Modern Tennis. By getting comfortable snapping the wrist out to the RIGHT early on, it makes developing a kick serve for young kids […]Read more "The Roger Federer Serve 👌🎾💥💨"
The correct motion for hitting volleys is DOWN and ACROSS with a stopping motion. This diagonal motion downward allows the ball to slide on the strings slightly longer giving the player more feel, control, and spin. The more backspin or underspin produced on the volleys the better. Higher volleys can be flattened out, but the […]Read more "How to Hit Volleys 🎾🔥🎾🔥🎾🔥"