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I have played for 25 years and coached for the last 17 years--certified United States Professional Tennis Association Professional One--worked for Punahou Schools-voted the #1 Sports School in the United States, as a Program Supervisor, in charge of coaching the High Performance Players as well as coordinating programs for K-12 and Tennis Pro Education.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Remember in Doubles

do you think while you play or do you just stink... and hit the ball

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stroke Information



Blood Clots / Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator,

the Tongue

I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters.... S. T. R.


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.
Some don't die. they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke vic tim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR.
Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke vic tim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)

(i.e. It is sunny out today.)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue..
If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,
that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people;
you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Will you?

Singles Lesson: Where to Hit the Ball a Comprehensive Guide

A much more detailed look at shot selection

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tennis Lesson: Weaknesses of Two Hands

there are inherent weaknesses to a two handed shot

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Singles School: Rule 4 Control the Middle

I had a request, but this puts our rules all in one place

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tennis Lesson: How to hit a Backhand Volley

http://www.hi10spro.blogspot.com shows a way to learn and how to hit a backhand volley

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SloMo: Topspin Serve of a Pro

i like this serve a lot, but to duplicate it...damn... great loading

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SloMo: Volleys of a Pro

I like the ease at which he volleys

Monday, November 16, 2009

SloMo: Pro Two Handed Backhand

this is a big guy hitting a big two hander

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Break the Serve and Volleyer

wow... i made a guide on how to beat me...what was I thinking?

Monday, November 9, 2009

How to hit the LOB return in Doubles

kay I hate lobbing, but it has its place in the game

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Textbook Doubles: When to Lob Volley

there are right times to lob and wrong times

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Textbook Doubles: the POWER I FORMATION

finally got the power I formation on video, it took awhile. tennis power I

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Textbook Doubles: How to takeway your opponent's weapons

Strategy is the key to success and making your opponent do things they don't like to do

How to develop feel on your shots

you have to modify your practice to learn different skills

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Breaking the Lob Attack

Against the two back formation, it's important to do various things.

Gap Attack

in doubles, there is a gap next to the net man, you want to pound this and force coverage

Monday, October 26, 2009

Common Myths in Tennis

these are things people always believe but are not true

Sunday, October 25, 2009

How to Teach Reaction Volleys

This live ball drill requires some moderation, make it harder or easier up to the ability of the opponents

Saturday, October 17, 2009

How To Beat Lobbers

this is one of the most basic things to do, but it is also the hardest

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Forehand Groundstroke: Proper Wrist and Racquet Angle

My wrist has been bothering me so I took it upon myself to really examine what I was doing on my forehand

Monday, October 12, 2009

Secret Sakuma Rocket Drill

This is a great drill from a good friend of mine, Chris Ma. You can really pump it up later

Saturday, October 10, 2009

How to play Textbook Doubles? Return and First Shot

Reminders of what to do on your return and first shot

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Unwritten Rule: Movement When?

there are rules that get bent all the time, this is another one that toes the line, but it's a really effective thing--also I find doing it slowly is better than quickly

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Neutralize the Junior Player

There are key things Junior players generally hate.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Comprehensive guide to beating the Serve n Volleyer or ME...

There are a few of these guys around, but here are the key things I hate

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rule 4: Singles Strategy Putting it all together

This is a good example of our rules to help clarify.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

How to work on the Junior Player's forehand

There are various ways to work on a Junior player stroke, but one of the most effective ways is to work on one thing, and FEED...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Drop and Charge

Here is a good change of pace shot to do

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Box the Returner

This is like baseball--at least, serving and pitching

Find the Weakness of the Grips

We show the weaknesses of each different grip

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mentally Who Takes the No-Ad Sudden Death Deuce

Mental Toughness: who takes the deuce

Semifinals: #2 Alvaro vs #3 Thitinan www.pattaya-tennis.com pt 1

This is the battle between a very wily veteran, former ATP player in his 40's versus an up and coming dynamic 19 year old attacking junior player

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Netplay in Singles

it's about positioning, shot anticipation, and execution

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Close in on the Volley

this is an impressive close in on the slice return

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Live Ball Drill: Forehand Volley-One Side Only

This is a GREAT drill for people because they focus on one side and you can make them hit middle, low, and high

How to hit a Pro Two-Handed Backhand

I thought she had GREAT form

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mr. G (#7 seed) vs Daeng (#9 seed) www.pattaya-tennis.com Rd of 16

The battle of two serve and volleyers with chip and charging in between.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rd of 16 Nattawhee vs Sylvester www.pattaya-tennis.com

This tournament is a good one to play in Pattaya. It happens 3 times a year and culminates in this Masters Tournament

Friday, September 18, 2009

Volley in the Direction you Move

textbook doubles strategies highlight a simple move where you volley with the grain

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Secret Sakuma DRILL: LIVE BALL Attack and Close angle

another secret sakuma drill that I'm releasing to improve your volley

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Textbook Singles: How to Play Singles Rules 1-3 in Action

Here are the rules in action and breaking it down to make some sense of it.

How to play Singles Rule 2: Return of Serves

step 2--in the master plan, where to return serve

Monday, September 14, 2009

How to play Singles Rule 1: Serving

Do you have a plan? You have to have a plan when you play and it starts with the serve

How to Chart a MATCH

This is a simple way to follow errors and shot selection to see what people like to do

Sunday, September 13, 2009

How to SERVE more ACES

These simple tips will upgrade your serve and give you more aces/winners

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Secret Sakuma Drill 3: LIVE BALL for two people

there are so many variables to change, but you just need to find drills that really simulate live points and are fun

Friday, September 11, 2009

How to READ a serve.

it's so important to learn to read a serve and anticipate as opposed to reacting to it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Improve your Forehand volley with your Follow through

this is a very important thing to do to have a consistent volley

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Running Drills: M's and Lines

I think we all did these as kids, but the funny thing, it works.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Secret Sakuma Drill 2: Improve your Volley

I love this volley--place them close to the net and then, move them back slowly...then pump up the volume

Monday, September 7, 2009

Secret Sakuma Drill: Attack the Coach

this is a GREAT DRILL, but once they get better, you can't do it for your own safety

Sunday, September 6, 2009

NTRP 5.0 Volleys and Groundies

my buddy, cj, and I practicing before we play. I think he has some of the best consistent groundstrokes around, considering we're both 40+...damn...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Keys to a Great Slice

Here are ways to hit a good slice and ways to improve your slice--using things that are easy to use like a wall

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Keys to a Great Slice

it's like a volley, it's like a chip, but it's really a slice--and a good one skims really low and fast. Here's how to make it slide and fly

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fixing a LOSS: Making a Game Plan to Counter your opponent

This is the way you use video. You go and analyze the video and take very point you won, compare it to every point you lost, and see the patterns

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

NTRP 5.0 Super Tiebreaker CJ vs Me

not a great match, but this is my buddy who basically kills me now... everyone needs that.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Slow MOTION serves of pro women: Who's the Best One?

I like watching the women play because they are so technical and easier to imitate

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Teaching the Forehand to Three People at ONCE

My awesome students and their third lesson--it's always fun to teach a good group with a positive attitude, but you do need a format so use this to your advantage

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Doubles Offense and Defense

a little different than offense and defense in singles

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Tacky Little Things that Make a BIG difference

These things are legal, but they're not the coolest thing in the world to do. BUT if they do it to you, you can do it also

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Close up View of Volleys:

You want to take a look at your volleys with a side view, front view, and close up to see what you do well or don't do well

Pocket the BALL for a better FOREHAND VOLLEY

so you want a better forehand volley, here is a first step

Monday, August 24, 2009

Doubles Aug 10, 2009 Sarayut/Pete vs Mr. G/Sim Second set

I like this match because in the second set... we were on FIRE... but don't blink... you might miss the second set :D

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hitting an Explosive Backhand Return

I miss hitting two handed backhands. Here are some crucial things to look at when you want to nail a big backhand

Doubles Aug 10, 2009 Sarayut/Pete vs Mr. G/Sim first set

doubles anyone?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Unwritten Rule: Movement When?

this is an interesting question when is too early


there are zones to cover when people hit an overhead at you. You have to know what to expect and how to defend

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How to Make your Game Plan

These should start out very general then become very specific to your opponents. there is a method to the madness

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Miami training block 3

I am inspired now

Comprehensive Serve and Volley Guide

Speaking from experience, I made this to answer common questions about serve and volley that you don't normally see in articles

Monday, August 17, 2009

What's Offense or Defense?

Sometimes you're just too defensive, but how do you know when to take offense and really push the envelope?

The Comprehensive Drop shot guide

There are many things to consider when hitting drop shots, the placement, where you are on the court, the conditions, and the follow up. We give you all of the above

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Play the Wide Angle in Singles

This is simple but difficult, but once you master it, it's so effective, not requiring

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Comprehensive Serve and Volley Guide

it's not about power, it's about positioning and knowing what comes next

Offense Defense Explained

there are many instances when you're on defense, but you can go to offense, with the right shot. You got to recognize your opportunities

Friday, August 14, 2009

How to Mentally hit the Topspin Forehand

so you got the technique, now what do you think about when you do it? what are the check points and the things you need to do ? here they are

Monday, August 10, 2009

Topspin Forehand Plane and Simple

It's like golf, there's a swing plane for the irons and driver, so does it apply to the forehand.

Help I lost my Forehand

there are steps you can do to fix an errant forehand.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mentally Playing from BEHIND

There are things I focus on to help me come from behind, and most of it is tactical and mental--you have to make a change or you're going to lose.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Beat the Runaround Forehand

Try this one, but it's a bit low percentage

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Unwritten Rules: Retaliation Clarified

this created a discussion of crazy intensity that is still ongoing so I wanted to clarify my position a bit more. Remember Tennis is a game and games are meant to be fun

Teaching the Volley

The volley is difficult and easy at the same time. It's a form thing. I really think to have a good volley someone has to show you basics, and then, you have to practice it...practice?!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Take a step to more power on your groundstrokes

try this, it's so easy and adds so much power

Teaching the Topspin Forehand: What to look for

The biggest thing to look at is the wrist, be careful that your student doesn't flex, snap, or do odd things with it. For the topspin, you need to get under the ball and come through

Monday, August 3, 2009

Teaching the One handed Backhand

It's very important to emphasize certain things in the one-handed backhand because you can easily hurt your wrist and elbow if done incorrectly. here are the main ones that form a solid foundation for your students

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Teaching the Backhand what to look at

If you have a method, there will be success. Now we introduce our method--formulated from years of playing, other coaches, literature, conventions, and the USPTA

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Anticipation or Guessing: How to read the next shot

To be a good tennis player, you have to learn what can occur and the possibilities from the various parts of the courts and under what circumstances. Here is a starting point--become systematic and it'll get easier

Never Give up

on big points, you have to give it 100% and chase everything down

Friday, July 31, 2009

Textbook Doubles: Where to Hit the Ball and WHY

Doubles doesn't have a lot of decisions like singles, there are some, but most of the time, you're supposed to do certain things. here are some of the certain things

Thursday, July 30, 2009

How to Serve and Volley completely

You have to play position and then, after that, it's execution and a LACK of choices

Monday, July 27, 2009

Unwritten Rules: Retaliation

there are written rules and unwritten rules--there is a rule in tennis if someone hits you, you're supposed to hit them back if it was unnecessary. It's the brushback pitch in baseball, the flagrant foul on the other player in retaliation for the flagrant in basketball. it's sports

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Second Lesson on Volleys--Complete, Unabridged, and Un-edited

complete unabridge, un edited. this is my lesson on volleys--well, phase 2

Mental Process during the TIEBREAKER

here is a play by play, step by step, as I play the tiebreaker--Mentally.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Peter vs Me May 30 end

Another GREAT BATTLE...temperature 93, humidity 90% nah, it felt kind of cool, but adjusted it was like 101... AHHAHAH

Peter vs Me May 30, 2009 Second Set continued

Pete and I have great battles, it's awesome practice, and it's a fun match, win or lose

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sometimes just go for the Winner as the Percentage Shot

If you're so out of court, anything else is a loser shot

Monday, July 20, 2009

Know when to Attack and Defend

There is a time for attacking and for defending

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sneak in behind Mad Topspin Lobs

You want to do it occasionally to keep them honest and it's actually a really hard ball to get back so for them to get it low is nigh impossible

Short Angle Passing Shot is a Must HAVE

The beauty of this shot is the that it is not a hard shot in terms of pace, it's a finesse shot, and it's about angle of attack more than anything else. It's a shot you hit regardless of your opposition

Friday, July 17, 2009

NTRP 5.0 Singles: Peter vs Me May 30, 2009 First set

it's a very powerful thing to look at video when you play.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

CHemistry Students: the Chem site is www.acchemistry.blogspot.com

if you are here for your sample exam, it's at http://www.acchemistry.blogspot.com

Drop shot Approach into the wind

you have many options and sometimes you have to use the elements to your advantage

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Play the Wind, not the Wind plays you

There are strategic adjustments that you do to compensate for windy conditions, because try as you might to convince me, it is NOT only windy on your side of the court

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Textbook Doubles: All Four Players at the NET

It's going to happen and when it does , you have to have a plan or you are going to pop the ball up and die...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chip and Charge the Middle of the Court

sometimes you have to attack the short middle of the court to cut down their angles and do the unexpected

Friday, July 10, 2009

Slow MOTION serves of pro women: Who's the Best One?

I like watching pro women play because they have nice technique and by copying their technical aspects, you can improve your own game BECAUSE copying Federer or Nadal or Roddick requires a special skill set and physiological gifts.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Put the Ball Away from Me

when you play good people, you have to finish away from them or it might come back and bite you

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Drop Shot Play

here's a good one, but can you pull it off.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Change the Momentum

sometimes you have to attack to get momentum back

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pocket the BALL for a better FOREHAND VOLLEY

because people ask, and this is how you hit an effective volley

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Counter Angle

this is a hard shot but a good one to have, because it's about angle of attack

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Communicate during the Point

I like to say things like "So what are you doing tomorrow? what did you think of that Transformers' movie... I'm joking. But you do need to say little things during the point.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Combo Points: Close and Nail

it's all about the combos baby. High percentage shots to set up a putaway shot which will also be high percentage for the non-tennis buffs

Monday, June 29, 2009

Aggressive Doubles

this is a really aggressive doubles pattern and should be used sparingly

The Comprehensive Drop shot guide

because you asked, and dropshots take style

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Counter the Slice when you serve and volley

the hardest volley is also sometimes the easiest looking--the slice passing shot

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Saturday, June 27, 2009


people often forget that the court is located in a three dimensional space, you can play front court and go over them

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bait them

by leaving parts of the court open, you know where they are going

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Practice Doubles 5/24/2009 NTRP 5.0, 4.5, and 4.0's

now i leave it to you to tell me who's the highest NTRP

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Communicate during the Point

If you can, pull this off without distracting their opponents.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Aggressive Doubles

Play some crazy aggressive doubles tactics

Peter vs Me May 24, 2009

another day, another match. why? because games are meant to be fun. and Tennis is the ultimate game

Sunday, June 21, 2009

If you got Skills, Do THIS!

this is so low percentage...Don't try this at home. We're trained professionals. This was a closed track. The scenes depicted in this video are purely real. Any resemblance to any other professional players is purely coincidental. Donations are accepted. No animals were injured during filming.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Chip and CHarge Attack

Sometimes you have to apply pressure to your opponent, and one of the fastest ways to do this is to chip the return low and come in. The keys are simple but necessary.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Move around the Baseline when you serve

try this, it really works. Course, you have to be able to serve from different spots..

Monday, June 15, 2009

How to get into Position for the Overhead

is it all about the feet or is there more to it?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Coming Back from 0-40 MENTALLY

You won't do it all the time, but you should be able to do it some of the time.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Volley RULES

there are rules when you come to net, kind of like the Pirate Code, but it's more real. Apply these rules and you'll be covering percentages better

6 Rules to Play By

in tennis, there are rules that form a guideline on how to play--use it wisely

Friday, June 12, 2009

Add Height to your Serve

i'm five feet 6 with a serve that can top out at 105 mph...it's all in the jump baby

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How to beat the Serve and Volleyer

all the things I hate when i serve and volley

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Teaching the Backhand what to look at

Teaching the backhand is easy but knowing what to look for in terms of corrections is difficult. Here are the things I look for

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Anticipation or Guessing: How to read the next shot

how do you know what's coming? It's about court positioning, shoulders, and percentages

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Doubles Match May 24, 2009

dudeee...this is not one of my better matches

Friday, June 5, 2009

OH NO the Half Volley

Never fear the half volley is here...

Counter the Low Slice to your Backhand

This is simply a very easy and effective way to counter it

All Court Attack Do What you do BEST

Center your game around what you're good at

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Backhand Overhead Slam

Some people say this is the hardest shot in the game

Break the Serve and Volleyer

I really hate when people watch my videos and use it against me


The hardest person to beat.

Serve the Middle but Finish in Two

this is the crucial point, if you serve down the middle, the return will most likely come back to you and you have to open the court with a volley

Serving what Sweet Sorrow

the shot we control all part of is the worst shot in the book...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Update Hi10spro May 10, 2009 Racquets and Practice?!

Active rest is an oxymoron, but it's an important one as well as racquet choice.

pre match warm up

have a routine, that way you get the same results all the time

two on one Warm ups

The good thing about two on ones, is you get to hit balls to the corners as the one. The bad thing is when you're the two and you miss...that's lame.

Friday, May 29, 2009

two on one Warm ups

i actually despise two on one warm-ups, but it's great if you're the one. as the two, you can't miss, that's your job. don't miss, you're not even moving, and don't be a jerk and hit winners.

Practice Singles Match May 9, 2009

find someone that gives you a good match and is fair and fun to play also who never seems to remember the score if they won or lost.

Practice Singles Match May 9, 2009

find someone that gives you a good match and is fair and fun to play

Practice Singles Match May 9, 2009

another day another battle...tennis is a funny game, no matter that I have played for 25 years of my life... I still have to play or I suck.

Attack the BACKHAND like me

Be a user of a weapon against their weakness, now remember you will play lefties and some like their backhands

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Beat the Forehand to your Backhand Pattern

you have to learn this short angle counter shot

Doubles Practice Match May 7 2009

it's funny how easy it is to see what's going on when you video

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Friends warm up may 7 2009

my friends love the fact we video all the time :D

Live Ball May 7 2009

you want to use the live ball in the private lesson setting because that's real tennis

Serve and Volley Step One

serve and volley is by steps. can you do this first?

This is How you DO IT!

attack the middle... close the net together and move back together

How to Serve and Volley completely

this is how you serve and volley

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wake Me Up Jack Shot

HAHJAHAH keep them on their toes

Caught in No Man's Land

what are you going to do?

Back View Serves may 7 2009

you need the back view to see the contact and orientation

What would you do?

it's a question for a lot of people

Monday, May 25, 2009

Nail the Short Angle

this is how we roll

Hi10spro May 7, 2009 Update

A roundtable discussion

Warm ups May 2009

got to see yourself hit to see how you're doing.

Doubles Warm up May 2009

if you can, you might as well video tape

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hi10spro May 7, 2009 Update


Right Stuff is? for doubles

this is my favored counter in doubles, nail it short angle, but it's hard to do

Practice match Singles May 2009

another day another battle

How to play two back formation

Remember this is only a returning formation and move up on the second serve

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Finish the Point with your SERVE

If you can use your serve effectively, your life just got a lot easier

Backhand Assessment April 2009 Third Lesson

I love showing students their progress as this is their third lesson

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Second Shot in the Serve and Volley

there are going to be second shots and you have to be ready for it

How to Volley Side View

keys to a volley

Mentally How to aim your serve

First you visualize, then you actualize

Loading? What's that?

It's physics, did you know that

Yours! Who gets what ball?

Doubles is about communication and knowing your roles

Attack the Backhand 2 and WHY

this is what happens to you when you don't follow the plan

Game Plan: Attack the Backhand

You must dedicate yourself to attacking one side of the opponent for 70% -80% of the time., and the other 20% you attack the court.

Plan to Serve and Volley Ad side

The ad side to the right haned player is the easier side to serve and volley

Netplay in Singles

take away one shot of the three, but note covering lob is always the last option.

Where to serve in Doubles Deuce side

we address deuce side points and break down where and why we play the way we play

Kick the Field Goal in Doubles

this is where you aim the shot in doubles to finish

Second shot in Doubles

what do you do for the second shot in doubles?

How to Volley Graphic

how to volley simply

Where to serve in doubles ad side

Have a plan, and I break down why

Box the Returner

When you serve, you're a pitcher so think like one--change location, speed, and spin.

The Magic Triangle

Where to hit your Backhand on the Ad in singles

You must have a plan before the serve comes

Zones Explained in Singles

it's about preselected shot...

Find the Weakness of the Grips

Every grip has inherent weaknesses in the grip.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

COVER the ball on the forehand

Can you feel the ball come off the forehand

Where to Serve in Singles

Do you have a plan when you serve, or do you just throw the ball up and pray it goes in?

Cover the Ball on the Backhand

this is something you have to be able to feel when you hit the ball

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How to put on a overgrip

this is tricky.

Private Games: Serve 1 Feed 4

I love this drill. You can do it in doubles too so that people learn how to adjust to different shots. The scoring could be whoever wins 3 out of 5 wins. and stays in... whoa I just made a new drill

how to improve your slice centrx137

working on your slice, I break it down

Lesson 15: Adding Weight to the Backhand Slo Mo

transfer weight into you ball


staple shot for any player

Side View: Two on one drill

always take a side view too

How to beat a Serve and Volleyer

sadly, even I lose points

Fixing a Serve

step by step

Serving in a Private Lesson

serve progressions

Hi10spro Update April 15, 2009

an update to discuss issues

What to do Before and AFter a groundstroke

do you do this?

How to hit the shot off the overhead

I think the best part is how i yell come on

Monday, May 18, 2009

How to get into Position for the Overhead

enough said

Volley Progressions for Group Lessons

To teach the volley, you must build up from simple to complex

Backhand Drills for Group

these are my favorite backhand drills

Backhand Lesson 10: High and Low Balls

the nemesis for any player

Volley Progressions for Group Lessons

teaching the volley to a group lesson

Have a Game Plan

it starts with simple...attack the backhand

Have a Game Plan 2

you want to have a general plan when playing someone

How to teach the backhand in a group setting

it's about having a system and doing from easy to hard

6 Rules to Play By

rules cut down your decision making

Sunday, May 17, 2009

6 Rules to Play By

this is simple and easy to implement

Private Game: First Ball

a fun game

Private Lessons: Progressions on the Forehand

the secret to teaching a beginner tennis

Second Private Lesson April 2009

i really like videoing my lessons to track improvement and see how the teaching goes

Backhand Lesson 14: Read the Slice or Drive

you have to be able to read the shot before it occurs

Tennis Demonstration: Forehands and Backhands

four years ago damn

Overheads: To Bounce or Not to Bounce. that is the question

i love to hit the ball off the bounce... It's just a serve that doesn't have to go in the box

Chip and Charge on the Backhand

Add this to your repertoire for doubles especially

8 ball drill

my awesome students

Textbook Doubles: Chip and Charge Forehand

this was done off a reflex

SloMO Serve and Forehand--What would you change?

just asking a question

Group Lesson: 1 vs 2

I like this drill...you get to work on a stroke while the other side works on a return of a live ball drill

Swing Plane on the Backhand

watch your plane of swing

Backhand Assessment April 2009

you got to take a look at your strokes all the time

Friday, May 15, 2009

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