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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Sometimes the little things make a difference. If you can get into your opponents thoughts, do it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Textbook Doubles: Overhead DUCK move

don't do this... I am a trained professional.

Mental Toughness Lesson 6: GET OVER IT

You have to live in the present--because it's not going to matter if you worry about the future and dwell on the past.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


It's not about power, it's about placement

Super Fake Don't do IT

if you over do it, you disrupt your partner

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mental Toughness Lesson 4: Serving Rituals

here is the blueprint that I use for my service--it's based on experiences, coaches, and what works for students

Textbook Doubles Lesson 2: Netperson Movement

If you're stationary, then what are you doing? nothing...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mental Tougness Lesson 4: Rituals on the Return

If you have a ritual, you will do the same thing over and over--that is the key to success

Volley Lesson 7: Unit Turn

The shadow series continues with the short and sweet, unit turn

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Volley Lesson 6: Anticipation 9 Boxes Rule

Have a system of anticipation--break your body into 9 boxes and life will be easier

Use your Shoulder in your ONE HANDER

You have to engage your deltoid muscles in the one hander and NOT flick the wrist--which creates incredible strain on your elbow.

Mental Toughness Lesson 2: Emotion Control

You have to find your center

Tennis Analysis: Two-handed Backhand Explained

I think this old school backhand is solid

Forehand Analysis: Big Swing

This is the deal--he hits this really well as it is, so do we fix it?

Volley Lesson 5: Backhand Volley

Awww. The agony of the backhand volley. It's all about technique

Volley Lesson 4: Catch The Ball

I call this my shadow series... sigh. Think i have to redo this video

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

An Interesting Forehand

This is a classic forehand that requires very little effort and is easy to replicate.This is a classic forehand that requires very little effort and is easy to replicate.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mental Toughness Lesson One: Focus

The first step in mental toughness is learning how to focus

textbook doubles: Practice Match Jan 2009

People love these practice matches...

Mental Toughness: Pursuit on the Putaway

You have to stay focused all the way through the shot until the ball bounces twice. The better your opponents are, the harder it is to put the ball away.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Side View of Warm-ups

You should evaluate yourself every few months to see how you are hitting

Side View of Warm-ups

try to observe yourself every few months

Side View of Warm-ups

try to observe yourself every few months

Friday, March 20, 2009

Volley Lesson 2 Grip and Swing Path

Now you need to have a universal grip and a proper swing path, racquet path

Volley Lesson 1. Contact Concept

You got to be able to hit both the high ball and the ball on the rise in today's game

Forehand High Ball and ON the RISE

You got to be able to hit both the high ball and the ball on the rise in today's game

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Breaking Down the Backhand Return

The keys to a good backhand are always about the fundamentals

Movement : Drop step and Balance

My friend and I were arguing about this as a movement thing. It might be faster, but I'm so engrained on my normal movement, that there is just no way for me to do this.

Try a No Man's Land Warm up

eh, it works, but it is slow, BUT if you have a sore arm, a good SLOW warm up is essential

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pattaya-Tennis.com Finals: #1 Seed vs #3

One of my better matches I have played in awhile.

Textbook Doubles: HIT THE Angle on the Half Volley

this is so cool when you pull it off, and it works because a short angle has to be struck with less speed--and off a half volley... it's easier

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Textbook Doubles: Middle Wide Middle

patterns my friend is the secret to success

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Where do ALL Swing VOLLEYS go?

this is an important thing to remember, if you know where it's going to go, you have a chance to intercept it.

Running Drills that don't Suck: warm up runs

it's hard to do something like running and have fun

Monday, March 2, 2009

Textbook Attack Doubles: The Kitchen Sink Attack

this is about all you can do as a net person

Midnight Weary

It's almost midnight, in my life and this day.

My mother once told me a lot of things, and it's funny because at this moment, they are all so fleeting. Nothing sticks in my head. She warned me to beware of women because like your father, you can love more than one woman at a time. I never understood that. She told me to think more with my head and not with my heart. She wanted what was best for me. In the maelstorm called life, chaos often reigns yet within the insanity there is often order.

so as this night gets quite dreary--on a hot, humid night somewhere where my heart is. I do what I always do. Check up on where I am.

Maybe tonight is a night to offer some wisdom and warnings for the next generation. 1) There is more than one One. 2) Be good at something. 3) Live the dream.

I have numerous settled friends and equally numerous unsettled ones. I can understand both of them to a degree. The settled ones are out of the game completely, they have accepted the life of 2.5 kids and a dog while the unsettled ones are questing for the perfect woman.

there is no perfect woman. wake up. you're like the stock market, everything is going down, losing value, yet your eyes want more bang for your buck so to speak. It's not about settling, it's about valuing what is truly important in a woman. It's always been three things--loyalty, love, and honor. You can find a woman with those three--your good. The beauty and the passionate sex will fade. Life will be about the bills, work, and cleaning. But if she is loyal to you and truly loves you with honor. Don't get me wrong. I've been loved by some women, disdained by most, but the truth is if you can find that. Stay with it. It's hard to find. and Honor her.

And honor can mean many, many things. Read the actions, not the word. Understand the motives... and yes, unfortunately, trust her so you can be burned because with one foot out the door, that's not love.

Be good at something to separate yourself.

I have spent an eternity with a racquet, but it does not define me, it's a part of me. Life will go on without tennis. But I'm good at it. I can play with 90% of the people in the world--if I don't know you, the odds are after hitting with you. I will. Tennis tells me everything about you--do you cheat when you play? Are you aggressive, passive, or simply, there. Do you have fire and passion? why do you play?

Be good at something whatever it is.

Never ever let the dream die. This is Flashdance. Once the dream dies,you are simply a drone in the beehive of life. There is no purpose. Have a grand plan. 5 year, 10 year, 25 years. Live it. And don't get me wrong. Life isn't easy. Life is a bitch on pms. Life can be the hardest thing in the world, but you know what, tomorrow, the sun will come up and the day will continue.

Trust me. I have been in cold, bleak places alone and eating spam. There is more to life than just living.

the moral of the story. You're probalby going to live your life the way you want to. But if you could just take some advice in the road of life. If it helps, than so be it.

life with honor

because there is karma. everyone who lives without honor that i know has suffered for it.

Side View: Volleys and Lobs

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