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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, 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...

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