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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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it will be sent via email to you and when we update it, we update your copy for one year. Nearly every page has clear diagrams and pictures to help with your understanding. Difficult topics have a video link for added understanding. Hawaii Tennis Pro Tennis for everyone. Covers mental toughness, match preparation, practice techniques to work on the shot and shot selections

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

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