Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lessons from Dance: The Primacy of Balance and Core Rotation

Courtesy: John Cambridge on You Tube ("Puttin' on the Ritz" with Fred Astaire) 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lessons from Soccer: The Art and Power of Footwork

Courtesy: Legasus on You Tube (Cristiano Ronaldo) 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Lessons from the Martial Arts: The Supremacy of Speed and Quickness

Courtesy: Topideo on YouTube (From the Martial Arts Movie "Enter the Dragon" with Bruce Lee)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Tennis Topic of the Day: The Most Beautiful Game

Tennis is a "uniquely strong, complex and beautiful sport", which turns a game into a metaphor, and sport into art. Tennis is: angles, spin, power, control, direction, geometry, speed, strength, movement, balance, drama, dance, deception, doggedness, calmness, explosiveness, analysis, touch, bravado, nimbleness, defiance, elegance and the variety of both the human forms who play it and the styles it is played with --- and so much more. 

Read why many believe that tennis is the most beautiful game. 

Article: The Most Beautiful Game: Tennis Turns Sport into Art, Marianne Bevis, Bleacher Report (Nov. 2009)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tennis Topic of the Day: Legendary Coach Nick Bollettieri's Top 5 Tennis Tips for All Players

Legendary Coach Nick Bollettieri's Top 5 Tennis Tips for All Players

1. Early racket preparation - Unit turn of body with racket back can never be too early
2. Exaggerate the follow-thru - Do not think of just hitting the ball, but finishing the swing
3. Never-Two Bounces - Think of never letting the rally ball bounce twice
4. Hit & Recover - Recover immediately to the center of court after your hit and finish
5. Foundation & Balance - Your ready position and playing posture is always low, solid and balanced

For more: Coach's Tips to Improve Your Tennis Game