Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tennis Video Lessons from the Greats

Bill Tilden

Courtesy: urmaddad

Don Budge

Courtesy: Motion Vault

Jack Kramer

Courtesy: Tactical Tennis Tips

Arthur Ashe

Courtesy: Practical Tennis Tips

Bjorn Borg

Courtesy: WNEDTV69

Chris Evert

Courtesy: chrisevertdotnet

Ivan Lendl

Courtesy: StarGamesTV

Novak Djokovic

Courtesy: Djoker Nole

Serena Williams

Courtesy: MasterClass

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tennis Video of the Day: The Ground Strokes of Tennis in Wire Frame


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Courtesy: www.tennisplayer.net

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tennis Topic and Quote of the Day: The Art of Anticipation

"The best movers on court not only have great footwork and movement skills, but also have the ability to read the game and anticipate it better. They see a move before it happens . . . The key to being a good mover in sport is reacting faster. Good movers are earlier into position and ready . . . All great movers are great anticipators!" 

-- Coach Allistair McCaw, Sports Performance Specialist

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tennis Topic of the Day: Building Unstoppable Confidence (in tennis or life)

Article: 6 Ways to Build Confidence That Will Make You Truly Unstoppable
1. Be Realistic
2. Embrace Fear
3. Pick Your Battles
4. Understand Your Failures, Accept Them
5. Surround Yourself with the Right People
6. Make It Tangible 
Courtesy: Justin Gammill

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tennis Topic of the Day: Healthy Eating Plate for Tennis Players

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Courtesy: Harvard School of Public Health

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tennis Quote & Article of the Day: Focusing on Effort

"Focusing on the effort [which you can control], rather than the goal can help keep your brain from getting in the way. . . The goal is somewhere off in the future. Forget about it. Just hit the ball, and run."

--Alex Korb Ph.D.
"Stop Thinking Positively - The secret to accomplishing the impossible"
Psychology Today (October 19, 2015) 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tennis Quote and Video Lesson of the Day: Chess & Poker and Building Tennis IQ

Tennis is 50% chess (at 90 MPH) and 50% poker. 
Most rec. players play tennis like checkers instead of chess.  
Chess = Thinking 2-3 shots deep into the point (not winging it) 
Poker = Not showing any emotions about how you're feeling (ESPN)

--Jorge Capestany, USPTA Master Professional
Capestany Tennis, Inc. 



Video: Building Tennis IQ (Apx. 50 minutes)
(Understanding Body Momentum, Depth of Shots, 

Zones of the Court, Strike Zones, Aggressive 
or Defensive shots) 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Tennis Topic of the Day: What is tennis about?


1. Swinging freely and having fun
2. Focusing on the next point
3. Answering emergencies
4. Solving problems
5. Believing in yourself
6. Projecting confidence
7. Playing the script and acting the part
8. Executing a forward-movement game
9. Cutting off angles constantly
10. Stepping up and leaning into each shot
11. Going for your shots
12. Dictating the point
13. Hitting shots with intentionality
14. Powering yourself from the ground up
15. Playing with your feet, legs and lower body
16. Crisp footwork and early racket preparation
17. A quiet head and soft hands
18. Quick, explosive movements
19. Keeping your eyes on the ball all the way
20. Hitting through and a full finish 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tennis Quote of the Day: Great Rivals

"A great rival is like a mirror. You have to look at yourself, acknowledge where you fall short, make adjustments, and nurture the areas where you overachieve. There were times my rivals brought out the best in me; there were times they brought out the worst."
-- Andre Agassi 

Tennis Interview Article of the Day: Andre Agassi in Harvard Business Review

Tennis Video of the Day: Michael Jordan's Top 10 Rules for Success


Courtesy: Evan Carmichael 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015