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Fundamental Rally Tactics

One of the greatest mistakes players make is practicing to hit the ball better instead of practicing to win. For many players learning to play tennis means learning to hit the ball, so they...

Stay Away from the Net

One of the easiest ways to improve your game immediately, is by aiming higher over the net. Most players think that a great shot in tennis is fast and low over the net. They look at the net and...

Let the Ball Bounce Twice!

In this blog you will learn the secrets of the second bounce and why sometimes letting the ball bounce twice is a great coaching tool that will reveal very useful information....

Men at Work

The main difference between top players and the rest. Here is some video footage from Domink Koepfeer at work. The drills are quite common, they focus primarly on intensity, rhythm, serving plus...

Practical Mental Training

The following video provides a summary of the mental game along with several simple yet very effective tips and ideas to help you play more relaxed, confident and focused....

Approaching the Net Successfully

Playing tactically solid tennis requires you to understand the odds and constantly hit the shot that will give you the best chance of winning the point. Here are a few ideas to help win more...

Beating a Pusher

No one likes to play a pusher. It is frustrating to face a player that keeps sending the ball back, back and back. Pushers do not play to win the points, they just keep returning your shots...

Passing Shot Fundamentals

Facing someone charging the net can be intimidating, but understanding the following tactical concepts will help you win more points against net rushers. Here are some important fundamental...

Practicing to Win

One of the greatest mistakes players make is practicing to hit the ball better instead of practicing to win. For many players learning to play tennis means learning to hit the ball, so they...

Anticipation

Most people think of anticipation as knowing in advance where the opponent will hit the shot. However, that is a very simplistic and incomplete definition....

Forehand contact point

The Greatest Drill in the World

Payer-development coaches are obsessed with finding new drills, but in reality, the greatest drill in the world has already been discovered. It is the only drill where players can practice every si...

Are you a Smart Player?

The difference between smart players and the rest is that every smart player does the following things every time they compete: Warm up correctly Smart players are ready mentally and physically for...

What you can learn from Nadal

Learning from Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is a great role model for any competitive player. Here are 5 pieces of advice based on the way he approaches the game: 1) Tennis has only one Gear: All out! A few points decide most ma...

A Mental Ride on a Razor Blade

Dominik Koepfer had an incredible run in Rome. Three, 3-set matches coming from behind, a match point against him saved, the unexpected success against Monfils, ranked in the top 10 in the world...

On Watching the Ball

“Watch the ball” is probably the most common instruction in tennis, and one would think that after hearing it over and over, lesson after lesson, a player would at some point become proficient ...

Camouflage

Time is one of the most valuable commodities on the court. In essence a tennis match is nothing more than a battle for time, with both players trying to gain time and take time away from the opponent....

Are You Sabotaging Your Development?

Becoming a great player is incredibly difficult even when doing everything right. Here are ten common mistakes many competitive tennis players regularly make without understanding the tremendous da...