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The mental game plays a determinant role in competitive tennis. The only way to achieve consistent performances at the level you are capable of is by learning to control your thoughts, emotions and focus in such a way as to allow your body to play freely and automatically. In this section you will find a collection of tips, drills and advice to help your players become a better competitors.
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January 20, 2019Learning from the Best

Safety Zone or not?

It is interesting to observe how much distance players cover in a long rally. Here is an example. This is the last point between Sabine Lisicki and Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic ran 52.1 m/168.6 feet and Lisiki (44.6 m/147 feet). We can also...

January 20, 2019Learning from the Best

Dominic Thiem – Check-Mate

[av_video src='https://vimeo.com/128920016' format='16-9' width='16' height='9' av_uid='av-58399a6']Like in the game of chess, where a a series of moves can end a game, tennis players can also win points through well executed shot combin...

January 20, 2019Learning from the Best

Safety Zone or not?

https://vimeo.com/69720435 It is interesting to observe how much distance players cover in a long rally. Here is an example. This is the last point between Sabine Lisicki and Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic ran 52.1 m/168.6 feet and Lisiki (44...

January 20, 2019Learning from the Best

The Serve: Timing the toss

A fluid and flowing pendulum motion generally ensures a smooth ball toss. The speed of the backswing greatly determines, the ideal height and timing of the toss. Players usually toss the ball approximately 20 - 40 cm above the contact p...

January 20, 2019Learning from the Best

The Serve: extending/jumping

From the bent-knee position, the legs are extended explosively pushing the player off the ground. At contact the player is in the air. We have measured the jump from the ground to the left heel (left handers vise versa)  


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January 20, 2019Learning from the Best

Drop-Shot Situation

https://vimeo.com/98287584 Here we see a drop-shot situation in a match between Jeremy Chardy and Janko Tipsarevic. Chardy hits a drop-shot and moves well into the court (5.2 m/17.0 feet) in order to cover a possible counter drop shot. T...