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March 16th, 2009

Tennis Instruction: Is the One-Handed Backhand a Thing of the Past?

I am not going too far out on a limb here but I predict there will be less than a total of three combined one-handed backhanders on the men’s and women’s tour that make the quarterfinals at Indian Wells this year. That is three out of 16.

Posted by TennisOne @ 5:15 pm in Instruction, Tennis | 22 Comments »

May 8th, 2008

Emotional Tennis Analogies: Act Like You’ve Done It Before

After scoring a touchdown, the football player jumped up and down, did a little jig in the end zone, followed by a spike of the ball and a round of high-fives to his teammates. He finally made it over to the sidelines and bounded up to his coach who was standing there looking over a clipboard. After a moment the coach looked up at his players and calmly said, “Son, next time you score a touchdown, act like you’ve done it before.”

Posted by TennisOne @ 12:18 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

May 1st, 2008

Tennis Instruction: Prepare Early — or — Wait

Secondly, call that most difficult opponent at your club or park, the one who moves well and plays without any power or pace, and determine to be patient, be light on your feet, and willing to improve your rhythm against this guy or gal.

Posted by TennisOne @ 10:26 am in Instruction, Tennis | 2 Comments »

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