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  • March 28, 2017

    Do you know your NTRP rating?

    Find your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. This is the most accurate rating system available and was developed by the U.S. Tennis Association in 1979. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to ...more
  • January 23, 2017

    When to Move Forward

    In order to be more aggressive and take control of the point, you must move forward in the court to take more approach shots, volleys and overheads. Here are some things to look for that will help you anticipate a short ball and get you to ...more
  • April 13, 2016

    Doubles - Poaching Guidelines

      Poaching in doubles is an aggressive play that surprises and puts pressure on an opposing team. If done correctly, it can be a major factor in the outcome of doubles matches. This tip will give you the 5 guidelines for becoming ...more
  • September 7, 2015

    Challenges of Match Play - Slow Play

    In the Match Play tips, the focus will be on a few different challenges of match play, and how to overcome them. These should help you approach matches with more confidence and better understanding of certain situations. A big challenge ...more
  • August 4, 2015

    Correcting Your Mistakes

      Do you have a shot that always seems to be a problem? One of the things I hear most when teaching tennis players is "I always…,” for example: "I always swing down on my volleys” or “I always hit my serve return ...more
  • July 21, 2015

    Third Stage of Learning - 'Competition'

    The third stage and last challenge of learning a new shot is the Competition Stage.  After learning the concept and practicing during a rally, you are now prepared to incorporate into point play. The challenge to overcome in ...more
  • July 7, 2015

    Second Stage of Learning - 'Live Ball Hitting'

    After practicing and attaining muscle memory in the first stage of learning, it is now time to move on to second stage, which is the Live Ball Hitting, or Rallying Stage.  By now, you will have a acquired the necessary muscle memory for ...more
  • June 30, 2015

    First Stage of Learning - 'Gaining Muscle Memory'

    There are three stages that players must go through when learning a new tennis concept.  First is the muscle memory stage, second is the rally stage, third is the competition stage. This tip will focus on the first stage of learning and ...more
  • June 15, 2015

    Getting the Most out of your Private Lessons

    Last week's tip focused on group lessons.  This week I will give you some insight into how to maximize your improvement during a private lesson. In order to take full advantage of a private lesson, the tennis professional and the ...more
  • June 9, 2015

    Getting the Most out of your Group Lessons

      This week's tip will focus on group classes and how to take full advantage of practice in these settings.  These can include team practices, private group lessons, drill clinics, junior clinics, etc.   Often, during ...more


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