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Smart Racquets: The Next Great Tennis Technology

Shot Stat reveals the speed and spin of your shots, as well as your ability to strike the sweet spot. Whether you play tennis recreationally, competitively, or professionally knowing metrics like racket speed, ball spin, and stroke count can help you identify areas of improvement (or reinforce your confidence if you are already doing well). […]

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Improve Your Forehand With Video Review

VolleyCam owner David Izquierdo writes about his success “fixing” his forehand: Hello Robert: I been using a lot the volley cam, I have been re structuring my whole tennis base, I change the forehand in this video, It took me two months on daily training, and I can see great changes and progress and been […]

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This two minute warmup drill could extend your tennis career.

This two minute warmup drill could extend your tennis career. You can prevent a big injury with this quick routine…even if you’re in a hurry.  Importantly, these stretches are dynamic (ie, “stretching while moving”) and far safer than the old school “touch your toes” static stretches. Light jog.  Sideline to sideline.  Gets your heart rate […]

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Tennis Lesson Planning: 7 Tips for Maximum Learning

Studies of the brain indicate that within 3 weeks, we forget roughly 79% of what we learn.  At $40 – $60 an hour, you’re probably interested in retaining more from your tennis lessons. Andrew Friedman of Tennis Magazine wrote this insightful article in the July/August 2012 (are magazines on a path to become bi-yearly?) titled […]

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Practice Tennis to Win: 3 Steps to Permanent Improvement

Translate Practice Discoveries into Match Wins A Three Step Guide Do you find yourself having fantastic “breakthroughs” in practice that don’t translate into your matches? You seemingly solve a problem during drills and casual play, but when you’re keeping score, those bad habits creep in again. I asked Burlingame, CA teaching pro Scott Perlstein: Just […]

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How to “steal” Thomas Berdych’s backhand.

How to “steal” Thomas Berdych’s backhand. Here’s a way to accelerate your improvement by comparing your tennis to the pros on YouTube. A month ago I committed myself to learning the two hand backhand.  I was not looking forward to the awkwardness and frustration of learning something new .  And where would I find the time?  You […]

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How to remember your tennis lessons.

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde I just had an important tennis lesson, and this one’s going to “stick.” My teacher Matt recently shared the 8 minute warmup routine that has spared him from serious injury.  Injury has been on my mind since my shoulder injury, and I […]

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