The following is a snapshot of collected information on current professional tennis players. The table below includes what tennis racquets they use, what strings and the reference tensions they string their tennis racquets at. These are constantly being changed as new racquet models are issued. The data posted below has been collected from dozens of […]
Junior Tennis: At What Age Is the Best Time To Begin Serious Training?
Junior tennis: when is the best time to begin training? Parents ask this question a lot. And the answer to this question I feel will continually evolve the longer I coach and the more experiences I have with different types of junior athletes. There’s no way to answer that question universally; the answer to that […]
Federer’s Volley Challenge
Heading toward mid-April 2020 and we are all limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are not without opportunities to get better at home. As we wait to get back on the courts for training, here is an exercise all players can do at home. You simply need a ball, a racquet and wall. […]
The Importance of Remote Coaching
Just wanted to remind everyone who has a virtual player space at the academy…Make sure you utilize this as remote coaching is as effective as on-court coaching when it comes to many elements of the sport, particularly mental and tactical. The hours I spend off-court coaching now mirrors my on-court hours (breaking down video, answering […]
Let’s Get A Grip: Why USPTA Certification Matters
Some parents assume that switching coaches means a different personality with similar resources and motives. But often I’m forced to re-train players who are being trained at other clubs or by other coaches. Some of these “pros” aren’t certified to even teach tennis. Technically, they’re not pros at all, but they charge pro rates and […]
Are Your Kids Serial Drillers?
In order to become a successful competitive tennis player, guess what: you have to actually play! Shocker, right! But let’s define PLAY. Play, in this instance doesn’t mean to just hit a ball against a wall, or just hit casually with friends or family, or just drill with your local pro. That may help your […]