Let it Go, Let it Go!

June 2014 Newsletter

This article is not about the hit Disney movie “Frozen.” I’ve been using this phrase on the tennis court way before the movie debuted. When a student hits a shot such as a forehand groundstroke, they often try to muscle it by hitting with their arm. Read more »

Practice to Improve!

May 2014 Newsletter

“I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times” –Bruce Lee

This quote by Bruce Lee is the essence for improving anything, especially your tennis game. Of course you also need to practice correctly. However, once you have the proper movement, it needs to be repeated again and again and again. Take the word “again.” If you separate the word, you can read it as a-gain. Some synonyms of the word gain are achievement, increase and progress.
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Volleys: How to Work on Power and Feel

November 2013 Newsletter

Once you have the basic fundamentals to volleying, which are, establishing the correct grip, keeping the racquet head up and moving it from high to low towards the contact, you are ready to work on superior feel and effortless power.
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Step it Up, Rafa!

September 2013 Newsletter

Watching Rafael Nadal play tennis in the US OPEN 2013 is nothing short of spectacular. I had to ask myself, “Was he even seriously injured this past year?” The way he is moving on the court is incredible. His footwork and ability to get to almost any shot his opponent gives him must be terrifying to anyone playing against him. On top of that, his constant posture of positive attitude lets his opponents know that he’ll never give up and will fight to the end! Read more »

How to Effectively Hit a Kick Serve

May 2013 Newsletter

There’s a lot of information out there regarding hitting an effective kick/topspin serve, such as brushing the ball from low to high (brushing from 7 to 1 o’clock), pushing off from your legs, keeping your chin up, forearm pronation and etc… All these things are helpful and necessary but there is a key ingredient that is not mentioned as often… Read more »