Novice

Let's do it right

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Intermediate

Gettin' Serious?

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Advanced

Don't Mess!

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Extras

Give me some more!

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Novice

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This level is focused on building proper Basics so that the player can advance to higher levels smoothly. Whether you are a total beginner or have played for a while but realized you have been playing incorrectly, this level will guide you in developing great fundamentals. Often times, students who have played for a while with improper technique come to me for lessons because they are unable to improve. If you have reached a wall in learning, do not fear! Although you might have to take a couple of steps back in your learning curve, it will be well worth the minor set back.

If you have never played tennis before and are unaware of basic rules and scoring, there are videos that will show you how. There are also videos of basic equipment (for example, what size racquet to buy) that you will need in order for you to have the best possible experience.

Also, if you are a Parent or Coach and you want to teach your child or student under the age of 12, this level contains several videos covering the basic strokes. I find that teaching younger students is slightly different, having to cater towards their height and strength.

Do not rush this level! I even recommend Intermediate and Advanced players to go back to their Fundamentals when they are missing or losing control of their shots. Once you are confident with your Basics, then move on to the Intermediate Level. Everyone is different in their progress, some players might spend a month learning the basics while others may take years. You can always try the next level, if you do not feel ready, feel free to return to this level.

If you are unsure of which level to start with, send me a video of yourself playing and I will be more then happy to guide you!

Intermediate

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Once you have a Solid Foundation on your tennis strokes and want to add Spin and more Power, you are at the right level. If you are unable to hit the ball over the net from the Baseline at least 10 times in a row with a proper Forehand and Backhand Swing, it is best to hold off on this level.

If you are more of a “Classic or Old-School” player with good Fundamentals and you want to take steps towards “Modern” Tennis (the way the Pros are playing), this is the correct level for you. It is never too late to change! Be open minded and willing to learn.

When to attempt the Intermediate Level:

Staying at this level until you are fully confident with your strokes is recommended. Many players will fall under this category. The Intermediate level can range from players that have just moved up from the Novice level to players that have played tennis for several years. For example, most of my students under the age of 14 that are competing are at this level. Same goes for the Adults. Just because you are competing, doesn’t mean you are doing Advanced/Pro movements.

If you are unsure of which level to start with, send me a video of yourself playing and I will be more then happy to guide you!

Advanced

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WARNING: If you have not mastered the intermediate level, I do not recommend this level. Injuries may occur. Please feel free to check out all the videos! - lockandrolltennis

In this level, I teach the movements of shots that the pros are hitting. It is vital that you, the player, can effectively use all the Intermediate level strokes and can play competitively against others. You have to have played seriously at least a couple of years and at least more than 3 times a week. Due to the complicated body movements involved in this level, injuries may occur if you are not cautious or have skipped a level. If most things sound foreign to you after watching a few videos at this level, I recommend starting at the lower levels.

It is at this level where tennis can get really exciting! It is well worth training towards it. You are no longer thinking of the racquet as an object but more as an extension of your hand. Getting to the level where you don’t have to worry about whether you are hitting a shot correctly or not, but are focusing on ball placement and strategy, is a tremendous accomplishment. On top of that, controlling your shots exactly where you want it to go while adding different spins and power will make you feel like you are on top of the world!

If you have watched the masters in a Kung Fu movie, their movements are powerful yet effortless. As you watch top professionals like Roger Federer play and wonder how they strike a ball so well while looking extremely relaxed, this is where I share all my secrets! Congratulations on reaching this level!!!

If you are unsure of which level to start with, send me a video of yourself playing and I will be more then happy to guide you!

Extras

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In this section, I will be covering anything related to tennis except things that have to do with tennis stroke technique. Refer to Novice, Intermediate and Advanced sections for tennis stroke productions. If you are a Novice player, this area will not apply to you as much. Start applying the “Extras” once you are at the Intermediate level. At the Advanced level, this is a must!

Players sometimes do not realize the importance of Footwork, Mental Game, Strategy, Stretching, Nutrition and etc... Even at the highest professional level where players have all the shots, what really sets the Best from the Rest are the "Extra" preparation added to their daily tennis routine. Understanding the technical side of tennis strokes is challenging enough, add the extra off-court exercises and it can feel daunting. My goal is to provide all the knowledge I have gained over two decades of playing, training, competing and teaching in an easy tangible way. Why do the guess work when you can learn from my experiences and mistakes?!!