I know the COVID-19 crisis is going to be resolved. It may take longer than we had hoped. This is a great time to practice tennis on your own.
  | By Steve Annacone
I know the COVID-19 crisis is going to be resolved. It may take longer than we had hoped. This is a great time to practice tennis on your own. I had not hit a ball in the last three weeks until the other day. I took ten balls and a racquet to the court. After loosening up by doing a five-minute...Read more
Once you have decided that you are 100 percent sure you are being cheated, you cannot let it slide. It will bother you for the rest of the match, and it will devour your confidence.
  | By Tonny van de Pieterman
I have several emotional scars from being cheated during my junior tennis days. Even though I recently turned 50 (what?!), I can remember two situations like it was yesterday. On both occasions my opponent blatantly cheated me, and both times I did not handle it well. I turned into a hopeless mess...Read more
I believe, for juniors especially, coaching is about being a role model and a positive influence in their life.
  | By Michael Forte
“I made it to the final of my tournament last week!” “I got a baby puppy this week!” “My AP History class is killing me!” These are just a few of the phrases I hear on a weekly basis from students during lessons/programs, and it’s easy to assume they are being talkative or only desire attention...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
It’s obviously very helpful to hit a lot of tennis balls if you are trying to become the best player you can be. However, there are times when this is not possible. Doing some things at home can add a lot to your skills on the court. First, make sure you have a good and simple stretching and...Read more
  | By Steve Annacone
As everyone knows, we are in the process of being taught a lesson on our ability to control certain things in our day to day lives. That being said, there are things we can do to help the situation even though there are uncontrollable aspects to the problem. Applying this to a tennis match, you can...Read more
  | By Chris Lewit
As a coach, I counsel many families about how much tennis children should train at different ages and whether to cross-train in other sports and it’s a common question on my podcast, The Prodigy Maker Show. The bottom line is that every kid is different. Some can play tennis exclusively from the...Read more
Grip changes should not be undertaken lightly because grips are the most direct connection to the racket and so proprioceptively sensitive that even the slightest change can be overwhelming.
  | By Steven Kaplan
In 2013, my article "Get A Grip" examined why poor grips are often “correcting compensations for movement dysfunction" because they offset poorly linked movements. Today I'd like to explore grip changes. You may not want to read further unless you’re brave as grips are the mysterious enigmas of...Read more
One of the most important concepts a tennis player will learn is to take control of the point.
  | By Steve Annacone
One of the most important concepts a tennis player will learn is to take control of the point . Obviously, we cannot control everything that goes on in a tennis match. However, if you are able to control the point more often than your opponent, your chances of success greatly increase. Controlling...Read more
  | By Mike Puc
One of the quickest ways to elevate your club doubles game is through proper positioning, strategy and tactics. Club members are often out of position and struggling to get to balls and marvel how advanced players seem to know where the ball is going before it is struck by the opponent...Read more
The best players in the world repeat a lot of the same ideas over and over again in their matches. This is a building block for consistency.
  | By Steve Annacone
The best players in the world repeat a lot of the same ideas over and over again in their matches. This is a building block for consistency. Developing consistency starts with figuring out what is and what is not important for performance. Starting the point well with a good serve or return, and...Read more