The spirit within

Humans have an inborn desire to know themselves. Sports have become not only a discharger of accumulated energy but also a vehicle to show one’s mastery over a simple task, in most cases, of controlling and placing a ball, and a tool to learn controlling one’s body as well. Whether baseball, basketball, tennis, football, soccer, golf, cricket, squash, badminton, handball, …

Tennis is an easy sport to learn!

The ideal kinetic chain for tennis for a human body is rotational, not linear as commonly taught. Simple changes of motion and direction transform into force. Bruce Lee found that out for Martial Arts. Oscar Wegner did that for tennis. Open stance and topspin are becoming the major basics of the modern game. Furthermore, ideal footwork is noiseless gliding, not stepping …

The simplicity of Modern Tennis

How to hit a forehand: Get near the ball and face it as if going to shake hands. Meet it in front and from below in an open stance (facing the net), stroke it gently and lift it over the net. Loading on the right foot, let the body turn to the left (for a right-hander). Of course, when your game …

The simplicity of Modern Tennis

Why do we teach forehands in an open stance, facing the net as if you were to shake hands? Why do we have you track the ball with your hands in front? Why do we teach to hit across the ball? Why do we teach rotational strokes rather than linear? Why does “waiting” and “stalking the ball” create more time? And …

The beauty of Modern Tennis

Modern tennis is the most natural, most coordinated and actually one of the easiest sports to learn. Tennis may look superhuman at the high end, but it is not. At the top level you just need a lot of practice to be in great condition and also to train the body to act in any emergency in the most efficient and powerful …

What is MTM (Modern Tennis Methodology)?

MTM is a coaching system where you tap into human nature to produce your best results. Instinct is the superior computation of any athlete and of every human who is immersed in observing, in perceiving in present time. Instinct is usually drowned by too much thought which includes many experiences of the past, especially those with more emotion attached to …

Modern Tennis: Why Open Stance?

The open stance forehand has been maligned for quite some time, in favor of stepping into the ball. This is an illusion, contrary to the best of human performance. The most powerful, efficient and most effective kinetic chain starts rotation on the same side foot as your hitting hand, like in Martial Arts. Rather than pushing forward, the hand pulls …

Learn REAL modern tennis and TIP

Conventional tennis is DEAD! Learn WHY closed or semi-open stances and stepping into the ball can kill your game! WHY linear tennis and hitting through the ball can kill your feel! WHY brushing and pulling across on a circular motion is far superior and will help your feel, power and control and your body’s HEALTH! No more tennis elbow, no …

Tennis Tip & Modern Tennis Seminar Atlanta Set. 11, 12 and 13

Reinforcing Instinct and Independence A very simple but important drill is to have the student walk slowly backwards while stroking several balls fed gently and sequentially by the teacher. I have done this drill even with pro level students. Why? To reinforce the independence of the arm, hand and racquet from footwork, to track the ball well into its arrival …

Tennis Into the Future

I saw in a discussion that there was a question whether instinct can be taught. I would define instinct as the computation of the real being within the person, the soul, the spirit. This instinct has been influenced by billions of year of evolution, and it affects the general survival efforts of the person, family, groups, humanity as a whole, living …