Tag: forehand stroke

The simplicity of High Performance Tennis

There is an intimate relationship between simplicity and the quality of your game. Actually, by actual survey, the top pros get to that stage by eliminating as many complications as possible from their game. This process, for them, becomes so extreme that they favor coaches that make them FEEL they are playing a simpler and…

Tennis is much easier than you think

For most people, tennis being easy is a difficult concept to agree with. So let me ask you a few questions: Do you like applying your own physical makeup, slow, fast, strong or delicate, easily when you play? Or do you adjust to strict ideas as to how to perform (i.e. conventional)? Do you like…

Modern Tennis Reality, Really?

It’s about time to drop age-old misconceptions about this wonderful sport. Tennis learning and therefore coaching is much easier than most experts assert. It’s been made difficult, complex, complicated. Modern Tennis Methodology is simple and based on hand-eye coordination, leaving the feet free to move as naturally as possible. MTM is not footwork stance dependent….

Tennis and 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,…

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,…

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…

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)….

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…

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…

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…