Tag: tennis player development

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,…

Tennis is Easy. Here is the proof!

Have you ever realized how easy tennis can be? Watch this FREE short video/videos, and you’ll be convinced tennis is one of the easiest sports to learn: http://coachtube.com/course/33040/tennis-for-beginners or watch, also for free, the ESPN International Play Like the Pros tips: http://coachtube.com/course/69186/oscar-wegners-espn-international-tips and more, a special for coaches and kids, also free: http://coachtube.com/course/32742/coaches-beware-tennis-is-easy-if-you-teach-it-this-way   With…

Evolution in Tennis Instruction

In the history of tennis instruction, researched by John Carpenter, 2 champion brothers from England, R.F. Doherty and his younger sibling, 1897 Wimbledon Champion H.L. Doherty, described in a 1903 book how they played, recommending the open stance. In 1904, a self-appointed “expert”, an attorney by the name P.A. Vaile, wrote a book called “Modern…

NEW TENNIS

By Oscar Wegner, tennisteacher.com Tennis has changed and is bound to change even further. I was the leader of these changes in Barcelona (1973), Florianopolis (1980s), Moscow (1989), Belgrade (1991), South America (ESPN Latin America, 1990s), Beijing (1999) and more. The USA was exposed to these techniques in the early 1990s (Prime Network, now Fox Sports) but…

Serve it Up       Professional first and second serves have a very different direction of effort. The first serve has more of a horizontal effort than the second, which is hit upwards almost vertically. On grass, at Wimbledon, pro players prefer a slice serve over the topspin serve, making the difference between the…

Wimbledon timing       Although grass courts have sometimes unpredictable bounces and are faster, you may notice that the pros track the ball longer before taking a shot. They also cut their backswing so as to keep the hand closer to the ball. These techniques allow for a better adjustment to the mischievous conduct…