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    TND-04774A: with Claire Pollard, Northwestern University Women's Head Tennis Coach;
    2008 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, ITA National Team Indoor Champions ('08, '09);
    Big Ten Champions from 1999-2009, and 2012.
    As a player, Coach Pollard, who was both an All-American and an Academic all-American, won the1989 NCAA Doubles Championship as well as back-to-back SEC Indoor and outdoor Doubles Championships (with former NU Associate Head Coach Jackie Holden, who also appears in this video).

    How can you coach your team to become, year after year, a great team? In the Big Ten, Claire Pollard's Northwestern Wildcats have stood the test of time; in14 of the last 15 years since 1999, the Big Ten conference tournament has been won by a Claire Pollard-coached team. With unprecedented access to over three hours of practice time, Pollard presents an unfiltered, live look at what she does with her team in the early season practices.

    By watching from the courtside, you can be a part of the team meetings at midcourt and learn her favorite drills to reinforce accuracy, quick reactions and conditioning. Her brilliance as a coach is evident as she goes, court to court, player to player, sandwiching perfectly timed constructive criticism with praise.

    204 minutes (2 DVDs). 2015.



    TND-04774B: with Claire Pollard, Northwestern University Women's Head Tennis Coach;
    2008 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, ITA National Team Indoor Champions ('08, '09);
    Big Ten Champions from 1999-2009, and 2012.
    As a player, Coach Pollard, who was both an All-American and an Academic all-American, won the1989 NCAA Doubles Championship as well as back-to-back SEC Indoor and outdoor Doubles Championships (with former NU Associate Head Coach Jackie Holden, who also appears in this video).

    In this video, you get a courtside seat to take in Claire Pollard's 'Open Practice' dedicated to team doubles shot-making skills and tactics. Salient advice and spot -on coaching provide an unprecedented view inside the coaching mind of one of the most decorated college coaches in the women's game today!

    105 minutes. 2015.



    TND-04774C: with Claire Pollard, Northwestern University Women's Head Tennis Coach;
    2008 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, ITA National Team Indoor Champions ('08, '09);
    Big Ten Champions from 1999-2009, and 2012.
    As a player, Coach Pollard, who was both an All-American and an Academic all-American, won the1989 NCAA Doubles Championship as well as back-to-back SEC Indoor and outdoor Doubles Championships (with former NU Associate Head Coach Jackie Holden, who also appears in this video).

    Taking a practice day and dedicating it to individual instruction is hard work for the coach, but it's incredibly rewarding for the players on your team. It also helps break up a week of team practices and allows the players to take a step back and re-focus on the fundamentals.

    By using one-on-one or two-on-one sessions with your players, you have extra time to focus in on fixing grips, improving stroke biomechanics and sharing valuable observations up close, reinforcing your teaching points using iPad video.

    149 minutes. 2015.




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    with Claire Pollard, Northwestern University Women's Head Tennis Coach;
    2008 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, ITA National Team Indoor Champions ('08, '09);
    Big Ten Champions from 1999-2009, and 2012.
    As a player, Coach Pollard, who was both an All-American and an Academic all-American, won the1989 NCAA Doubles Championship as well as back-to-back SEC Indoor and outdoor Doubles Championships (with former NU Associate Head Coach Jackie Holden, who also appears in this video).

    Taking a practice day and dedicating it to individual instruction is hard work for the coach, but it's incredibly rewarding for the players on your team. It also helps break up a week of team practices and allows the players to take a step back and re-focus on the fundamentals.

    By using one-on-one or two-on-one sessions with your players, you have extra time to focus in on fixing grips, improving stroke biomechanics and sharing valuable observations up close, reinforcing your teaching points using iPad video.

    149 minutes. 2015.


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    with Bill Mountford,
    Senior Vice President of World TeamTennis;
    former USTA National Tennis Center Director of Tennis (NTC) and US Open Director of Player Operations,
    Founder of the HEAD Junior Tennis Academy (NJ)

    Internationally-known for his teaching instruction and uncanny ability to successfully "troubleshoot" tennis players and coaches of all levels and ages on virtually every subject, Mountford has created one of the most useful doubles tennis "clinics on video" every created! On court demonstrations are used to allow aspiring tennis players to see, and then visualize, proper form and technique. Mountford teaches when it is appropriate to use alternative positioning for the server including the "kamikaze", "I-formation", and "server back". He also talks about when to use the "two back" when returning the serve. Mountford demonstrates the effectiveness of hitting deep on the opponent's court, in addition to knowing when to use shots such as the "dump volley" and the "block shot". He also teaches helpful group drills that include the "double hit volley", "service line quick volleys" and the "rotating volley". Not only does Mountford teach proper technique, but he also gives advice on becoming a positive teammate. By following Mountford's time-tested instruction, you will be on your way to becoming a "Champion" doubles tennis player.

    55 minutes. 2005.


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    with John Officer,
    US Naval Academy Head Tennis Coach

    This video breaks down the game of tennis into five areas. The categories include defense, rally, dictate, transition, and finishing zone. The DVD explores the correct percentage play from each area. Additionally, the serve, return, passing shots, and counter-attacking shots are included as separate areas bringing the total to nine. There is a tendency for teaching professionals to teach how to stroke the ball but not where to place it. It is crucial that players understand how to set up a point, counter-attack, as well as how to finish.

    44 minutes. 2004.


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    with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    Have you ever wondered how you could use some of the equipment you have lying around to train your athletes?

    Bruce Gullikson, Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club and USPTA Elite Professional, delivers a video packed with innovative ways to use objects like ball hoppers, towels, balance discs, cones, jump ropes and cell phones to improve the ability of your players. You'll also get tips and tricks for hitting specific shots, including ground strokes, volleys, drop shots and more.

    Utilizing Equipment

    Coach Gullikson has his players demonstrate how to use common objects to enhance their skills. For example, you'll learn how to use a ball hopper to train athletes to keep their weight on their back leg during a serve. After a few reps, your athletes will be able to move on to hitting a regular serve while applying the techniques they just learned.

    Using cones can be another fun and effective training method. Your players will learn how to use cones as a visual aid to build hand-eye coordination and to properly orient their racquets to the ball.

    Balance disks are perfect for getting players into an athletic position and encouraging a smooth swing. As your athletes stand on balance disks, they'll improve their leg strength, core strength, ground strokes and serving ability. Other objects that Coach Gullikson uses to teach his athletes include jump ropes, towels and cell phones.

    Tips and Tricks

    You'll learn Coach Gullikson's advice for mental toughness, balance and various types of shots as he breaks down drills and offers suggestions for his players in a live setting.

    It's essential to be relaxed and use a "catch and release" method on ground strokes, according to Coach Gullikson. In the "Rule of One Bounce" section, you'll hear him explain why players should have their serves get to the back wall or fence in one bounce to make returning the ball tougher for the opponent. More tips, tricks and drills are included that cover backhand slices, volleys, overheads, drop shots and using the continental grip.

    This video contains training methods that are effective for coaches of all levels. This season, keep your players engaged in practice with Coach Gullikson's innovative tips and drills.

    54 minutes. 2015.


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  • 11/27/15--22:00: High Octane Tennis 3-Pack
  • TND-04896A: with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    A common problem for many tennis coaches is having a limited amount of court space to use during team training sessions. Practices using traditional individual drills won't get a full team the amount of time they need on the court to enhance their skills.

    USPTA Elite Professional Bruce Gullikson provides 15 drills and variations for teams that are limited to 1-2 practice courts. Coach Gullikson demonstrates warmups and large group competitive games and drills. These drills will improve your players' footwork, posture, reaction time, ground strokes, lobs, smashes and volleys.

    Team Warm-Up

    You'll learn two types of warm-up drills from Coach Gullikson: the Volley Lob Warm-Up and the Ground Stroke Warm-Up. In the Volley Lob Warm-Up, your players will work on keeping their hands in front of their body at the net, maintaining active feet and getting creative with their volleys. It's a great way to get heart rates up and work up a sweat before a demanding practice session.

    The second warm-up drill is the Ground Stroke Warm-Up. Athletes will work on hitting slices, shots with top spin, defense and footwork.

    Large Group Games

    Coach Gullikson works on virtually every skill needed to play elite tennis using games designed for high numbers of players. Your athletes will cycle in and out of drills quickly, getting tons of reps and opportunities to get better.

    In Bump Pass Spike, athletes develop creativity, movement without the ball, overhead shots and ability to play with their opposite hand. The phrase that Coach Gullikson promotes is "Hands and feet make the player complete," which is reinforced on the court.

    Competitiveness is ramped up in Flurry, a fast-paced drill focused on reaction time and playing from different spots on the court. Teams of three battle against each other to stay on the court, as making a mistake means a new player rotates in for the losing team.

    After an intense practice, players need to cool down. See Ya is a great way to end practice, as players work on eliminating mistakes while trying to force opponents into errors.

    Coaches of all levels will benefit from the drills and skills covered in this video. Incorporating Coach Gullikson's exercises into your practices will help your players improve at a faster rate, especially if you have limited court space.

    65 minutes. 2015.



    TND-04896B: with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    Keeping players engaged is one of the keys to running an effective tennis practice.

    USPTA Elite Professional and Head Club Pro, Bruce Gullikson, shows you over 20 high-intensity drills designed for individual players. The exercises provided by Coach Gullikson will help your athletes develop posture, strategy, racquet angle, ground strokes, net defense, spin shots, volleys and accuracy.

    Body and Ball Control

    Start off your practices by getting players' bodies stretched out and in the correct posture with the Matuska Drill. Your athletes will learn to use their legs and lower their center of gravity while hitting a ball with a partner.

    Coach Gullikson includes a series of drills focused on ball control. The Djokovic Drill is a fun exercise that will help your players improve their footwork and racquet angles while competing against another player. Other drills that work on getting a better feel for the ball include the Fast and Furious drill and the Absorb and Rip drill.

    Individual Skills

    Your players will work on keeping the ball in play, generating spin, game-winning shots, approach shots, accuracy and movement with Coach Gullikson's individual drills.

    The 2-on-1 Doubles Isolation drill pits an individual against two players as they work to hit game-winners. It's a challenging drill that will force your athletes to dig deep and hit shots they might not normally make against a single opponent. The Blue Line Net Coverage 2 vs 1 drill makes things even harder, as the width of the court is narrowed to encourage hitting hard, accurate shots.

    Another great exercise is the Designated Approaches drill, in which your players will learn to react to the speed of different shots as they approach the net.

    Hand Feeding

    Coach Gullikson provides a variety of hand feeding drills that work on different kinds of movement and shots.

    The Hand Tossing X Drill gets players moving in different directions prior to hitting a ball, while also working on hitting backhands and forehands. Your athletes will also learn how to get more top spin on balls with the Low Ball Wristers exercise. By hitting a low ball at the right angle with more racquet speed, players will soon find themselves hitting devastating topspin shots with ease.

    Coach Gullikson's drills for individuals are built with the player in mind. Athletes of all levels will get better at tennis while having fun performing the exercises shown in this video.

    56 minutes. 2015.



    TND-04896C: with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    Have you ever wondered how you could use some of the equipment you have lying around to train your athletes?

    Bruce Gullikson, Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club and USPTA Elite Professional, delivers a video packed with innovative ways to use objects like ball hoppers, towels, balance discs, cones, jump ropes and cell phones to improve the ability of your players. You'll also get tips and tricks for hitting specific shots, including ground strokes, volleys, drop shots and more.

    Utilizing Equipment

    Coach Gullikson has his players demonstrate how to use common objects to enhance their skills. For example, you'll learn how to use a ball hopper to train athletes to keep their weight on their back leg during a serve. After a few reps, your athletes will be able to move on to hitting a regular serve while applying the techniques they just learned.

    Using cones can be another fun and effective training method. Your players will learn how to use cones as a visual aid to build hand-eye coordination and to properly orient their racquets to the ball.

    Balance disks are perfect for getting players into an athletic position and encouraging a smooth swing. As your athletes stand on balance disks, they'll improve their leg strength, core strength, ground strokes and serving ability. Other objects that Coach Gullikson uses to teach his athletes include jump ropes, towels and cell phones.

    Tips and Tricks

    You'll learn Coach Gullikson's advice for mental toughness, balance and various types of shots as he breaks down drills and offers suggestions for his players in a live setting.

    It's essential to be relaxed and use a "catch and release" method on ground strokes, according to Coach Gullikson. In the "Rule of One Bounce" section, you'll hear him explain why players should have their serves get to the back wall or fence in one bounce to make returning the ball tougher for the opponent. More tips, tricks and drills are included that cover backhand slices, volleys, overheads, drop shots and using the continental grip.

    This video contains training methods that are effective for coaches of all levels. This season, keep your players engaged in practice with Coach Gullikson's innovative tips and drills.

    54 minutes. 2015.




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    with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    A common problem for many tennis coaches is having a limited amount of court space to use during team training sessions. Practices using traditional individual drills won't get a full team the amount of time they need on the court to enhance their skills.

    USPTA Elite Professional Bruce Gullikson provides 15 drills and variations for teams that are limited to 1-2 practice courts. Coach Gullikson demonstrates warmups and large group competitive games and drills. These drills will improve your players' footwork, posture, reaction time, ground strokes, lobs, smashes and volleys.

    Team Warm-Up

    You'll learn two types of warm-up drills from Coach Gullikson: the Volley Lob Warm-Up and the Ground Stroke Warm-Up. In the Volley Lob Warm-Up, your players will work on keeping their hands in front of their body at the net, maintaining active feet and getting creative with their volleys. It's a great way to get heart rates up and work up a sweat before a demanding practice session.

    The second warm-up drill is the Ground Stroke Warm-Up. Athletes will work on hitting slices, shots with top spin, defense and footwork.

    Large Group Games

    Coach Gullikson works on virtually every skill needed to play elite tennis using games designed for high numbers of players. Your athletes will cycle in and out of drills quickly, getting tons of reps and opportunities to get better.

    In Bump Pass Spike, athletes develop creativity, movement without the ball, overhead shots and ability to play with their opposite hand. The phrase that Coach Gullikson promotes is "Hands and feet make the player complete," which is reinforced on the court.

    Competitiveness is ramped up in Flurry, a fast-paced drill focused on reaction time and playing from different spots on the court. Teams of three battle against each other to stay on the court, as making a mistake means a new player rotates in for the losing team.

    After an intense practice, players need to cool down. See Ya is a great way to end practice, as players work on eliminating mistakes while trying to force opponents into errors.

    Coaches of all levels will benefit from the drills and skills covered in this video. Incorporating Coach Gullikson's exercises into your practices will help your players improve at a faster rate, especially if you have limited court space.

    65 minutes. 2015.


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    with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    Keeping players engaged is one of the keys to running an effective tennis practice.

    USPTA Elite Professional and Head Club Pro, Bruce Gullikson, shows you over 20 high-intensity drills designed for individual players. The exercises provided by Coach Gullikson will help your athletes develop posture, strategy, racquet angle, ground strokes, net defense, spin shots, volleys and accuracy.

    Body and Ball Control

    Start off your practices by getting players' bodies stretched out and in the correct posture with the Matuska Drill. Your athletes will learn to use their legs and lower their center of gravity while hitting a ball with a partner.

    Coach Gullikson includes a series of drills focused on ball control. The Djokovic Drill is a fun exercise that will help your players improve their footwork and racquet angles while competing against another player. Other drills that work on getting a better feel for the ball include the Fast and Furious drill and the Absorb and Rip drill.

    Individual Skills

    Your players will work on keeping the ball in play, generating spin, game-winning shots, approach shots, accuracy and movement with Coach Gullikson's individual drills.

    The 2-on-1 Doubles Isolation drill pits an individual against two players as they work to hit game-winners. It's a challenging drill that will force your athletes to dig deep and hit shots they might not normally make against a single opponent. The Blue Line Net Coverage 2 vs 1 drill makes things even harder, as the width of the court is narrowed to encourage hitting hard, accurate shots.

    Another great exercise is the Designated Approaches drill, in which your players will learn to react to the speed of different shots as they approach the net.

    Hand Feeding

    Coach Gullikson provides a variety of hand feeding drills that work on different kinds of movement and shots.

    The Hand Tossing X Drill gets players moving in different directions prior to hitting a ball, while also working on hitting backhands and forehands. Your athletes will also learn how to get more top spin on balls with the Low Ball Wristers exercise. By hitting a low ball at the right angle with more racquet speed, players will soon find themselves hitting devastating topspin shots with ease.

    Coach Gullikson's drills for individuals are built with the player in mind. Athletes of all levels will get better at tennis while having fun performing the exercises shown in this video.

    56 minutes. 2015.


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    Dr. Allen Fox is eminently qualified to show coaches and players how to hit tennis strokes and how to drill a player's game effectively. Dr. Fox graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in psychology and is the author of the classic tennis books, Why Can't I Win? and Think to Win and If I'm the Better Player. Fox was highly successful at tournament play, reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and winning the NCAA singles and doubles as well as the US National hard-court and Canadian singles championships. Along the way, he was named to the US Davis Cup team three times, and was ranked among the top ten men in the US five times (with tournament victories over Jimmy Connors, Roy Emerson, Arthur Ashe, and John Newcombe).

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    with Bruce Gullikson,
    Tennis Professional (98th Street Athletic Club)
    and featuring Steve Paulsen,
    Edina (MN) HS Girls Tennis Coach & coach of 13 MN State Team titles (9 in a row through '06)

    Through the start of the 2006 season, Coach Paulsen has coached the Edina girls' tennis team to victory in over 160 matches in a row as well as nine straight State Championships. This DVD is filled with more than 10 drills and games that Paulsen uses everyday in practice that has helped build Edina girls tennis into a tennis powerhouse. Paulsen begins with doubles drills. In these drills a lot of emphasis is placed on the first three hits, which is generally when the point is won. The drills in this section work on serve, volley, movement and consistency. In singles drills, the groundstrokes are the focus. Again, these drills work on consistency and movement. The DVD concludes with a number of games that stress fundamentals, but are done in a fun atmosphere. All these drills and games allow the players to hit a large amount of balls in a short amount of time while getting a quality workout. Interspersed between the drill segment is a Q & A session that reveal Paulsen's philosophies towards building a championship program.

    42 minutes. 2007.


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    featuring Brian Boland, University of Virginia Head Coach;
    2015 & 2013 NCAA Men's National Champions;
    Back-to-back (2011 & 2012) NCAA Team Championship Runner-up, 2008 ITA 'National Coach of the Year', 6x consecutive ACC 'Coach of the Year'/ACC Conference Championship

    Virginia Men's Tennis and Brian Boland both personify excellence, consistency and sound fundamental play.

    In this DVD, Coach Boland allows unprecedented "all access" to the first dual match of the season; setting the stage for a season of self-improvement, steady growth and team-building unity.

    Boland provides insight into pre-match warm-ups, candid assessments of each player and their play, offers steady encouragement and purposeful, constructive criticism and then shares with you, the coach, what he is doing, why and where the opportunities for learning for your team can be found.

    Boland shares his strategy of training and playing on clay courts in the early season. Clay surfaces reinforce sound footwork and provides other competitive advantages that cannot be found on hard surfaces.

    Watch this DVD today and you will witness, firsthand, the focus, the dedication, the pushing, the fun, the frustration, and the tenacity of a Championship-caliber Virginia tennis team early on in the season. The net result for this team was finishing the year (second year in a row) as the NCAA Team Champion Runner-up!

    43 minutes. 2012.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!


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  • 09/29/18--22:00: Doubles Strategy & Tactics
  • with Eric Wammock,
    Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center (Hilton Head Island) Head Tennis Professional; USPTA Elite Professional;
    Hilton Head Christian Academy Tennis Coach
    (State Runner-up '12, State Semifinals '13);
    collegiate All-American, former ITF Professional;
    at age 21 was the youngest D-I college head coach ever (VCU);
    USPTA South Carolina Pro of the Year ('97)

    >Learn to outsmart your opponents with sound doubles strategy!

    Finally, a video on doubles that provides a useful, easy-to-implement series of strategies and tactics for doubles tennis. Hilton Head Tennis' Eric Wammock details the position on the court, responsibility and tactics for:

    • the server,
    • the returner,
    • the returner's partner
    • the server's partner

    He also details important considerations such as: 'Who covers the lob?', 'who covers the middle?', how to move as a team, staggered vs. un-staggered, shot selection and much more!

    Coach Wammock covers a variety of formations, a variety of shot selection choices and offers great instruction on the pro and cons of differing strategies. The comprehensiveness of Wammock's instruction make this doubles strategy/tactics video a 'can't miss/must have' for every coach!

    98 minutes. 2014.


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    with Chris Russell,
    University of Washington Associate Head Men's Tennis Coach

    Coach Russell presents drills for developing the skills of explosive court movements and angle coverage to improve position on the ball. His main focus is the 'big hop', a move that expands explosiveness and court coverage. The 'big hop' is a great tool when returning the second serve. It also takes time away from the server and reduces the chance of error. This technique is also presented as a valuable strategy in doubles play. On-court players demonstrate resetting offensive position on the volley. Russell also covers the specialized forehand, which allows the player time to get positioned on top of the ball. Other movement techniques covered include the 'dipper', the 'waddle', the 'sharpie' and chasing the ball. Russell also analyzes the curve of the ball on volley shots. The proper curve makes it very difficult for opponents to hit effective return shots. This is an excellent training tool for tennis players serious about taking it to the next level!

    46 minutes. 2007.


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  • 09/29/18--22:00: Keys to the Kick Serve
  • with Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach;
    former nationally ranked junior and #1 player at Cornell University;
    competed on USTA and ITF professional circuit;
    studied under Lluis Bruguera (former Spanish Davis Cup coach), Pato Alvarez (former top 10 player and Spanish coach) and Gilad Bloom (former Israeli ATP player and elite junior coach)

    Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach, presents a video packed with skills and drills designed to help athletes learn the difficult kick serve. Coach Lewit's three keys to a successful kick serve are the angle, height and spin sound generated by the player. Through a series of three individual lessons, you'll see how Coach Lewit teaches this technique to his athletes, transitioning from a beginning-level player who's never done a kick serve before, to an experienced player that only needs to fine tune the details.

    Lesson 1: Starting the Kick Serve

    For a beginning player, Coach Lewit begins by moving the athlete closer to the net for the Mini Tennis Serve drill. One of the first points instructed is the importance of tossing the ball slightly to the left (for a right hander), which will put it into the correct spot needed for solid contact.

    A challenge for beginning kick servers is learning not to slice. Spin should be put on the ball, but it should be primarily downward, not to the side. Key aspects of the serve include extending the tricep on contact, turning the shoulders and keeping an exaggerated sideways position. Coach Lewit believes that if the player is struggling with the full motion, then breaking the serve down into different steps can help them learn more effectively.

    Lesson 2: Technique

    Once players have graduated from the beginning phase, then you can begin to teach them more advanced techniques. In this lesson, Coach Lewit teaches an athlete how to add more height to the serve by changing the racket face angle and pushing up more on the contact with the ball. He also goes over how staying sideways can help create the proper angle and maximize spin.

    Keeping the lower back straight when executing the kick serve is necessary to prevent a stress injury. Coach Lewit explains how to keep the lower back straight while bending the neck and pushing out the chest to create a slight curve in the upper back. The resulting body position is perfect for players as they execute the kick serve.

    Lesson 3: Fine Tuning the Serve

    The final phase of the kick serve is working on the small details that can be the difference between a good and great serve. In this lesson, Coach Lewit reinforces keeping an L shape with the elbow on the toss in addition to keeping the head up on the serve. When athletes are consistently hitting good kick serves, Coach Lewit has them begin to work on a "surprise serve" to break out when their opponent begins to cheat too far to one side.

    The instruction in this video is perfect for beginning, intermediate or advanced athletes. Coach Lewit's skills and drills are sure to help you or your players improve the kick serve.

    84 minutes. 2016.


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    with Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach;
    former nationally ranked junior and #1 player at Cornell University;
    competed on USTA and ITF professional circuit;
    studied under Lluis Bruguera (former Spanish Davis Cup coach), Pato Alvarez (former top 10 player and Spanish coach) and Gilad Bloom (former Israeli ATP player and elite junior coach)

    Spanish players are known worldwide for hitting a powerful ball, and a large part of that stems from the way Spanish instructors have coached athletes for many decades. Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach, has spent time traveling all over Spain to observe how Spanish coaches teach the techniques, theory and exercises that go into a forehand. Now, Coach Lewit is here to pass his knowledge on to you, so you or your pupils can hit forehands the Spanish way.

    Drills

    Coach Lewit includes six drills that will help you perfect the Spanish forehand: the Racket Acceleration Drill, the Front Racket Speed Drill, the Advanced Acceleration Drill, the Alternating Sides Acceleration Drill, the Low Ball Drill and the Swinging Volley Drill.

    The Racket Acceleration Drill is designed to help players accelerate and work the ball as deep as possible to their target. You'll see how keeping a solid base and firing your hip can help the ball jump off your racket and cause problems for your opponent.

    As Coach Lewit runs through the steps behind each drill, he also presents common technique mistakes that players make while practicing each shot. An example of this is having the ball drop short while working on racket speed. It's important to hit the ball with great depth on every forehand to make it more difficult for your opponent to complete a return.

    Forehand Lessons

    Two forehand lessons are included in the second half of the video. The first lesson is with a more experienced player, while the second lesson features a younger, intermediate-level athlete.

    In each lesson, Coach Lewit works to analyze where the player's forehand is at. Once he's determined what the athlete needs to work on, he begins to incorporate any of the previous six drills that will help the player improve. Posture, balance, stability, level changing, hitting for depth and spin generation are among the skills taught by Coach Lewit in these lessons.

    Everything you need to know about the Spanish forehand is included in this video. This is a great resource for both coaches and players who desire to add some tenacity to their forehand.

    63 minutes. 2016.


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    with Bill Mountford,
    Senior Vice President of World TeamTennis;
    former USTA National Tennis Center Director of Tennis (NTC) and US Open Director of Player Operations,
    Founder of the HEAD Junior Tennis Academy (NJ)

    In this excellent "how to" tennis DVD, Bill Mountford demonstrates over a dozen drills that will help improve your confidence in the "most important shot in tennis," the serve! He begins by explaining the basic guidelines of serving, including proper foot positioning, grip strength, racket head acceleration, and ball toss. With the help of his students, Mountford then demonstrates an arsenal of serving drills which focus on improving individual dynamics of the serve, developing all around coordination, and improving performance in pressure situations and under fatigue. In nearly every situation, Mountford explains the drill to you as a player, and provides teaching tips for coaches - this DVD offers valuable advice and training ideas to tennis players and tennis coaches at all levels.

    47 minutes. 2005.


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    with Peter Smith,
    University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach;
    2014 NCAA Champions;
    5x NCAA Champions, including Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back (2009/2010/2011/2012) titles;
    2011 Pac-10 Coach of the Year; 2011 USPTA National College "Coach of the Year";
    2010 & 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) "Coach of the Year"

    and University of Southern California Assistant Coach Brett Masi

    With clarity and skill, University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach Peter Smith explains and demonstrates the many aspects of the volley. Smith provides a thorough rundown of all of the essentials necessary to volley like a pro. He includes instruction on proper technique, swing mechanics, and footwork. In addition, Smith highlights over twenty unique and effective drills to teach and perfect the volley. Smith's success has been due in part to the implementation of these well-developed drills and tactics that you and your athletes will enjoy. With this exceptional DVD, you will be able to study the volley and learn some of the most effective techniques of the game.

    42 minutes. 2006.


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    with Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach;
    former nationally ranked junior and #1 player at Cornell University;
    competed on USTA and ITF professional circuit;
    studied under Lluis Bruguera (former Spanish Davis Cup coach), Pato Alvarez (former top 10 player and Spanish coach) and Gilad Bloom (former Israeli ATP player and elite junior coach)

    Certified USTA High Performance Coach and former nationally ranked junior player, Chris Lewit, considers the serve to be the most difficult shot to teach in the game of tennis. Despite the degree of difficulty, Coach Lewit has become a master at instructing the serve, and has included the important concepts, technical aspects and myth busting you need to become a great server in this video. You'll learn Coach Lewit's four favorite drills for teaching the serve in addition to seeing them put into action during two live serving lessons.

    Technical Reference Points and Drills

    To perfect the serve, you must first understand the mechanics that are behind it. Coach Lewit breaks down the stance and grip that are commonly used, and points out the "L shape" position that players need to be in after they've tossed the ball. Every phase of the serve is covered step-by-step, from the initial stance to the landing after hitting the ball, to ensure that athletes can pinpoint which steps they need to work on to make improvements.

    Once every step has been explained, Coach Lewit goes into his four favorite drills for developing the serve: the L Shape Drill, the 5-5-5 Drill, Toss & Check and Jumping Drills. The drills will help you or your athletes improve muscle memory, rhythm of the toss, movement without the ball, balance, coordination, stability and body awareness.

    Serve Lessons

    Coach Lewit instructs a young boy and a young girl through two separate individual serving lessons. In the first lesson, the player works on driving the back leg and landing after the serve. The second lesson focuses on loading the back leg and trying to get full body extension so that more power can be produced.

    No matter what level of athlete he's coaching, Coach Lewit believes in refining the technique until it's as perfect as possible. By introducing simple methods and exercises and treating the serve as a biomechanical movement, you'll quickly be able to teach your students to serve well.

    This video is a great resource for a coach or athlete who wants to learn every step of the serve. Coach Lewit's instruction is easy to follow and perfect for all skill levels.

    58 minutes. 2016.


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    with John Officer,
    US Naval Academy Head Tennis Coach

    This video breaks down the game of tennis into five areas. The categories include defense, rally, dictate, transition, and finishing zone. The DVD explores the correct percentage play from each area. Additionally, the serve, return, passing shots, and counter-attacking shots are included as separate areas bringing the total to nine. There is a tendency for teaching professionals to teach how to stroke the ball but not where to place it. It is crucial that players understand how to set up a point, counter-attack, as well as how to finish.

    44 minutes. 2004.


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    Paul Wardlaw, a successful collegiate coach for over 15 years (3 NCAA Championships at Kenyon College, Division III, Wilson/ITA Coach of the Decade award winner, NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the University of Iowa) has had recognition from tennis authorities as being a leader of innovative, effective practice ideas. The two videos in this latest instructional offering from Wardlaw give coaches and athletes all the competitive drills he uses in his daily practices to prepare his team for the competitive rigors of team tennis. The drills are divided into two videos, singles and doubles.
    These two videos will provide coaches and players at all levels with nearly two hours of demanding drills, practice sessions, and warm-ups.


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