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    with David Roditi,
    TCU Head Men's Tennis Coach;
    2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year - 3x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    Back-to-Back Big 12 Champions (2016-17);
    2015 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year;
    3x All-American at TCU - holds the school record for combined career victories

    Working with a team or a large group of tennis players can be a challenge for a coach. In this video, David Roditi shows you how to incorporate various warm-up drills and competitive games that can help coaches utilize court space more effectively and efficiently.

    Tennis Warm-up

    Coach Roditi demonstrates the value of mentally engaging your players as soon as they are on the court. Beginning with slice games, players immediately focus on proper grip and technique as they get their minds and bodies ready for practice. Roditi emphasizes the importance of the Continental grip during both the slice games and volley progression component of the warm-up, as these shots are under-practiced and under-utilized by most coaches.

    Tennis Practice Games

    After warming up, Roditi continues to engage his players mentally with the Bounce and Hit drill, a drill that requires his players to use their voice and mind to stay mentally engaged with their groundstrokes. Combined with baseline target practice and shot combination sequences, Roditi ensures his athletes are every bit as focused on the mental component as the physical.

    Tennis Control Drills

    Many times, players are concerned with how hard they hit the ball and not where they hit it. In this section, Coach Roditi shows the value of shot placement with the 2 Cross, 1 Down the Line drill. As his athletes demonstrate the drill, you will learn specific shot selection patterns and techniques - a must for more experienced singles player.

    Court Coverage

    At the end of the video, you will learn two games - 3 vs. 3 and Speed Singles, both of which will help your athletes understand the value of court coverage, shot selection, and racket speed - all while having fun competing! This is a great way to close practice and will have an immediate impact on the movement and competitive spirit of your team.

    Coach Roditi provides a series of drills, technique demonstrations, and games that will allow coaches of all levels the opportunity to improve their team. His energy, enthusiasm, and passion for teaching the game are felt through every second of this video.

    70 minutes. 2018.


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    with David Roditi,
    TCU Head Men's Tennis Coach;
    2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year - 3x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    Back-to-Back Big 12 Champions (2016-17);
    2015 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year;
    3x All-American at TCU - holds the school record for combined career victories

    Developing an all-court game is more valuable than ever, as today's athletes are becoming stronger and more athletic. Learning the finer points of the fundamentals that are essential for the groundstroke, volley, and serve are vital for today's modern player!

    TCU head coach David Roditi shows detailed and easy-to-follow progressions for groundstrokes, volleys, transition shots, and the serve that build solid fundamentals on all strokes. No matter what level a student is at, they can quickly build their skills on the court by following Coach Roditi's progressions. Roditi has developed a practice plan that is fun and has a mix of cooperative and competitive drills.

    Along the way, Roditi provides several insightful tips that he has learned both in his playing career and as a coach. He gives valuable instruction on hitting balls with more power and spin, as well as his favorite strategies for match play.

    Swing Progression - Groundstrokes

    Roditi demonstrates the importance of knowing when to hit the right shot, depending on the shot you get from your opponent. By stressing the values of 'lifting' and 'driving,' Roditi allows his players to learn how to control points during match play. Starting first with simple ball feeds and then progressing to live ball drills, a player works on emphasizing drive and power when the ball is rising and then works on lifting the ball when the ball is falling.

    Along the way, Roditi provides several valuable tips on how to adjust stroke technique based on your intent. By emphasizing shot selection, Roditi is able to reinforce proper head and body movement as well. Roditi applies these concepts both in isolation and live ball drills, allowing the player to learn as they play. The structure of the drills is such that there are both cooperative and competitive play.

    Hitting Progression - Racket Speed

    Coach Roditi explains and shows how to work on racquet head speed. Starting with the key concept to aim for different parts of the ball depending on whether the player gets a high or low ball, Roditi outlines a progressive system to build racquet head speed.

    • Hand feeds - Players start with very simple feeds and work on hitting outside or inside of ball.
    • Cooperative drills - Players work on hitting versus faster paced balls with a variety of spins and heights.
    • Competitive hitting games - Once students have mastered a feel for hitting inside or outside of the ball based on height, they progress to point play to develop more advanced strategy in matches.
    • Teaching your players when to hit outside vs. inside will have them more focused on how the ball is not only coming off their racket, but how it finishes on the other side of the net. Roditi applies these concepts from the baseline and transitions seamlessly into the approach and net game fundamentals as well.

      Volley Progressions

      Coach Roditi shows how to handle two different volley types:

      • Deeper volleys that are typically hit from behind the service line and require more power.
      • Softer volleys when athletes are closer to the net and need to be more focused more on spin, feel, and touch with the hands.

      Roditi explains optimal positioning based on where the ball is on opponent's side, and provides training for the approach shot. You'll see an effective use of the slice as an approach shot to set up an easy volley winner, as well as drills to fix common errors made when hitting approach shots.

      Service Motion

      Are your players using the correct grip? When they miss a serve, is it in the net or deep in the court? In this section, Roditi demonstrates how to get your players to use the appropriate Continental grip, along with emphasizing the 12 o'clock contact point. You will learn the techniques and fundamentals necessary to get your players to hit up (not out) on their motion - ultimately resulting in higher serving percentages for your team. He provides drills to develop more use of the legs and the core to maximize power and spin, which are critical components for the kick serve.

      Coach Roditi provides a framework that allows you to help improve every player's skills from beginners up to your most advanced tennis players. He provides extensive detail with the types of shots necessary for today's modern athlete. You will learn fundamentals, progression teaching, and an overall philosophy for player development that will pay immediate dividends for you and your athletes!

      "I have been to many clinics and seen many instructional videos and can say without hesitation that this was one of the best. As a coach, I am always looking for advanced techniques, drills, and strategies to give to my more advanced players. In this video, Coach Roditi gives me in-depth analysis for all the shots required to be successful in today's game. A must-view for every high school or collegiate coach!" - Karl Buck, Head Boys' & Girls' Tennis Coach, Mountain Range High School

      86 minutes. 2018.


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    featuring Brian Boland,
    Head of Men's Tennis for USTA Player Development;
    former University of Virginia Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back-Back NCAA Champions (2015-17) - four championships in five seasons (2013 National Champions);
    Back-to-back (2011-12) NCAA Team Championship Runner-up;
    2016 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year - also named 2008 ITA National Coach of the Year';
    10x ACC Coach of the Year; 9 straight ACC Conference Championships (2007-15)

    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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    with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    We followed 2009 National High School Coach of the Year Lawrence Eyre through two extended practice sessions giving you unprecedented access to every conversation, drill, decision and the layout of his practices.

    In addition to live practice footage, Coach Eyre delivers 'spot on' coaching points and explanations that will enable you to take his ideas and blend them into your own style of coaching.

    Over the course of these practice sessions, Eyre focuses on strengthening five key areas in order of importance.

    • Consistency and accuracy of strokes and serves (most important)
    • Direction and placement
    • Depth
    • Spin
    • Velocity/speed/power (of least importance)

    This DVD provides a myriad of drills and coaching points to ensure that each of your players continues to improve in these areas.

    Lawrence Eyre has had great success with several generations of high school tennis players. Now you can implement the drills, techniques and coaching tactics that have led to 16 state championships!

    219 minutes (2 DVDs). 2011.

    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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    with Allen Fox, Ph.D.; former Pepperdine Head Men's Tennis Coach,
    Wimbledon quarter-finalist; 3x member of the U.S. Davis Cup team; 2x NCAA champion, UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, Southern California Tennis Hall of Fame, Intercollegiate Coaches Hall of Fame, International Tennis Hall of Fame

    Renowned sports psychologist and tennis guru Allen Fox tackles one of the least-understood and often under-coached areas in the sport - winning the 'mental match' that goes on inside your head.

    In an intimate, 'fireside chat-like' setting, Coach Fox shares his thoughts and insights on a variety of compelling topics (choking, anger, discouragement, nerves, fear, and more) centered around gaining an understanding of the process of how and why competition-based emotions arise so routinely and how an understanding and recognition of them is a step towards overcoming their impact on your game in the future.

    A "must-see," information-packed session for all coaches and serious tennis players!

    "Allen Fox is one of the true giants of the game! If you truly want to understand the mental challenges of this game and play, or coach, better because of it, this video, by the world's most renowned expert, will significantly help you in your journey!"
    Dick Gould, 17x NCAA Championship Coach at Stanford University

    "This video is an incredible teaching tool that will help players of all levels play up to their potential and enjoy their tennis more. I benefitted from these same techniques and knowledge during my career, and I am sure you will as well."

    "This video will help you understand and solve many of the mental problems we all run into in competition."

    "I can unequivocally recommend this video to any coaches or players wanting to understand, and improve, their mental games." Richard Gallien, Women's Head Coach, USC

    73 minutes. 2014.


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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)

    Eight years spent traveling and studying tennis instructors in Spain has left Chris Lewit with a wealth of coaching knowledge that he's eager to share. In this video, the certified USTA High Performance Coach explains the philosophies and terminologies that Spanish coaches use to train the footwork of their tennis players. You'll also get drills used by Spanish coaches designed to create world-class tennis players. Once you've seen and heard how footwork is taught in Spain, you'll know why the country produces so many elite players!

    Philosophies and Terminology

    Coach Lewit discusses the different terms and theories that he's learned from observing some of Spain's best tennis coaches. You'll learn about receiving and sending the ball, what the "support system" is, as well as how the Spanish train balance, footwork, agility and more!

    In Spain, footwork is integrated while working on the rest of the body and is rarely isolated. Coach Lewit debunks the myth that Spanish teachings focus on the open stance. Instead, he explains that a closed stance is more common. Coach Lewit has learned that Spanish players are taught to "suffer," or in other words, run and try to hit every ball. Getting behind the ball (getting the body set up to hit) is stressed, making it crucial that players sprint to receive every shot.

    Drills

    Coach Lewit includes nine of the most common footwork drills that he's seen used by Spanish tennis coaches. Many of the drills force players to move all over the court, improving their conditioning while working on making solid contact with the ball. Being set for every shot and "suffering" in every drill will train your players to dig deep and play at their maximum level on the court.

    Resistance belts are introduced for advanced players who have worked a lot on their movement and need an additional challenge. Coach Lewit warns against using bands that are too heavy for younger players, as they'll only hurt the athlete's ability to learn the proper technique. When used properly, these drills will improve the quickness, agility, reaction time and coordination of your players.

    Coach Lewit's instruction is both clear and informative. If you or the athletes you coach are looking to improve your footwork and have it mirror some of the best Spanish players in the world, then this is the video for you.

    68 minutes. 2016.


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    with Richard Woodroof,
    ITPA-CTPS, USPTA, NESTA-SAQ / Director Impact Sports Performance

    Tennis players change direction every 1.1 seconds. As the speed of tennis has increased, so has the need for efficient pre-shot movements. Using exercises incorporating speed as an element of direction change, ITPA-certified Tennis Performance Trainer Richard Woodroof breaks down a training sequence beneficial to tennis players and coaches of all skill levels.

    Movement Exercises

    Concentrating on hip muscles, balance and the first step, Coach Woodroof leads you through a progression of stretch band, plyometric and cone workouts that put the body into proper hitting positions. Coach Woodroof explains correct and incorrect posture and procedure for numerous exercises. It's evident during the seven, five and three cone workouts why previous exercises must be done correctly for maximum benefit.

    All of these exercises can be done on court during good weather or inside during inclement weather.

    Footwork Drills

    The Ladder Groundstrokes drill puts a new twist on using a footwork ladder for drills. Emphasizing his focus on hip strength, the drill uses a footwork ladder to move a player forward through the shot with quick explosive movements.

    Primarily targeting intermediate players who want to fine tune their footwork to take their game to the next level, many of these exercises and progressions will benefit players of all skill levels.

    For coaches of beginning players, this video helps players understand that there's an approach to the game beyond "hit, prepare and hit again" while also being a good general fitness workout. If you have players striving for the next level, you'll be able to show them technical aspects of training footwork that can be the difference between crushing a winner or hitting an off-balance shot into the net.

    Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned player looking to gain an edge, everyone can improve their footwork and become a better player using Coach Woodroof's teachings.

    68 minutes. 2016.


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    with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    Lawrence Eyre has taught and coached 15,000 tennis players over an impressive career that spans several decades of changing equipment, ideas and facilities. As a result, Eyre knows the challenge of putting together a tennis-specific strength, conditioning and quickness training program that works in the off-season, pre-season and in-season.

    This DVD contains a collection of games and drills that can be applied to a wide variety of court conditions, team sizes and talent levels.

    From the warm-up to the cool down and everything in between, Eyre shares all of the games, exercises and drills that he uses, with consistent success, to improve his players' fitness levels, prevent the occurrence of repetitive, overuse injuries and keep practices fun and competitive.

    You will appreciate Eyre's coaching points throughout the DVD - perfectly timed to eliminate any confusion in how to organize a game or drill and/or why this drill is done, as well as insights on team building, hydration, rest and more.

    This excellent tennis DVD also includes a resourceful 'Rube Goldberg Machine' of eight training stations, all operating simultaneously on one court. It includes reaction drills, weight training, running and plyometrics, plus, tennis-specific drills on court - both with and without tennis rackets. Your team will love it!

    Eyre-coached teams have played for the State Team Championship 11 times in the past 24 seasons despite being the smallest school in the State of Iowa with a tennis team!

    90 minutes. 2011.


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  • 09/29/18--22:00: Peter Smith's 2-Pack
  • featuring Peter Smith,
    University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach;
    Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back (2009/2010/2011/2012) NCAA Champions;
    2011 USPTA National College "Coach of the Year"; 2010 & 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) "Coach of the Year"


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    TND-03849A: with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    We followed 2009 National High School Coach of the Year Lawrence Eyre through two extended practice sessions giving you unprecedented access to every conversation, drill, decision and the layout of his practices.

    In addition to live practice footage, Coach Eyre delivers 'spot on' coaching points and explanations that will enable you to take his ideas and blend them into your own style of coaching.

    Over the course of these practice sessions, Eyre focuses on strengthening five key areas in order of importance.

    • Consistency and accuracy of strokes and serves (most important)
    • Direction and placement
    • Depth
    • Spin
    • Velocity/speed/power (of least importance)

    This DVD provides a myriad of drills and coaching points to ensure that each of your players continues to improve in these areas.

    Lawrence Eyre has had great success with several generations of high school tennis players. Now you can implement the drills, techniques and coaching tactics that have led to 16 state championships!

    219 minutes (2 DVDs). 2011.

    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!



    TND-03849B: with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    The majority of a tennis match takes place between points and sets. If you and your athletes know how to make the most of this time, you will gain a competitive advantage over your opponents.

    This unprecedented 'All Access' DVD is an unbelievable teaching tool designed to help coaches maintain the all-important balance between specific, practical feedback and overall motivational encouragement of their players during match play.

    COACHING IN PRACTICE
    USPTA's 2009 High School Coach of the Year Lawrence Eyre takes you inside a "live" team practice and simulates how he prepares his team for a match. Using an intra-squad match, Eyres demonstrates how he practices watching and coaching his players at changeovers or at the end of sets.

    COACHING IN A LIVE MATCH
    On Disc 2, you will see Coach Eyre 'on the move' at every opportunity - from court to court - offering observations, suggestions and encouragement to all of his players during their matches. Filmed during an actual high school tennis match, this is a segment you will want to watch again and again. The coaching and the suggestions are terrific!

    Get a leg up on your competition this season by mastering your down time during the match!

    Eyre-coached teams have played for the State Team Championship 11 times in the past 24 seasons despite being the smallest school in the State of Iowa with a tennis team!

    140 minutes (2 DVDs). 2011.

    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!



    TND-03849C: with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    Lawrence Eyre has taught and coached 15,000 tennis players over an impressive career that spans several decades of changing equipment, ideas and facilities. As a result, Eyre knows the challenge of putting together a tennis-specific strength, conditioning and quickness training program that works in the off-season, pre-season and in-season.

    This DVD contains a collection of games and drills that can be applied to a wide variety of court conditions, team sizes and talent levels.

    From the warm-up to the cool down and everything in between, Eyre shares all of the games, exercises and drills that he uses, with consistent success, to improve his players' fitness levels, prevent the occurrence of repetitive, overuse injuries and keep practices fun and competitive.

    You will appreciate Eyre's coaching points throughout the DVD - perfectly timed to eliminate any confusion in how to organize a game or drill and/or why this drill is done, as well as insights on team building, hydration, rest and more.

    This excellent tennis DVD also includes a resourceful 'Rube Goldberg Machine' of eight training stations, all operating simultaneously on one court. It includes reaction drills, weight training, running and plyometrics, plus, tennis-specific drills on court - both with and without tennis rackets. Your team will love it!

    Eyre-coached teams have played for the State Team Championship 11 times in the past 24 seasons despite being the smallest school in the State of Iowa with a tennis team!

    90 minutes. 2011.




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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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  • 09/29/18--22:00: Singles 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)

    Hilton Head tennis instructor and successful high school coach Eric Wammock takes the guesswork out of tennis strategy and tactics and equips you with a wealth of insight and knowledge for your teams. Once your tennis players begin to develop tennis skills, adding in a dose of strategic and tactical training will help them achieve even greater success.

    Coach Wammock covers court position and recovery, how to establish patterns, understanding what shots to hit (and when and why), establishing a 'game plan' and a 'points plan' as you head into a match, identifying opponents' 'type' (attacker, baseliner, etc.) and using that knowledge to adjust your game and much, much more.

    104 minutes. 2014.


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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 Smith's three sons: Tanner, Riley and Colter

    In this excellent DVD, USC's Peter Smith uses the assistance of his three sons to teach you how simple the game of tennis can be! Coach Smith offers a fun and unique way for anyone to learn the fundamental techniques. To demonstrate the ease that tennis can be learned, Smith has his youngest son Coulter, age 4, hit the ball over the net from the base line. You don't have to be old or strong to hit the ball! This video is fun and competitive. The essential skills you will learn in this outstanding demonstration include the backhand slice, ground stroke, closing volley, overhead, cross-court shots and, the most challenging stroke, the serve. Furthermore, he goes over the correct way to hold a racquet, use proper footwork and how to keep score. What makes this video a must-have is that Smith is able to use children throughout the program to illustrate just how easy it is to learn the game of tennis! With the addition of this production to your collection, you will learn the proper techniques, have fun and be successful!

    47 minutes. 2006.


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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"

    You no longer have to wonder "How does USC do it every year?"

    USC Head Men's Tennis Coach Peter Smith allows you unprecedented 'all access' to his practices, drills, philosophy and more. Explore the inner-workings of Coach Smith's 20+ year, time-tested system of success and learn how you can incorporate his best drills and best ideas into your program.

    This extensive DVD set includes four hours of on-court tennis instruction including three full practices and core strength training exercises.

    Practice Breakdown:

    • Day 1 practice focuses on transition shots and volley shots. Smith stresses taking away time from your opponent. Includes some weight room exercises, warm-ups and dynamic warm-up drills.
    • Day 2 practice focuses on footwork behind the baseline, live play drills, pattern play and solid groundstrokes. Includes some fun warm-ups and competitive doubles drills as well.
    • Day 3 practice focuses on doubles - first shots, serves, returns, the first volley and the poach. All of the drills Smith shares are designed to make the USC team the best they can be. The team also takes another turn with Wendell Richards, USC Tennis Strength Training & Conditioning coach, for a series of weight room/core strength workouts.

    Watch this DVD today and you will witness, firsthand, the competitive drills, the focus, the dedication, the pushing, the strength training, the warm-ups, the fun, the frustration, the tenacity of USC tennis. It is unlike any other instructional/educational coaching experience you have ever had!

    243 minutes (3 DVDs). 2011.

    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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    with Peter Smith,
    University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach; over 500 career wins;
    2014 NCAA Champions; 5x NCAA Champions, including Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back (2009/2010/2011/2012) titles;
    5x Pac-10 Coach of the Year; 2011 USPTA National College "Coach of the Year"; 2x Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) "Coach of the Year" (2010 & 2012)

    Teaching doubles technique and strategy has become a vital component for team success, from high school up through college. In this video, five-time NCAA championship coach Peter Smith demonstrates the same progression of competitive drills and match play situations that he uses with his team that have allowed them to continue their dominance of the Pac-12.

    Coach Smith walks through a warm up, doubles-specific drills, and three-player drills. Each of these drills have variations and progressions to improve doubles play tactically and technically. The video focuses on isolating parts of the court to help players develop skills of serving, returning, volleying and ground strokes. Using a combination of instruction, competition and repetition, Coach Smith's methods will help players at all levels improve their game.

    Dynamic Warm-Up

    Coach Smith stresses the importance of getting the body warm with a sequence of dynamic stretches that target the legs, hips, and shoulders. Special attention is given to warming up the shoulders and rotator cuff using a resistance band to reduce the chance of injury. This dynamic routine will ensure that your team is prepared physically to hit the court running.

    The USC Warm-Up

    In this segment, Coach Smith reinforces the importance of shot selection and the smaller details in doubles tennis during their warm-up. He puts his team through a sequence of the following shots:

    • Bounce overheads
    • Defensive lobs
    • Offensive top spin lobs
    • Slice backhands
    • Volleys

    Coach Smith stresses hitting a variety of shots as a doubles player, noting that this sequence has helped his players throughout the years learn how to mix it up during match play. Each shot is only hit for 1-2 minutes.

    Doubles Drills Series

    Practice progresses into a 2-on-2 doubles series - the same series Coach Smith uses with his team immediately before they begin match play. Continually stressing the importance of making each drill competitive (games to 5 or 7), Coach Smith puts his team through the following drills:

    • Poaching - With all four players at the service line, Coach Smith feeds through the middle to emphasize the importance of stepping in. Coach Smith prioritizes moving with the feet (not lunging with the arms) and the importance of keeping the ball out of the net.
    • Poaching, Crossing - This drill simulates the return and the returner's partner crossing. Coach Smith feeds the return to the oncoming server, who returns cross court to get Coach Smith's partner to poach. Coach Smith stresses the importance of moving on an `L', not on a diagonal.
    • Two Up, Two Back - This drill stresses the importance of closing the net and taking away the middle.

    Match Play Drills

    Moving from the Doubles Drills Series, Coach Smith takes you through a series of drills that help isolate, focus, and emphasize the importance of the first four shots in a doubles point. As Coach Smith states, 80% or more of doubles points will be decided in these first shots. Each drill gives opportunity for team work, communication, poaching, defending and attacking the ball.

    • Serve and Volley Cross Court - This drill isolates the serve, the return, and the third ball. Every ball is played cross court in a 1-on-1 situation. Coach Smith emphasizes the importance of serving to the body in doubles. Learn the signaling system Coach Smith incorporates with his doubles teams to stress the importance of serve placement and net movement.
    • One Up, One Back - This drill focuses on the importance of, again, stepping in and through the middle. It alternates from the coach feeding the serve to the coach feeding the return.
    • Offense, Defense - This 1-on-1 competitive drill emphasizes the importance of closing the net, as points can only be won at the net.

    Group Games

    Most tennis coaches deal with managing a large amount of players on one court at the same time. Coach Smith takes you through drills he uses at his academy and during practice play that can help you through large-number situations:

    • Overheads
    • Overheads/Poach
    • Poach Drill
    • Forehand Poaches
    • Approach Shots
    • Live Ball

    Three Man Doubles Drills

    Learn an innovative approach to working with your doubles teams. By taking away the fourth player, Coach Smith shows you a sequence of drills that again focus on the first shots, which are crucial to doubles success:

    • Serve and Volley
    • Straight Up
    • Modern I
    • Traditional I
    • Straight Up with a Poach or Fake
    • Coach is the Returner
    • Isolation Drill

    Tennis coaches of all levels are always looking for new and innovative methods for teaching doubles play. After viewing this video, you will have more than enough tools to help take your doubles teams to the next level!

    "I have been looking for a doubles video that gives an intense and efficient way to focus on what really matters in doubles match play, this video is it. Players keep pace and challenge each other to make it pay off on match day." - Customer Review

    69 minutes. 2017.


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  • 09/29/18--22:00: The 'New Tennis Coach' Pack
  • TND-03849A: with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    We followed 2009 National High School Coach of the Year Lawrence Eyre through two extended practice sessions giving you unprecedented access to every conversation, drill, decision and the layout of his practices.

    In addition to live practice footage, Coach Eyre delivers 'spot on' coaching points and explanations that will enable you to take his ideas and blend them into your own style of coaching.

    Over the course of these practice sessions, Eyre focuses on strengthening five key areas in order of importance.

    • Consistency and accuracy of strokes and serves (most important)
    • Direction and placement
    • Depth
    • Spin
    • Velocity/speed/power (of least importance)

    This DVD provides a myriad of drills and coaching points to ensure that each of your players continues to improve in these areas.

    Lawrence Eyre has had great success with several generations of high school tennis players. Now you can implement the drills, techniques and coaching tactics that have led to 16 state championships!

    219 minutes (2 DVDs). 2011.

    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!



    TND-03849B: with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    The majority of a tennis match takes place between points and sets. If you and your athletes know how to make the most of this time, you will gain a competitive advantage over your opponents.

    This unprecedented 'All Access' DVD is an unbelievable teaching tool designed to help coaches maintain the all-important balance between specific, practical feedback and overall motivational encouragement of their players during match play.

    COACHING IN PRACTICE
    USPTA's 2009 High School Coach of the Year Lawrence Eyre takes you inside a "live" team practice and simulates how he prepares his team for a match. Using an intra-squad match, Eyres demonstrates how he practices watching and coaching his players at changeovers or at the end of sets.

    COACHING IN A LIVE MATCH
    On Disc 2, you will see Coach Eyre 'on the move' at every opportunity - from court to court - offering observations, suggestions and encouragement to all of his players during their matches. Filmed during an actual high school tennis match, this is a segment you will want to watch again and again. The coaching and the suggestions are terrific!

    Get a leg up on your competition this season by mastering your down time during the match!

    Eyre-coached teams have played for the State Team Championship 11 times in the past 24 seasons despite being the smallest school in the State of Iowa with a tennis team!

    140 minutes (2 DVDs). 2011.

    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!



    TND-03849C: with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    Lawrence Eyre has taught and coached 15,000 tennis players over an impressive career that spans several decades of changing equipment, ideas and facilities. As a result, Eyre knows the challenge of putting together a tennis-specific strength, conditioning and quickness training program that works in the off-season, pre-season and in-season.

    This DVD contains a collection of games and drills that can be applied to a wide variety of court conditions, team sizes and talent levels.

    From the warm-up to the cool down and everything in between, Eyre shares all of the games, exercises and drills that he uses, with consistent success, to improve his players' fitness levels, prevent the occurrence of repetitive, overuse injuries and keep practices fun and competitive.

    You will appreciate Eyre's coaching points throughout the DVD - perfectly timed to eliminate any confusion in how to organize a game or drill and/or why this drill is done, as well as insights on team building, hydration, rest and more.

    This excellent tennis DVD also includes a resourceful 'Rube Goldberg Machine' of eight training stations, all operating simultaneously on one court. It includes reaction drills, weight training, running and plyometrics, plus, tennis-specific drills on court - both with and without tennis rackets. Your team will love it!

    Eyre-coached teams have played for the State Team Championship 11 times in the past 24 seasons despite being the smallest school in the State of Iowa with a tennis team!

    90 minutes. 2011.



    TND-04147A: 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)

    The most complicated shot in tennis deserves expert instruction and that is what you get from this DVD.

    Eric Wammock's many years as a developing player, touring player, college and high school coach and tennis club professional have reinforced to him the importance of teaching the fundamentals and the 'how to' parts of the serve first, and then, and only then, working into the 'where to' parts of taking better aim at specific targets on the court.

    You will receive instruction on the grip, the stance, body position, the release, slice or topspin, the rationale and best practices. The final segment covers the return of serve and shares the best practices for position, racquet position and footwork.

    Whether you are a coach or an aspiring player, this DVD will reinforce every aspect of creating and developing a consistent serve.

    48 minutes. 2012.



    TND-04147B: 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)

    Because of the simplicity and seemingly unchanged nature of the basic volley over time, this fundamental stroke is often under-practiced and under-studied.

    Eric Wammock's many years as a student and teacher of the game have equipped him with the perfect balance of being able to share all the relevant information and the ability to do so in a way that is logical, purposeful and will help you build your player's game to its fullest potential.

    The forehand volley, the backhand volley and the overhead are all fully covered from grip to feet to racquet and all of the extra detail that will take your stroke to the next level!

    52 minutes. 2012.



    TND-04147C: 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)

    The detail and the large amount of stellar, useful information included in this video is extraordinary.

    Eric Wammock's many years as a player and coach at all levels come shining through as he provides one of the better video lessons on the forehand and backhand we have ever seen.

    The basics - such as grip, stance, follow through and point of contact - are all covered. There is a section on shot evaluation, a series of advanced-level shot making, a series of errors and how to correct them and all the while, Coach Wammock's well-presented 'why' for every 'how'.

    Learning correct forehand and backhand is essential. This DVD will take your player's understanding of correct form and technique to the next level!

    57 minutes. 2012.



    TND-04147D: 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)

    In this excellent DVD, Wammock shares how your body position, or your position on the court, can create a need for specialty shots. All strokes and shots in tennis are variations of the four major strokes - the volley, the forehand, the backhand and serve. Wammock explores all of the most used (and most useful!) specialty shots, and shows how to practice them and when to use them for maximum advantage.

    The Approach Shot and the Put Away Shot are taught in detail for both the forehand and backhand. Also covered are the Lob, the Buggy Whip, the Dropshot, and Angle Volley, a Stab Volley, Slices, a Half Volley, Running Down a Lob and a fun one - the 'Tweener.'

    You will be a better teacher and your players will all benefit from this great instruction.

    60 minutes. 2012.




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    with Peter Smith,
    University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach;
    over 500 career wins;
    2014 NCAA Champions;
    5x NCAA Champions, including Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back (2009/2010/2011/2012) titles;
    5x Pac-10 Coach of the Year;
    2011 & 2014 USPTA National College "Coach of the Year";
    2x Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) "Coach of the Year" (2010 & 2012)

    Decorated USC head coach Peter Smith teaches you about the most important shot in tennis: the serve. The serve is the only shot that you have 100% control over during a given point. This video is greatly beneficial for individuals and teams looking to improve their game by learning tips and drills that are used by one of the best collegiate programs in the country.

    Breaking Down the Serve

    Coach Smith breaks down the basic fundamentals and techniques needed to maximize your serve's potential. You'll see him explain the analogy of how a serve is closely related to throwing a football or baseball. Smith also covers two types of stance, the continental grip, placement of the toss, how to generate power, and finishing the swing.

    Types of Serves

    While power is important, Smith places a higher priority on the placement and the spin of the serve. He has his players demonstrate three types of serves and the keys to each of them.

    Serves covered include:

    • Flat - When you're trying to beat someone with pure speed.
    • Slice - Ideal for doubles, when you're trying to generate some movement.
    • Kick - When you want height, security, and movement.

    Smith ends the segment by talking about common mistakes that players make on each serve and how to fix them on the court.

    Serving Drills

    The last portion of this video includes different drills that individuals and teams can use that are fun, competitive, and will provide repetitions for each type of serve. You'll learn the following drills:

    • Target Serving
    • Target Serving Competition
    • Towel Hop Drill
    • Kneeling Serves
    • Coil Serves
    • Wall Taps

    The serve is the most important shot in the game and USC's Peter Smith breaks down all of the different parts of the serve that are essential to achieve mastery. This video features great breakdowns and drills for players of all skill levels!

    46 minutes. 2018.


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    TND-05104A: featuring Brian Boland,
    Head of Men's Tennis for USTA Player Development;
    former University of Virginia Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back-Back NCAA Champions (2015-17) - four championships in five seasons (2013 National Champions);
    Back-to-back (2011-12) NCAA Team Championship Runner-up;
    2016 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year - also named 2008 ITA National Coach of the Year';
    10x ACC Coach of the Year; 9 straight ACC Conference Championships (2007-15)

    Team practices often don't provide the individual attention a player needs to supply the inner confidence that breeds success.

    In a live practice setting, Brian Boland demonstrates how to focus on the individual player while managing an entire team at the same time. Coach Boland does this through high-quality live ball drills that maintain the focus of his players through the entire practice. His progression of drills will provide your players with the ability to own every shot and hit with a purpose.

    Coach Boland uses two players to show how his style of positive coaching gets the most out of each of their individual talents on the court. The first workout consists of forehand, backhand, volley, transition, and serve drills with a heavy emphasis on the ground stroke portion. The second segment takes a more hands-on approach, giving consistent feedback relating to the areas of positioning, technical proficiency, and shot selection.

    Through the drills demonstrated, players will learn:

    • Core stroke drills to help make a more powerful tennis player
    • How to manipulate time and space to establish rhythm and take time away from the opponent
    • How to develop quick hands at the net
    • How to have a better weight shift into the ball, better contact point (between waist and shoulders) and better body balance
    • How to hit with a purpose within a small space and stretch the court
    • When to change direction and how to transition effectively
    • Why a player volleys better when they stand closer to the net
    • The difference between "good misses" and "bad misses"

    Coach Boland infuses each of his drills with sophisticated analysis and purpose. His progressions will demonstrate many common mistakes coaches make when choosing the timing of drills during individual practice. This fresh approach from a legendary coach will be a welcome tool for players and coaches of all levels.

    This is an amazing opportunity to see the amount of work and focus it takes to rise to the top of collegiate tennis. Coach Boland allows you to have an intimate view of his player development inside of a practice setting so you can learn how to get the most out of your players when you get the opportunity to work with them individually.

    96 minutes. 2017.



    TND-05104B: featuring Brian Boland,
    Head of Men's Tennis for USTA Player Development;
    former University of Virginia Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back-Back NCAA Champions (2015-17) - four championships in five seasons (2013 National Champions);
    Back-to-back (2011-12) NCAA Team Championship Runner-up;
    2016 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year - also named 2008 ITA National Coach of the Year';
    10x ACC Coach of the Year; 9 straight ACC Conference Championships (2007-15)

    All tennis players and teams want to achieve their maximum potential, but it's often a challenge to design practices that will help achieve that elusive goal.

    In this video, University of Virginia head coach Brian Boland, the 2016 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, shows the type of drills his top-ranked NCAA teams have utilized to prepare for match play at the highest levels. Coach Boland shows a complete practice from start to finish that works on every aspect of a tennis player's game in order to be prepared for singles and doubles matches.

    While Boland's individual instruction sessions emphasize techniques to improve ball striking mechanics and movement on court, his small group workouts help players build point-play skills through a series of challenging situational games and drills that repeatedly require real-time decision making and dynamic court positioning.

    Hitting Warm-Ups

    By limiting their singles warm-ups to the center third of the court, Coach Boland's players focus less on movement and more on positioning themselves for effective ball-striking, hitting with depth and varying net clearance. In the "Roll and Rip" drill, for example, two players challenge each other by alternating high topspin shots (defender) versus flatter drives (aggressor).

    'Situational Strait-Jackets'

    This series of exercises helps you expand your players' arsenal of singles skills by placing them in a series of 'situational strait-jackets'. In these, Coach Boland allows one player to hit shots anywhere on court during points, but requires their workout partner to hit every ball to the ad court. This simultaneously challenges - and strengthens - both players' consistency and versatility.

    Situational Games

    This segment helps you improve your players' decision-making skills and doubles court positioning during point play by repeatedly challenging them to play all the roles in short situational games:

    • Where should the server send the first volley?
    • Who covers the ball down the middle?
    • How can we prevent getting burned down the line?

    Coach Boland helps his players discover the answers to these questions as they play out in dynamic, real-time practice scenarios.

    The 12 situational games and drills in this video readily lend themselves to variation based on your players' skill levels. The games and drills are fun, competitive, and simple to teach - creating a win/win scenario for coaches and players alike.

    Coach Boland deliberately fills his small group sessions with repeated situational point-play to 'program' strategically sound shot-making and positioning choices into his players' brains. His players' sustained national success becomes less of a surprise when you see that how they perform on the Championship stage year after year, with uncommon poise and intuitive decision-making (coupled with incredible talent), is what is reinforced at practice day after day!

    72 minutes. 2017.



    TND-05104C: featuring Brian Boland,
    Head of Men's Tennis for USTA Player Development;
    former University of Virginia Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back-Back NCAA Champions (2015-17) - four championships in five seasons (2013 National Champions);
    Back-to-back (2011-12) NCAA Team Championship Runner-up;
    2016 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year - also named 2008 ITA National Coach of the Year';
    10x ACC Coach of the Year; 9 straight ACC Conference Championships (2007-15)

    2016 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year Brian Boland demonstrates how to run a team practice that maximizes the time you spend on the court. From extensive dynamic stretching and warm-up routines to competitive match play drills, Boland shares the time-tested practice formula he has used year after year to turn Virginia Tennis into a perennial national powerhouse.

    Dynamic Stretch/Band Routine

    Learn how to get your athletes ready for a great practice by implementing the extensive dynamic stretching and band routine used at the University of Virginia. This series of exercises will elevate the heart rate of your athletes and have them ready to go when it's time to hit tennis balls.

    Full Warm-Up

    Attention to detail is a must at a UVA team practice. Listen in as Coach Boland speaks to his team about the importance of `owning every shot' and `hitting with a purpose.' Coach Boland's team is comprised of highly skilled athletes, and yet, throughout the sessions, you'll see him interjecting advice oozing with a reinforcement of fundamentals; every practice begins with a 10-minute warm-up that stresses quantity and repetition.

    Serves & Returns

    Boland stresses the importance of the `first four' shots in a tennis match. The serve, return, and the subsequent two shots require a high amount of focus, concentration, and as Coach Boland states, repetition. He believes beginning all practices with serving and returning drills is a core ingredient to the consistent success of the UVA program.

    Cross-Court Baseline Game - Slice & Dice Game

    Learn how to teach your athletes how to move the ball within a tight space with Coach Boland's cross court baseline games. Coach Boland instructs his players to hit a variety of shots within a confined space to maximize results. Interjecting fundamentals and shot selection within a game that stresses competition allows not a second wasted at any practice.

    Boland's team practice video is a must for any coach who is looking to get everything out of their team during practice time. By implementing the techniques and ideas demonstrated in this video, your team is poised to show consistent, steady improvement.

    73 minutes. 2017.




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    TND-05132A:

    with Peter Smith,
    University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach; over 500 career wins;
    2014 NCAA Champions; 5x NCAA Champions, including Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back (2009/2010/2011/2012) titles;
    5x Pac-10 Coach of the Year; 2011 USPTA National College "Coach of the Year"; 2x Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) "Coach of the Year" (2010 & 2012)

    Teaching doubles technique and strategy has become a vital component for team success, from high school up through college. In this video, five-time NCAA championship coach Peter Smith demonstrates the same progression of competitive drills and match play situations that he uses with his team that have allowed them to continue their dominance of the Pac-12.

    Coach Smith walks through a warm up, doubles-specific drills, and three-player drills. Each of these drills have variations and progressions to improve doubles play tactically and technically. The video focuses on isolating parts of the court to help players develop skills of serving, returning, volleying and ground strokes. Using a combination of instruction, competition and repetition, Coach Smith's methods will help players at all levels improve their game.

    Dynamic Warm-Up

    Coach Smith stresses the importance of getting the body warm with a sequence of dynamic stretches that target the legs, hips, and shoulders. Special attention is given to warming up the shoulders and rotator cuff using a resistance band to reduce the chance of injury. This dynamic routine will ensure that your team is prepared physically to hit the court running.

    The USC Warm-Up

    In this segment, Coach Smith reinforces the importance of shot selection and the smaller details in doubles tennis during their warm-up. He puts his team through a sequence of the following shots:

    • Bounce overheads
    • Defensive lobs
    • Offensive top spin lobs
    • Slice backhands
    • Volleys

    Coach Smith stresses hitting a variety of shots as a doubles player, noting that this sequence has helped his players throughout the years learn how to mix it up during match play. Each shot is only hit for 1-2 minutes.

    Doubles Drills Series

    Practice progresses into a 2-on-2 doubles series - the same series Coach Smith uses with his team immediately before they begin match play. Continually stressing the importance of making each drill competitive (games to 5 or 7), Coach Smith puts his team through the following drills:

    • Poaching - With all four players at the service line, Coach Smith feeds through the middle to emphasize the importance of stepping in. Coach Smith prioritizes moving with the feet (not lunging with the arms) and the importance of keeping the ball out of the net.
    • Poaching, Crossing - This drill simulates the return and the returner's partner crossing. Coach Smith feeds the return to the oncoming server, who returns cross court to get Coach Smith's partner to poach. Coach Smith stresses the importance of moving on an `L', not on a diagonal.
    • Two Up, Two Back - This drill stresses the importance of closing the net and taking away the middle.

    Match Play Drills

    Moving from the Doubles Drills Series, Coach Smith takes you through a series of drills that help isolate, focus, and emphasize the importance of the first four shots in a doubles point. As Coach Smith states, 80% or more of doubles points will be decided in these first shots. Each drill gives opportunity for team work, communication, poaching, defending and attacking the ball.

    • Serve and Volley Cross Court - This drill isolates the serve, the return, and the third ball. Every ball is played cross court in a 1-on-1 situation. Coach Smith emphasizes the importance of serving to the body in doubles. Learn the signaling system Coach Smith incorporates with his doubles teams to stress the importance of serve placement and net movement.
    • One Up, One Back - This drill focuses on the importance of, again, stepping in and through the middle. It alternates from the coach feeding the serve to the coach feeding the return.
    • Offense, Defense - This 1-on-1 competitive drill emphasizes the importance of closing the net, as points can only be won at the net.

    Group Games

    Most tennis coaches deal with managing a large amount of players on one court at the same time. Coach Smith takes you through drills he uses at his academy and during practice play that can help you through large-number situations:

    • Overheads
    • Overheads/Poach
    • Poach Drill
    • Forehand Poaches
    • Approach Shots
    • Live Ball

    Three Man Doubles Drills

    Learn an innovative approach to working with your doubles teams. By taking away the fourth player, Coach Smith shows you a sequence of drills that again focus on the first shots, which are crucial to doubles success:

    • Serve and Volley
    • Straight Up
    • Modern I
    • Traditional I
    • Straight Up with a Poach or Fake
    • Coach is the Returner
    • Isolation Drill

    Tennis coaches of all levels are always looking for new and innovative methods for teaching doubles play. After viewing this video, you will have more than enough tools to help take your doubles teams to the next level!

    "I have been looking for a doubles video that gives an intense and efficient way to focus on what really matters in doubles match play, this video is it. Players keep pace and challenge each other to make it pay off on match day." - Customer Review

    69 minutes. 2017.



    TND-05132B:

    with Kris Kwinta,
    University of Southern California Associate Head Men's Tennis Coach;
    2x ITA Southwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year; All-American player at UCLA;
    former member of the Polish National Team; represented Poland at the Davis Cup in doubles

    At USC, a key component of tennis practice is having drills that are competitive in nature. When drills are competitive and pressure situations are created, tennis players will be more serious and more intense in their approach.

    In this video, USC Associate Head Coach Kris Kwinta shows his favorite drills for tennis practice. You'll get 16 competitive warm-up, fed, and live ball drills that will add variety to your practices while building skills within a highly competitive structure.

    Warm-Up Drills with Competitive Focus

    Coach Kwinta guides USC players through a series of unique games and drills that emphasize balance, footwork and touch - all with a competitive angle - that will have your players laughing and sweating at the same time. These drills require the honing of tennis-specific movements out of context, which engages and motivates players. Kwinta includes several non-traditional methods, such as:

    • Utilizing medicine balls in competitive games, which simulates good stroke production
    • A soccer-style game on the court that emphasizes control, balance, movement, and getting behind the ball

    By using these drills, players develop good footwork, movement and touch.

    Tennis Practice Drills

    Coach Kwinta introduces a series of drills using cones and targets to improve accuracy with the ball. Again, all drills are competitive and will keep your players engaged while providing specific objectives. Drills include:

    • Short court drills that develop movement
    • Full court drills for both two and four players that focus on movement and maintaining high intensity
    • Cross-court and down the line cone drills to train court positioning and contact points
    • Game-play drills that simulate pressure situations in a real match
    • Serve and return of serve drills that are fun and competitive

    Additionally, Kwinta provides you with different end-of practice set and game scenarios in which players will be placed under pressure and required to use and develop decision-making skills while fatigued.

    Coach Kwinta will help you install a competitive focus in your tennis drills. This video is sure to help your players be more focused when the match is on the line.

    81 minutes. 2017.




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    TND-05311A:

    with David Roditi,
    TCU Head Men's Tennis Coach;
    2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year - 3x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    Back-to-Back Big 12 Champions (2016-17);
    2015 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year;
    3x All-American at TCU - holds the school record for combined career victories

    Developing an all-court game is more valuable than ever, as today's athletes are becoming stronger and more athletic. Learning the finer points of the fundamentals that are essential for the groundstroke, volley, and serve are vital for today's modern player!

    TCU head coach David Roditi shows detailed and easy-to-follow progressions for groundstrokes, volleys, transition shots, and the serve that build solid fundamentals on all strokes. No matter what level a student is at, they can quickly build their skills on the court by following Coach Roditi's progressions. Roditi has developed a practice plan that is fun and has a mix of cooperative and competitive drills.

    Along the way, Roditi provides several insightful tips that he has learned both in his playing career and as a coach. He gives valuable instruction on hitting balls with more power and spin, as well as his favorite strategies for match play.

    Swing Progression - Groundstrokes

    Roditi demonstrates the importance of knowing when to hit the right shot, depending on the shot you get from your opponent. By stressing the values of 'lifting' and 'driving,' Roditi allows his players to learn how to control points during match play. Starting first with simple ball feeds and then progressing to live ball drills, a player works on emphasizing drive and power when the ball is rising and then works on lifting the ball when the ball is falling.

    Along the way, Roditi provides several valuable tips on how to adjust stroke technique based on your intent. By emphasizing shot selection, Roditi is able to reinforce proper head and body movement as well. Roditi applies these concepts both in isolation and live ball drills, allowing the player to learn as they play. The structure of the drills is such that there are both cooperative and competitive play.

    Hitting Progression - Racket Speed

    Coach Roditi explains and shows how to work on racquet head speed. Starting with the key concept to aim for different parts of the ball depending on whether the player gets a high or low ball, Roditi outlines a progressive system to build racquet head speed.

    • Hand feeds - Players start with very simple feeds and work on hitting outside or inside of ball.
    • Cooperative drills - Players work on hitting versus faster paced balls with a variety of spins and heights.
    • Competitive hitting games - Once students have mastered a feel for hitting inside or outside of the ball based on height, they progress to point play to develop more advanced strategy in matches.
    • Teaching your players when to hit outside vs. inside will have them more focused on how the ball is not only coming off their racket, but how it finishes on the other side of the net. Roditi applies these concepts from the baseline and transitions seamlessly into the approach and net game fundamentals as well.

      Volley Progressions

      Coach Roditi shows how to handle two different volley types:

      • Deeper volleys that are typically hit from behind the service line and require more power.
      • Softer volleys when athletes are closer to the net and need to be more focused more on spin, feel, and touch with the hands.

      Roditi explains optimal positioning based on where the ball is on opponent's side, and provides training for the approach shot. You'll see an effective use of the slice as an approach shot to set up an easy volley winner, as well as drills to fix common errors made when hitting approach shots.

      Service Motion

      Are your players using the correct grip? When they miss a serve, is it in the net or deep in the court? In this section, Roditi demonstrates how to get your players to use the appropriate Continental grip, along with emphasizing the 12 o'clock contact point. You will learn the techniques and fundamentals necessary to get your players to hit up (not out) on their motion - ultimately resulting in higher serving percentages for your team. He provides drills to develop more use of the legs and the core to maximize power and spin, which are critical components for the kick serve.

      Coach Roditi provides a framework that allows you to help improve every player's skills from beginners up to your most advanced tennis players. He provides extensive detail with the types of shots necessary for today's modern athlete. You will learn fundamentals, progression teaching, and an overall philosophy for player development that will pay immediate dividends for you and your athletes!

      "I have been to many clinics and seen many instructional videos and can say without hesitation that this was one of the best. As a coach, I am always looking for advanced techniques, drills, and strategies to give to my more advanced players. In this video, Coach Roditi gives me in-depth analysis for all the shots required to be successful in today's game. A must-view for every high school or collegiate coach!" - Karl Buck, Head Boys' & Girls' Tennis Coach, Mountain Range High School

      86 minutes. 2018.



      TND-05311B:

      with David Roditi,
      TCU Head Men's Tennis Coach;
      2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year - 3x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
      Back-to-Back Big 12 Champions (2016-17);
      2015 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year;
      3x All-American at TCU - holds the school record for combined career victories

      Working with a team or a large group of tennis players can be a challenge for a coach. In this video, David Roditi shows you how to incorporate various warm-up drills and competitive games that can help coaches utilize court space more effectively and efficiently.

      Tennis Warm-up

      Coach Roditi demonstrates the value of mentally engaging your players as soon as they are on the court. Beginning with slice games, players immediately focus on proper grip and technique as they get their minds and bodies ready for practice. Roditi emphasizes the importance of the Continental grip during both the slice games and volley progression component of the warm-up, as these shots are under-practiced and under-utilized by most coaches.

      Tennis Practice Games

      After warming up, Roditi continues to engage his players mentally with the Bounce and Hit drill, a drill that requires his players to use their voice and mind to stay mentally engaged with their groundstrokes. Combined with baseline target practice and shot combination sequences, Roditi ensures his athletes are every bit as focused on the mental component as the physical.

      Tennis Control Drills

      Many times, players are concerned with how hard they hit the ball and not where they hit it. In this section, Coach Roditi shows the value of shot placement with the 2 Cross, 1 Down the Line drill. As his athletes demonstrate the drill, you will learn specific shot selection patterns and techniques - a must for more experienced singles player.

      Court Coverage

      At the end of the video, you will learn two games - 3 vs. 3 and Speed Singles, both of which will help your athletes understand the value of court coverage, shot selection, and racket speed - all while having fun competing! This is a great way to close practice and will have an immediate impact on the movement and competitive spirit of your team.

      Coach Roditi provides a series of drills, technique demonstrations, and games that will allow coaches of all levels the opportunity to improve their team. His energy, enthusiasm, and passion for teaching the game are felt through every second of this video.

      70 minutes. 2018.




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