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    TND-04927A: 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.



    TND-04927B: 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.



    TND-04927C: 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.



    TND-04927D: 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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  • 10/02/18--22:00: The Volley & the Overhead
  • 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.


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  • 10/02/18--22:00: The Serve & Return of Serve
  • 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.


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  • 10/02/18--22:00: The Forehand & the Backhand
  • 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.


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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)

    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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    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.


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  • 10/12/18--22:00: Loving the Game of Tennis!
  • TND-01214A: with Al Slawson,
    USPTA (P-1),
    Shaker Heights (OH)
    Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis,
    Shaker Heights Recreation Dept.
    Director of Junior Tennis

    Forget about line drills! Forget about complicated explanations of technique! Players want to have fun, compete, and get better. This can be done from the first time hitting a ball to the state championship. Learn how to teach tennis and play tennis with a proven system of competitive games that moves players to increasingly higher levels. More importantly, teach players to " love the game"! High school coaches, tennis professionals, physical education instructors at all levels, and camp directors for recreation programs can use these games to increase enthusiasm for the game and improve skills rapidly. Parents who want to introduce the game to their children in a way that is fun for parent and child, as well as players who want to know how to practice effectively, can also benefit from this video. Slawson has used this system to develop one of the most successful high school and recreation tennis programs in Ohio.
    2000. 50 minutes.

    TND-01214B: with Al Slawson, USPTA (P-1),
    Shaker Heights (OH)
    Varsity Boys and Girls
    Tennis Coach,
    Shaker Heights
    Recreation Department
    Director of Junior Tennis

    Using the competitive game system learned in Tape 1, the games move to higher levels of challenge requiring more advanced skills. These games are instructional tools to develop strategy and technique. They also motivate the players to want to learn and practice on their own and also to seek individual instruction. As they see their progress, this deepens their love of the game ! High school coaches, college coaches, tennis professionals, physical education instructors at all levels, and camp directors for recreation programs can use these games to increase enthusiasm for the game and improve skills rapidly. Parents who want to introduce the game to their children in a way that is fun for parent and child, as well as players who want to know how to practice effectively, can also benefit from this video. Slawson has used this system to develop one of the most successful high school and recreation tennis programs in Ohio.

    2000. 54 minutes.




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  • 10/12/18--22:00: The Volley & the Overhead
  • 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.


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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).

    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.


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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)

    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.


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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 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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    with Emma Doyle,
    Tennis Australia High Performance Coach;
    ACE Coach Education and Sports NLP Director;
    United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) - Professional 1;
    Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Performance Coach;
    Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Practitioner;
    2006 Australian Junior Fed Cup Captain and Junior World Team Captain (2003-2006);
    20+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring (coached at Bollettieri, Saddlebrook and Evert tennis academies);
    played collegiately (#1 singles/doubles, MVP) at Middle Tennessee State University

    Tennis players often play the same way regardless of the score. The majority of players will use the same tactics and exhibit the same tendencies regardless of the situation in a tennis match.

    In this video, Tennis Australia High Performance Coach Emma Doyle shows a more powerful way to navigate a tennis match by recognizing that there is always momentum within a match either working for or against the player. Momentum is that invisible force that allows you to win several points in a row when you are on a roll, and conversely works against you when your opponent gains the upper hand. Doyle shares how to adjust your tactics and mentality to extend momentum when it is working in your favor, and stop momentum when it is working against you.

    Mental Approach to Managing Points

    Throughout the training, Coach Doyle maintains a strong focus on managing your mental state during point play. You'll learn how to put more emphasis on how a point is played, rather than the outcome of a point. Doyle shows players how to filter all the things that are out of their control so that they can focus on what they can influence in a match.

    Starting Momentum

    Coach Doyle shows how to manage points at the beginning of a match and when the score is close. Players will learn:

    • The concept of hitting 'through a tunnel' and centering the opponent.
    • How to develop rallies and shot tolerance in the tunnel area before going for more aggressive shots.

    Stopping Momentum

    When a player is losing, Coach Doyle shows tactics for how to regain momentum, including:

    • How to slow down points and plays so the player gains mental composure.
    • Simplifying decision-making and tactics in a match when momentum is working against the player.
    • Steering Momentum

      When a player is ahead in the score, the momentum is with them. In this situation, the player should want to take advantage of this momentum and maintain their lead in the match. Coach Doyle gives powerful insight on strategies which can steer the play in your favor:

      • Serving strategies for playing the first shot after a return.
      • How players should adjust their baseline play when ahead in a match.

      Tiebreak Play and Team Activities

      In a tiebreak, there can be many momentum changes within a short period of time. As players play practice tiebreakers, Doyle guides them through point play and adjusting their mental approach based on the score.

      During the last segment, Coach Doyle shows drills to practice playing under pressure:

      • Butterfly Drill - 4-8 players. Players learn to how to focus on more than one thing at once.
      • Rally, Seek, Destroy - 3-8 players - Players learn how to build points and work on the pressure of having to win multiple points in a row.
      • Fast Fifteen - Players experience competitive games, sometimes with unfair rules, and learn to play under adverse conditions.
      • Match tactics must be adjusted based on the game score, external circumstances, and changes in conditions. In this video, Coach Doyle shows you exactly how to deal with momentum changes throughout a match.

        44 minutes. 2019.


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    with Emma Doyle,
    Tennis Australia High Performance Coach;
    ACE Coach Education and Sports NLP Director;
    United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) - Professional 1;
    Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Performance Coach;
    Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Practitioner;
    2006 Australian Junior Fed Cup Captain and Junior World Team Captain (2003-2006);
    20+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring (coached at Bollettieri, Saddlebrook and Evert tennis academies);
    played collegiately (#1 singles/doubles, MVP) at Middle Tennessee State University

    Young kids of today are unique compared to past generations and learn in very different ways. In this video, Tennis Australia High Performance Coach Emma Doyle shows how today's tennis teaching professionals can connect with the current generation of kids. She shows how to adjust the teaching environment to gets kids excited about tennis and build strong fundamentals. In this video, Coach Doyle guides kids through five creative drills and explains how tennis coaches can provide teaching moments for students and make learning tennis fun.

    Connecting with Kids

    Coach Doyle is a master at connecting with kids. In each of the learning drills, Coach Doyle emphasizes:

    • Gamification - Making the learning environment for kids. Kids are encouraged to have fun and thus embrace competition. Gradually, the activity teaches players strong tennis fundamentals.
    • Limited Focus - Coach Doyle shows how to focus on one learning activity at a time. As a kid becomes more advanced, the drills are scalable such that the teacher can add more complexity.

    Drills Section

    Each drill is designed to bring fun and excitement to the tennis court. More importantly, your kids will learn solid tennis fundamentals by playing out the games.

    • Hat Trick is a fast game that emphasizes serving and returning skills. By relaxing the server from the traditional constraints of the tennis court, the player gets to explore how to generate more power and spin. Meanwhile, the returner has to multi-task, learn how to be efficient with the feet, and work out of a defensive situation when put under stress.
    • North, South, East, West is a creative game which combines court geometry and developing positive energy. Points are played from various starting positions on the court. There is a strong emphasis on rewarding good play with positive affirmations which make the player feel good about their effort. As kids go through the learning process in this game, Doyle shows how to layer in teachable moments for the student.
    • See-Saw Serving is a fun game in which two players gain points for good outcomes on the court (hitting in correct direction, accurate ball placement), and are penalized for bad outcomes such as hitting in the net. Coach Doyle shows how this is a fun way to reinforce good fundamentals.
    • Rip or Return is a fun, competitive learning game which gets kids to enjoy developing fast feet and good footwork while learning basic decision-making.
    • Baker's Dozen is a fun serving competition which can be played by multiple players. The emphasis is on developing serve accuracy under a pressure situation.
    • With all the games, Coach Doyle shows you how to adapt them based on the skill level and maturity of your players. More complexity can be added for a more advanced student. Conversely, Coach Doyle shows how to scale back drills when kids need more simplicity at a beginner level.

      This video is a fantastic resource that will show you how to embrace and love the current generation of kids who want to learn tennis!

      62 minutes. 2019.


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    TND-05460A:

    with Emma Doyle,
    Tennis Australia High Performance Coach;
    ACE Coach Education and Sports NLP Director;
    United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) - Professional 1;
    Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Performance Coach;
    Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Practitioner;
    2006 Australian Junior Fed Cup Captain and Junior World Team Captain (2003-2006);
    20+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring (coached at Bollettieri, Saddlebrook and Evert tennis academies);
    played collegiately (#1 singles/doubles, MVP) at Middle Tennessee State University

    Young kids of today are unique compared to past generations and learn in very different ways. In this video, Tennis Australia High Performance Coach Emma Doyle shows how today's tennis teaching professionals can connect with the current generation of kids. She shows how to adjust the teaching environment to gets kids excited about tennis and build strong fundamentals. In this video, Coach Doyle guides kids through five creative drills and explains how tennis coaches can provide teaching moments for students and make learning tennis fun.

    Connecting with Kids

    Coach Doyle is a master at connecting with kids. In each of the learning drills, Coach Doyle emphasizes:

    • Gamification - Making the learning environment for kids. Kids are encouraged to have fun and thus embrace competition. Gradually, the activity teaches players strong tennis fundamentals.
    • Limited Focus - Coach Doyle shows how to focus on one learning activity at a time. As a kid becomes more advanced, the drills are scalable such that the teacher can add more complexity.

    Drills Section

    Each drill is designed to bring fun and excitement to the tennis court. More importantly, your kids will learn solid tennis fundamentals by playing out the games.

    • Hat Trick is a fast game that emphasizes serving and returning skills. By relaxing the server from the traditional constraints of the tennis court, the player gets to explore how to generate more power and spin. Meanwhile, the returner has to multi-task, learn how to be efficient with the feet, and work out of a defensive situation when put under stress.
    • North, South, East, West is a creative game which combines court geometry and developing positive energy. Points are played from various starting positions on the court. There is a strong emphasis on rewarding good play with positive affirmations which make the player feel good about their effort. As kids go through the learning process in this game, Doyle shows how to layer in teachable moments for the student.
    • See-Saw Serving is a fun game in which two players gain points for good outcomes on the court (hitting in correct direction, accurate ball placement), and are penalized for bad outcomes such as hitting in the net. Coach Doyle shows how this is a fun way to reinforce good fundamentals.
    • Rip or Return is a fun, competitive learning game which gets kids to enjoy developing fast feet and good footwork while learning basic decision-making.
    • Baker's Dozen is a fun serving competition which can be played by multiple players. The emphasis is on developing serve accuracy under a pressure situation.
    • With all the games, Coach Doyle shows you how to adapt them based on the skill level and maturity of your players. More complexity can be added for a more advanced student. Conversely, Coach Doyle shows how to scale back drills when kids need more simplicity at a beginner level.

      This video is a fantastic resource that will show you how to embrace and love the current generation of kids who want to learn tennis!

      62 minutes. 2019.



      TND-05460B:

      with Emma Doyle,
      Tennis Australia High Performance Coach;
      ACE Coach Education and Sports NLP Director;
      United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) - Professional 1;
      Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Performance Coach;
      Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Practitioner;
      2006 Australian Junior Fed Cup Captain and Junior World Team Captain (2003-2006);
      20+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring (coached at Bollettieri, Saddlebrook and Evert tennis academies);
      played collegiately (#1 singles/doubles, MVP) at Middle Tennessee State University

      Tennis players often play the same way regardless of the score. The majority of players will use the same tactics and exhibit the same tendencies regardless of the situation in a tennis match.

      In this video, Tennis Australia High Performance Coach Emma Doyle shows a more powerful way to navigate a tennis match by recognizing that there is always momentum within a match either working for or against the player. Momentum is that invisible force that allows you to win several points in a row when you are on a roll, and conversely works against you when your opponent gains the upper hand. Doyle shares how to adjust your tactics and mentality to extend momentum when it is working in your favor, and stop momentum when it is working against you.

      Mental Approach to Managing Points

      Throughout the training, Coach Doyle maintains a strong focus on managing your mental state during point play. You'll learn how to put more emphasis on how a point is played, rather than the outcome of a point. Doyle shows players how to filter all the things that are out of their control so that they can focus on what they can influence in a match.

      Starting Momentum

      Coach Doyle shows how to manage points at the beginning of a match and when the score is close. Players will learn:

      • The concept of hitting 'through a tunnel' and centering the opponent.
      • How to develop rallies and shot tolerance in the tunnel area before going for more aggressive shots.

      Stopping Momentum

      When a player is losing, Coach Doyle shows tactics for how to regain momentum, including:

      • How to slow down points and plays so the player gains mental composure.
      • Simplifying decision-making and tactics in a match when momentum is working against the player.
      • Steering Momentum

        When a player is ahead in the score, the momentum is with them. In this situation, the player should want to take advantage of this momentum and maintain their lead in the match. Coach Doyle gives powerful insight on strategies which can steer the play in your favor:

        • Serving strategies for playing the first shot after a return.
        • How players should adjust their baseline play when ahead in a match.

        Tiebreak Play and Team Activities

        In a tiebreak, there can be many momentum changes within a short period of time. As players play practice tiebreakers, Doyle guides them through point play and adjusting their mental approach based on the score.

        During the last segment, Coach Doyle shows drills to practice playing under pressure:

        • Butterfly Drill - 4-8 players. Players learn to how to focus on more than one thing at once.
        • Rally, Seek, Destroy - 3-8 players - Players learn how to build points and work on the pressure of having to win multiple points in a row.
        • Fast Fifteen - Players experience competitive games, sometimes with unfair rules, and learn to play under adverse conditions.
        • Match tactics must be adjusted based on the game score, external circumstances, and changes in conditions. In this video, Coach Doyle shows you exactly how to deal with momentum changes throughout a match.

          44 minutes. 2019.



          TND-05460C:

          with Emma Doyle,
          Tennis Australia High Performance Coach;
          ACE Coach Education and Sports NLP Director;
          United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) - Professional 1;
          Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Performance Coach;
          Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Practitioner;
          2006 Australian Junior Fed Cup Captain and Junior World Team Captain (2003-2006);
          20+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring (coached at Bollettieri, Saddlebrook and Evert tennis academies);
          played collegiately (#1 singles/doubles, MVP) at Middle Tennessee State University

          Coaches of female tennis players are often looking for effective, innovative techniques to reach and engage their athletes. In this video, Tennis Australia High Performance Coach Emma Doyle provides several techniques, drills, and strategies that you can use immediately with your female athletes. You'll instantly get a feel for why Coach Doyle has been such a successful mentor for the last 20 years in the areas of teaching and coaching.

          Values and Warm-Up Activities

          Doyle begins by explaining how she teaches values, which includes methods like creating vision boards and simple add-ins like warming-up to music. Prior to a warm-up, she has her female athletes select a positive affirmation card, which features a gemstone along with a trait of a quality tennis player that they want to emulate and add to their own game.

          For warm-up activities, you'll see how to incorporate coordination claps, a crab walk routine, volley dance, up & downs, and throw tennis drill that prepare females physically and mentally for competition. These exercises allow athletes to warm-up in a more meaningful, connected, and engaged way.

          Task-Based Activities

          Coach Doyle includes a number of drills that are sure to improve your players' skills and keep them having fun at the same time. You'll see her run through drills like:

          • Grand Slams
          • College Tennis (with multiple versions)
          • Serve, Return, Plus One
          • Soft Hands
          • Four Ball Challenge

          "Female players don't really care what you know until they know that you care," says Coach Doyle, and in this video she provides you with numerous methods that will help you connect with your female players and improve their tennis skills at the same time. If you want to run a program that engages, develops and empowers female players, Coach Doyle has exactly what you need!

          49 minutes. 2019.




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    with Emma Doyle,
    Tennis Australia High Performance Coach;
    ACE Coach Education and Sports NLP Director;
    United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) - Professional 1;
    Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Performance Coach;
    Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) Practitioner;
    2006 Australian Junior Fed Cup Captain and Junior World Team Captain (2003-2006);
    20+ years of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring (coached at Bollettieri, Saddlebrook and Evert tennis academies);
    played collegiately (#1 singles/doubles, MVP) at Middle Tennessee State University

    Coaches of female tennis players are often looking for effective, innovative techniques to reach and engage their athletes. In this video, Tennis Australia High Performance Coach Emma Doyle provides several techniques, drills, and strategies that you can use immediately with your female athletes. You'll instantly get a feel for why Coach Doyle has been such a successful mentor for the last 20 years in the areas of teaching and coaching.

    Values and Warm-Up Activities

    Doyle begins by explaining how she teaches values, which includes methods like creating vision boards and simple add-ins like warming-up to music. Prior to a warm-up, she has her female athletes select a positive affirmation card, which features a gemstone along with a trait of a quality tennis player that they want to emulate and add to their own game.

    For warm-up activities, you'll see how to incorporate coordination claps, a crab walk routine, volley dance, up & downs, and throw tennis drill that prepare females physically and mentally for competition. These exercises allow athletes to warm-up in a more meaningful, connected, and engaged way.

    Task-Based Activities

    Coach Doyle includes a number of drills that are sure to improve your players' skills and keep them having fun at the same time. You'll see her run through drills like:

    • Grand Slams
    • College Tennis (with multiple versions)
    • Serve, Return, Plus One
    • Soft Hands
    • Four Ball Challenge

    "Female players don't really care what you know until they know that you care," says Coach Doyle, and in this video she provides you with numerous methods that will help you connect with your female players and improve their tennis skills at the same time. If you want to run a program that engages, develops and empowers female players, Coach Doyle has exactly what you need!

    49 minutes. 2019.


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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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  • 12/06/18--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 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.


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