15/Love Tennis Lessons Vol. VIII: The Proper Approach on the Tennis Court

November 15, 2011

In my search to become an elite mind of the tennis world, I have searched tirelessly for tips, drills and techniques to take your tennis game to the next level. Today’s tennis lesson is all about how to approach your opponent. Some matches will present you with an aggressive foe, who attacks the net with […]

15/Love Vol. VI: The Shut Down Serve

November 1, 2011

There was one thing that set tennis great, Pete Sampras, apart from his competition; his devastating serve. No one in tennis history has served with more power and accuracy than Sampras. It didn’t matter if he was playing on clay or grass, Sampras brought his A game every time he stepped onto the court. There […]

15/Love Vol. V: For the Love of the Forehand

October 24, 2011

When it came to sports, basketball was my first love. Magic Johnson is my favorite player, but I know that Jordan is the greatest. I feel a similar way about tennis. Tennis has had many stars from all around the world. When I was growing up, the tennis world revolved around my favorite player, Andre […]

15/Love Vol. 4: The Land of Backhand

October 19, 2011

Every athlete has one weakness. What Barry Sanders lacked in speed, he made up in field vision, agility and quickness. It takes a greater athlete to adapt; to take their weaknesses and make them strengths. As Michael Jordan got older and he started to lose a step, he developed an automatic, turn-around jumper. Tennis is […]

15/Love Vol. 3: Restore the Core with Estrada Fitness

October 3, 2011

In my scholastic career, I learned about the value of the core. I learned about the Earth’s core in the fourth grade, when our Earth Science teacher, Mr. Grivel, taught my class about seismology. Mr. Grivel told my class that the Earth’s core is responsible for the creation of many elements that make metal like […]

15/Love Vol. 2: Shoulder the Load

September 27, 2011

When the ball stops, and the crowd gives you and your opponent a round of applause, you both have to walk to the center of the court and shake hands no matter what. That walk could be the most torturous steps of your life if you have just taken a loss.  Sportsmanship never comes easier […]

15/Love Vol. 1: Why lateral quickness is the difference

September 21, 2011

What did Deion Sanders and Pete Sampras have in common? Naturally, their feats of athleticism will always put them in the conversation of all time greats. Primetime locked down everyone on the field and Pete dominated from the clay to the hard court. Even though they conquered two different sports they both had more in […]

Drills for Training Tennis Students to Master their Serve

August 29, 2011

If you are a tennis instructor, you probably noticed that your students don’t pay enough attention to their serve. Either they think it’s not that important or they’re too scared of the serve itself. This is a big problem if you’re handling a tennis varsity team. So what tennis tips can you give them so […]

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