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(3 of 6) – Creating Power – Tennis Power Training Series by IMG Performance Institute

By · October 28, 2011 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

Performance Tips and Performance Drills – Tennis Speed & Power Training Videos, Tips and Drills Learn from IMG Performance Institute Coach, Stacey Daniels, how to properly train when playing tennis. This is the third video in a series of six performance drills and performance tips designed to help you learn the proper techniques and exercises when training to play tennis. These videos will teach you how to generate power and speed when playing tennis. The IMG Performance Institute, located in Bradenton, Florida is the premier performance training facility in the world with performance camps and a full-time residency program, the IMG Performance Institute can help you become THE TOTAL ATHLETE!

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By · October 28, 2011 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

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In the video i am working with Xinyun Han (Monica) from China. This is part 1 of a 3 part series that looks at her technique, confidence, and decision making when she is at the net. You can see part 2 and 3 at

The Psychology Of Physical Fitness in Tennis

By · November 5, 2010 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

Physical fitness is one of the great essentials of match play. Keenness can only be acquired if the physical, mental, and nervous systems are in tune. Consistent and systematic training is essential to a tournament player.

Regular hours of sleep, and regular, hearty food at regular hours are necessary to keep the body at its highest efficiency. Food is particularly important. Eat well, but do not over-eat, particularly immediately before playing. I believe in a large hearty breakfast on the day of a big match. This should be taken by nine-thirty. A moderate lunch at about one o’clock if playing at three. Do not eat very rich food at luncheon as it tends to slow you up on the court. Do not run the risk of indigestion, which is the worst enemy to dear eyesight. Rich, heavy food immediately before retiring is bad, as it is apt to make you “loggy” on the court the next day.

It is certain injury to touch alcoholic drink in any form during tournament play. Alcohol is a poison that affects the eye, the mind, and the wind three essentials in tennis. Tobacco in moderation does little harm, although it, too, hits eye and wind. A man who is facing a long season of tournament play should refrain from either alcohol or tobacco in any form. Excesses of any kind are bad for physical condition, and should not be chanced.

“Staleness” is the great enemy of players who play long seasons. It is a case of too much tennis. Staleness is seldom physical weariness. A player can always recover his strength by rest. Staleness is a mental fatigue due often to worry or too close attention to tennis, and not enough variety of thought. Its symptoms are a dislike for the tennis game and its surroundings, and a lack of interest in the match when you are on the court. I advocate a break in training at such a time. Go to the theatre or a concert, and get your mind completely off tennis. Do your worrying about tennis while you are playing it, and forget the unpleasantness of bad play once you are off the court. Always have some outside interest you can turn to for relaxation during a tournament; but never allow it to interfere with your tennis when you should be intent on your game. A nice balance is hard to achieve, but, once attained is a great aid to a tournament player.

The laws of training should be closely followed before and after a match. Do not get chilled before a match, as it makes you stiff and slow. Above all else do not stand around without a wrap after a match when you are hot or you will catch cold. (more…)

Proper Stretching prior to Playing Tennis

By · November 1, 2010 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments » Val Fujii Leading Authority in Tennis Fitness performing a dynamic stretch that is great to do before you play tennis. It can be done anywhere and only takes a few minutes to do. This stretch will enable to you to properly warm up the body from all planes of motion and will reduce the risk of injury while playing tennis. Folsom Tennis Fitness El Dorado Hills Tennis Fitness Sacramento Tennis Fitness Tennis Fitness Tennis Training Tennis Fitness Training Band Training Med Ball Training

The Best Tennis Training Device – Arthur Ashe

By · October 5, 2010 · Filed in Uncategorized · 5 Comments »

Ideal Tennis Teaching, Coaching or Learning Device for use on court or at home consisting of high tension rebound net system with fully adjustable height, return speed and angle and court location to provide for single player training of every tennis shot including serve and volley, overheads, ground strokes, passing shots and lobs

How to be a “smarter” tennis player

By · September 1, 2010 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

When I was 12, my father told me that I should beat him at tennis by the age of 14. I only managed to win matches against him by the age of 18… 

Now, don’t get me wrong – it is not because I was not trying or because he was that good. In fact, he was a very good player even though he started to have health related problems (sore knees, etc.). He still managed to beat me all the time. And that frustrated me badly!
I didn’t understand how an older man, who was barely able to move to the ball, could still beat me!
Now, as a tennis coach and “older” player, I find myself looking back to those moments and I can understand why I couldn’t beat my father.
Tennis is like life – the smarter the decisions you make, the better your life is going to be.
My father was better at winning matches against me because he was outsmarting me on the court (and off). 
He knew that he would not be able to run with me on the court and chase every ball that I would throw at him so he had to make smarter decisions in order to win.
 Every ball he hit was a calculated move. Every serve was thought out as far as placement and spin. Before starting the point, he knew ahead of time what he was going to do to win it… sometimes adjusting to find the right tactic in certain situations.
How do I know that? Because now, I am the “older” player. I am playing kids that I teach and they are as young as I used to be when I was playing my father.
For me to win against my students, I have to outsmart them. Otherwise I would be running all over the court having to deal with strokes that are sometimes more powerful than mine.  I wish many times that my students would see tennis the way I see it now: like an “older” player. I wish they could combine their flexibility, speed, and stamina with the power of seeing the tactics of winning through an “older” player’s eyes. (more…)

You know exercise is good for you – but do you know how good?

By · August 10, 2010 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »


The road to health does not involve the cultivation of enormous muscles. Innumerable systems of exercise have been exalted as leading to healthfulness. All sorts of extraordinary springs, bicycles, walking machines, dumbbells, and similar apparatus are alleged to lead the user directly into vim, vigor, and vitality, the three objectives of the physical culturist.

Exercise is a means of stimulating the action of the muscles, improving the co-ordination of nerve and muscle, and improving the circulation of the blood. The chief value of exercise is to stimulate the general chemistry and physiology of the body through its effect on the circulation and on elimination. That’s why a healthy person feels better after exercise.

Everyone should have sufficient strength of muscle to carry on the ordinary activities of life, and to permit some exceptional use in time of emergency. For young people exercise has the value of stimulating body growth. Competitive sports of a vigorous kind, such as running, tennis, handball, football, and baseball, are useful, but should never be tried by those not physically fit to undertake them. Among muscular activities suitable to people of all ages are swimming, walking, golf, horseback riding, fishing, and gardening. These sports cultivate endurance and grace. They may not make the heart beat faster, but neither will they make it hesitate or stop. Before undertaking any kind of strenuous physical activity let your doctor determine the capacity of your heart.

Here are the proper amounts of muscular activity for people of various ages: four hours of muscular activity at the age of five years, five hours daily from the age of seven to nine, six hours from nine to eleven, five hours from eleven to thirteen, four hours from thirteen to sixteen, three hours from sixteen to eighteen, and two hours from eighteen to twenty. (more…)

The Role of Agility Training for Tennis Players

By · August 1, 2010 · Filed in Uncategorized · 2 Comments »

Agility is such an important component when it comes to an athlete being fast. Tennis requires the athlete to be fast over short distances, in multiple directions and have the ability to develop explosive starts from various positions.

Agility training is sports specific and it has to simulate the exact movements required by your sport. For athletes that require linear speed then agility training will have little benefit.

Agility refers to the ability of an athlete to speed up, slow down and change direction while maintaining balance and control. Athletes in sports such as soccer, football, netball, basketball, lacrosse and tennis are just a few sports where athletes need to be agile.

Trainers who believe that one drill fits all do not understand the true meaning of sports specificity! Greater improvements will be found when training for your sport. (more…)

Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Point In Tennis By

By · July 24, 2010 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

It’s amazing how many people lose the point in tennis by hitting the tennis ball at the bottom of the net. If you observe carefully more people hit the ball into the bottom of the net then miss the ball by hitting it wide or long.

How does one increase their chances of winning the point in tennis or for that matter winning the tennis game? Simple…Don’t miss the ball and it is literally impossible to lose. However, for this article I want to share with you how to increase your chances of winning.

Many times over and over again, I instruct people who have taken tennis lessons from me. Hit the tennis ball 3 to 5 feet over the net. That’s RIGHT! When you hit the ball 3 to 5 feet over the net it is literally impossible to hit the ball into the bottom of the net. (more…)