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

    and University of Southern California Assistant Coach Brett Masi

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

    42 minutes. 2006.


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


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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Paul Wardlaw,
    Brown University Head Women's Tennis Coach;
    3 NCAA Championships at Kenyon College, Division III, Wilson/ITA Coach of the Decade award winner, NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the University of Iowa

    Over 35 singles drills to give the coach or athlete tactical challenges where the game teaches the game by putting players into situations where they must problem-solve and make decisions, ultimately figuring out how to get the job done given the parameters of the drill. Covers all aspects of singles play, including: serves and returns, point building, directionals, spin, and pressure and recovery.

    60 minutes. 2001.


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    with Al Wermer,
    University of Toledo Men's Tennis Coach

    This is the most innovative doubles drills DVD on the market! Al Wermer presents 35 unique drills to help your athletes learn how to "make things happen" on the doubles court. These drills present ideas for all levels of players that will develop fearlessness, focus, and winning doubles. Coach Wermer uses these 35 drills to teach team movement and shot selection, progressing through his three building blocks of doubles: diagonal patterns, partner support, and controlling the net. These drills are taught in an easy-to-follow progression and are thoroughly demonstrated. Some of the drills presented include: serving and returning at targets, net-man scramble, read and close, poach at targets, volley-volley drills, and many team movement drills. Coach Wermer presents formations, strategies, movement patterns, shot decisions, partner set-up, holding and breaking serve, and communication during and between points. Included are many live-ball drills for more advanced players and many cooperative and competitive games for all levels of doubles play. Short segments, called "Coach Al's Slice" illustrate some of Wermer's most unique insights that can help your players elevate their doubles games. Coach Wermer's drills are a useful resource that you can quickly incorporate for an immediate, positive impact on your players!

    62 minutes. 2006.


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  • 01/12/19--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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    with Mike Perez,
    Lynn University Men's & Women's Head Coach;
    7x National Championship Coach; over 1,000 career wins;
    3x NAIA National Coach of the Year; 2006 ITA National Coach of the Year (Men's);
    14x Sunshine State Conference Champions; 10x Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year;
    Named the NAIA Coach of the Decade (1990-2000)

    In today's tennis, most of the points are won from the baseline, often after long and energy-demanding rallies. The serious and highly competitive player knows that to increase their chance of success, they must have a complete arsenal and the ability to play well in any area of the court.

    In this video, seven-time National Championship coach Mike Perez explains drills and patterns through which to play attacking tennis in the modern game, and the benefits that result from this style of play. He divides the video into three main sections, with each section filmed on court:

    • Approach Shot / Passing Shot
    • Set Plays
    • Team Tennis

    Coach Perez presents clear ideas on the vulnerability that players have to being attacked and pressured, including tall players, players who have exceptional quickness and players who have a weaker groundstroke or extreme grip on the racquet. You'll have the chance to learn the coaching strategies that prove most effective in both live ball drills and in competitive tiebreakers within team practice.

    Approach Shot / Passing Shot

    Under the supervision of Coach Perez, players execute approach patterns designed to exploit the opponent's weaknesses and build the opportunity to finish the point with a solid and efficient net game. This includes:

    • How to approach the net, where to hit the first volley and where to hit the second and definitive volley
    • Knowing how and where to direct the approach shot and the subsequent volley to successfully end points sooner

    Set Plays

    To win the decisive points and become a stronger player, you must execute a plan already trained several times previously. Coach Perez gives you pre-planned ideas on what to do in pressure situations. This gives your athletes a clear decision-making process and eliminates doubt in crucial situations. You'll see six set plays where six possible scenarios of crucial points are shown. These drills are useful to train a player's mindset and technique and get used to playing decisive points with more consistent success.

    Team Tennis

    In this part of the video, all the concepts explained in previous sections are applied together in realistic points played while Coach Perez offers more insights and strategies.

    Fitness and Strength Drills

    See a structured way to implement footwork drills at the beginning of your practice sessions to prepare athletes to move well and stay injury-free on the tennis court. The use of agility ladders and cones to enhance player movement warms up both the body and the mind in preparation for a practice session. Coach Perez also provides a series of core exercises, including many variations of planks and crunches, in order to keep your players strong and fit in the vital trunk area of the body.

    Coach Perez does an excellent job of showing how you can adapt attacking tennis into today's game. His positivity and attention to detail within points and drills brings the best out in his players and will help you do the same for yours as well!

    50 minutes. 2017.


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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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    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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    with Luke Jensen,
    Syracuse Women's Tennis Head Coach,
    ESPN tennis analyst,
    10 ATP Tour doubles titles (includes the '93 French Open doubles title),
    University of Southern California (All-American).
    In 1984 - was the #1-ranked junior singles/doubles player (in the world)

    There are not many DVDs, in any sport, that make you smile as you watch because the coach's infectious enthusiasm bubbles out through the DVD. This is one of those rare DVDs that teaches, reinforces, enlightens and 'fills your tank up' with innovation, creativity, fun, and purpose!

    The drills on this DVD are peppered with tips and skill reinforcement for singles and doubles and are designed to encourage a competitive, match-like environment throughout your practices. The drills work on areas such as:

    • All groundstrokes
    • Many specialty strokes
    • The serve

    The beauty of this DVD is that the way it is shot. You see Jensen working out a group of players, drill by drill, and the DVD patiently endures through the entire drill without any editing or voice over - Jensen is truly a "one shot wonder." You see all the flaws and mistakes that you will see on your own courts. Through it all, Jensen patiently encourages, gives on-the-spot correction and encouragement and shares tidbits of wisdom that are part of his total package and value as a coach.

    Jensen grew up in a tennis household; was the #1 junior in the world; HS and college All-American and excelled at the pro level - and is now imparting his advice to the women's team at Syracuse and on international tennis events on ESPN.

    This DVD is worth every dollar and every minute of time you'll invest in it!

    67 minutes. 2011.