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Use Your Senses

Use Your Senses Playing better tennis depends an awful lot upon using our physical senses. As you know our five senses consist of smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch; use of our natural gifts will lead to improved play. You can eliminate the first two of the above smell and taste. The only way they […]

Wellness Care Site

Wellness Care Site Online Tennis Training is proud to offer it’s readers a new site for those of you interested in improving your over all general health, improving eating habits, creating better fitness routines and working to attain a new healthy and happy lifestyle. My daughter, Courtney Longua, has created Bay Area Core Wellness for […]

Common Two Hand Backhand Errors

Common Two Hand Backhand Errors The two handed backhand is now a basic fundamental in tennis these days, the percentage of Juniors and beginner adults being taught the two handed backhand is considerably higher than the one handed, and for good reason. It is easier to control the more aggressive, power shots than the one […]

Forehand Grips

Forehand Grips Let’s begin with the forehand grip. Many pros use different grips successfully; they are the Eastern, Western and Continental. The Eastern grip is attained by shaking hands with the racquet. Place the palm of your hand on the strings of the racquet while holding the racquet vertical to the ground. Then slide your […]

Bad Calls

Bad Calls What should you do when facing an opponent who tends to make questionable line calls? Here are some personal experiences of mine, some will be examples of how not to handle it but some are more mature. Tennis is on the honor system and is one of the reasons it’s such a great […]

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I am a:
Teaching Pro or Coach, Tennis Club Manager
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Palm Island, FL
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
USPTA Certified Pro, teaching the great game of tennis for over 30 years. Providing free tennis tips on my blog at
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Im a pro
On the court, I am a:
rightie, doubles partner, rooter, one-hander
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Palm Island Resort in Florida
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Bill Longua's Articles

Father's Day

Posted on June 3, 2012 at 9:26am 0 Comments From Sport's Authority-great ideas for under $50.00


Racquet Sale

Posted on May 27, 2012 at 6:45am 0 Comments

Racquet sale from Sports Authority

Tennis-Think of Your "Butt"

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

This article will not be too wordy but will have a lot of pictures.

When discussing the proper way to hit strokes many things are covered, however not too often where the correct alignment of the butt of the racquet should be. In many cases if the butt is correct the rest may follow suit. So, let’s begin with the backside- the butt.

When hitting the traditional, closed stance forehand in either the eastern or continental grip, the butt should be facing your back…


Tennis Parents Beware

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Tennis-Parents Beware

When I was teaching in a club atmosphere I controlled the development of my students on a weekly basis, now teaching at a resort I don’t have that luxury, but the weather is great. Most of our patrons are here for long periods of time or back two to three times a year, so I do have input.

My concern is primarily with the juniors. I can’t tell you how many kids I work with have a solid baseline game but no clue how to hit a formidable serve, not to mention…


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At 12:44pm on May 18, 2012, Tim Prapong said…

You're absolutely right. Muscle memory is what makes real tennis possible, not mental quick fixes, or watching youtubes!

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