"Hey Mark, Yes speed and quickness.. I would also add 'anticipation' to this mix. Because you have 'vitrual' speed with great anticipation :) Pete Tramacchi and I have created a free eBook called The Power Of Anticipation .. let…"
"Hey Mark, Grip size, Grip (eastern, western etc) and also the position of the pad of your hand make a massive difference. The old traditional way of lining up your knuckle on the flt or ridges of your grip only look at one end of your hand. Play…"
Consistency is one part.. Playing with the risk factor is the key to winning points. eg Playing too risky OR too conservative results in losing the point. The percentage shot varies on so many things in every shot. You must know yourself…"
I actually have many of the old 'white balls' From the 50's and 60's. I have some that were never hit and still in their cardboard box! Kinda cool really :) I'll take a photo and upload :)
"Yes, that is how I understand it. The smaller the grip the more 'whippy' you can be with your racket head. Even imagine right now, trying crack a whip with a big thick handle. I don't know the mechanics but you can just feel that a…"
Tennis Fan, Tournament or League Player, Teaching Pro or Coach
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Ive been playing tennis since I could walk. tennis has always been my number one sport. My father was a tennis coach and my grandfather was a tennis coach for over 50 years. He coached many great players like Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Mal Anderson, Geoff Masters etc..
I played to a high level and traveled to Europe to enjoy the sport over there for a season.
Now I still train with full time players and enjoy the fitness and social side of tennis. I have my Level 2 Club Pro Coaching qualification and like to help players who are keen to make tennis their living. I am very fortunate to have many friends who were very successful with their tennis and played at the highest level for Australia. I really like to talk ot these guys and learn all the information I did not find out when I was growing up. My goal is to pass this information to todays players - where it will massively enhance their chances of success. I love tennis and I have setup a Tennis History site with a mate. It is such a great game the history of the equipment is really cool also. I have collected a fair few things over the years. My collection was started by my grandfathers Pro Shop - where I inherited alot of really cool things.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Federer, Nadal, Rafter, Newcombe, Roche,
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Im a pro, NTRP 5.0, NTRP 5.5, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
Thanks Michael, its the only racquet I hit well with. When I was 15, my coach switched me from a prince Classic to the Lendl racquet. He thought with the smaller head size, I would watch the ball more. I like the way it is not balanced (most of the weight is in the grip area). Oh, by the way, I went to the John Newcombe tennis academy a few weeks ago for a lesson, all run by Aussies! It was only a 1 hour lesson, but I got a lot out of it ! Its amazing how much you can improve when you get another perspective on your game.