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Freelance tennis instruction

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Ron Rudin replied to Rakhee Devasthali's discussion 'weekly play?' in the group Triangle Tennis Group NC
"Hi Rakhee.  It might help for you to say more about your skill level and what part of the triangle you live in.  Sorry if I'm missing it somewhere on your page.  Say this to the entire group.  Not just to me."
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Ron Rudin replied to Mark / The Mayor's discussion 'Has Anyone Played this Version of Mini Tennis? [Djokovic]'
"I agree fully with Coach V.  I typec a full paragraph but lost it.  Mainly to say, great drill.  One of my favorites.  My students always benefit from it, even though those who don't use a continental grip or don't…"
Aug 14, 2013
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Racquet Weight

Quite a few of my students play with racquets that I think are too heavy and grips that are too large.  It's a sensitive issue.  The player gets used to the weight of the racquet and may be reluctant to change (or maybe can't afford to change).  It feels more difficult for me to help them get more racquet speed and be quicker around the net when the racquet may be affecting their technique. I started with a wooden racquet and got good racquet speed since I had a whippy forehand and serve (and…See More
Jul 17, 2013
Tim Prapong commented on Ron Rudin's blog post 'Racquet Weight'
"I think it's important to simplify on this topic. You state "Some players will use poor technique just so they can 'manage'." In my mind, that is not "managing with dexterity for two hours". I would define that as…"
Jun 28, 2013
Ron Rudin commented on Ron Rudin's blog post 'Racquet Weight'
"Tim, that is a good way to simplify what can become a complicated issue.  Each person will need to interpret "manage with dexterity".  Some players will use poor technique just so they can "manage", although they might…"
Jun 28, 2013
Tim Prapong commented on Ron Rudin's blog post 'Racquet Weight'
"Rule of thumb is to use the heaviest racquet you can manage with dexterity for two hours."
Jun 28, 2013
Pete commented on Ron Rudin's blog post 'Racquet Weight'
"Actually, now I've put my glasses on, I see the racquets are only 260g (9.2oz) - strung weight. They are Wilson NCode, N5's. I have just broken one and they are no longer available so I need to replace the set. I am currently looking…"
Jun 28, 2013
Ron Rudin commented on Ron Rudin's blog post 'Racquet Weight'
"Pete.  That's 9.8 ounces.  Is that with strings or unstrung?  My racquet is 280 g unstrung.  I can use about about .5 ounces (14 g) heavier in my next racquet."
Jun 28, 2013

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Racquet Weight

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 10:30am 6 Comments

Quite a few of my students play with racquets that I think are too heavy and grips that are too large.  It's a sensitive issue.  The player gets used to the weight of the racquet and may be reluctant to change (or maybe can't afford to change).  It feels more difficult for me to help them get more racquet speed and be quicker around the net when the racquet may be affecting their technique. 

I started with a wooden racquet and got good racquet speed since I had a whippy forehand and…

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Freelance Tennis Instruction

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:47pm 0 Comments

I do most of my teaching freelance.  Some is through local parks and recreation.  Freelance is in private communities (with permission) and public and private courts where there may be uninforced rules about commercial use of the courts.

I would like to start a discussion with any of you who are working in the capacity.  We might find it supportive to share some ideas about what works and what doesn't.

I will also post this message as a "Discussion".  Not sure who reads…

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At 9:49pm on February 16, 2010, andy Rice said…
I am working on a righty forehand, believe it or not. Coming along, 6 months in. forehand/forehand. Been a challenge to try.
At 10:11am on February 21, 2009, Richard Stern said…
What's up Ron? Do you have a web site? I would think that would be good for marketing your excellent services as well. If the informal lesson group going to startup again? Rich
At 9:44am on July 21, 2008, Kobi Inkums said…
would you like to play for recreation? I live in Durham and I'm looking for a playing partner.

Kobi.
At 8:29am on July 21, 2008, Mark / The Mayor said…
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