Host Phil Naessens congratulates Novak Djokovic on his impressive win over Rafael Nadal in last weeks Monte Carlo Rolex Open, congratulates Italy and Russia on their recent Fed Cup Wins, comments about The All England Clubs huge raise in prize money at the 2013 Wimbledon Grand Slam and reviews this past weeks mens tournaments going on in Barcelona and…Continue
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Your weak return of serve is costing you matches.…Continue
For some people, tennis can be an intimidating sport, especially if you are just starting out. I joined Tennisopolis back in 2010, just to play some tennis and socialize. Well, I ran into some players who didn’t know the game. It was frustrating for me (a 5.0 player) to hit with them (3.0 players). We always ended up not playing a match or not even rallying. I always ended up teaching them how to play the game. That’s okay. I don’t have a problem teaching…Continue
Do you struggle with your toss? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. I'd say roughly 3/4 of Tennisopolis members do.
In Pat Rafter's second free video lesson, he shares a story about his struggle to develop a consistent & reliable toss. He also tells us how he solved the problem, confused his own dad, and the rest is history - winning the US Open twice.…Continue
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I live in Arnold and I'm willing to travel a reasonable distance. Wife wants me out of the house!
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Host Phil Naessens pays tribute to legendary play by play announcer Pat Summerall, answers listeners questions about Phil’s seeming lack of love for the game of tennis, how someone can be a guest on the show and looks at all the highs and lows of this weeks Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on this edition of This Week in…Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on April 20, 2013 at 2:20am — No Comments
How to Hit a Kicker...
and why it is the Best Serve at the Recreational Level…Continue
The Forehand can seem like a very complicated stroke to master as there are several steps that need to happen in a particular order with great fluidity and smoothness. To start without feeling overwhelmed here are the steps that need to be understood and perfected:
• The side on position
• The take back
• The drop of the racquet
To learn more about how mastering these three steps can help you hit a world class forehand check out my blog:…Continue
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Come watch the pros play May 6-12 at North Hills Club. Admission is For FREE, but donations are welcome for the local Boys and Girls Club of Raleigh.
Feel free to call our Pro Shop at 9197810468 or shoot me an email on Tennisopolis!
See you there:)
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On this edition of This Week in Tennis host Phil Naessens comments on an article written by ESPN’s online tennis editor Matt Wilansky regarding Jennifer Capriati’s recent legal woes, recaps last weekend’s World Group Quarterfinal Davis Cup action…Continue
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anyone interested in hitting tomorrow after 5pm?
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Roger Federer and wife Mirka Vavrinec are expecting twins once again. Medical staff at Universitaets Kinderspital beider Basel have reported that Mirka is pregnant with another set of "identicals", but this time they are boys. Mirka and the babies are reported to be in excellent health, but…