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Tennis VIDEO show!

991 views!! please help us break 1000! please watch and share  my tennis video show  www.tennisopolis.com/TV

Added by phillip k. on November 18, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Solving the Riddle

I hope you had the chance to watch both the WTA Championships in Istambul two weeks ago and the ATP World Tour Finals in London last week.

Although it looked like a superb mastery of the game, all performances showed brilliance interspersed with unforced errors galore.

Why is it that…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on November 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Private Lessons vs Hitting Lessons - 5 Effective Methods of Taking and Utilizing Hitting Lessons

     I remember hitting a lot as a junior. The majority of the time was dedicated to reinforcing things I learnt in lessons during hitting, being inspired by older players in camp and mimicking them. We could not hit enough!

One particular…

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Added by TennisWithD on November 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Rafa Serve: An Illustrated Commentary

 

Rafael Nadal is a fierce competitor. Just before he serves, he often gives his opponent a look reminiscent of a snarl. But contrary to what some of us might be thinking, that doesn’t mean he’s about to try to serve that opponent off the court. More often than not, he’s just looking for an effective…

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Added by Steven White on November 8, 2013 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Best of the Best

Roger Federer is still full of promise. His recent performances reveal that he is in great shape and playing close with Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal.

All he needs to do is fix a few mishaps on his forehand and regain the confidence in what was at one time the best forehand in…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on November 6, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Success-How Bad Do You Want It? Tennis Inspiration

This video is all about giving yourself inspiration for your tennis.

The video includes training clips from the following players-

  • Rafael Nadal
  • Roger Federer
  • Tommy Haas
  • Gael Monfils
  • Andy Murray

 

When you want to succeed as badly as you want to breathe-then you will be successful.…

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Added by Alvin Gonzalez on October 28, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Le Backhand- One Small Detail Nobody Has Taught You That Will Transform Your One-Handed Backhand

The one-handed backhand even though not as popular and not as widely taught as the two-handed backhand is a shot that when executed well can become a player’s biggest weapon. Now, in a different blog, I will discuss the reasons most tennis coaches choose to teach the two-handed backhand over the one-handed variation, but today I want to reveal to you a…

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Added by VasMaz Tennis on October 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Single Hand Backhand.

Has anyone actually noticed...???
All three tournaments won this Sunday, in Stokholm, Vienna, and Moscow, were won by guys playing with a single backhand,
Ha, how about THAT for a "dying" breed?!? :)
Yeaaaaaa Tommy,Yeaa Richard,Yeaaaa Grigor!!!

Added by Tony Nedialkov on October 20, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Efficient Power

It is usually thought that to control the ball you need to slow down your game.



That is, if you lack topspin.



With topspin, you can exert your power without any doubts of your shot landing on the court.



You may hit some balls short, but they are still uncomfortable…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on October 9, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is Tennis Difficult? The Shocking Truth!

Tennis is easy to learn, to play, to teach and to enjoy.  The shocking truth is that tennis has been made difficult. So ingrained is the false data accepted as truth about a century ago that it has affected, to this day, coaches, commentators, sports writers, even pros.

Something…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on October 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Do You Ever Get Mad When You Play Tennis?

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 30, 2013 at 8:24pm — 5 Comments

Help fight pancreatic cancer!

I lost a dear friend to pancreatic cancer and now I am on a mission to help fight againt this terrible disease.  Please watch and share this video I created far and wide.  It would really mean a lot and make a difference in so many people's lives! 

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if you are in the LA area, please come out to our 5K 10K run and walk Sunday Oct 27, 2013  @…

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Added by phillip k. on September 26, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments

The Frame

In older times the ball was addressed squarely with the strings.

In modern tennis you approach the ball with the racquet’s frame, the upper edge,…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on September 25, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

An essay on tennis

Tennis is usually a reflection of the emotional tone level and the technical knowledge or “feel” of the individual.  Learning from the emotional “tone scale” research by L. Ron Hubbard, we can see where the individual places himself to play tennis.  Anger or fear, apathy, interest, enthusiasm, anxiety;…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on September 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Meet Billie Jean King in So Cal!

Tennisopolis has been invited to join Billie Jean King, Mary Carillo, Pam Shriver, and many other tennis greats at the 2013 Billie Jean King & Friends Event!  And your invited too! 

This year’s event will include a special presentation of the Joe Shapiro Award to Billie Jean King’s tennis coaches at Cal State L.A., Dr. Joan Johnson and Cameron “Scotty” Deeds. Johnson, as coach of the women’s team, and Deeds, as coach of the men’s team, ran…

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Added by phillip k. on September 16, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Nadal Stars in New Sporstcenter Commercial

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 10, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments

A Simple Path To The Modern Forehand

Have you ever used a sponge ball (those oversized orange/yellow now sold for kids) and played it back and forth over the net with your hand?

This is perhaps the most basic and most helpful drill of all.

If you don't have a partner, you can do this drill against a wall or your garage door. Once…

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Added by Oscar Wegner on September 3, 2013 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

The Story of the Big Fish in the Little Pond

” If one really wishes to be master of an art or sport, technical knowledge of it is not enough”, from Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

The story of the big fish in the little pond is an all too common one, and more often than not has a negative impact on many players; especially for those juniors who experience a degree of national or international success and recognition during their early developmental years.  During my career I have worked…

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Added by Randall Scott on August 31, 2013 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Video Andy Roddick Birthday from Fans!

VIDEO Happy Birthday Andy Roddick Fan Video! : Here it is!! We love you Andy! Happy 31st Birthday! ...

http://t.co/Jd6IAvUvbm

Posted on the new Tennisopolis youtube channel!  please subscribe!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyVxG_2cxpg

Added by phillip k. on August 30, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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