I have tested, for decades, an interesting experiment that has proven helpful to a lot of players, from amateurs to pros. Rather than trying to position your body at a certain distance from the ball, track the ball…Continue
Sloane Stephens disses her fans and 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli retires plus retractable roofs and much more.You don’t want to miss this weeks show. Host Phil Naessens is joined by Craig Doyle…Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on August 16, 2013 at 2:21am — No Comments
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Looking forward to attending my first tournament in a long time! I think the last tournament I watched was a satellite tournament when I was a junior. The winner (David Wheaton) got to play against Agassi; man that was a long time ago, like 1990?! If you're in NC or coming to watch, come say HI, as I will be…Continue
As he walks off the court and right past the referee, he tells him to "go fu%# yourself."
Phil is taking a couple weeks off and is replaying an interview from December with Jeff Salzenstein from the December 8, 2012 edition of This Week in Tennis. Salzenstein shares his memories of his junior playing days, his NCAA days at Stanford with Dick Gould, his professional career, his Total Tennis…Continue
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After his first match against Daniel Brands where he beat the hometown hero on his 26th birthday, Federer talked about his new racquet and the process in which it came about.
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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…Continue
Maria Sharapova has split with coach Thomas Hogstedt and expects to name a new coach in the coming days: http://t.co/tUfDjo5oCM…Continue
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Marion Bartoli wins Wimbledon and draws the ire from social media……host Phil Naessens and special guest co-host Craig Doyle discuss this, new Wimbledon men’s champion Andy Murray,why BBC commentator John Inverdale should be fired, the Bryan Brothers. the Washington Castles 34 match…Continue
Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on July 12, 2013 at 3:27am — No Comments
I am a natural gut player for many reasons. First I started playing with Gut cuz playing with Polyester gave me tennis elbow. Sure it was a lot of reasons like bad form, hitting the ball late, muscling the ball etc but I feel pretty sure that the stiffness of my Babloat Pro Drive married with old Polyester strings did my arm in.
Once Physical therapy was near completion, I started looking at what changes I could…Continue
On this week’s edition of This Week in Tennis hosts Phil Naessens and Craig Doyle answer listeners questions regarding homosexuality and doping, congratulate Martina Navratilova on being the pioneer of LGBT athletes and Craig tells us what it’s really like as a professional photographer covering a professional tennis event.
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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on May 5, 2013 at 1:19am — No Comments
Looks like. I am recovered from my back problem although I still do many core workouts to keep extra fit. Playing again with no pain. Life is good again. I could not imagine never hitting a tennis ball again. I do prefer clay though as it is less demanding on your back and body overall. Or is it? Since the points last longer, less winners you are hitting more balls. So, you start getting tennis elbow or tendinitis there.Ugghhh. Just keep lifting some weights and exercise to keep playing.…Continue
Added by Will on March 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Over the weekend, we had the McKinney Tennis Center's One Year Anniversary. It was a lot of fun. A bounce-house for the kids, face-painting, games, free food, live-music, raffles, etc. Lots of fun. The only bad thing was the rain. Not cool. I stuck around for the Fast-Serve competition. I was in the finalists with a 93 mph serve. Not bad for wet-flat balls! I bet I could have done better, but it was cold and nasty outside and we didn't…Continue
Added by Andy Thompson on March 26, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments
The more I teach tennis the more I realize how important it is to be patient and flexible with your students. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to observe thousand of different tennis players and focus on how they learn tennis and try to understand why they behave and choose to do what they do on the Tennis…Continue
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