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…Continue
” 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…Continue
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They succeed unless there is a difficult situation.…
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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