Certified tennis professional Steven White’s book…
As a tennis player and coach to World-class athletes, I have always been a big believer that when it comes to tennis and most other skills, it’s the Indian and not the arrow. That is to say a “hacker” is a “hacker” no matter what racket they are sporting, while on the other hand, a real player can hit with a broomstick (OK, I’m exaggerating, but you get the picture.) In fact I would say that in general I am an extreme pessimist when it comes to new equipment that is supposed to…Continue
Imagine one of the world’s best tennis players getting caught in one of history’s great disasters. Think it would be big news?
It wasn’t 100 years ago Sunday morning. That’s when Richard Williams clung to a lifeboat in the dark waters of the North Atlantic.
Added by Steven White on April 15, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Do you ever feel like going to the tennis court has become routine like as waking up in the morning, brushing your teeth or cooking dinner? Has tennis just become another part of your regular part of your weekly schedule? I hope not. I hope you still have the same passion for the game as you did when…Continue
Added by Sandra on April 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
As we saw in our previous article there is a particular ‘non-linear’ dynamic motion that is existent, and which can be seen, in all top athletes, and in every sport.
It’s a motion that, when done properly, can create tremendous speed and power with minimal effort. It’s also a motion that creates amazing balance, grace, and fluidity that make tops athletes appear to be smooth and natural.
To put it as simply as possible, just think of this non-linear motion as a figure-8, or the…Continue
Thanks to my new cyber friend Dan Martin (creator of TennisAbides.com) for so many kind words in his review -- Steven White, Author
Certified tennis professional Steven White’s book…
Added by Steven White on March 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The sun is shining and the court is calling. Your tennis bag is already in the back of the car just begging you to come out and play. You force your body off the couch, your knee reminding you of yesterdays three setter. You reach for the keys and your shoulder reminds you of the three aces you hit in the…Continue
This is a fun video that demonstrates how to add the right amount of under spin to you slice forehand or backhand. The key is you don't want to add too much cut on your ball, which is what most club players try to do. This exaggerated cut motion results in a ball that floats too much and has no pace.
What you want to do is be…Continue
Added by Peter Freeman on March 16, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Below is a controversial letter from Wayne Bryan, the father of the number one ranked doubles team, Mike and Bob Bryan. Johan Kriek posted the letter and this short introduction on his facebook page. We are unsure how he had access to it:
Wayne Brian’s letter..A MUST READ!!! Love this guy!!
Here is a letter Wayne Bryan wrote to one of his friends who just took a position with the USTA. But I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did. His sons…Continue
Hi, I am James.
I just finished tennis lessons for about 2 months with a coach. I bought a new racket.
I am looking for tennis players in my area to hit with during evening or weekends. I just got back into tennis from a young age. I would say that I was inspired by the Rafa Nadal. My family is from span. :)
I live in west palm beach, FL near the water front off of 45th and flager dr.
Hope to hear from some tennis players that want to hit…Continue
Added by James on February 18, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments
A quick note regarding racket stringing and the frequency of which you should be restringing. While searching through various websites and blogs today I ran across a Prince Tennis blog titled "PrinceNextblog" and I was reminded about the phrase "string as often per year as you play in a week". I never really spent much time analyzing this statement but found myself replaying the phrase…Continue
I wrote a brief post at my website, for convenience I posted it here as well. check out the new magazine online.
Digital media is shaping the way we receive and interprete information. The amount of data we have access to on a daily basis is…Continue
How many times have you heard “bend your knees and roll your shoulder!” when trying to improve your tennis game? Of course that’s only one of the hundreds of things that we are…Continue
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Added by Steven White on January 27, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments
The idea of stringing tennis rackets for a living does not appeal to everyone but if you are a tennis player and want to explore the idea of starting a stringing business than read on because I am going to spell out the steps in a simple systematic way so…
Added by patrick m on January 19, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments
The following is from my friends @ justgotserved.wordpress.com
Purely for the reason that I am so bored that I am at my wit’s end AND that due to the lucky fact I don’t live in outer Mongolia and therefore Google Images are readily available, I have selected a few of the most amusing pictures of tennis players.
It’s at this point that you begin to say ‘ But my friend, there is nothing amusing about tennis. It is a fine game’. And while the latter…Continue
Added by Steven White on December 10, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments
As your level of play increases, simply keeping the ball in play may not be enough to win matches. The amount of control you have over the ball then becomes an important factor. Your shot placements can make all the difference. Maybe your opponent has good ground strokes and is able to effectively stay in every rally…Continue
Added by Steven White on November 23, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Looking for a partner to hit with in Georgetown/ N.Round Rock area. email if you can hit after 4:30 weekdays and weekend mornings.
Some players like to camp out on the baseline and send back a steady stream of deep crosscourt shots. When you are facing such an opponent, never let him get in a groove – he’s just waiting for you to make the error that’s going to give him the point. Remember that most tennis matches are decided by who makes the least…Continue
Added by Steven White on November 10, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments
Raw, young, talented players can often hit a variety of shots but have little sense when it comes to shot selection. This underestimated and under-practiced skill is so important that it alone can separate the levels in tennis.Continue
Added by Steven White on November 5, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments