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Father's Day From Sport's Authority-great ideas for under $50.00


Added by Bill Longua on June 3, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments

Racquet Sale

Racquet sale from Sports Authority

Added by Bill Longua on May 27, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments

Tennis-Think of Your "Butt"

This article will not be too wordy but will have a lot of pictures.

When discussing the proper way to hit strokes many things are covered, however not too often where the correct alignment of the butt of the racquet should be. In many cases if the butt is correct the rest may follow suit. So, let’s begin with the backside- the butt.

When hitting the traditional, closed stance forehand in either the eastern or continental grip, the butt should be facing your back…


Added by Bill Longua on May 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tennis Parents Beware

Tennis-Parents Beware

When I was teaching in a club atmosphere I controlled the development of my students on a weekly basis, now teaching at a resort I don’t have that luxury, but the weather is great. Most of our patrons are here for long periods of time or back two to three times a year, so I do have input.

My concern is primarily with the juniors. I can’t tell you how many kids I work with have a solid baseline game but no clue how to hit a formidable serve, not to mention…


Added by Bill Longua on May 18, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Tennis-Outside the Box


If you are a fellow USPTA member, you already know this, but if you are an instructor, a parent keeping an eye on your child’s improvement or a player with a consistent stroke problem, it may be time to think outside the box. Tennis can be enjoyed being played in different ways, there is more than one way to correctly play tennis. Here are two examples of what I mean; the first is a tactical issue and the second mechanical.

When I was in New England I taught a junior player…


Added by Bill Longua on May 15, 2012 at 10:22am — 2 Comments

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