As I watched the US open this week I started to notice something. When a pro gets a floater and crushes it into the open court, nobody seems to notice. The pro is expected to put it away with authority and generally there is no instant replay.
What I noticed was that there would almost always be multiple instant replays on precision shots. Virtually always you would see instant replay on good passing shots. That tells me the tennis world, even though enamoured with 144 mph serves actually puts more stock in shots that are hit exactly where they are supposed to be hit.
So, I’m going out and practice today the drills I learned from Coach Kyril and Mauro Marcos. Take a look at the video below and you’ll see what I’m doing today.
And keep in mind what coach Mauro Marcos always says, “So what if you have power if the ball goes in the woods?”
When Coach Kyril and Coach Mauro were here in Virginia Beach doing their video shoot I heard Coach Mauro say something that has really stuck in my mind. He said that down the line shots are “stroke cleaners”. I’m assuming … Continue reading →
I had several lessons over the weekend with Coach Kyril and Coach Mauro. Luckily we were videotaping for their DVD series so we also turned the camera on when they were training me. Mauro is extremely detailed in his instruction … Continue reading →
I was at the public courts in Virginia Beach yesterday. I was all done practicing my serve when an older man walked up to the court. He said, “Hey do you have an extra racquet in there (referring to my … Continue reading →
I definitely didn’t think this up on my own and I can’t remember where I heard it, so if anyone recognizes this point, please tell me who originated it so I can give credit. The idea is that we watch … Continue reading →
An extremely frustrating error is when you have your opponent pulled way off the court and you muff the easy putaway. A good drill to make sure this doesn’t happen to you is to enlist your kids or some neighborhood … Continue reading →
One of my coaches Kyril Popoff of http://www.CoachKyrilTennis.com emphsizes the value of simply getting a bucket of balls and dropping them yourself and hitting them. I do this quite a bit and what I’ve found is that I’ve been able … Continue reading →