Sights and sounds are all around us. We grow and learn from them starting the day we are born. They not only teach us how to function; they also trigger us to take action. A few visual triggers are red stop signs, flashing police lights and seeing lightning that forewarns stormy weather. Common … [Read more...] about Sight, Sound, and Rhythm Training for Tennis
In pickleball and tennis, coaches commonly say “Follow through in the direction you want to hit the ball.” This may sound sensible, but it is misleading and can open players up to problems, including too much grip tension which slows down your paddle speed (and therefore the ball speed). Why am I … [Read more...] about The 3 Parts of Every Tennis and Pickleball Swing
Google “bad line calls and tennis” and John McEnroe is in the second listing. When John McEnroe was playing the pro tour, it was electrifying, and not just because of his tennis talent. He regularly created the kind of drama that also made the “Jerry Springer Show” so popular. People like … [Read more...] about Line Calls in Tennis – Who Can You Trust?
Pickleball is fast. Tennis is fast. We know that. Both sports test every fiber of our eye-brain reaction skills. But how do they compare to one another? First let’s compare the court length. Baseline to baseline in tennis is 78 feet. Pickleball is 44 feet, almost half the distance. How does this … [Read more...] about Pickleball & Tennis Ball Speed and Reaction Time
The good. The bad. The ugly. And the solution. If you’ve ever gotten in a car accident, most of the time you know the cause. If the accident was your fault, you took your eye off the road. It’s that simple. In tennis, taking your eye off the ball has less serious consequences, but causes shanks, … [Read more...] about Point of Contact
Science is a good thing. But the almost endless amount of opinions on the ever-growing worldwide web can easily create confusion and over-analysis for the average tennis player. Slow motion cameras allow us to identify patterns in top players and enthusiastic coaches share that information freely … [Read more...] about Tennis Footwork Made Simple