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  • 11/25/15--22:00: High Octane Tennis 3-Pack
  • TND-04896A: with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    A common problem for many tennis coaches is having a limited amount of court space to use during team training sessions. Practices using traditional individual drills won't get a full team the amount of time they need on the court to enhance their skills.

    USPTA Elite Professional Bruce Gullikson provides 15 drills and variations for teams that are limited to 1-2 practice courts. Coach Gullikson demonstrates warmups and large group competitive games and drills. These drills will improve your players' footwork, posture, reaction time, ground strokes, lobs, smashes and volleys.

    Team Warm-Up

    You'll learn two types of warm-up drills from Coach Gullikson: the Volley Lob Warm-Up and the Ground Stroke Warm-Up. In the Volley Lob Warm-Up, your players will work on keeping their hands in front of their body at the net, maintaining active feet and getting creative with their volleys. It's a great way to get heart rates up and work up a sweat before a demanding practice session.

    The second warm-up drill is the Ground Stroke Warm-Up. Athletes will work on hitting slices, shots with top spin, defense and footwork.

    Large Group Games

    Coach Gullikson works on virtually every skill needed to play elite tennis using games designed for high numbers of players. Your athletes will cycle in and out of drills quickly, getting tons of reps and opportunities to get better.

    In Bump Pass Spike, athletes develop creativity, movement without the ball, overhead shots and ability to play with their opposite hand. The phrase that Coach Gullikson promotes is "Hands and feet make the player complete," which is reinforced on the court.

    Competitiveness is ramped up in Flurry, a fast-paced drill focused on reaction time and playing from different spots on the court. Teams of three battle against each other to stay on the court, as making a mistake means a new player rotates in for the losing team.

    After an intense practice, players need to cool down. See Ya is a great way to end practice, as players work on eliminating mistakes while trying to force opponents into errors.

    Coaches of all levels will benefit from the drills and skills covered in this video. Incorporating Coach Gullikson's exercises into your practices will help your players improve at a faster rate, especially if you have limited court space.

    65 minutes. 2015.



    TND-04896B: with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    Keeping players engaged is one of the keys to running an effective tennis practice.

    USPTA Elite Professional and Head Club Pro, Bruce Gullikson, shows you over 20 high-intensity drills designed for individual players. The exercises provided by Coach Gullikson will help your athletes develop posture, strategy, racquet angle, ground strokes, net defense, spin shots, volleys and accuracy.

    Body and Ball Control

    Start off your practices by getting players' bodies stretched out and in the correct posture with the Matuska Drill. Your athletes will learn to use their legs and lower their center of gravity while hitting a ball with a partner.

    Coach Gullikson includes a series of drills focused on ball control. The Djokovic Drill is a fun exercise that will help your players improve their footwork and racquet angles while competing against another player. Other drills that work on getting a better feel for the ball include the Fast and Furious drill and the Absorb and Rip drill.

    Individual Skills

    Your players will work on keeping the ball in play, generating spin, game-winning shots, approach shots, accuracy and movement with Coach Gullikson's individual drills.

    The 2-on-1 Doubles Isolation drill pits an individual against two players as they work to hit game-winners. It's a challenging drill that will force your athletes to dig deep and hit shots they might not normally make against a single opponent. The Blue Line Net Coverage 2 vs 1 drill makes things even harder, as the width of the court is narrowed to encourage hitting hard, accurate shots.

    Another great exercise is the Designated Approaches drill, in which your players will learn to react to the speed of different shots as they approach the net.

    Hand Feeding

    Coach Gullikson provides a variety of hand feeding drills that work on different kinds of movement and shots.

    The Hand Tossing X Drill gets players moving in different directions prior to hitting a ball, while also working on hitting backhands and forehands. Your athletes will also learn how to get more top spin on balls with the Low Ball Wristers exercise. By hitting a low ball at the right angle with more racquet speed, players will soon find themselves hitting devastating topspin shots with ease.

    Coach Gullikson's drills for individuals are built with the player in mind. Athletes of all levels will get better at tennis while having fun performing the exercises shown in this video.

    56 minutes. 2015.



    TND-04896C: with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    Have you ever wondered how you could use some of the equipment you have lying around to train your athletes?

    Bruce Gullikson, Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club and USPTA Elite Professional, delivers a video packed with innovative ways to use objects like ball hoppers, towels, balance discs, cones, jump ropes and cell phones to improve the ability of your players. You'll also get tips and tricks for hitting specific shots, including ground strokes, volleys, drop shots and more.

    Utilizing Equipment

    Coach Gullikson has his players demonstrate how to use common objects to enhance their skills. For example, you'll learn how to use a ball hopper to train athletes to keep their weight on their back leg during a serve. After a few reps, your athletes will be able to move on to hitting a regular serve while applying the techniques they just learned.

    Using cones can be another fun and effective training method. Your players will learn how to use cones as a visual aid to build hand-eye coordination and to properly orient their racquets to the ball.

    Balance disks are perfect for getting players into an athletic position and encouraging a smooth swing. As your athletes stand on balance disks, they'll improve their leg strength, core strength, ground strokes and serving ability. Other objects that Coach Gullikson uses to teach his athletes include jump ropes, towels and cell phones.

    Tips and Tricks

    You'll learn Coach Gullikson's advice for mental toughness, balance and various types of shots as he breaks down drills and offers suggestions for his players in a live setting.

    It's essential to be relaxed and use a "catch and release" method on ground strokes, according to Coach Gullikson. In the "Rule of One Bounce" section, you'll hear him explain why players should have their serves get to the back wall or fence in one bounce to make returning the ball tougher for the opponent. More tips, tricks and drills are included that cover backhand slices, volleys, overheads, drop shots and using the continental grip.

    This video contains training methods that are effective for coaches of all levels. This season, keep your players engaged in practice with Coach Gullikson's innovative tips and drills.

    54 minutes. 2015.




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    with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    A common problem for many tennis coaches is having a limited amount of court space to use during team training sessions. Practices using traditional individual drills won't get a full team the amount of time they need on the court to enhance their skills.

    USPTA Elite Professional Bruce Gullikson provides 15 drills and variations for teams that are limited to 1-2 practice courts. Coach Gullikson demonstrates warmups and large group competitive games and drills. These drills will improve your players' footwork, posture, reaction time, ground strokes, lobs, smashes and volleys.

    Team Warm-Up

    You'll learn two types of warm-up drills from Coach Gullikson: the Volley Lob Warm-Up and the Ground Stroke Warm-Up. In the Volley Lob Warm-Up, your players will work on keeping their hands in front of their body at the net, maintaining active feet and getting creative with their volleys. It's a great way to get heart rates up and work up a sweat before a demanding practice session.

    The second warm-up drill is the Ground Stroke Warm-Up. Athletes will work on hitting slices, shots with top spin, defense and footwork.

    Large Group Games

    Coach Gullikson works on virtually every skill needed to play elite tennis using games designed for high numbers of players. Your athletes will cycle in and out of drills quickly, getting tons of reps and opportunities to get better.

    In Bump Pass Spike, athletes develop creativity, movement without the ball, overhead shots and ability to play with their opposite hand. The phrase that Coach Gullikson promotes is "Hands and feet make the player complete," which is reinforced on the court.

    Competitiveness is ramped up in Flurry, a fast-paced drill focused on reaction time and playing from different spots on the court. Teams of three battle against each other to stay on the court, as making a mistake means a new player rotates in for the losing team.

    After an intense practice, players need to cool down. See Ya is a great way to end practice, as players work on eliminating mistakes while trying to force opponents into errors.

    Coaches of all levels will benefit from the drills and skills covered in this video. Incorporating Coach Gullikson's exercises into your practices will help your players improve at a faster rate, especially if you have limited court space.

    65 minutes. 2015.


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    with Bruce Gullikson,
    USPTA Elite Professional; President, USPTA Northern Division;
    High Performance Certified;
    Head Tennis Professional at Lifetime 98th St Club

    Keeping players engaged is one of the keys to running an effective tennis practice.

    USPTA Elite Professional and Head Club Pro, Bruce Gullikson, shows you over 20 high-intensity drills designed for individual players. The exercises provided by Coach Gullikson will help your athletes develop posture, strategy, racquet angle, ground strokes, net defense, spin shots, volleys and accuracy.

    Body and Ball Control

    Start off your practices by getting players' bodies stretched out and in the correct posture with the Matuska Drill. Your athletes will learn to use their legs and lower their center of gravity while hitting a ball with a partner.

    Coach Gullikson includes a series of drills focused on ball control. The Djokovic Drill is a fun exercise that will help your players improve their footwork and racquet angles while competing against another player. Other drills that work on getting a better feel for the ball include the Fast and Furious drill and the Absorb and Rip drill.

    Individual Skills

    Your players will work on keeping the ball in play, generating spin, game-winning shots, approach shots, accuracy and movement with Coach Gullikson's individual drills.

    The 2-on-1 Doubles Isolation drill pits an individual against two players as they work to hit game-winners. It's a challenging drill that will force your athletes to dig deep and hit shots they might not normally make against a single opponent. The Blue Line Net Coverage 2 vs 1 drill makes things even harder, as the width of the court is narrowed to encourage hitting hard, accurate shots.

    Another great exercise is the Designated Approaches drill, in which your players will learn to react to the speed of different shots as they approach the net.

    Hand Feeding

    Coach Gullikson provides a variety of hand feeding drills that work on different kinds of movement and shots.

    The Hand Tossing X Drill gets players moving in different directions prior to hitting a ball, while also working on hitting backhands and forehands. Your athletes will also learn how to get more top spin on balls with the Low Ball Wristers exercise. By hitting a low ball at the right angle with more racquet speed, players will soon find themselves hitting devastating topspin shots with ease.

    Coach Gullikson's drills for individuals are built with the player in mind. Athletes of all levels will get better at tennis while having fun performing the exercises shown in this video.

    56 minutes. 2015.


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    Dr. Allen Fox is eminently qualified to show coaches and players how to hit tennis strokes and how to drill a player's game effectively. Dr. Fox graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in psychology and is the author of the classic tennis books, Why Can't I Win? and Think to Win and If I'm the Better Player. Fox was highly successful at tournament play, reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and winning the NCAA singles and doubles as well as the US National hard-court and Canadian singles championships. Along the way, he was named to the US Davis Cup team three times, and was ranked among the top ten men in the US five times (with tournament victories over Jimmy Connors, Roy Emerson, Arthur Ashe, and John Newcombe).

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    with Bruce Gullikson,
    Tennis Professional (98th Street Athletic Club)
    and featuring Steve Paulsen,
    Edina (MN) HS Girls Tennis Coach & coach of 13 MN State Team titles (9 in a row through '06)

    Through the start of the 2006 season, Coach Paulsen has coached the Edina girls' tennis team to victory in over 160 matches in a row as well as nine straight State Championships. This DVD is filled with more than 10 drills and games that Paulsen uses everyday in practice that has helped build Edina girls tennis into a tennis powerhouse. Paulsen begins with doubles drills. In these drills a lot of emphasis is placed on the first three hits, which is generally when the point is won. The drills in this section work on serve, volley, movement and consistency. In singles drills, the groundstrokes are the focus. Again, these drills work on consistency and movement. The DVD concludes with a number of games that stress fundamentals, but are done in a fun atmosphere. All these drills and games allow the players to hit a large amount of balls in a short amount of time while getting a quality workout. Interspersed between the drill segment is a Q & A session that reveal Paulsen's philosophies towards building a championship program.

    42 minutes. 2007.


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  • 09/29/18--22:00: Doubles Strategy & Tactics
  • with Eric Wammock,
    Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center (Hilton Head Island) Head Tennis Professional; USPTA Elite Professional;
    Hilton Head Christian Academy Tennis Coach
    (State Runner-up '12, State Semifinals '13);
    collegiate All-American, former ITF Professional;
    at age 21 was the youngest D-I college head coach ever (VCU);
    USPTA South Carolina Pro of the Year ('97)

    >Learn to outsmart your opponents with sound doubles strategy!

    Finally, a video on doubles that provides a useful, easy-to-implement series of strategies and tactics for doubles tennis. Hilton Head Tennis' Eric Wammock details the position on the court, responsibility and tactics for:

    • the server,
    • the returner,
    • the returner's partner
    • the server's partner

    He also details important considerations such as: 'Who covers the lob?', 'who covers the middle?', how to move as a team, staggered vs. un-staggered, shot selection and much more!

    Coach Wammock covers a variety of formations, a variety of shot selection choices and offers great instruction on the pro and cons of differing strategies. The comprehensiveness of Wammock's instruction make this doubles strategy/tactics video a 'can't miss/must have' for every coach!

    98 minutes. 2014.


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    with Chris Russell,
    University of Washington Associate Head Men's Tennis Coach

    Coach Russell presents drills for developing the skills of explosive court movements and angle coverage to improve position on the ball. His main focus is the 'big hop', a move that expands explosiveness and court coverage. The 'big hop' is a great tool when returning the second serve. It also takes time away from the server and reduces the chance of error. This technique is also presented as a valuable strategy in doubles play. On-court players demonstrate resetting offensive position on the volley. Russell also covers the specialized forehand, which allows the player time to get positioned on top of the ball. Other movement techniques covered include the 'dipper', the 'waddle', the 'sharpie' and chasing the ball. Russell also analyzes the curve of the ball on volley shots. The proper curve makes it very difficult for opponents to hit effective return shots. This is an excellent training tool for tennis players serious about taking it to the next level!

    46 minutes. 2007.


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  • 09/29/18--22:00: Keys to the Kick Serve
  • with Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach;
    former nationally ranked junior and #1 player at Cornell University;
    competed on USTA and ITF professional circuit;
    studied under Lluis Bruguera (former Spanish Davis Cup coach), Pato Alvarez (former top 10 player and Spanish coach) and Gilad Bloom (former Israeli ATP player and elite junior coach)

    Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach, presents a video packed with skills and drills designed to help athletes learn the difficult kick serve. Coach Lewit's three keys to a successful kick serve are the angle, height and spin sound generated by the player. Through a series of three individual lessons, you'll see how Coach Lewit teaches this technique to his athletes, transitioning from a beginning-level player who's never done a kick serve before, to an experienced player that only needs to fine tune the details.

    Lesson 1: Starting the Kick Serve

    For a beginning player, Coach Lewit begins by moving the athlete closer to the net for the Mini Tennis Serve drill. One of the first points instructed is the importance of tossing the ball slightly to the left (for a right hander), which will put it into the correct spot needed for solid contact.

    A challenge for beginning kick servers is learning not to slice. Spin should be put on the ball, but it should be primarily downward, not to the side. Key aspects of the serve include extending the tricep on contact, turning the shoulders and keeping an exaggerated sideways position. Coach Lewit believes that if the player is struggling with the full motion, then breaking the serve down into different steps can help them learn more effectively.

    Lesson 2: Technique

    Once players have graduated from the beginning phase, then you can begin to teach them more advanced techniques. In this lesson, Coach Lewit teaches an athlete how to add more height to the serve by changing the racket face angle and pushing up more on the contact with the ball. He also goes over how staying sideways can help create the proper angle and maximize spin.

    Keeping the lower back straight when executing the kick serve is necessary to prevent a stress injury. Coach Lewit explains how to keep the lower back straight while bending the neck and pushing out the chest to create a slight curve in the upper back. The resulting body position is perfect for players as they execute the kick serve.

    Lesson 3: Fine Tuning the Serve

    The final phase of the kick serve is working on the small details that can be the difference between a good and great serve. In this lesson, Coach Lewit reinforces keeping an L shape with the elbow on the toss in addition to keeping the head up on the serve. When athletes are consistently hitting good kick serves, Coach Lewit has them begin to work on a "surprise serve" to break out when their opponent begins to cheat too far to one side.

    The instruction in this video is perfect for beginning, intermediate or advanced athletes. Coach Lewit's skills and drills are sure to help you or your players improve the kick serve.

    84 minutes. 2016.


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    with Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach;
    former nationally ranked junior and #1 player at Cornell University;
    competed on USTA and ITF professional circuit;
    studied under Lluis Bruguera (former Spanish Davis Cup coach), Pato Alvarez (former top 10 player and Spanish coach) and Gilad Bloom (former Israeli ATP player and elite junior coach)

    Spanish players are known worldwide for hitting a powerful ball, and a large part of that stems from the way Spanish instructors have coached athletes for many decades. Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach, has spent time traveling all over Spain to observe how Spanish coaches teach the techniques, theory and exercises that go into a forehand. Now, Coach Lewit is here to pass his knowledge on to you, so you or your pupils can hit forehands the Spanish way.

    Drills

    Coach Lewit includes six drills that will help you perfect the Spanish forehand: the Racket Acceleration Drill, the Front Racket Speed Drill, the Advanced Acceleration Drill, the Alternating Sides Acceleration Drill, the Low Ball Drill and the Swinging Volley Drill.

    The Racket Acceleration Drill is designed to help players accelerate and work the ball as deep as possible to their target. You'll see how keeping a solid base and firing your hip can help the ball jump off your racket and cause problems for your opponent.

    As Coach Lewit runs through the steps behind each drill, he also presents common technique mistakes that players make while practicing each shot. An example of this is having the ball drop short while working on racket speed. It's important to hit the ball with great depth on every forehand to make it more difficult for your opponent to complete a return.

    Forehand Lessons

    Two forehand lessons are included in the second half of the video. The first lesson is with a more experienced player, while the second lesson features a younger, intermediate-level athlete.

    In each lesson, Coach Lewit works to analyze where the player's forehand is at. Once he's determined what the athlete needs to work on, he begins to incorporate any of the previous six drills that will help the player improve. Posture, balance, stability, level changing, hitting for depth and spin generation are among the skills taught by Coach Lewit in these lessons.

    Everything you need to know about the Spanish forehand is included in this video. This is a great resource for both coaches and players who desire to add some tenacity to their forehand.

    63 minutes. 2016.


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    with Bill Mountford,
    Senior Vice President of World TeamTennis;
    former USTA National Tennis Center Director of Tennis (NTC) and US Open Director of Player Operations,
    Founder of the HEAD Junior Tennis Academy (NJ)

    In this excellent "how to" tennis DVD, Bill Mountford demonstrates over a dozen drills that will help improve your confidence in the "most important shot in tennis," the serve! He begins by explaining the basic guidelines of serving, including proper foot positioning, grip strength, racket head acceleration, and ball toss. With the help of his students, Mountford then demonstrates an arsenal of serving drills which focus on improving individual dynamics of the serve, developing all around coordination, and improving performance in pressure situations and under fatigue. In nearly every situation, Mountford explains the drill to you as a player, and provides teaching tips for coaches - this DVD offers valuable advice and training ideas to tennis players and tennis coaches at all levels.

    47 minutes. 2005.


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    with Peter Smith,
    University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach;
    2014 NCAA Champions;
    5x NCAA Champions, including Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back (2009/2010/2011/2012) titles;
    2011 Pac-10 Coach of the Year; 2011 USPTA National College "Coach of the Year";
    2010 & 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) "Coach of the Year"

    and University of Southern California Assistant Coach Brett Masi

    With clarity and skill, University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach Peter Smith explains and demonstrates the many aspects of the volley. Smith provides a thorough rundown of all of the essentials necessary to volley like a pro. He includes instruction on proper technique, swing mechanics, and footwork. In addition, Smith highlights over twenty unique and effective drills to teach and perfect the volley. Smith's success has been due in part to the implementation of these well-developed drills and tactics that you and your athletes will enjoy. With this exceptional DVD, you will be able to study the volley and learn some of the most effective techniques of the game.

    42 minutes. 2006.


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    with Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach;
    former nationally ranked junior and #1 player at Cornell University;
    competed on USTA and ITF professional circuit;
    studied under Lluis Bruguera (former Spanish Davis Cup coach), Pato Alvarez (former top 10 player and Spanish coach) and Gilad Bloom (former Israeli ATP player and elite junior coach)

    Certified USTA High Performance Coach and former nationally ranked junior player, Chris Lewit, considers the serve to be the most difficult shot to teach in the game of tennis. Despite the degree of difficulty, Coach Lewit has become a master at instructing the serve, and has included the important concepts, technical aspects and myth busting you need to become a great server in this video. You'll learn Coach Lewit's four favorite drills for teaching the serve in addition to seeing them put into action during two live serving lessons.

    Technical Reference Points and Drills

    To perfect the serve, you must first understand the mechanics that are behind it. Coach Lewit breaks down the stance and grip that are commonly used, and points out the "L shape" position that players need to be in after they've tossed the ball. Every phase of the serve is covered step-by-step, from the initial stance to the landing after hitting the ball, to ensure that athletes can pinpoint which steps they need to work on to make improvements.

    Once every step has been explained, Coach Lewit goes into his four favorite drills for developing the serve: the L Shape Drill, the 5-5-5 Drill, Toss & Check and Jumping Drills. The drills will help you or your athletes improve muscle memory, rhythm of the toss, movement without the ball, balance, coordination, stability and body awareness.

    Serve Lessons

    Coach Lewit instructs a young boy and a young girl through two separate individual serving lessons. In the first lesson, the player works on driving the back leg and landing after the serve. The second lesson focuses on loading the back leg and trying to get full body extension so that more power can be produced.

    No matter what level of athlete he's coaching, Coach Lewit believes in refining the technique until it's as perfect as possible. By introducing simple methods and exercises and treating the serve as a biomechanical movement, you'll quickly be able to teach your students to serve well.

    This video is a great resource for a coach or athlete who wants to learn every step of the serve. Coach Lewit's instruction is easy to follow and perfect for all skill levels.

    58 minutes. 2016.


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    with John Officer,
    US Naval Academy Head Tennis Coach

    This video breaks down the game of tennis into five areas. The categories include defense, rally, dictate, transition, and finishing zone. The DVD explores the correct percentage play from each area. Additionally, the serve, return, passing shots, and counter-attacking shots are included as separate areas bringing the total to nine. There is a tendency for teaching professionals to teach how to stroke the ball but not where to place it. It is crucial that players understand how to set up a point, counter-attack, as well as how to finish.

    44 minutes. 2004.


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    Paul Wardlaw, a successful collegiate coach for over 15 years (3 NCAA Championships at Kenyon College, Division III, Wilson/ITA Coach of the Decade award winner, NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the University of Iowa) has had recognition from tennis authorities as being a leader of innovative, effective practice ideas. The two videos in this latest instructional offering from Wardlaw give coaches and athletes all the competitive drills he uses in his daily practices to prepare his team for the competitive rigors of team tennis. The drills are divided into two videos, singles and doubles.
    These two videos will provide coaches and players at all levels with nearly two hours of demanding drills, practice sessions, and warm-ups.


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    with David Roditi,
    TCU Head Men's Tennis Coach;
    2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year - 3x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    Back-to-Back Big 12 Champions (2016-17);
    2015 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year;
    3x All-American at TCU - holds the school record for combined career victories

    Working with a team or a large group of tennis players can be a challenge for a coach. In this video, David Roditi shows you how to incorporate various warm-up drills and competitive games that can help coaches utilize court space more effectively and efficiently.

    Tennis Warm-up

    Coach Roditi demonstrates the value of mentally engaging your players as soon as they are on the court. Beginning with slice games, players immediately focus on proper grip and technique as they get their minds and bodies ready for practice. Roditi emphasizes the importance of the Continental grip during both the slice games and volley progression component of the warm-up, as these shots are under-practiced and under-utilized by most coaches.

    Tennis Practice Games

    After warming up, Roditi continues to engage his players mentally with the Bounce and Hit drill, a drill that requires his players to use their voice and mind to stay mentally engaged with their groundstrokes. Combined with baseline target practice and shot combination sequences, Roditi ensures his athletes are every bit as focused on the mental component as the physical.

    Tennis Control Drills

    Many times, players are concerned with how hard they hit the ball and not where they hit it. In this section, Coach Roditi shows the value of shot placement with the 2 Cross, 1 Down the Line drill. As his athletes demonstrate the drill, you will learn specific shot selection patterns and techniques - a must for more experienced singles player.

    Court Coverage

    At the end of the video, you will learn two games - 3 vs. 3 and Speed Singles, both of which will help your athletes understand the value of court coverage, shot selection, and racket speed - all while having fun competing! This is a great way to close practice and will have an immediate impact on the movement and competitive spirit of your team.

    Coach Roditi provides a series of drills, technique demonstrations, and games that will allow coaches of all levels the opportunity to improve their team. His energy, enthusiasm, and passion for teaching the game are felt through every second of this video.

    70 minutes. 2018.


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    with David Roditi,
    TCU Head Men's Tennis Coach;
    2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year - 3x Big 12 Coach of the Year;
    Back-to-Back Big 12 Champions (2016-17);
    2015 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year;
    3x All-American at TCU - holds the school record for combined career victories

    Developing an all-court game is more valuable than ever, as today's athletes are becoming stronger and more athletic. Learning the finer points of the fundamentals that are essential for the groundstroke, volley, and serve are vital for today's modern player!

    TCU head coach David Roditi shows detailed and easy-to-follow progressions for groundstrokes, volleys, transition shots, and the serve that build solid fundamentals on all strokes. No matter what level a student is at, they can quickly build their skills on the court by following Coach Roditi's progressions. Roditi has developed a practice plan that is fun and has a mix of cooperative and competitive drills.

    Along the way, Roditi provides several insightful tips that he has learned both in his playing career and as a coach. He gives valuable instruction on hitting balls with more power and spin, as well as his favorite strategies for match play.

    Swing Progression - Groundstrokes

    Roditi demonstrates the importance of knowing when to hit the right shot, depending on the shot you get from your opponent. By stressing the values of 'lifting' and 'driving,' Roditi allows his players to learn how to control points during match play. Starting first with simple ball feeds and then progressing to live ball drills, a player works on emphasizing drive and power when the ball is rising and then works on lifting the ball when the ball is falling.

    Along the way, Roditi provides several valuable tips on how to adjust stroke technique based on your intent. By emphasizing shot selection, Roditi is able to reinforce proper head and body movement as well. Roditi applies these concepts both in isolation and live ball drills, allowing the player to learn as they play. The structure of the drills is such that there are both cooperative and competitive play.

    Hitting Progression - Racket Speed

    Coach Roditi explains and shows how to work on racquet head speed. Starting with the key concept to aim for different parts of the ball depending on whether the player gets a high or low ball, Roditi outlines a progressive system to build racquet head speed.

    • Hand feeds - Players start with very simple feeds and work on hitting outside or inside of ball.
    • Cooperative drills - Players work on hitting versus faster paced balls with a variety of spins and heights.
    • Competitive hitting games - Once students have mastered a feel for hitting inside or outside of the ball based on height, they progress to point play to develop more advanced strategy in matches.
    • Teaching your players when to hit outside vs. inside will have them more focused on how the ball is not only coming off their racket, but how it finishes on the other side of the net. Roditi applies these concepts from the baseline and transitions seamlessly into the approach and net game fundamentals as well.

      Volley Progressions

      Coach Roditi shows how to handle two different volley types:

      • Deeper volleys that are typically hit from behind the service line and require more power.
      • Softer volleys when athletes are closer to the net and need to be more focused more on spin, feel, and touch with the hands.

      Roditi explains optimal positioning based on where the ball is on opponent's side, and provides training for the approach shot. You'll see an effective use of the slice as an approach shot to set up an easy volley winner, as well as drills to fix common errors made when hitting approach shots.

      Service Motion

      Are your players using the correct grip? When they miss a serve, is it in the net or deep in the court? In this section, Roditi demonstrates how to get your players to use the appropriate Continental grip, along with emphasizing the 12 o'clock contact point. You will learn the techniques and fundamentals necessary to get your players to hit up (not out) on their motion - ultimately resulting in higher serving percentages for your team. He provides drills to develop more use of the legs and the core to maximize power and spin, which are critical components for the kick serve.

      Coach Roditi provides a framework that allows you to help improve every player's skills from beginners up to your most advanced tennis players. He provides extensive detail with the types of shots necessary for today's modern athlete. You will learn fundamentals, progression teaching, and an overall philosophy for player development that will pay immediate dividends for you and your athletes!

      "I have been to many clinics and seen many instructional videos and can say without hesitation that this was one of the best. As a coach, I am always looking for advanced techniques, drills, and strategies to give to my more advanced players. In this video, Coach Roditi gives me in-depth analysis for all the shots required to be successful in today's game. A must-view for every high school or collegiate coach!" - Karl Buck, Head Boys' & Girls' Tennis Coach, Mountain Range High School

      86 minutes. 2018.


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    featuring Brian Boland,
    Head of Men's Tennis for USTA Player Development;
    former University of Virginia Head Coach;
    Back-to-Back-Back NCAA Champions (2015-17) - four championships in five seasons (2013 National Champions);
    Back-to-back (2011-12) NCAA Team Championship Runner-up;
    2016 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year - also named 2008 ITA National Coach of the Year';
    10x ACC Coach of the Year; 9 straight ACC Conference Championships (2007-15)

    Virginia Men's Tennis and Brian Boland both personify excellence, consistency and sound fundamental play.

    In this DVD, Coach Boland allows unprecedented "all access" to the first dual match of the season; setting the stage for a season of self-improvement, steady growth and team-building unity.

    Boland provides insight into pre-match warm-ups, candid assessments of each player and their play, offers steady encouragement and purposeful, constructive criticism and then shares with you, the coach, what he is doing, why and where the opportunities for learning for your team can be found.

    Boland shares his strategy of training and playing on clay courts in the early season. Clay surfaces reinforce sound footwork and provides other competitive advantages that cannot be found on hard surfaces.

    Watch this DVD today and you will witness, firsthand, the focus, the dedication, the pushing, the fun, the frustration, and the tenacity of a Championship-caliber Virginia tennis team early on in the season. The net result for this team was finishing the year (second year in a row) as the NCAA Team Champion Runner-up!

    43 minutes. 2012.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!


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    with Lawrence Eyre,
    Knox College Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach Emeritus;
    former Maharishi School (IA) Head Tennis Coach;
    2009 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year;
    17 State of Iowa Titles in singles, doubles and team competition and 10 runner-up finishes;
    2000 Iowa Tennis Association Coach of the Year;
    featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" and Tennis magazine

    We followed 2009 National High School Coach of the Year Lawrence Eyre through two extended practice sessions giving you unprecedented access to every conversation, drill, decision and the layout of his practices.

    In addition to live practice footage, Coach Eyre delivers 'spot on' coaching points and explanations that will enable you to take his ideas and blend them into your own style of coaching.

    Over the course of these practice sessions, Eyre focuses on strengthening five key areas in order of importance.

    • Consistency and accuracy of strokes and serves (most important)
    • Direction and placement
    • Depth
    • Spin
    • Velocity/speed/power (of least importance)

    This DVD provides a myriad of drills and coaching points to ensure that each of your players continues to improve in these areas.

    Lawrence Eyre has had great success with several generations of high school tennis players. Now you can implement the drills, techniques and coaching tactics that have led to 16 state championships!

    219 minutes (2 DVDs). 2011.

    All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!


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    with Allen Fox, Ph.D.; former Pepperdine Head Men's Tennis Coach,
    Wimbledon quarter-finalist; 3x member of the U.S. Davis Cup team; 2x NCAA champion, UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, Southern California Tennis Hall of Fame, Intercollegiate Coaches Hall of Fame, International Tennis Hall of Fame

    Renowned sports psychologist and tennis guru Allen Fox tackles one of the least-understood and often under-coached areas in the sport - winning the 'mental match' that goes on inside your head.

    In an intimate, 'fireside chat-like' setting, Coach Fox shares his thoughts and insights on a variety of compelling topics (choking, anger, discouragement, nerves, fear, and more) centered around gaining an understanding of the process of how and why competition-based emotions arise so routinely and how an understanding and recognition of them is a step towards overcoming their impact on your game in the future.

    A "must-see," information-packed session for all coaches and serious tennis players!

    "Allen Fox is one of the true giants of the game! If you truly want to understand the mental challenges of this game and play, or coach, better because of it, this video, by the world's most renowned expert, will significantly help you in your journey!"
    Dick Gould, 17x NCAA Championship Coach at Stanford University

    "This video is an incredible teaching tool that will help players of all levels play up to their potential and enjoy their tennis more. I benefitted from these same techniques and knowledge during my career, and I am sure you will as well."

    "This video will help you understand and solve many of the mental problems we all run into in competition."

    "I can unequivocally recommend this video to any coaches or players wanting to understand, and improve, their mental games." Richard Gallien, Women's Head Coach, USC

    73 minutes. 2014.


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    with Chris Lewit, certified USTA High Performance Coach;
    former nationally ranked junior and #1 player at Cornell University;
    competed on USTA and ITF professional circuit;
    studied under Lluis Bruguera (former Spanish Davis Cup coach), Pato Alvarez (former top 10 player and Spanish coach) and Gilad Bloom (former Israeli ATP player and elite junior coach)

    Eight years spent traveling and studying tennis instructors in Spain has left Chris Lewit with a wealth of coaching knowledge that he's eager to share. In this video, the certified USTA High Performance Coach explains the philosophies and terminologies that Spanish coaches use to train the footwork of their tennis players. You'll also get drills used by Spanish coaches designed to create world-class tennis players. Once you've seen and heard how footwork is taught in Spain, you'll know why the country produces so many elite players!

    Philosophies and Terminology

    Coach Lewit discusses the different terms and theories that he's learned from observing some of Spain's best tennis coaches. You'll learn about receiving and sending the ball, what the "support system" is, as well as how the Spanish train balance, footwork, agility and more!

    In Spain, footwork is integrated while working on the rest of the body and is rarely isolated. Coach Lewit debunks the myth that Spanish teachings focus on the open stance. Instead, he explains that a closed stance is more common. Coach Lewit has learned that Spanish players are taught to "suffer," or in other words, run and try to hit every ball. Getting behind the ball (getting the body set up to hit) is stressed, making it crucial that players sprint to receive every shot.

    Drills

    Coach Lewit includes nine of the most common footwork drills that he's seen used by Spanish tennis coaches. Many of the drills force players to move all over the court, improving their conditioning while working on making solid contact with the ball. Being set for every shot and "suffering" in every drill will train your players to dig deep and play at their maximum level on the court.

    Resistance belts are introduced for advanced players who have worked a lot on their movement and need an additional challenge. Coach Lewit warns against using bands that are too heavy for younger players, as they'll only hurt the athlete's ability to learn the proper technique. When used properly, these drills will improve the quickness, agility, reaction time and coordination of your players.

    Coach Lewit's instruction is both clear and informative. If you or the athletes you coach are looking to improve your footwork and have it mirror some of the best Spanish players in the world, then this is the video for you.

    68 minutes. 2016.


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