Robert Landsdorp

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  1. fastdunn

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    I was quite impressed by how simple Miskyna(? sorry. probably misspelled)'s
    ground game is.
    It made me wonder what the Landsdorp teaching is.
    I've heard he still teaches classic forehand.
    Does anyone know basic ideas behind his teaching ?

    I probably won't be able to get any teaching from him
    because he seems to teach elite pros only.
    But I wish I could get some via books or something
    (Did he ever write any book?)
    He appears to have near zero web presense.
    I know he wrote an article on ground strokes for Tennis magazine
    but I could not find...
     
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  2. JohnYandell

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    Lansdorp

    I had the pleasure of working with Robert doing a great series of instructional articles that were for a time on TennisONE. I can tell you they will be reappearing in the not too distant future on a new and improved site--more details on that later perhaps.
    While Robert has a strong preference for classic and mild semi-western grips, his teaching has evolved and he now believes in the value of the hand and arm rotation and the lower across the body wraps that produces.
    But from what he told me about working with Myskina the big improvement she made was in hitting through and being able (ocassionally) to put the ball away. He doesn't see the two as contradictory.
    I also know he works with players at all levels--I've seen him working over 60 year old club players (who seem to love it). He's at the South Bay Tennis Center--you can probably leave him a message there.
     
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  4. VJH

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    John,

    Its nice to see you again. I look forward to your new site. You may or may not remember me....I'm the fella from Boston that was trying to put a trip together to see you with a few other fellas.
     
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  5. JohnYandell

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    Hey Vince how is the serve going?
     
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  6. VJH

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    Thanks for asking John.....It's prime time now......I'm in the high 1-teens low 120's.
     
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  7. JohnYandell

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    OK and does it go in the court?
     
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  8. crosscourt

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    John

    Your articles on the Sampras serve at tennisone were the best thing I have read/seen about serving. Any chance of getting them back on the web?

    cc
     
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  9. JohnYandell

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    Crossourt,

    That's good to hear and the answer is yes. We are launching a new site later in the summer: Tennisplayer.net. Those articles will be there plus many other from writers who also removed their material from TennisONE--and a wealth of new material.
    If you email me I'll put you on the update list. videoten@isp.net
    John
     
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  10. fastdunn

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    Sorry guys for mis-spelling the name of Mr. Lansdorp.
    And Thank you guys for infomation !
     
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  11. Joe Oldschool

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    I've learned about him through tennisone.com, and I am definitely impressed with his methodology. He also has some interesting things to say about general player development in the U.S. I recommend him highly.
     
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