What's your favorite "learn-tennis-online" website and why?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by lendl1986, Aug 1, 2013.

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Your favorite source for online tennis lessons?

  1. Fuzzyyellowballs.com

    13 vote(s)
    31.7%
  2. Onlinetennisinstruction.com

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  3. Essentialtennis.com

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. Jeffsalzensteintennis.com

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  5. Lockandrolltennis.com

    2 vote(s)
    4.9%
  6. Optimumtennis.com

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  7. Webtennis.com

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  8. Virtualtennisacademy.com

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  9. Tennisone.com

    2 vote(s)
    4.9%
  10. Other

    7 vote(s)
    17.1%
  1. lendl1986

    lendl1986 Rookie

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    There are over 20 of these sites, but no useful source for reviews...at least that I can find.

    If you've used any of the above sites to improve your tennis, please share:

    1. What you paid (or if you only used free content).
    2. How you consumed content (email, youtube, paid video).
    3. How your tennis improved.
    4. Would you recommend the site to others.
     
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  2. hawk eye

    hawk eye Hall of Fame

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    Never paid for any stuff, there's enough up there for free.
    For volleys i have to credit Brent able. For Serve Ian from eesetialtennis had a few great eye openers. F
    YB has good overall content,but it takes more time.
    Jeff Salzenstein, like Brent Abel, has usefull short footage on a lot of things. The Lock and Roll guy's forehand stuff is second to none (from what I have seen).
     
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  3. hawk eye

    hawk eye Hall of Fame

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    Tom Avery from besttennis deserves honourable mention too. His free stuff did improve for my onehander. Brent Abel is from webtennis I believe , always get confused with those names.
     
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  4. SuperDuy

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    tom avery, I just started to watch the videos and apply the stuff and it made a huge difference for me.
     
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  5. Velvet Ga el

    Velvet Ga el Rookie

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    Are you looking for free sites? Because if not, it's pretty tough to beat Yandell's tennisplayer.net. High speed video of pro strokes, solid lessons on both mechanics and strategy, and what really sets it apart is the message board forums where you can access some strong contributors while cutting out much of the trash you see on free forums (nothing personal TT). And the videos are available on my iPhone and iPad, including the ability to watch them in slow motion.
     
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  6. user92626

    user92626 Legend

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    Looking at the poll result, I say they are all winners. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. You can't go wrong with any one.
     
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  7. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    Surprised no one has mentioned John Yandell's site, tennisplayer.net

    All of the above sites mentioned are good, but for sophisticated analysis as a guide for better stroke production it is hard to beat tennisplayer.net
     
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  8. newpball

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    Actually it is www.optimumtennis.net instead of .com

    I suppose I subscribed to them some time ago and now I get every other day some lame email.

    Today I got one containing: Wishing You a "Winning" 2012.
    That just about says it all.
     
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  9. 2ndServe

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    jeff salzenstein's youtube is also pretty good with some really nice material.
     
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  10. TennisCJC

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    I like FYB and the tennis oxygen analysis stuff on u tube - both are free and both are solid. Lock and rock is good too but not a whole lot of content yet - but, what's there is good.
     
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  11. Tight Lines

    Tight Lines Semi-Pro

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    Coach Mauro at thetennisvault.com deserves a mention. It's one of the best sites for beginners.

    Harry
     
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  12. ramos

    ramos New User

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    Jim mcLennan
    Essentialtennisinstruction.com
     
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  13. ProgressoR

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    Youtube works for me.
     
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  14. Baxter

    Baxter Professional

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    FYB is great except for the spam. He's left handed like me so that helps too.
     
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  15. SystemicAnomaly

    SystemicAnomaly G.O.A.T.

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    Have picked up some great insight and different ways to teach various skills from both Kyril and Mauro. Not just for beginners.

    A 3rd mention for Yandell's site. Highly recommend it. FYB, Salzenstein, Lock and Roll and most of the others on the list all provide some excellent instruction. The various, different teaching styles should resonate with different people. Often it is great seeing a skill taught with a different approach or emphasis.
     
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