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TheCanadian 06-05-2013 06:23 PM

What do you think of Heath Waters and his academy?
 
Any opinions or thoughts?

http://strivetennisacademy.com

dmcb101 06-05-2013 06:37 PM

I have read and seen a lot of his instructional video's and they are very good. I would say he is a great coach and probably is responsible for developing high level players.

Tight Lines 06-06-2013 10:19 AM

I think Heath is a great coach based on the teaching videos on his other website virtualtennisacademy. If he were in the NY area, I would love to have him teach my son.

Harry

GuyClinch 06-06-2013 05:09 PM

The guy gets results - I believe his wife was on the tour too -and he coached her. So you can't say he doesn't know his stuff..

ga tennis 06-06-2013 05:11 PM

He is AMAZING!!!!!!! Go to any other academy and then go see what he's doing and you will be blown away!!!

allenkau 06-06-2013 05:11 PM

:) ..................................

newpball 06-06-2013 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCanadian (Post 7477497)
Any opinions or thoughts?

http://strivetennisacademy.com

Don't know the place.

However the video on the front page comparing Federer's stroke and that of a six year old is beyond silly in my opinion:
http://strivetennisacademy.com/

Why anyone would let a child grab a racket so high up is beyond me. If the kid cannot handle the racket give him a smaller racket.

ga tennis 06-06-2013 05:17 PM

You have to see it to believed it. He is my daughters coach and he has totally transformed her game.There is nothing like it that I have ever seen!! WWW.strivetennisacademy.com

arche3 06-06-2013 05:34 PM

His web sites keep changing?

onehandbh 06-07-2013 01:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arche3 (Post 7481222)
His web sites keep changing?

It's hard to come up with a good company name.
You just have to keep striving until you get what you
want.

5263 06-07-2013 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ga tennis (Post 7481183)
You have to see it to believed it. He is my daughters coach and he has totally transformed her game.There is nothing like it that I have ever seen!! WWW.strivetennisacademy.com

funny how this sounds exactly like something he would say, lol :???:

allenkau 06-07-2013 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newpball (Post 7481182)
Don't know the place.

However the video on the front page comparing Federer's stroke and that of a six year old is beyond silly in my opinion:
http://strivetennisacademy.com/

Why anyone would let a child grab a racket so high up is beyond me. If the kid cannot handle the racket give him a smaller racket.

Wonder how much it is to "try out" ? For a chance to be deemed "Special"

sureshs 06-07-2013 05:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCanadian (Post 7477497)
Any opinions or thoughts?

http://strivetennisacademy.com

http://strivetennisacademy.com/waiting-list/

"We carry a maximum of 10 players for our two coaches to mentor and develop."

Wow that is very few students. And there seems to be a waiting list!

5263 06-07-2013 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 7483436)
http://strivetennisacademy.com/waiting-list/

"We carry a maximum of 10 players for our two coaches to mentor and develop."

Wow that is very few students. And there seems to be a waiting list!

A waiting list stated, but several open spots at the same time...last I read.
Sort of odd, but sounds more like hype.
I guess it takes some hype to sell and he is a strong coach in several respects.
He may be close to as good as he will say he is. I'm not saying gatennis is him,
but that would not surprise me at all.
Imo he is better with the girls than boys.

TCF 06-07-2013 07:06 AM

Gatennis is not Heath. I have met Heath before at a conference and am getting together with Ga and his daughter later this summer.

TheCanadian 06-07-2013 07:27 AM

I heard he doesn't believe in progressive tennis, so maybe that's why he asks kids to play with normal length racquets?

sureshs 06-07-2013 08:10 AM

How do two people (husband and wife, and some helpers I assume) make enough money with just 10 students?

TheCanadian 06-07-2013 08:14 AM

If he selects only the best and most talented, how much does he charge the parents for a year in the academy? Usually, the best of the best get a scholarship.

TheCanadian 06-07-2013 08:17 AM

It looks to me like they only have girls in their academy. Can he train boys, too?

sureshs 06-07-2013 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCanadian (Post 7485454)
It looks to me like they only have girls in their academy. Can he train boys, too?

I thought the same, till I saw this page:

http://strivetennisacademy.com/portfolio/


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