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Old 12-11-2009, 01:51 PM   #59
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Default Progressions for serve

Originally Posted by Ash_Smith View Post
I think you're right in what you say. I use the RPT progressive teaching model from start to finish when working with a beginner or mini-tennis player. Where the progs work really well also is, as you say, regressing a player - for example breaking down the serve. Most club players have a full service action but have certain elements which are missing - pronation, extension etc - regressing the player back to just working on the missing element helps them isolate the correct feeling and then rebuild the full swing.

I do this with my ITF players, we isolate and practice the pronation/extension on the serve every session before putting the full serve together.
next you may think about progressions for serve.
You should decide:
a toss straight up or a "rainbow toss" ?
a platform or pinpoint?
I expect thinking about will kill your weekend completely.
By the way in States we have to work
during weekends,we will have VAT and we do NOT celebrate a BOXING DAY

PS I do NOT have a sense of humor.
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