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    I Never Had a Lesson Like That!

    But seriously, you've been around the block since the 70s and have only worked with 6 D-1 players. That's not very impressive.
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    I Never Had a Lesson Like That!

    Must be New York prices.
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    I Never Had a Lesson Like That!

    That someone usually only exists in junior development. And usually they are all booked.
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    I Never Had a Lesson Like That!

    My point is beware of coaches who think their way is the only way and everybody else is wrong.
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    I Never Had a Lesson Like That!

    There is a USPTA certified coach in my area. His only resume is getting his daughter to a utr 6. Lots of coaches ruin careers.
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    Obstacles to Transitioning to Semiwestern

    I have a tendency to dump my first serve into the net. Then I changed my trophy position to wind my shoulder more. This affected my timing and contact point and had the unintended consequence of fixing my first serve issue. I suggest changing your forehand takeback a little...maybe one that...
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    The wta forehand explained by anatomy

    I think it would be cheating if she were to develope an ATP forehand after breast reduction.
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    The wta forehand explained by anatomy

    Halep is a bad example. She has since got a breast reduction. I think growing up her large bosom doesn't allow her to pad the dog.
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    How to stop children using wta forehand

    This step is crucial. If you do this, it virtually guarantees you will be hitting an ATP forehand.
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    How to stop children using wta forehand

    If she is a girl and I am teaching her WTA forehand, I would ask her the opposite question. Whatever it takes to motivate them. Ask any 6 year olds if they like the opposite sex, they will say ewww.
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    How to stop children using wta forehand

    The thing is ... would you take the chance that they will naturally move to ATP or would you play an active role and teach them the ATP. Personally I would take the latter approach. Over coming the muscle memory is not an easy task. I prefer teaching the right strokes and having the right grips...
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    How to stop children using wta forehand

    Sometimes the best way to motivate them is to use their language. It's wrong but it works better than candies and ice creams.
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    How to stop children using wta forehand

    Why do people keep saying that boys will "naturally" switch to ATP forehand when they get older? This is so not true.
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    How to stop children using wta forehand

    I don't use the term WTA forehand. I call it hitting like a girl. I ask my son do you want to hit like a girl? No? OK this is the way to do it.
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    We are screwed ... the Pickleballers are coming

    Golf is not a sport. As much as I hate pickle ball, I rank golf below pickle.
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    We are screwed ... the Pickleballers are coming

    Pickleball is not table tennis. It takes a lot more skills to play table tennis.
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    How to stop children using wta forehand

    Until you see kids 6-7 that have close to perfect text book strokes then you will want to change it. If you think the stroke is wacky, please change it.
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    How to stop children using wta forehand

    Breaking hard muscle memory... 1. Shadow swing 2. Then, drop feed...Tons of drop feed 3. Incorporating moving to hit the ball Even with these, he will probably go back to old ways when he is playing points. But at least he knows now what's the right way to hit the ball. All you can do is...
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    Will adult tournaments ever make a comeback?

    Just want to say, an UTR organizer can make the format whatever he wants. He can do fast4 or 6 game regular scoring with deuce. It's all up to him. If you don't like the format, get players to tell him. The organizer has a lot of flexibility to tailor it to whatever people want.
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    Interesting comment about UTR

    Do you guys find adults utr 7 or 8 not as good as junior 7 or 8s? In my area, I think adults are overrated by 1.5 points. For UTR to really work, juniors have to play adults. If juniors only play with juniors and adults only play with adults, the ratings can diverge.
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    Goodbye, USTA. Hello UTR.

    I was talking to an utr event director this weekend. He told me UTR considers your last 30 matches. As you get new matches the old ones drop off from the calculation.
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    Junior balls with what racket size

    England started this red, orange, green dot thing. Look where it got them. There are no British players in the main draw of the 2020 French open. You think pushing is easy in yellow? It's even easier in green dot. You keep a kid in green dot too long, they have no incentive to hit hard.
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    Junior balls with what racket size

    I think there is a rule that if you play orange ball tournaments, you can only use a racquet up to 25". But since your kid is already 10, you should just move him to a 27" racquet. It takes about 2 weeks to get used to a longer racquet. Your will immediately noticing your kid hitting harder. Enjoy.
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    Cheating In Junior Tournament

    I think if you play fair, the opponent will return in kind. There are a few kids that will cheat regardlessly. And the reason they cheat is most likely due to the pressure to do well from the parents. These kids will get a reputation and they won't last. Karma will get them. Teach the kid to...
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    Interesting UTR Match - Adult against 9 year old

    This is why I like UTR. In a typical junior competition, you play the same pool of players over and over ... Especially in high level junior competiton it's always those same kids. Now with UTR, kids get to play with adults outside of their parents or coach. I think is great. I also agree that...
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    Gender difference

    Yes makes sense. Maybe I am just a tyrant. I set up a match and tell my son hey you have a match with so and so on this day. He never complains or doesn't know any better yet. I hear people say kids need to take ownership of their tennis. But I think at this young age, parents need to help out...
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    Gender difference

    Good point. But Jennifer's dad did get back to me and the match happened. These are 7, 8 year old kids not teenagers. But I really think he had to ask her first before scheduling the match. I think maybe it's the dynamic between dad and girl vs dad and boy.
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    Gender difference

    I set up practice matches for my son. I ask a boy's Dad, "Does Johnny want to play a match on Sunday?" The reply usually goes "Sure, what time?" I ask a girl's dad, "Does Jennifer want to play a match on Sunday?" The reply usually goes "Let me ask her if she wants to play and I will get back to...
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    Cheating In Junior Tournament

    I think we need to differentiate cheating vs general bad calls. My son was playing with this 12 year old and for two consecutive serves my son's second serves were out by 6 inches and the 12 year old didn't call them out. Kids are just bad with line calls. Squat down to their eye level and try...
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    Healing tennis elbow - start with total rest or start therapy soon

    If you have access to a jacuzzi, you can massage it with the water jet. I got rid of my tennis elbow doing this alone.
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