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    Coach's forum

    The above is an example of a lesson plan. Encompassing that will be a block plan. Followed by a unit plan. With teaching objectives in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective/social realms. A unit plan is catered to a specific age group and class for usually exactly one season and its...
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    Coach's forum

    Tips and Instruction have a very different connotation to it. Similar to the quick fix frame-by-frame pages of the tennis magazine, Tip and Instruction provide a "picture" and clinic for the optimal modern stroke or strategy. It also is the locality for people SEEKING TO GET BETTER AT THE GAME...
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    Going from 3.5 to 5.5/6.0 in 2 years?

    The original post's author is not the only one with seeming pipe-dreams. Countless boys who frequent these forums wonder the same thing. Countless people from outside the forum wonder the same thing. We are all so eager to give them the "realistic" side. Does going from a 3.5 to 5.5 in two...
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    Coach's forum

    I have a suggestion. That is, to create a completely new forum about drills, different age groups - elementary, juniors, high school level, college level, over 32, over 60, all male, all female, etc. Even complete lesson plans. We all know about kindergarten games like "snake" and "jail", and...
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    the mid atlantic chapter thread you started is at 1143 pages now?? holeesheesh

    the mid atlantic chapter thread you started is at 1143 pages now?? holeesheesh
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    Aussie Golf Legend Greg Norman slams Kyrgios and Tomic.

    Why would he care for any brother who takes every opportunity to condemn everything his family stands for? To say they place the nation's dreams on their shoulders is a misstatement. Bad behavior from one child in a classroom warrants a stern message of disapproval from voices in power. Apathy...
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    Why Rafa is so great on clay.....

    A very heady and giggly-girl manner of presentation, no? I have one very serious counterargument to the claim of him being the greatest in current history on clay. And it is a very serious allegation for which I do not have the malice nor patience to find concrete support for. But Rafael Nadal...
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    I'm a professional tennis player. Ask me anything!

    Hi Jason, I am an aspiring pro. just as you have won Futures and are trying to get into the Main Draw of the Slams, I'm trying to get past the qualies of Futures. My main questions are about the Arizona pro scene, because I am moving to Tucson from Maryland by end of this year. Any info about...
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    What do you think of this teaching technique?

    I think the coaching methodology is pretty common. Why is he making you do such a drill when your bh feels wrong? Because teaching the kinesiology behind an optimum backhand stroke is incredibly hard and he does not want to attempt it. Instead he's making you hit ball after ball in hope that...
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    I just played against a 5.0

    How big was he physique wise?
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    Sharapova ends relationship with Prince

    Nah they'll say sharapova, kournikova and maybe serena coz everyone talks about serena shoving a ball down the ballboys throat.
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    Best backhand out of these??

    Nalby? Lol what's the topic even mean?
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    1H BH + 2H BH Combination?

    Wow. So many saying its okay? I'm disagreeing with everyone then. Their contact points in relation to body position is so different, eventually your 1 hander topspin is gonna suffer and you'll just settle for the 2 hander.
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    Potentially harmful to play with players below your level?

    Oh totally. Nothing wrong with it at all, in fact its brilliant! I'm too lazy to do what you do coz I'm a social player
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    Cant volley

    Use your big muscles to volley, namely your chest, back and legs. Use them for both the backswing and the forward swing of the volley. Actually this is true for virtually every stroke, but unlike other strokes you can't get away with arming the shot.
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    How to Hit a buggy whip shot?

    Well first you gotta buff up your hitting arm. Nadal size if you wanna hit it every forehand like he does. After that the mechanics is just like a pro-style forehand, except you 'arm it' using no legs at all, meaning you're off balance while on the run or jammed up.
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    how to convince someone that they stink and needs an overhaul?

    This is a good thread! I need to convince this one guy he stinks at tennis too! Long story but yeah he's not the brightest bulb
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    The legs are the key to kenetic chain on serve: Agree or disagree?

    Um I'm gonna argue the off hand is the key to the kinetic chain
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    using your hips to hit hard?

    Why are ppl even discussing if hip rotation is part of the swing or how important it is? The OP asked HOW to incorporate the hips or "fire" them, not why. I'm not sure how an experienced tennis coach would teach it, but I say grab a tennis ball and throw it as hard as you can at a wall until...
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    hammer grip vs pistol grip on backhand

    Ditto. Pistol probably ideal for most strokes, but its pretty hard to hit topspin 1bh without hammer. Did you know? The tweener uses the hammer too!
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    finally! new vid of me

    Seriousness aside, I hate you too.
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    finally! new vid of me

    4 years -> true "I just learned the forehand" -> false By your definition, you haven't learnt the forehand yet. In fact you hit a better forehand and backhand back in Fall 06, when your style was just redirecting shots back at your hitting partner. There are a certain brand of players...
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    what is going on here?

    You didn't know? The entire was photoshopped. Federer is a fictional character.
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    Against Opponents with Same/Similar Level/Skills

    Carbo load with pasta, warmup with a friend in the morning and storm into the match with your favorite mantra. If you want the win badly enough, you'll get it.
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    ** Post Pictures of Your Tennis Headwears - Hats, Caps, Headbands and Bandanas! **

    That is sweet haha, I only got his shoes :(
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    Kei nishikori is going to return!

    I dunno who this kid is but his name sounds badass
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    Tennis elbow is caused by bad technique not so

    I had recurring tennis elbow issues till I switched from double bend in the forehand to straight arm. Haven't felt tennis elbow since then
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    Just want to share my discovery with you!

    That bothers me actually, I've always wanted to self video but its so hard to get a good camera angle without a tripod or friend. How do you guys do it?