TopCourt

rdefrei1

New User
Any thoughts on TopCourt? They want you to pay for entire year, barely has any information, reviews or videos and no refunds.
$180 p/ year or $600


TopCourt offers insight and never before seen content into 30+ of the most iconic tennis players/coaches in the world (and more players being added).

Each player/coaches classes will feature:
- Drills (videos of drills they loved and still love doing every day)
- Instruction (videos teaching how they technically hit their best shots)
- Stories (video interviews about their lives on and off the court from their early years, until today)
- Behind The Scenes (videos of them in the gym, out with friends, in the locker room, etc...)

Right now the platform features:
- Bryan Brothers
- Lindsay Davenport
- Taylor Fritz
- Belinda Bencic
- Fernando Verdasco
- Genie Bouchard
- Ajla Tomljanovic

Every 2 weeks another player will be released, including:
- Sofia Kenin
- Petra Kvitova
- Sloane Stephens
- Brad Gilbert
- Paul Annacone
- Sam Querrey
- Elina Svitolina
- Reilley Opelka
- and many more
 

AlexSV

Rookie
Looks cool. I would pay $15 for one month to check it out. $180 upfront is too much.

One concern, most of these drills seem to require a coach or someone feeding you balls. I wouldn't be able to do most of them for this reason.
 

rdefrei1

New User
I think the same way. I would not mind spending $15 for a month and check if it but $180 upfront and non-refundable no way.
If I could find some reviews or videos that would help deciding.
 

TennisJC

New User
Found a free 14-day trial link: https://jc10s.com/TopCourt

This appears to be a soft launch with more pro videos coming later?
Stories and interviews are pretty well done. Everything's sorted by the ATP/WTA Player or coach

Found a variety of drills videos that can be played at 0.5x speed at 4K quality.

Looks like a "MasterClass" for Tennis...the Gold version may give you more VIP access?
 

megamind

Legend
Found a free 14-day trial link: https://jc10s.com/TopCourt

This appears to be a soft launch with more pro videos coming later?
Stories and interviews are pretty well done. Everything's sorted by the ATP/WTA Player or coach

Found a variety of drills videos that can be played at 0.5x speed at 4K quality.

Looks like a "MasterClass" for Tennis...the Gold version may give you more VIP access?
thanks for posting
cc: @AlexSV @rdefrei1
 

megamind

Legend
my take after using the free trial:

felt a bit over produced (same background music for each video got annoying) - I actually prefer the rawness of Intuitive Tennis / other youtubes
the Instruction section was the most interesting to me - def a few good tips in there
one thing to note is: it's pros (who aren't coaches) talking about technique, so they dont talk about common mistakes etc, because they dont know what those are. Still, there were a few things that I never really thought about like, precice position of ball contact (top of ball/bottom left of ball, etc.) that I found interesting
unsubscribed, but I may return when they add Rublev's videos -- I really wish they had a monthly pay model instead of yearly pay model
 

1stVolley

Professional
There are a plethora of quality tennis channels which are free and provide all the instruction you need, e.g., Intuitive Tennis, Daily Tennis Lesson, Online Tennis Instruction. But the most important thing--however you get instruction--is to learn to diagnose what went wrong on every shot you hit that failed. And review what worked and what didn't on every match and rally session. This will vastly improve the effectiveness of whatever training you receive because, whether via YouTube channels or live coaches, they won't be there observing you in actual play. Only you will be there.
 

S&V-not_dead_yet

Talk Tennis Guru
Unlike most ads, I enjoy watching those.

However, to some extent, it's like searching for the "next big thing", the same way one looks for weight loss programs or financial strategies to make you a millionaire: I probably already have within my grasp a decent program if I put the effort in. But finding new coaching videos is easy; putting in the work is hard and not nearly as interesting.

I waste time thinking about whether program A, B, or C is "best" and then I get distracted when program D comes along. I'd be better off picking one [even at random] and sticking with it for a year.

Hey, where's that trial link again? :D
 

Happi

Professional
Found a free 14-day trial link: https://jc10s.com/TopCourt

This appears to be a soft launch with more pro videos coming later?
Stories and interviews are pretty well done. Everything's sorted by the ATP/WTA Player or coach

Found a variety of drills videos that can be played at 0.5x speed at 4K quality.

Looks like a "MasterClass" for Tennis...the Gold version may give you more VIP access?
Thanks @TennisJC I am on the free trial period, and seriously thinking about extending.

Here is a quick review:

PROS:
- This is such a really good production, filmed in a professional cinematographic way, I think all other coaches should upgrade their production skills.
- Website is good, well organized and pleasantly designed.
- Kind of the like Masterclass series with Serena Williams
- Lessons are good, slow motion too, good to hear real players experience.
- Really like the background storied of the pros too.
- Like the way you see how they drill.
- Good take aways from each lessons.

CONS:
- This is not a step by step progression lessons, like you would get on other courses like Top Tennis Training's paid sites or Jeff Salzenstein
- Somehow I think the two above (and several other pro Internet coaches) in many ways explain the strokes better than the actual pros (BUT you will get some good tips)
- Content is kind of limited, but hey this is a new production and I am sure there will be a lot more content coming soon. Still hours to learn from.
- Not sure what the gold courts or profile badges really means, you can get a signed ball ? or what do you get extra from signing up at $50 vs $15

Actually hard to find any cons, I really like the cinematographic filming, looks very good compared to other sites.

I think I an highly reccoment the site.

Cheers, H
 
Thanks @TennisJC I am on the free trial period, and seriously thinking about extending.

Here is a quick review:

PROS:
- This is such a really good production, filmed in a professional cinematographic way, I think all other coaches should upgrade their production skills.
- Website is good, well organized and pleasantly designed.
- Kind of the like Masterclass series with Serena Williams
- Lessons are good, slow motion too, good to hear real players experience.
- Really like the background storied of the pros too.
- Like the way you see how they drill.
- Good take aways from each lessons.

CONS:
- This is not a step by step progression lessons, like you would get on other courses like Top Tennis Training's paid sites or Jeff Salzenstein
- Somehow I think the two above (and several other pro Internet coaches) in many ways explain the strokes better than the actual pros (BUT you will get some good tips)
- Content is kind of limited, but hey this is a new production and I am sure there will be a lot more content coming soon. Still hours to learn from.
- Not sure what the gold courts or profile badges really means, you can get a signed ball ? or what do you get extra from signing up at $50 vs $15

Actually hard to find any cons, I really like the cinematographic filming, looks very good compared to other sites.

I think I an highly reccoment the site.

Cheers, H
Do you get all the pros for $15 or just a pick of one pro?
 

FiddlerDog

Professional
Sucker born every minute.
You can't improve tennis skills by watching videos.
If you could, everyone on this forum would be a 5.0
In reality, most are 3.5 with thousands of wasted hours on videos.
 

Znak

Professional
It's similar to my experience with Masterclass: it's more entertainment than educational. I did the trial a while back and did not subscribe, more useful stuff on YouTube, but I can understand the appeal.
 

AlexSV

Rookie
I finally tried the trial the last two weeks. Some of the players are surprisingly good. They provide a great explanation with lots of detail. Most are really quick explanations of the drill with some superficial comments.

I wanted to get some fresh ideas for practice. The site is a great library of drills with high quality video demonstrations. That's how I would mainly view TopCourt. Obviously, the videos on their own won't improve your game as the idea is you go out and practice the drills on court.

Some pros with better explanations for their drills: Annacone, Bolletieri, Felix AA, Leylah Fernandez, Zverev (might be my favourite on the site).

Edit: Not worth $180 upfront. I would be tempted to pay $15 for a month, a year or so from now, to get some new drills and perspectives.
 
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