The Three Neutral Phases

Unless you have a huge first serve or a blistering return of serve, your success as a tennis player is often going to be determined by the quality (pace & depth) of your neutral ball. To me, a neutral ball is … Continue reading

Can We Have a Real Conversation about Tennis Nutrition?

Last week I read an article about the seven foods every tennis player should eat. It was the same age old sports nutrition 101 about eating pasta, chugging Gatorades, having energy chews on hand at all times, and, my all-time … Continue reading

Are you a “Hollywood” coach?

Are you a “Hollywood” coach? As coaches, we generally have a terrible tendency to coach in the same manner in which we were coached. We are often a generation or two ahead of our students, yet we expect them to … Continue reading

Coaching Longevity = Practice What You Preach

Coaching Longevity  = Practice What You Preach We tell our players to stretch, eat well, and stay hydrated, to get a lot of sleep and to take care of their bodies. We want them to do all the “little things” … Continue reading

Does Anyone Really Know How to Produce Champions? Part II

Does Anyone Really Know How to Produce Champions? Part II As I mentioned in Part I of this blog, I strongly believe the coaches we need to be celebrating and rewarding are the ones that are finding ways to help … Continue reading