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Allen Fox's Ultimate Tennis Lesson (Video)
This video features Dr. Allen Fox, former coach Pepperdine University men's tennis team;his teams reached the NCAA finals twice, the semi-finals three times, and the quarter-finals six times. He was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame. There are many ways to hit tennis strokes and some ways are more effective than others. Dr. Allen Fox shows you the best way to hit each stroke and, most importantly, explains why these are the best ways to hit them. Other videos may ask you to accept their stroke techniques on faith, but Fox clears away the clouds and illustrates the simple, comprehensible, and physical facts behind the proper techniques. This video will answer all your most important questions on the how and why of hitting tennis strokes. 51 minutes. 2001. ISBN 1-56404-556-0. Also available in the Allen Fox's Ultimate Tennis Series: Allen Fox's Ultimate Tennis Drills
Allen Fox's Ultimate Tennis Drills (Video)
This video features Dr. Allen Fox, former coach Pepperdine University men's tennis team,his teams reached the NCAA finals twice, the semi-finals three times, and the quarter-finals six times. He was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame. Dr. Allen Fox has designed a set of tennis drills that REALLY WORK! Tennis drills are designed to mimic the exact stroke sequences that players employ in a match and allow the players to hit the same stroke repeatedly and quickly so as to ingrain proper techniques. Dr. Fox's incredibly effective drills helped him propel the Pepperdine University tennis team into a top 5 ranking in NCAA Division 1 and keep successive teams there for 10 straight years! These drills help players enjoy practice while learning to focus their concentration, develop reliable strokes and get in superlative physical condition. These drills will work equally well for players of all levels of play. 39 minutes. 2001. ISBN 1-56404-557-9. Also available in the Allen Fox's Ultimate Tennis Series: Allen Fox's Ultimate Tennis Lesson
Team Tennis Drills: Recognition, Reaction and Repetition (Video)
This video features Michael Center, University of Texas Men's Tennis Coach. Michael Center, who has been a successful collegiate tennis coach at Kansas, TCU and now Texas, has put together a series of drills used daily at Texas practices. His goal is to make his players react to the ball more quickly, develop consistency, and improve their footwork and control. The video begins with an essential part of any practice, the warm-up. Center has included a half-dozen of his favorite warm-up drills; he generally spends 25-40 minutes with these drills at the onset of each practice. The next 10 drills covered are the meat and potatoes of Center's practice sessions. the drills he refers to as Recognition, Reaction, and Repetition drills. With consistent practice, these drills will allow your team a heightened ability to make decisions on where to return a shot, and offer help on footwork, forehand, backhand, and the approach shot (for better consistency and control). The drills are appropriate for teams at any level and offer an ideal drill-based practice plan. 42 minutes. 2002. ISBN # 1-56404-861-6.
Daily Practice Drills & Strategy Development (Video)
With Mark Guilbeau, University of Kentucky, Head Coach, Women's Tennis In this video, Coach Guilbeau demonstrates a number of drills and strategies for practice that will help you prepare your team for competition. The drills included will create a fun and exciting practice environment while reinforcing the development of the well-rounded game; emphasizing quickness in the feet and hands, visual anticipation and recognition on the court, and general conditioning. Strategically, Guilbeau focuses on singles and doubles play. In singles, he demonstrates court positioning during a baseline rally, the use of drop shots into difficult positions, and developing variety from the ground (topspin, drive, extreme angle, and slice). Doubles strategies covered include unique ways to cover the middle of the court at the net, applying more pressure on the serving team, and closing while partner executes a down the line overhead. (45 minutes)
USTA's 10 Keys to Mastering Tennis Video (Copyright 1997)
Coaches, instructors, and players will appreciate this instructive new video. Ron Woods of the United States Tennis Association and coaches Nick Saviano, Lynne Rolley, Kathy Woods, and Lew Brewer present a series of drills designed to help players learn skills faster, retain them better, and perform them under pressure. Viewers will learn these 10 keys to practicing and developing tennis skills effectively: Solid skills require solid understanding. Practice with intensity. Practice the right stuff. Practice the right amount. Get the right kind of feedback. Practice in a positive environment. Practice under pressure. Practice until it's automatic. Practice to fix errors and manage mistakes. Plan for improvement. In addition to full explanations and drills that demonstrate each key, footage from the U.S. Open and vivid graphics underscore the most important teaching points. Players and coaches alike will benefit from the USTA's 10 Keys to Mastering Tennis. About the Author The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the governing body for tennis in the United States. The USTA's membership consists of more than 500,000 individuals and nearly 6,500 organizations, including schools, park and recreation departments or community tennis associations, and tennis clubs. The USTA is widely known as the owner and operator of the U.S. Open Championships, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments in worldwide tennis competition. The U.S. Open annually attracts more than a half-million fans, awards more than $9 million in prize money, and is broadcast on television to 125 countries. The USTA also sponsors amateur tennis competition for players of all ages and abilities, ranging from events for children 12 and under to national tournaments for those 65 and older. More than 5 million schoolchildren are introduced to tennis each year through USTA school programs, and opportunities for further instruction and play are provided by a menu of USTA entry-level programs. A full range of player development, sport science, and youth tennis programs are offered at the USTA training facility in Key Biscayne, FL, at 120 Area Training Centers spread throughout the country, and through local Excellence Training Programs. In addition, the USTA emphasizes coaching education and development through an ambitious offering of coaching seminars, workshops, and conferences.
On Court Live Ball Drills (Video)
Coach Bayliss and Coach Louderback share with you some of the secrets to their coaching success. You will learn new drills which simulate patterns of play that arise consistently in match situations. The drills shown will enable you to teach the correct responses to numerous patterns and to make the responses to them instinctive. Oriented toward singles play, these drills are designed to be used in situations involving baseline, net and transition play, as well as serve and return or serve situations. (45 minutes) To order the Notre Dame Coaching Team Tennis Series click here .
On Court Fed Ball Drills (Video)
See how Coach Bayliss and Coach Louderback create situational drills for their teams to teach the correct responses in competitive situations. Drills are shown which involve as few as one or two players and as many as eight. All aspects of singles play are covered, as well as all skill levels. This is the most comprehensive drill tape on the market! (49 minutes) To order the Notre Dame Coaching Team Tennis Series click here .
Competitive Drills & Games (Video)
By Craig Tiley, Men's Coach, University of Illinois This is the newest and best doubles drills tape on the market! Craig Tiley, the leading college doubles coach in the US today, presents a variety of drills and games for all doubles players. The tape begins with a selection of feeding drills that emphasize the importance of moving together and communicating with each other. Also included are live ball drills for more advanced players and competitive games for all levels of doubles play. (52 minutes) To order the Craig Tiley's Team Doubles (2 Tape Series) click here .
Paul Wardlaw's Competitive Drills for Singles (Video)
This video features Paul Wardlaw, 3 NCAA Championships at Kenyon College, Division III, Wilson/ITA Coach of the Decade award winner, NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the University of Iowa. Over 35 singles drills to give the coach or athlete tactical challenges where the game teaches the game by putting players into situations where they must problem-solve and make decisions, ultimately figuring out how to get the job done given the parameters of the drill. Covers all aspects of singles play, including: serves and returns, point building, directionals, spin, and pressure and recovery. Excellent instruction! 60 minutes. 2001. ISBN 1-56404-554-4. Also available in the Paul Wardlaw's Competitive Drills for Tennis Series: Paul Wardlaw's Competitive Drills for Doubles
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