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  • Customised Group Footwork & Movement Clinics

Bailey Method Clinics at your Club

If you want to bring something new to your Club, then have Dave Bailey come and present a Bailey Method Footwork and Movement Clinic.

Clinics are tailored to suit any age group or any level of player. Information can be tailored to suit Singles or Doubles players


Outline

In this cutting edge clinic , Dave Bailey will introduce his revolutionary Footwork & Movement program, and demonstrate to your members how to use it in their game with great results. .

The program will include a video presentation, a warm up to music, followed by progressive teaching of various steps and movements:

  • Split Step and Unit Turn
  • Out Steps
  • Recovery Steps
  • Hitting Stances
  • Contact Moves
  • Balance Moves

Features

Dave will target examples of Offensive, Rallying and Defensive footwork.

The number of Contact Moves taught will depend on the time frame allowed for. The Contact Moves are taught through shadow tennis, drop or thrown feeds and fed ball with cue words.

The number of people participating in the Clinics will depend on the facilities available at the Club and the needs of the participants.


Day Packages

We can customize our programs to suit any group – however following are our most popular One Day Packages.

 

Day Package One

Three separate On-Court Group Sessions delivered over the course of the day – maximum of 10 participants per group – conducted over 2 courts.

Each session is 2 hours

The format for each session is as follows:-

  • Introduce the 5R’s (Getting Ready, Read, React, Respond and Recover) and the importance of shadow tennis.
  • Getting Ready – getting on the toes, split step progressions and the unit turn.
  • Using reference points (individual ladders) to work on the “out steps” when stepping in and the recovery steps of the side skip and crossover recovery steps.
  • Shadow FH, BH and Run-around FH Step Downs + the most common Approach Shots and simple FH and BH Volley Contact Moves.
  • Putting the 5 Rs together.
  • Introduce live ball drills using the concept of self-drop feeds over the net and playing out points over 2 courts (coaches roam and give feedback). Again, can do 10 players, but 8 is preferred.
  • Clinic summary + Questions and Answers .

 

Day Package Two

Commences with a seated presentation (can be attended by as many members as fits in the room)

Presentation is 90 min

The format for the presentation is as follows:-

  • Introduction to The Bailey Method – background and concept – learn the look of pros doing the moves (handout given to participants)
  • Slide show summarizing the 5 R’s of great movement i.e. Getting Ready, Reading, Reacting, Responding and Recovering
  • “Learn the Look” of pro players doing the 12 Golden Moves of tennis i.e. Offensive, Rally and Defensive footwork  (video)
  • Bringing it all together by demonstration of predictable then unpredictable on court hitting drills (video)
  • Questions and Answers

The presentation is followed by two separate On-Court Group Sessions – maximum of 10 participants per group – conducted over 2 courts.

Each session is 2 hours

The format for the On-Court Group Sessions are as follows (same as above):-

    • Introduce the 5R’s (Getting Ready, Read, React, Respond and Recover) and the importance of shadow tennis.
    • Getting Ready – getting on the toes, split step progressions and the unit turn.
    • Using reference points (individual ladders) to work on the “out steps” when stepping in and the recovery steps of the side skip and crossover recovery steps.
    • Shadow FH, BH and Run-around FH Step Downs + the most common Approach Shots and simple FH and BH Volley Contact Moves.
    • Putting the 5 Rs together.
    • Introduce live ball drills using the concept of self-drop feeds over the net and playing out points over 2 courts (coaches roam and give feedback). 
    • Clinic summary + Questions and Answers .

 

General Notes:

Clinics are tailored to suit any age group or any level of player, however the On-Court Sessions work best when each group is of a similar age and standard. 

Programs can be adapted to suit the group depending on whether there are more singles or doubles players.

Programs are better received when the Club’s Head Coach is involved in the On-Court Sessions – assisting Dave and supporting the members.

A second day can also be made available for any members who would like further training in private or semi-private sessions.


2, 3 and 4 Day Clinics

2, 3 and 4 Day Clinics are also available for all levels of players. 

Details provided upon request.


 

“The Bailey Method is the most important breakthrough in the modern era since graphite rackets,

this is the greatest breakthrough from a footwork standpoint, that I’ve seen”

Ean Meyer, Professional Coach and owner Ean Meyer Tennis, USA

 

 

 

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