Tag Archives: Bailey Method

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What do you say when you talk to yourself?

  • by wpadmin
  • May 18, 2018
  Research shows that you have 40,000 thoughts a day. 90% of this is with yourself of which 70% is negative. I bet you the great tennis players don’t fall into this 70% category because I really believe what you say is how you play!                      Read More >>
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The mosquito philosophy!

  • by wpadmin
  In my mind I keep a philosophy of commitment, desire and dedication. There has to be a bench mark set. If a client COMMITS to a fitness class designed for full time tennis players – let’s say a beach run and work out every Saturday morning. All the attendees MUST understand it is a group thing that relies on group […]Read More >>
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Ying and Yang Energies

  • by wpadmin
  Ying and Yang has always been applied to the training of martial artists. It is in martial arts where a soft approach (Ying) is in harmony with a hard approach (Yang). I believe the same should be applied to tennis. If through movement you emphasize firm, assertive, explosive movements in combination with pliable, yielding […]Read More >>
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Float like a Butterfly and you’ll Sting like a Bee

  • by wpadmin
  This was a question asked to Julius Menendez, Muhammad Ali’s Olympic Coach by Bud Winter, author of his fantastic book called ‘Relax and Win’: Question:      Did Ali have any special exercise or tricks to get relaxed, or was he mostly born with the ability to relax? Answer:     Well, I am not […]Read More >>
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Act Quickly (But Don’t Hurry)

  • by wpadmin
One of my most influential mentors is a very famous legendary Basketball coach called John Wooden he would say to his players – ” When you hurry, you tend to make mistakes. On the other hand, if you can’t execute quickly, you may be too late to accomplish your tasks. It’s a delicate but crucial balance” I […]Read More >>
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Being ‘Up Tight’ is horrible for tennis!

  • by wpadmin
My definition of Up Tight is being angry with yourself and this not only effects your movement but also your strategy, racket head speed and concentration levels. It is just that…. Being Up and Being Tight. You need to be ‘Down and Relaxed’. If you are UP…. then you jump and use no lower body […]Read More >>
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Bailey Method Slide Show Video

  • by wpadmin
  • November 9, 2017
  The Bailey Method slideshow is an interactive journey showing you the underlying concept of what the Bailey Method teaches. This includes the concept of the 5 R’s, out and recovery steps, the hitting stances, footwork zones and the offensive, rally and defensive contact moves in a simple progressive video. Note: Each slide views for […]Read More >>
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Podcast interview with Dave Bailey on Tennisfiles.com

  • by wpadmin
  • July 17, 2017
  Listen to an interview David Bailey did last month with Mehrban Iranshad from Tennisfiles.com. Here David talks at length about why improving your footwork is critical, what is the Bailey Method, types of training equipment to help footwork, how to improve foot speed, tips for players and much more. Just click on the link […]Read More >>
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The Educated Foot

  • by wpadmin
  • March 16, 2017
  Footwork patterns are a series of steps, starts, stances, turns, shifts and brakes. There are “out”, “recovery” and “brake” patterns (a footwork pattern being combination of all the above). All footwork patterns are glued together by a Contact and Balance Move. The “Educated Foot” = understanding how important the last step before the contact […]Read More >>
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Zhang Shaui Step Down Pivots

  • by wpadmin
  • November 27, 2016
Watch Zhang Shaui WTA world number 24 and Australian Open Quarter finalist hitting balls on court using step downs from a hand feed from David Bailey. Step Downs are Offensive Contact Moves where you are “attacking the ball with your feet” and “taking time away from your opponent”. There are the various “out steps”  that […]Read More >>