Tag Archives: Coaching Footwork

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The Way of Energy

  • by wpadmin
  • February 14, 2020
  This blog was sent to me by Rupert ’The Guru’ Green, a good friend and long time Bailey Method Devotee from the UK. Thanks mate! The quote is from a book called “The Way of Energy”, by Master Lam Kam Cheun. He is a master of various martial arts disciplines as well as being an authority on Chinese medicine and […]Read More >>
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Dagger of the Mind

  • by wpadmin
  Ricky Pointing, captain of the Australian national team during its ‘golden era’ (2004 – 2011) and widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time, would periodically (like most long time champions) hit a slump.  I really liked this statement made in The Sydney Morning Herald on 24th February, by Peter Roebuck: “Unfortunately, even a mature batsman can have […]Read More >>
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SHIFTING YOUR WEIGHT

  • by wpadmin
  How we shift our weight from one leg to the other is fundamental to great movement on the tennis court…I call this mogul moving! 1. RELAX one leg towards the other, we never “brace up” or move towards both at the same time. The tendency should always be for one leg to take more weight than […]Read More >>
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Harry Hopman Teaching

  • by wpadmin
If you don’t know who Harry Hopman is then I suggest you research and find out, as he is considered a pioneer of tennis coaching and one of the best tennis coaches of all time. He was the most successful Davis Cup coach to ever live! I am going to tell you a great story about […]Read More >>
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The Importance of Good Footwork, by Noel Callaghan

  • by wpadmin
  • October 25, 2019
    Great to have some amazing articles written by my good friend Noel Callaghan, who I have worked along side for the last 25 years and have learnt so much from. Noel not only is a world-class coach, but his knowledge and passion for the game is extraordinary and virtually unsurpassed by anyone I […]Read More >>
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Float like a Butterfly and you’ll Sting like a Bee

  • by wpadmin
  • May 18, 2018
  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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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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Speed ball with your feet

  • by wpadmin
  • November 6, 2016
  Speed ball rhythm with your feet! When on the baseline and moving left or right to a moderately wide and medium paced short or semi-deep ball a 3-beat or 5-beat rhythm can be used with your feet. I refer to this as a cha cha cha rhythm or a feet feet feet rhythm. Often, […]Read More >>