Tag Archives: David bailey

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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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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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Shaui Zhang – Rally Moves Drill on court with Dave Bailey

  • by wpadmin
  • December 4, 2017
  Watch Zhang Shaui WTA world number 24 and Australian Open Quarter Finalist hitting tennis balls on court using Rallying  Contact Moves with David Bailey. Rallying moves  like the 2 Foot Pivot, 1 Foot pivot, FH lateral Hop and BH Closed pivot are all about building the point by hitting cross court or angles, to […]Read More >>
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Zhang Shaui Attacking Contact Moves

  • by wpadmin
  • November 9, 2017
Watch Zhang Shaui WTA world number 24 and Australian Open Quarter Finalist hitting tennis balls on court using Attacking  Contact Moves with David Bailey. Attacking moves like the Loaded Transfer, Step Down, Front Foot Hop and Low Spin are all about taking time away from you opponent by using a neutral stance or hitting with […]Read More >>
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Bailey Method Slide Show Video

  • by wpadmin
  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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Bonus – Video of Serve, Return, Volley and Approach Footwork

  • by wpadmin
  • August 15, 2017
The Video above shows service footwork patterns and return of serve, approach and volley contact moves. Please download and refer to the documents below the video with the full explanation of the sequences in the video. Download The Return of Serve Contact Moves The Serve Footwork The Approach Shot Article The Volley Contact Moves Article […]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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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 >>