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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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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Bonus – Video of a crazy Reaction Drill

  • by wpadmin
In this video I take Seone through a “Crazy Reaction Ball drill”. This is great for all levels of players and I routinely run my top players through it because it really works our reaction and reflex skills that are used so much in a match. It doesn’t matter if you are a high level […]Read More >>
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Bonus – Video of Skip Fit 1

  • by wpadmin
Skipping is extremly good for your fitness, balance, and your leg and ankle strength. I encourage all my players to skip regularly. I can be the difference in winning or lossing a match through stamina. In this first section we’ll get warmed up and I’ll take you through the first set of moves. Get to […]Read More >>
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Bonus – Video of Skip Fit 2

  • by wpadmin
In this section we use some good stretching. Then we go through the classic “boxer” style skipping moves.Read More >>
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Bonus – Video of Skip Fit 4

  • by wpadmin
In this video I take you through what I call Fancy Footwork – great as a tennis warm up, getting light on your feet and finally putting all the drills together in one sequence!!Read More >>