Tag Archives: footwork coaching

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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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Know your triggers!

  • by wpadmin
  ” Every player is different and has to find their triggers to focus properly. I think about my footwork and ask myself “Am I watching the ball closely enough?” Anna Ivanovic – World Number 1 at the time! Open Diary, Australian Open Column Jan 19th 2008   Triggers come from your training! Triggers are […]Read More >>
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Ying and Yang Energies

  • by wpadmin
  • May 18, 2018
  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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The 3 Controls of Footwork

  • by wpadmin
  • November 7, 2016
The 3 Controls of Footwork Tennis is a game of taking control, maintaining control and regaining control – be it control of your body, racket, emotions or tactics. This blog is about taking control of your balance, movement and footwork. A great tennis athlete is one who rallies, attacks and defends with equal ability. You […]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 >>
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3 Fundamentals of Great Movement

  • by wpadmin
  • August 26, 2016
  When coaching footwork to clients I like to emphasize 3 essential fundamentals for great efficient movement. 1.) Don’t reach for the ball  – This requires great footwork out to the ball and a solid stable hitting stance. 2.) Avoid falling off your shot  – This requires fantastic balance and correct use of the non […]Read More >>
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Footwork tips

  • by wpadmin
  • July 18, 2016
  I read these tips in a fast foot ladder instructional manual written by a New Zealand company called SPSS (Speed Power & Stability Systems) and really thought the tips where great!!! ” Rapid footwork and correct foot placement is a critical factor in all sports at all levels. Without foot control there is no […]Read More >>