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A Player’s Challenge | In Weakness Gain Strength

In divine scriptures it is revealed ‘power is made perfect in weakness’ and ‘for when I am weak, then I am strong.’1 Apostle Saint Paul’s motto may be adapted to the sports context, for it is fear of ‘weakness’ that may deprive an athlete from reaching his/her full...

Adopting a 360 Degree View of Tennis | Ian Barstow

When you think of tennis, the first analogy that comes to your mind is probably not ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant.’ However, if you ask physical therapist and strength and conditioning expert Ian Barstow, there is no parable more applicable to the sport. Barstow...

Lessons Learned from Billie Jean King | Bill Riddle

You would be hard-pressed to find another person with the breadth and depth of experiences Bill Riddle has had throughout his career as a tennis coach. Riddle has held just about every job in the business, ranging from college coach to commentator for FOX.  However, a...

Why League Play is Vital to Tennis | Jane Forman

Conventionality is a word that has simply never been a part of Jane Forman’s vocabulary. After finishing an illustrious collegiate and professional career, Forman made the natural transition into coaching. However, she quickly realized that continuing strictly on the...

Building a Strong Foundation |Nathan Martin

When Nathan Martin first began his career as a strength and conditioning coach, he never envisioned that he would enter on a path solely dedicated to training tennis players. In actuality, it was his wife Giselle who had a vision to work with players on the Tour. The...

Introducing Problem-Solving skills in training for tennis

The best way to introduce this topic is by sharing with you a story which changed my coaching vision and will probably impact yours. About two years ago in Melbourne I met Emma Doyle, the most energetic coach I have ever seen, and we discussed about what a player...

In the Moment

I had the opportunity to meet Torben Ulrich, the great Danish Davis Cup player years ago in NY for a workshop on Ballplaying and the Buddhist Approach to Tennis. His philosophy is wrapped up in his response when he played the great Pancho Gonzalez and the reporter...

Tennis Takes A Village | Anni Miller

Tennis is an individual sport, but there is no denying the importance of teamwork within the inner-workings of both coaching and preparing an athlete to succeed on and off the court. According to USPTA Hall of Fame coach Anni Miller, teamwork is the essence of success...

Developing the Complete Tennis Player | Howard Green

Reaching potential as a tennis player is not only about developing skills on the court. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a top-level tennis player who does not excel in other areas of athleticism. Howard Green, Head of Strength and Conditioning at USN Bolton...

The Art of Anticipation | Freddie Rodriguez

Anticipate. In the eyes of venerated tennis coach Freddie Rodriguez, it’s the most important word in a tennis player’s vocabulary. Anticipation is also the reason Rodriguez began playing tennis in the first place and can largely be attributed to why he is still on the...

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