What I Advise a Junior Player to Aim Toward

Getting my team ready for our first junior tennis camp at The Campus in Quinta do Lago 28 Oct-Nov 2. “Developing skills while having fun”. #MurrayMethod 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/D2K6WkLOO8 — judy murray (@JudyMurray) October 6, 2018 Judy Murray has juniors working on balance and touch! Tennis is a complex sport.  There are at least 6 basic…

Another Conversation with Tim Mayotte: The Kinetic Chain

This past June I was fortunate enough to have a second interview with Tim Mayotte.  Mayotte is an incredibly nice person with a lot of well-rounded interests.  In that conversation, we discussed multiple things, but when it came to tennis Mayotte explained that the Big 3 in men’s tennis all share certain commonalities in how…

On The Origin of Contemporary Tennis – Part 1

First, my post-US Open sabbatical is over, and I am glad to be writing about tennis once more.   Second, I am not departing on the HMS Beagle, but tennis has its own historical record nicely preserved on sites such as youtube.  In my Tim Mayotte interview, I posted a video in which Mayotte described…

Tennis Instruction: Tennis Abides Partnering with PlayYourCourt!

One of my goals for tennis since I started formally coaching in 2002, was to help people interested in tennis have a chance to learn tennis.  The sport we love is wonderful, but until a certain tipping point of skills are acquired and a player can keep the ball in play, tennis can be difficult…

Drills for Hitting Against a Wall/Backboard

We all probably prefer hitting with a human being, but I know even though tennis only requires 2 people it can sometimes be hard to find a second.  In a busy world, knowing how to work a wall can improve technique, fitness, and reactions for when we do get to play with another person.  Knowing…

Slice Backhand Technique

A slice backhand is a huge asset on grass courts even with today’s slower grass courts.  Here is some great advice on how to add bite to your slice backhand.