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Losing is not so bad

9:33 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Losing is not so bad

 

 

We hate to lose. It doesn’t matter if it happens on the tennis court or while bowling; human beings are created to win. People work hard, train every day and set goals to achieve positive results and win as many matches as possible. We relate our self-esteem to the match’s score so we feel better and more confident when we win. On the other hand, each lose “diminishes” our value and has negative effects on our development. Is it really […]

Tactical approach to deep balls

8:23 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Tactical approach to deep balls

 

 

Modern game is based mostly on forehands and backhands. Emphasis put on acceleration of the racquet to generate tremendous power is an aspect that changed the tennis from technical game to more powerful sport. Even there were many changes in equipment, technique and physical preparation during last 15 years, strategy is still the same. Players on all levels try to force the opponent to miss the ball or hit clean winners to finish the match as a better player. One of the goals […]

Major changes on ATP/WTA Tour

9:26 pm
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Major changes on ATP/WTA Tour

 
2019 is coming closer and closer. If you already don’t know there are going to be a lot of changes on ATP/WTA Tour. ITF decided to implement “ITF Transition Tour” from the beginning of the next year. What is the reason? Actually there are few.
“The creation of the transition tour is based on ITF research that shows that while over 14,000 players compete each year in professional tournaments, only around 350 men and 250 women break even financially without consideration of coaching […]

Coach-Player relationship

10:23 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Coach-Player relationship

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is explaining the benefits of building a strong relatonship with a player.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

„The lefty” problem

5:07 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

„The lefty” problem

 

 

Tennis gives an opportunity for everyone to participate in this sport. Gender, age or physical level are not limitations to pick up the racquet and play this beautiful sport. On each level of performance we can observe tall and short players, old and young athletes as also people who move the racquet with left or right hand. Yes, that’s is the problem for many of us. The lefty. How many of you have encountered difficulty to beat the opponent who plays with the left […]

Building self-confidence

8:21 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Building self-confidence

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the tips on how to build self-confidence.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Warm up – Stretching

4:58 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Warm up – Stretching

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the tips on how to prepare the body before the match.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Confronting Gamesmanship

8:35 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Confronting Gamesmanship

 

 

 

Q: How do we begin to educate our daughter about cheaters?

 

A: Communicating about possible/probable scenarios and pre-setting your child’s correct response (protocols) is a great start.  Rehearse the solutions by setting up actual practice sets whereby the opponent is allowed to apply gamesmanship and your child has to rehearse their response sequence. Many parents and players are unaware that counter gamesmanship tactics are a learned behavior.

 

Q: My son wants harmony on the court, so he […]

Curing performance anxiety

8:23 am
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tennis instruction

CURING PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

Overcoming performance anxiety is a very common developmental issue. Many parents report that their athlete’s extreme competitive anxieties are masked with pre-match physical illnesses, fake injuries and/or preset excuses before each important match. Yet their player avoids any talk of solutions to remedy their anxiety issues.
Sadly, avoidance only magnifies their anxiety and keeps competition scary and uncomfortable. This growing fear fuels the player’s lingering self-doubt. Fear of confrontation […]

Serve analysis

5:04 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Serve analysis

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is showing a different perspective to analyze the serve.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Endure tennis journey with pleasure

4:16 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Endure tennis journey with pleasure

 

 

Physical preparation is getting more and more important in modern world of tennis. Professional players have numerous people in their staff to help them maintain peak performance for the most of the the year. Many years ago, tennis players didn’t pay attention to the physical side and it wasn’t common to spend additional time on off-court training. Nowadays, changes in the game and new equipment forced players to be in top shape to have chances for being one of the […]

Emotional control

4:38 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Emotional control

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the secret on how to control emotions to get better results on the court.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

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