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I would like to work on my forehand!

4:40 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

I would like to work on my forehand!

 

 

My forehand is awful – said player after losing the match with easy forehand into the net. This mistake was one of many unforced errors committed from the forehand side. Player knows that he has to work on this aspect to become a better player and to beat many more rivals. He wants to take private lessons with a good coach from the academy and improve this area as soon as possible. He calls the coach, sets up a lesson for […]

Endurance for tennis

5:00 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Endurance for tennis

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is explaining tennis-specific endurance and methods that should be used to improve this skill.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Constant adjustments while analyzing performance during the match

5:58 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Constant adjustments while analyzing performance during the match

 

 

 

Tennis tournaments are exactly the same for tennis players what war is for soldiers. Everyone wants to beat opponents and win the battle so we have to prepare ourselves for a hard work. Professional athletes like Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer need 2-3 hours before the match to prepare so it shows how important each aspect is for the performance. Junior tennis players don’t show the same professional behavior and too often it results in poor playing. 30-45 […]

“It is my fault” mindset

6:05 am
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tennis instruction

 

“It is my fault” mindset

 

 
           
Human beings tend to complain about many situations. Junior tennis players? They love it. Young people are impatient and they have a false mindset that everything in life should be comfortable. They show this approach at school (underperforming is a teacher’s fault) as also in sport (lack of new tennis balls responsible for poor results on the tournament). Many of these situations look funny from the adults’ perspective but if not addressed properly at the young age, it can be a limiting factor […]

Professional preparation before the tournament’s match

12:38 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Professional preparation before the tournament’s match

 

 

 

There are many reasons why tennis players take part in competitions. Some of the players want to check their skills in a real environment when pressure goes up so tournament is a great opportunity to do that. Others want to add some trophies to their shelves so the main reason for competing is a willingness to win. Balance between both of these factors is the best option to develop as a tennis player but we can’t forget about one […]

Lob as a smart solution

5:40 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Lob as a smart solution

 

 

 

Tennis is a sport where execution, not placement decides about who wins the point. This freedom allows using any stroke to hit the ball. It doesn’t matter if most of the players use it or maybe you are the only “freak” to come up with a given action, you should stick to successful responses. In players’ minds, there is a conviction that some of the strokes are reserved for “professionals” while others are used by “cowards”. Lob is definitely one of […]

Character development on the tennis court

5:47 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Character development on the tennis court

 

 

 

Parents sign their kids for tennis lessons for many reasons. Mostly, the most important reason of a new activity for a kid is to make him/her interested in this sport and to help developing different physical abilities like coordination, speed and agility. As parents have different expectations according to the participation in tennis lessons, coaches also vary with their methodologies of what they should teach. Some coaches focus solely on tennis skills while others believe in a broad approach while […]

Effective breaks during the practice

5:50 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Effective breaks during the practice

 

 

 

„Practice makes perfect”. This famous phrase makes players want to spend more time on physical activities to take own game to the next level. Players more often take part in mental and physical training regime to become a complete tennis player. Professionals like Nadal or Federer are able to practice for 6-8 hours a day to be where they currently are. Morning tennis session, fitness workout, afternoon tennis session and mental training are common parts of professional player day’s schedule […]

Get advantage on your own

5:37 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Get advantage on your own

 

 

 

Tennis is a complex sport that requires hundreds of hours to spend on developing various skills. To become a great tennis player, one has to train 4 specific areas: technical, tactical, physical and mental. All these groups have specific skills that have to be addressed during the practice to create a complete athlete. Every weakness can be easily identified by a decent tennis player and it can decide about the final outcome of the match. Players without solid endurance will be exposed to longer […]

Freeze concept

5:50 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Freeze concept

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is showing the “Freeze concept” to help players improve in an easier and faster way.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Problems with return

6:39 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Problems with return

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is talking about mistakes while returning the serve and how to effectively react to them.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Innovative way to become a winner

6:16 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Innovative way to become a winner

 

 

 

Every sport evolves and tennis has some visible changes too. Going from wooden racquets to equipment with computer chip inside or exchanging natural gut for polyester string, which gives you more spin to your shots are areas that show some modifications in our sport. Racquets, balls, strings as also rules were adjusted to the modern requirements of tennis. Knowing that development in any field is possible only with positive modification, we can ask one question: What about the coaching? Are we […]

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