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It is all about the response

5:33 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

It is all about the response

 

 

 

Action or reaction? Which one is more important while playing tennis? These questions are hard to answer with just few words so that is why I have decided to write an article about this important aspect. Tennis is a game where many things are uncontrollable so players have to constantly adjust their decisions to achieve good results consistently. Among these factors we can point out score, weather conditions or opponent’s performance. On the other hand, strategy, physical and mental sides […]

The mental side of tennis

5:53 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

The mental side of tennis

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is giving tips about how to approach negative situations on the court and don’t let them control our actions.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Positive attitude as a key to success

9:23 am
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tennis instruction

 

Positive attitude as a key to success

 

 

 

The difference between team and individual sports can be easily found in mental skills. In sports like soccer or basketball, players don’t have to perform well to win the match. Teammates can take care of any poor performances of an individual so any weakness is not as visible as in tennis. On the other hand, tennis is one of the sports that the whole focus is put on the one particular athlete. Every success and failure […]

Tennis as a life-time teacher

5:47 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Tennis as a life-time teacher

 

 

 

People start playing tennis because of many different reasons. Some people want to add another activity to their lives so tennis looks like a good choice. Other human beings choose tennis because it is popular and they want to be up-to-date with seasonal trends. There are also people who step on the tennis court because it looks fun and it involves many health and social benefits. Looking at all reasons of starting tennis, we can’t forget about parents […]

Prepare the plan for winning

9:02 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Prepare the plan for winning

 

 

 

Professional tennis players often talk about strategy and game-plans during the post-match interviews. They explain what they have tried to achieve during the game and what has been working well and which aspects have to be corrected. All these things confirm the importance of a proper preparation for the tennis match so all players should learn how to do it. Many players think about preparation as a running around the court and doing some dynamic stretching. Unfortunately, this process is […]

Playing points with goals

5:23 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Playing points with goals

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is giving tips about how to implement goals into point situations and make the practice more effective.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Ask open questions

5:41 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Ask open questions

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek talks about importance of asking open questions to the players.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Ball perception and reaction skills

5:34 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Ball perception and reaction skills

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek talks about ball perception and reaction skills.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Rafael Nadal’s passing shot winner

5:31 am
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Professional tennis players

Rafael Nadal’s passing shot winner

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is analyzing Rafael Nadal’s passing shot.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

My real value

5:48 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

My real value

 

 

 

All sports include psychological factors that can decide about the final score of the game. Nowadays, the importance of the mental preparation is more crucial than it was 15 years ago. On the top level, it is said that tennis is 90% mental and we can agree or not but there is a lot of truth in that. World-class players pay a lot of money for individual psychologists to help them get an edge over opponents by controlling their minds successfully. Knowing that […]

Gulbis’ return to the middle

5:48 am
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Professional tennis players

Gulbis’ return to the middle

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is analyzing Ernests Gulbis’ returning skills.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Forehand in the air

4:31 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Forehand in the air

 

 

 

Tennis is a sport consisted of various possible shots to execute. Every player has a freedom to learn as many strokes as possible and use them anytime to put more pressure on the opponent and to win the point. Looking for the best shot in a particular situation, player has to take tactic into consideration and decide from the strategic point of view, which solution will be the most effective. Modern tennis is based mostly on offensive weapons, which provide opportunities to dominate […]

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