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Ball perception and reaction skills

5:34 am
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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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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 […]

Look at mistakes

4:51 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Look at mistakes

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek talks about good and bad mistakes and how to effectively approach different tennis errors as a coach.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Motivated to work

5:15 am
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Motivated to work

 

 

 

Tennis is a sport as any other; if you want to be the best, you have to spend hours on the court to have a chance to achieve your potential. As we all know, there is an unwritten rule that 10,000 quality hours or 10 years of practice will allow you to achieve professional level of performance. Looking at these numbers, it is clearly visible that the development process is a long journey that can’t guarantee anything. Every new activity is fun […]

Day before the tournament

10:21 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Day before the tournament

 

 

 

Any plan is better than no plan. This sentence is true according to life but it is even more important in sports. Creating a good athlete is not possible without a detailed plan so coaches and players should always have a plan for future actions. Juniors’ practice, preparation for a Grand Slam or working on better endurance are parts of tennis development and all this areas need planning to take the most of it. Coaches are able to plan practices according to goals […]

Returning mastery of doubles

4:51 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Returning mastery of doubles

 

 

 

At the junior level, many players compete in singles and doubles because they have a chance to get points from each competition. Additionally, it has an impact on young athletes’ development so it has advantages from the coaching perspective. On the top level of performance, ATP and WTA players focus more on their particular profession so they rarely play both singles and doubles. To be the best in the world, it is necessary to train directly for one of these games. Looking at […]

Restring your racquet

4:42 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

 Restring your racquet

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is giving tips about the importance of restringing the racquet.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

 

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Knowledge of footwork

5:57 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Knowledge of footwork

 

 

 

Tennis, as many other sports, requires great movement skills to achieve decent level of performance. Footwork is one of the physical skills that can limit or facilitate player’s improvement. Many coaches say that tennis is a movement sport and I can completely agree with that. The best confirmation of these words can be observed on ATP/WTA Tour. Looking at Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in action are examples of world-class physical preparation based on the movement. Even body type like Serena […]

Motivated coach

7:42 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Motivated coach

 

 

 

There are many articles on the Internet about the motivation. We can easily find information about any sport and it can help us educate our players better. Many coaches and experts say that tennis is 99% mental and these skills should be incorporated at all stages of performance. One of the skills that has to be addressed as the priority is motivation. As we know, we put more effort and we are able to continue hard work for longer time if we are motivated so […]

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