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Rafael Nadal’s behind the opponent

4:57 am
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Professional tennis players

Rafael Nadal’s behind the opponent

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is analyzing Rafael Nadal’s behind the opponent tactic.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

FH between the legs back

12:11 am
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Tennis footwork drills

FH between the legs back

 

 

Objectives: Footwork, Speed

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Player starts inside the baseline
– Coach rolls the ball to the deuce side
– Player moves back and tries to make a split step behind the baseline before the ball passes between the legs
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Gael Monfils’ serve and volley

6:04 am
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Professional tennis players

Gael Monfils’ serve and volley

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is analyzing Gael Monfils’ serve and volley pattern.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve jump over the cone

7:40 am
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basket drills

Serve jump over the cone

 

 

Objectives: Legs explosion, Weight transfer

This drill shows how to improve weight transfer in serve. Player imitates serve and jumps over the cone inside the baseline.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Great coaching session

7:37 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Great coaching session

 

 

 

Tennis as any other sport can be a lifetime exercise. Some people play tennis just for fun while others sacrifice everything to achieve the highest possible level of performance. If someone’s goal is to just go on the court with a friend and have nice 60 minutes of cardio with tennis racquet, you should have fun and play as often as possible. On the other hand, if players are competitive and they want to test their skills in real environment, which is tournament […]

Slice toss control

8:00 am
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Tennis Video Lesson

Slice toss control

 

 

Objectives: Toss

This drill shows how to improve toss control in slice serve. Cones are set in desired location of the ball toss (to the right of the player). Player tosses the ball and tries to hit the zone.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

I would like to be …

7:57 am
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tennis instruction

I would like to be …

 

 

 

When we are kids, we all have own different idols we would like to be. It can be a world-class soccer player, local language teacher or famous actress. It doesn’t matter that our pick is not exactly the same as my best friend’s pick; what counts is our motivation to follow every step of this particular person and act like one. From experience, we know that every school has a class’ topic about “In future, I […]

Analysis and coach’s position on the court part III

11:35 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Analysis and coach’s position on the court part III

 

 

 

            We are coming to the end. This is the last part of “analysis and coach’s position on the court” articles. During the last two weeks, first and second part of this series were published so you have an almost full knowledge on where coach should stand where he/she wants to analyze particular strokes. Topic, that looks really simple at the beginning, is quite complex and I need 3 different articles to show […]

Analysis and coach’s position on the court part II

10:10 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Analysis and coach’s position on the court

part II

 

 

 

            Week ago, I started with article about coach’s position on the court while analyzing. It was the first part of the 3 planned to publish. Last time, I was sharing my knowledge about strengths and weaknesses of standing in front of the player. I gave some advices what we are able to assess from this position in major tennis strokes. In this article, I would […]

Deuce body kick

2:18 am
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basket drills
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Analysis and coach’s position on the court part I

6:16 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Analysis and coach’s position on the court

part I

 

 

 

            Analysis in sport is known for ages. Many years ago, coaches sit with pen and paper and took notes about strengths and weaknesses of players. Sometimes they even drew correct motion and showed it as a visual clue. Nowadays everything has changed and approach to tennis and coaching looks much more professional. Coaches have unlimited access to many products that offer great help for sport’s […]

Slide for the win

9:23 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Slide for the win

 

 

 

Modern tennis differs from the game that has been played 20 years ago. Technique was the most important part of development so coaches spent hundreds of hours on sharpening forehands and backhands. Nowadays, approach to coaching looks different and game-based approach is more visible than ever. Technical corrections cover more than just strokes; tactical wisdom is used to win the matches while playing badly; physical preparation is consisted of many skills that can get advantage over the opponent; mental abilities play crucial […]

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