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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

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 […]

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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tennis instruction

 

 

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 […]

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 […]

Bring your AIR game

5:07 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Bring your AIR game

 

 

 

Tennis is changing every few years. There are not too many adjustments in the rules but there is a visible difference in the playing style. Many years ago, players preferred net game as a dominant style on almost all surfaces. It was dictated by slower pace of the ball, different racquets, continental grip as a key and many other factors. Nowadays, players change the game completely by using baseline game as a crucial style to win the point. New technology of the racquets […]

1st serve domination

5:02 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

1st serve domination

 

 

 

Tennis is a dynamic sport that is based on running and hitting the ball. Every shot is a response to the opponent’s hit so you can never be sure what will happen next. The best part of this sport is the thing that we almost never have full control over the situation on the tennis court. One shot or one point can drastically change everything so player has to be focused all the time. During times under the pressure, players would like to […]

David Ferrer’s fighting lesson

4:47 am
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Professional tennis players

David Ferrer’s fighting lesson

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is analyzing David Ferrer’s fighting abilities.

 

Video 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 […]

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 […]

What can I complain about ?

9:25 am
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tennis instruction
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