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Losing is not so bad

9:33 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Losing is not so bad

 

 

We hate to lose. It doesn’t matter if it happens on the tennis court or while bowling; human beings are created to win. People work hard, train every day and set goals to achieve positive results and win as many matches as possible. We relate our self-esteem to the match’s score so we feel better and more confident when we win. On the other hand, each lose “diminishes” our value and has negative effects on our development. Is it really […]

Tactical approach to deep balls

8:23 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Tactical approach to deep balls

 

 

Modern game is based mostly on forehands and backhands. Emphasis put on acceleration of the racquet to generate tremendous power is an aspect that changed the tennis from technical game to more powerful sport. Even there were many changes in equipment, technique and physical preparation during last 15 years, strategy is still the same. Players on all levels try to force the opponent to miss the ball or hit clean winners to finish the match as a better player. One of the goals […]

Spin the coin

7:38 am
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tennis instruction

 

Spin the coin

 

Drawing in sport is part of the game that we have to approach properly. In soccer we can see players who choose the side after the drawing. The question is: Is it really so important to play on one side of the field knowing that we will have to change sides after the half-time? Because tennis involves the same scenario before every match we will take a closer look at this aspect of the game and see the factors that can have an impact on the final score […]

The basics: Cross-court vs Down the line

12:15 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

The basics: Cross-court vs Down the line

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the tips about basic directions in tennis – cross-court and down the line.

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

„The lefty” problem

5:07 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

„The lefty” problem

 

 

Tennis gives an opportunity for everyone to participate in this sport. Gender, age or physical level are not limitations to pick up the racquet and play this beautiful sport. On each level of performance we can observe tall and short players, old and young athletes as also people who move the racquet with left or right hand. Yes, that’s is the problem for many of us. The lefty. How many of you have encountered difficulty to beat the opponent who plays with the left […]

The basics: Forced vs Unforced errors

5:12 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

The basics: Forced vs Unforced errors

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the tips about basic errors in tennis – forced and unforced.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Bad performance

5:07 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Bad performance

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the secret on how to win matches while playing badly.

 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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