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US OPEN 2017 report – tennis job

5:17 pm
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US OPEN 2017 report – tennis job

 
Working with top juniors on a daily basis is a great experience. Being able to travel to different countries and observe various players is a possibility to compare approaches, training methods and individual preferences. But US OPEN is a different story. During tournament in New York I was able to compare juniors to top stars. And the differences are so visible…
 
We all know that tennis performance is not the same at junior and professional levels. Different demands, different goals and different time […]

Cocoa pudding

12:23 am
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Cocoa pudding

 

 

Ingredients:

Rice 50g

Cottage cheese 100g

Cocoa 20g

 

 

Recipe:

Boil rice. Put all ingredients into blender. Mix them all. Enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition facts:

Calories 369

Carbohydrate 58g

Protein 22g

Fat 6g

 

 

When to use it:

Use it as a light breakfast or after the practice/match. Rice and cocoa will quickly replenish glycogen stores while proteins will take care of your muscles […]

US OPEN 2017 report – pressure everywhere

10:08 am
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US OPEN 2017 report – pressure everywhere

 

 
Pressure is available at all stages. It doesn’t matter if you play national tournament or US OPEN you will have to deal with a lot of stress. The higher the level the more stress you should expect. Is it possible to learn to deal effectively with these challenging conditions?
 
My trip to New York gave me a lot of new inceptions. Sitting on Arthur Ashe stadium was a great opportunity to not only watch top players in action but also to see […]

BH throw medicine ball abs

7:55 am
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tennis medicine ball drills

BH throw medicine ball abs

 

 

Objectives: Core muscles, Strength

– Player sits on the ground with legs in the air
– Coach throws medicine ball
– Player catches the ball and imitates backhand while throwin the ball back
– The goal is to strengthen core muscles in tennis-related motion that is similar to the backhand stroke

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

BH VL DL stations

12:27 am
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basket drills

BH VL DL stations

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Consistency

– Cones (Stations) are set on the ad side
– Small cones set the zone on the deuce side
– Player stands next to the first cone
– Coach feeds the ball to the player
– Player hits backhand volley down the line
– If the player makes the zone he moves to the next cone (Station)
– If he doesn’t he stays and tries again
– The goal is to make many consecutive successful volleys

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

US OPEN 2017 report – practice routine

11:14 am
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US OPEN 2017 report – practice routine

 

 
Practice sessions are crucial. During training sessions players can work on their strengths, improve weaknesses, add new skills and build good habits to get ready for tournament performance. It is always great to watch and learn from others but when you have an opportunity to watch practice sessions of professional players during US OPEN this experience is invaluable.
US OPEN provides terrific opportunity to get closer to top athletes. Right next to the practice courts there is a screen where people can see […]

Bounce down ladder – Intermediate

8:29 am
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Bounce down ladder – Intermediate

 

 

Objectives: Control, Coordination

Ladder is placed in front of the kid. Kid bounces the ball down. Kid tries to place the ball in each ladder box. By performing this drill kids learn how to control the ball with the racquet so acquiring this skill will help while learning tennis strokes in the future.

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Yogurt with topping

6:07 am
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Yogurt with topping

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Plain yogurt 400g

Raisins 20g

Coconut shrims 10g

 

 

Recipe:

Put yogurt into the bowl. Top with raisins and coconut shrims.

 

 

 

Nutrition facts:

Calories 337

Carbohydrate 48g

Protein 25g

Fat 6g

 

When to use it:

Use it between main meals or after the practice. This recipe has everything you need to keep your body fueled.

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US OPEN 2017 report – New rules

10:40 am
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US OPEN 2017 report – New rules

 
US OPEN 2017 was a great experience because of many reasons. It was my first grand slam tournament as a coach and US OPEN was the first tournament that introduced some major rule-changes on ITF Junior circuit. If you want to discover what is new read on this article.
Players and coaches at Junior US OPEN got information that this tournament will be different than any other. ITF decided to test some changes and see the feedback from players, coaches, and the whole tennis environment […]

Overhead rally to AD

12:58 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

Overhead rally to AD

 

 

Objectives: Overhead, Placement, Consistency, Control, Footwork

– Coach and player rally with each other
– Player stands at the net
– Coach stands on the AD side and hits only lobs
– Player hits all overheads to AD side
– The goal of this exercise is to improve placement and consistency of overheads

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

FH slide and control

12:43 am
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Tennis footwork drills

FH slide and control

 

 

Objectives: Sliding, Footwork, Balance, Coordination

– 3 cones with balls on top are placed near the right sideline
– Player runs to the first one, slides and drops the ball with hand without touching the cone
– Player recovers and repeats this pattern for 2 other cones
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to control upper body action while sliding. This skill is crucial to effectively execute forehand stroke on clay court

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Green pasta

12:06 am
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Green pasta

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Pasta 80g

Mozzarella cheese 50g

Peanuts 20g

Spinach 100g

 

 

 

 

Recipe:

Boil pasta. Put peanuts and spinach on frying pan. When ready put spinach, peanuts and cheese on pasta.

 

 

 

Nutrition facts:

Calories 535

Carbohydrate 82g

Protein 25g

Fat 18g

 

 

When to use it:

This meal delivers energy for many hours. Use it as a lunch or dinner.

 

 

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