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Category archive: Tennis

You’re Only As Good As Your Second Serve

You’re Only As Good As Your Second Serve

The Second Serve, The Toughest Shot in Tennis to Master The serve is probably the most difficult stroke in tennis to teach, learn, control, and master.  With that said, the second serve is even harder to master.  Why is the second serve such a difficult stroke?  After all, isn’t the second serve the same as…

The Future of Junior Tennis in Saratoga Springs – I Need Your Help!

The Future of Junior Tennis in Saratoga Springs - I Need Your Help!

 Major Sports vs. Tennis Okay, so I’m watching Game Night Live, KSL TV’s high school football show, Saturday night and I lean over to my wife and say, “This is why kids don’t play tennis!  The ‘glamour’ sports get all the attention, press, money, and athletes.  Why should a child with athletic ability be interested…

DREAM BIG!

DREAM BIG!

Yesterday in church one of the speakers mentioned that we should continue to “Dream Big”.  He mentioned that too many of us these days are just settling for less than what we really want out of life.  Is it the economic downturn?  Is it the lack of faith in ourselves?  Is it…whatever? We often settle…

Become a Student of the Game!

Become a Student of the Game!

When I started playing tennis the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school, I didn’t know much about the game.  I had been asked by some young single adults in my church to come out and play with them on a weekend doubles party they were having.  They didn’t have enough players…

“10,000 Hours” Follow-up

"10,000 Hours" Follow-up

Today’s post is a follow-up to my “10,000 Hours” post from a few days ago.  I received an email today from Mike Boyle’s website Strength Coach.com talking about the 10,000 Hour Theory and sports.  This article is by Max Prokopy and his theory is that athleticism is developed by playing multiple sports and not specializing…

The Economical Way to Feed Your Tennis Habit

The Economical Way to Feed Your Tennis Habit

I have to admit that I’m a cheap (or I should say thrifty) person by nature.  I bought the least expensive house in my neighborhood.  I like the low mortgage payment and the good resale value.  And, although my property values have dropped like everyone else’s in this economy, I’m still ahead and not upside…

Warm It Up!

Warm It Up!

How many of you actually warm-up before you begin playing tennis?  My guess is that very few of you do.  I see it every day; people come to the court and just begin hitting and use this as their warm-up.  They see the pros on TV warm-up by hitting for a few minutes before their…

The “10,000 Hour Rule” in Tennis

The “10,000 Hour Rule” in Tennis

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: The Story of Success he talks about the “10,000 Hour Rule.” Basically this rule states that if you want to be successful in any field, you’d need to practice a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. So, if you want to be a successful guitar player, you’d…

A Tennis Revolution!

A Tennis Revolution!

In this day and age, who has $60 – $100/hour to pay for private lessons? Who has the $1,000 – $2,000 bye-in for a tennis club membership; plus the monthly membership fee? Who can afford the increasing cost of good equipment–$200 for a racket, $150 for shoes, $100 for an outfit, etc? Tennis has been…

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