Classic Lessons

Section Overview

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Chris Lewit
The Maverick Genius of Mallorca: Jofre Porta
Visiting The Rafael Nadal Academy
A First Look at Lake Nona

The Net Game
One Hand Backhand Swing Volley
Two Hand Backhand Swing Volley
Forehand Swing Volley
The Overhead
Building Invincible Volleys: The Israeli Slice versus the Flat Style
The Net Game: Macro Perspective

Future Trends in Tennis
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1

The Spanish Forehand
Pitfalls in Building the Spanish Forehand
Building Racket Speed
Stroke Shaping and Hand Feeding
The Spanish Forehand

Secrets of Spanish Tennis
Footwork and Balance
Culture and Infrastructure

Building A World Class One Hander
The Forward Swing
Evaluating Players
The One versus Two Debate

The Kick Serve
Philosophical Issues and Common Errors
Constructing the Kick
Keys to the Kick Serve

Scott Murphy
The Swinging Volleys
My Italian Summer and What You Can Learn from It
Shot to Shot Readiness: Part 2
Shot to Shot Readiness
My Italian Adventure
Two Secrets of Timing
The Overhead
Return of Serve Part 1
Return of Serve Part2

The Volley
The Volley: Part 1
The Volley: Part 2
The Volley: Types and Tactics
The Volley: Drills and More Drills

The Serve
The Serve Part 1
The Serve Part 2

The Backhand
Backhand Slice
Backhand Preparation
Backhand Completion
The Classic Backhand: Karsten Popp
The High Backhand

The Forehand
Forehand Preparation
Forehand Completion
The Traditional Forehand: A Living Model
The Opposite Arm: Groundstrokes
The Opposite Arm: Part 2
Dealing with the High Ball

Bill Tym
Return of Serve: The Return Swing
Return of Serve: Flexibility, Shot Selection, Split Step
Return of Serve: The First 3 Principles

Paul Hamori, MD
Tennis and the Brain: Part 2
Tennis and the Brain

Ball Watching
Part 3
Part 2
Part 1

Weston Reese
The Spin Dial

Nick Wheatley
Serving Rhythm and Serving Stances
The 1-2 Rhythm: The Serve
The 1-2 Rhythm: The Backhand Slice
The 1-2 Rhythm: The Single-Handed Backhand
The 1-2 Rhythm: Two Handed Backhand
The 1-2 Rhythm: Forehand

Rocky Lang
The Reluctant Producer - NEW
The Underhand Serve

Kyle Lacroix
Maximizing Player and Coach Relationships
Part 2
Part 1

Kyle Lacroix
What the Great Players Don't Know - NEW
Coaching Myths
My Mentor
The Overhead: Mentality and Physicality
The Keys to Great Lessons

Kerry Mitchell
The Serve Toss
True Alignment: One Handed Backhand
True Alignment: Two Handed Backhand
The Return of Serve and Volley: Can It Happen?
Personalilty and Playing Style
The Drop Shot
The Backhand Returns
The Forehand Return
The Pro Overhead
True Alignment
What is Open Stance?
Rhythm and Rally Speed
Neutral Tennis
Measuring Ball Height
Practice, Practice, Practice
Understanding Grips: The Forehand
Understanding Grips: The Backhand
Understanding Grips: The Continental
Running Skills and Your Game

Jeremiah Walsh
The Overhead--Or the In Front of Head?

Trey Waltke
The Backhand Slice Drive

John Craig
Building The One Handed Backhand
Mastering the Slice Backhand: Part 5 - NEW
Mastering the Slice Backhand: Part 4
Mastering the Slice Backhand: Part 3
Mastering the Slice Backhand: Part 2
Mastering the Slice Backhand: Part 1
Developing One Handed Backhand Skills
Defending the High Bounce
Power and Control
The Essential Non-Dominant Hand
Footwork Options and Adaptations

John Craig
The Perfect Ball Toss
Grip Pressure
The Buggy Whip Forehand
The Dominant, Non-Dominant Arm
The Truth About "Lag and Snap"
Service Shoulder Power
Calibrating the Toss

Nate Chura
Invisible Greatness
Practice and Dominance
Desire and Discipline
Fitness, Diet, and the Open Mind
Invisible Greatness

Paul Cohen
The Classic Forehand Volley

Don Brosseau
Timing and the Feel of the Racket Head
Timing and the Release of the Swing

Geoff Williams
The Jack Kramer Autograph: A Tale of Hope
Weaponize Your One Handed Backhand
The Tennis Grunt
My Journey with String
The Backhand Overhead
Winning a 4.5 Tournament Over the Age of 50

Paul Fein
The Half Volley

Rod Heckelman
Fast Tennis, Enduro, Zig Zag: 3 Conditioning Drills
Learning to Win Through Practice Pressure
Effective Practice
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Slow
How to Incorporate the Approach

Rich Berman
One Handed Backhand: Advanced Footwork
The One-Handed Backhand
The Two-Handed Backhand
The Basic and the Advanced Forehand

David Stanisic
Hands Together

Roy Gessford
Coaching High School Tennis