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My Unit Turn Revelation

Tim Mayotte

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The unit turn revelation came watching Novak's backhand return.

Two years ago I was watching Novak Djokovic play John Isner at the Miami Open. Isner launched a monster serve flat down the T in the deuce court. Djokovic turned, lunged but stayed on balance and blocked back Isner's serve with authority, deep down the middle of the court.

My awe for his return continued to grow throughout the match. How was it that Novak could do this time and again when others flailed?

The next summer I watched him again even closer, this time at Wimbledon on Center Court. What I witnessed was a revelation, a bit like how St. Paul must have felt when the heavenly light knocked him off his horse on the way to Damascus. But my revelation was the power of a great Unit Turn and Grip Change.

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If there is one stage of the Framework where making improvement has the greatest and most immediate impact it is in the unit turn and grip preparation.

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Following a legendary professional playing career, Tim Mayotte is now focused on developing the best tennis training program in America. For 12 years, Tim has been training junior and young pro players in the Boston area and developing The Framework, his revolutionary teaching approach that unifies strokes and movement. As a college player at Stanford, Tim led his team to an NCAA title, winning the individual singles in 1981.

Tim won 13 ATP titles, was a semifinalist at Wimbledon and the Australian Open and won the Silver Medal at the Olympics in 1986. Tim has wins over virtually every top player of his era, including John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi, and Pete Sampras.

He is a former member of the ATP Board of Directors, a former President of the ATP Players Council, and was also a television commentator for 5 years on USA Network. A graduate of Stanford with a degree in history, he also holds a Masters Degree in psychology and theology from Union Theological Seminary.


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