What I Learned From the Inner Game
Part 4

John Yandell

In part 4 we are looking at "Bounce Hit" one of Gallwey's key teaching points.

In this series we have been looking at Tim Gallwey's legendary work--the Inner Game of Tennis. In the last article we looked at one of his major conclusions about ball watching—following the seams of the ball during the flight of shots from your opponent to your racket and then back, and how that idea squared with how the human eye actually works. (Click Here)

In this final piece let's look at another major tenet of Tim's work—the idea of using "Bounce Hit" both to time the strokes and improve the relationship between Self 1 and Self 2 that we looked at in the first article. (Click Here)

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John Yandell is widely acknowledged as one of the leading videographers and students of the modern game of professional tennis. His high speed filming for Advanced Tennis and Tennisplayer have provided new visual resources that have changed the way the game is studied and understood by both players and coaches. He has done personal video analysis for hundreds of high level competitive players, including Justine Henin-Hardenne, Taylor Dent and John McEnroe, among others.

In addition to his role as Editor of Tennisplayer he is the author of the critically acclaimed book Visual Tennis. The John Yandell Tennis School is located in San Francisco, California.

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