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Craig O'Shannessy

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Do high school players play mainly long, tortuous points?

In the last article (Click Here) we saw that at the pro level the player who wins the four hit battles wins the match. Could that be true at all levels?

How about in high school tennis for example? High school is a window into point length below the pro level, including, possibly, club tennis.

Aren't winning high school players known for playing long, torturous points? At a national coaching conference I met a high school coach who has the answer.

That answer is no. The duration of high school points falls into the same general category as points at the top of the game.

Styrling Strother is a highly successful coach at Cary Academy in North Carolina. His players typically are USTA tournament players, state or sectionally ranked, with aspirations to play college tennis

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Craig O'Shannessy is widely recognized as the world leader in analyzing tennis statistics, tennis strategy, and applying his insights in coaching. His research has uncovered the real magic numbers in winning tennis across all levels of the game. He writes for the ATP Tour website and the New York Times among others elite publications.

He has coached on the tour for 20 years working with players including Kevin Anderson, Amer Delic, and Rajeev Ram. His website Brain Game Tennis offers detailed analysis and training programs based on his research that have helped thousands of players around the world.

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