Opening the Court:
Pattern 10

George Zink


In the pro game slice is primarily defensive—except in the case of Roger Federer. Slice is even more underutilized as a tactical weapon in junior tennis and club tennis. This 10th pattern makes conscious use of changes in spin. Two crosscourt slices to the backhand. Then a run around inside in forehand to force a short ball, and finally an attacking ball to the open court.

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George Zink is a master tennis professional with over 25 years of teaching experience. After competing on the ATP Future Tour, George won 9 national championships in singles and doubles, and has coached junior players who have won 5. A former college coach at Franklin and Marshall, George has managed clubs with large teaching staffs and also owned gyms in Pennsylvania and Florida where he exponentially expanded membership. Over the last 15 years, thousands of junior players have attended his GZ Tennis Camps. Based in Bradenton, Florida, George has two children who are currently highly ranked national juniors.