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Opening the Court:
Pattern 5

George Zink

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Big inside out forehand. Angle forehand. Attack the backhand. This 5th pattern in George’s series combines two elements that you don't always see paired. The inside out forehand may be the most commonly hit diagonal in pro tennis and high level junior tennis, but instead of hitting one after another, this pattern follows the inside out with a short crosscourt angle. That combination can open the backhand side quite widely facilitating an attacking finish.


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.