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Opening the Court:
Pattern 6

George Zink

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Pattern 6 is based on the use of short angle crosscourts to set up an attack and an angled volley. This is the type of pattern most players don't practice, don't hit well, and don’t use in matches. It's a great pattern to train and exemplifies George’s philosophy of learning to use the whole court by becoming accurate and confident with angles--and not hesitating to come forward by hitting combinations that open the court.


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.