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Your Strokes:
Luke: One-Handed Backhand

John Craig

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Intro From John Yandell:

Last summer in Cincinnati I met a family who were Tennisplayer subscribers and recognized me when I was filming. It’s always great to actually have human contact with subscribers. And later the dad sent me some excellent high speed footage of his son Luke who is a junior tournament player and has a one handed backhand—so great to see that.

So this month I asked John Craig to do a Your Strokes article on Luke’s backhand—the natural followup to his acclaimed article series on the one-hander. (Click here.) Here’s what John had to say!

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John is a former Division I Collegiate player with over 35 years of playing, coaching and teaching experience. He is an Elite member of the USPTA, and has been an avid player, student and coach since his passion for tennis flourished in 1976. Based in Orange County, California, John has developed hundreds of students into quality players over the course of 3 decades.

John has held a variety of prestigious tennis positions, including serving as the Director of Tennis at the legendary John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach, CA. John was also the founder and Director of The Edge Tennis Academy, a high-performance Junior Development program, also in Newport Beach. In addition to developing his latest project - Performance Plus Tennis, John is also a Pro at the Newport Beach Tennis Club.


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