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Tyler Zink Serve

John Yandell

Tyler's serve after moving his motion to the Federer model.

Tyler Zink is an elite junior player who, besides his ITF rankings over the years, won the U.S. Open junior doubles in 2019. Except for the obvious reason, he would now be playing high in the lineup at college power the University of Georgia.

I've known Tyler and his sister Lindsay (also headed for D1 tennis) for a few years now. Their dad George Zink has become a good friend and did a great series on winning point patterns for Tennisplayer, with Tyler and Lindsay doing the examples. (Click Here.)

George was a high level player himself and is an experienced, elite coach. In my opinion he has a discerning tennis mind, that rare combination of curiosity and skepticism of much coaching “wisdom" that makes him great to talk tennis with.

New Remote Protocol

Given my respect for George, I was excited when he asked me if I could work with him and Tyler on Tyler's serve. I wasn't going to Florida where the Zinks are, and they weren't coming to California where I am, so we decided to develop a remote protocol.

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John Yandell is widely acknowledged as one of the leading videographers and students of the modern game of professional tennis. His high speed filming for Advanced Tennis and Tennisplayer have provided new visual resources that have changed the way the game is studied and understood by both players and coaches. He has done personal video analysis for hundreds of high level competitive players, including Justine Henin-Hardenne, Taylor Dent and John McEnroe, among others.

In addition to his role as Editor of Tennisplayer he is the author of the critically acclaimed book Visual Tennis. The John Yandell Tennis School is located in San Francisco, California.

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