I have worked with players at all levels, including many, many recreational players. But I always enjoy getting the chance to work with high level juniors and college players. (Click Here to read about my work with Ingrid Neel, then one of the top college players in the country.)
So I was excited when my old friend Barry Gilbert (yes brother of Brad) came to California to see his parents and brought his sons, Drew and Gavin, to my court to do high speed video analysis. Drew is 15 and going into high school and Gavin is 10.
Both are accomplished players, but we decided to look first at their forehands, then their serves. More on Gavin in a future article, but here I want to focus on Drew who made an amazing jump in a couple of hours and actually added 10mph to his forehand speed off the racket.
The Myth of the Tennis Tip
If you are familiar with most lessons they are a combination of verbal tips and ball feeding. “Good! Good! Better!" But is that “better" actually true? Sadly in the majority of the lessons I've observed over the years, the answer is usually no.