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Forum: General Messages   02-05-2014, 12:52 AM
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Forum: General Messages   02-05-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
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Do taller players win more? Some statistics.

A statistical analysis of the 2014 Australian Open.

In round 1 of the Mens draw:
-The taller player won 36 of 64 matches: 58%.
-Players were of equal height in 8 matches.
-The shorter player...
Forum: General Player Talk   04-29-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,042
Posted By lendllendl
Re: Before you quit tennis due to shoulder pain, try this.

Got an MRI 18 months ago.

Torn labrum.

Surgeon says try physical therapy first, because surgery is expensive ($12k out of my pocket) and painful (1 year until you return to tennis).

So I...
Forum: General Player Talk   04-18-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,042
Posted By lendllendl
Before you quit tennis due to shoulder pain, try this.

Is serving a tennis ball so painful that you’ve considered surgery or quitting the game altogether?

Since I tore the labrum in my right shoulder, serving with that arm causes significant pain the...
Forum: College Tennis   02-13-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,045
Posted By lendllendl
The 5 Best Rated American Junior Tennis Academies

The Best Tennis Academies in the US
An article by Valery Yalouskikh

This article is written for parents of junior tennis players hoping for college scholarships or even a professional career....
Forum: College Tennis   01-31-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,008
Posted By lendllendl
Get a college tennis scholarship: 5 tips.

Ross Greenstein reached a national junior ranking of of 23 and was recruited by the top American tennis programs, ultimately playing for the University of Florida. He found that so many parents and...
Forum: General Messages   12-22-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By lendllendl
My 5 Favorite Serving Videos

Of the 100s of videos to help you improve your serve on YouTube, I’ve found these to be the most succinct and useful:

Fix Your Ball Toss

What you’ll learn:

Forum: General Player Talk   11-24-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,034
Posted By lendllendl
Improve your forehand with video review.

Why practicing your forehand until it "feels right" is time consuming and expensive.

If you hit thousands of forehands and paid for $1000s in lessons you'd certainly see improvements. You'd have...
Forum: General Player Talk   11-06-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,341
Posted By lendllendl
This 2 minute stretching routine could extend your tennis career.


You can prevent a big injury with this quick routine...even if you're in a hurry. Importantly, these stretches are dynamic (ie, "stretching while moving") and...
Forum: The Federer Express   10-05-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By lendllendl
2 Choices that Cost Roger 5 Slams

We marvel at the elegance of Roger’s one hander and the classic simplicity of his Pro Staff racquet, but both have cost him at least 5 Slams. Let me explain...
Forum: Tennis Equipment   08-31-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,088
Posted By lendllendl
$229 Ball Machine?

If you can’t commit $1000+ to one of the new portable battery-powered machines, have a look at “The Twist.”

The “Tennis Twist”: Inexepensive battery-powered ball feeder.

For less than $250 the...
Forum: General Player Talk   08-02-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,440
Posted By lendllendl
Tennis Lesson Planning: 7 Tips for Maximum Learning

Studies of the brain indicate that within 3 weeks, we forget roughly 79% of what we learn. At $40 – $60 an hour, you’re probably interested in retaining more from your tennis lessons.

Forum: Futures Seasons Archives   07-18-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By lendllendl
Life on the ITF: Where tennis pros get their start.

Here's a recent interview ( ) with Alejandro Ahuja, who had a short stint as a pro on the ITF Futures Circuit, where almost every player loses...
Forum: General Player Talk   07-04-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,518
Posted By lendllendl
Win more service points with RANDOMNESS

I once played my young instructor, Matt, in a tournament, and was expecting to be “blown” off the court by his serve. Instead, he served with such unpredictability that he essentially “confused” me...
Forum: General Player Talk   06-22-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,086
Posted By lendllendl
Craft a "go to" play for critical points.

Ever watch an NFL game? The coach is stalking the sidelines with a large color coded chart of plays handpicked for that day’s opponent, while the quarterback has a “cheat sheet” strapped to his...
Forum: General Player Talk   06-06-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,555
Posted By lendllendl
How to translate practice results into match wins

Do you find yourself having fantastic “breakthroughs” in practice that don’t translate into your matches? You seemingly solve a problem during drills and casual play, but when you’re keeping score,...
Forum: General Player Talk   05-22-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,062
Posted By lendllendl
The 3 tennis errors: acceptable, bad, and awful.

Until I watched this from German teaching pro Florian Meier...

I believed that all errors were the same because they produce the same result--a lost...
Forum: General Player Talk   05-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,992
Posted By lendllendl
Re: How play a match point when you're really nervous

When I'm nervous, I focus on extra net clearance and STAYING away from both sidelines.

This video explains well:
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