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Djokovic’s Serving Master Class

Here’s an article and match summary written by Craig O’Shannessy about the recent Paris Masters Final, the full article can be found at https://www.atptour.com/en/news/djokovic-shapovalov-paris-2019-final-brain-game Imagine a Novak Djokovic match where more than half the points played featured only a serve and a return. Impossible, right? Djokovic defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 in the final of […]

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What can I learn from losing?

With another set of school holidays and tournament block in the books, it’s time to reflect on your performance and to look forward towards your next term of training.  I recently came across an article by TennisFitness.com with the title “Every tennis player should read this”. As a tennis coach and player I obviously felt […]

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Where should you hit your return of serve?

One of the most influential shots in the game is the Return of Serve deep down the middle. With the speed and placement of the serve getting better each year, the importance of a great return increases. Arguably two of the greatest returners to play the game Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi have won a […]

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What comes first the chicken or the egg? Technique V Tactic

What comes first the chick or the egg? The connection between tactical and technical development is paramount to the long term progress, enjoyment and development of the game for each individual. Technique is all time favourite topic for most people involved in tennis, be they coaches, parents, TV commentators and more. The majority of private […]

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Intensity From the Baseline 101

by Ignacio Crescini – Head Coach at Vida Tennis MCC Glen Iris Once, the legend of NCAA basketball, John Wooden, said to his players on a training practice: “In the next match, while we shake hands and wish good luck, I will give the opponent coach my playbook with all of our tactics”. The players […]

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