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Practicing for a Better Age by Billy Crawford

Practicing for a Better Old Age I can’t promise this will prolong your life. But it will improve it. My friend Coach Barbe shared this article, “Practicing for a Better Old Age,” published in the Sunday, May 1, 2016 The New York Times and written by Gerald Marzorati,  a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the author… Read more →

Jason’s Tennis Tips

Alley Rally   Objective: When the ball is coming directly at the player, to improve lateral movement and to swing completely through the ball.   Drill: Both players start the rally 2 feet behind the baseline inside of the extension of the doubles alley. They rally straight ahead in the doubles alley. To position themselves correctly for a ball coming… Read more →

Tips for Perfect Practice–Spending Time on the Courts Wisely

Tip Sheet: Perfect Practice 1. Approach each critical task with an explicit goal of getting much better at it. 2. As you do the task, focus on what’s happening and why you’re doing it the way you are. 3. After the task, get feedback on your performance from multiple sources. Make changes in your behavior as necessary. 4. Continually build… Read more →

Jason Hazley Tennis Pro's Tips

Jason Hazley Tennis Pro’s Tips

Early Decision The approach shot is a challenging stroke to perfect at any level. While there are numerous variables of the oncoming ball to consider when electing to attack the net; the biggest key on most approach shots is to choose to move into the court before striking the ball. By moving in to the net with the forward swing,… Read more →

Anticipating a shot

By Greg Moran Would you play better if you knew what shot your opponent was going to hit when you approach the net? Of course you would – and it’s possible to know, with a little practice. Key Points: 1. Anticipation improves when you better understand your own shot and what options it gives your opponent. 2. If your approach… Read more →

Topic: First or Second Serves

Topic: First or Second Serves   Question: I was playing a doubles match, and on the court beside us was another doubles match. One of my opponents served to me and missed the serve. However, before he served the second serve, a ball from the other court came onto my court side. I immediately called a let and he did not… Read more →