This hour is now open to first-come, first served.
This is potentially a weekly Friday evening meetup for YOU and/or you and a couple of your friends/family who would like to learn to play tennis with confidence and success or up-level their games through contemplating basic tips from the classic game while participating in skill enhancing drills. We always begin a class from a 'tai chi' perspective versus a 'kung fu' one. Players in this group should have some experience, be at least advanced beginner to intermediate level [masked] NTRP). Each class will be an hour long.
Here is a little information on my background. I have been coaching tennis for well over two decades. When the 'tennis powers that be' decided to turn our graceful, exciting sport into a boring baseline slug fest, tossing out the classic backhand with the bathwater, I resisted and have trained countless players in the traditional fundamentals of tennis which lead to effortless all-court coverage, accuracy, variety, finesse and power... Side benefits for those who follow my guidance are greatly decreased incidence of tennis related injuries. I am very involved in most of the workout groups, so think of me as a 'player-coach', and as for myself I have never experienced more than an occasional minor strain that clears up within minutes to hours usually, but always fewer than 48 hours. You can check the >Discussions >Message Board for a couple of threads on things like tendonitis plus an excellent find on the importance of good body chemistry called 'Be Healthy Now'. Any questions!
One of the things that I intend for you to achieve by means of these meetups is flexibility, the understanding an error can be like a blip on a screen that need not become the defining statement on your abilities. Rather, as a former mentor of mine used to say, "let it roll off you like water off a duck's back." There are countless means of bringing your attention back to the current moment, to the next ball that is already upon you. We make multiple errors when we stay stuck with the shot that is over, even a second ago.
Another important skill we need to cultivate is the ability to identify just exactly what we are doing when we initiate or respond to a shot, so that adjustments are not only possible, but simplified.
Anyone that attends my groups with an open mind, ready to possibly look at their game from a slightly different perspective is usually pleasantly surprised. I think you will be as well!
Please feel free to come a half hour early as there is sometimes an open court and someone else wanting to warm up before class. If you RSVP yes far enough in advance, then I will try to be in touch with you beforehand to make sure that you have my phone # in case you don't see me there.
You can get in touch with me through one of the message boards, through comments or rsvp for this meetup, or through email. I only exchange phone numbers via email.
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Thanks for your interest! See you soon on court :)