Category: Fitness

Adult tennis “recruiting” videos

Adult tennis “recruiting” videos

There are so many good junior tennis players out there doing college recruitment videos. The skills vary and these videos really show a lot about the players game. The really good videos show all of their shots from different angles, point play, serves, etc. If you’re a coach, you can get a decent feel for …

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Tournament results from 8/13/17

Tournament results from 8/13/17

If you follow along on my YouTube channel, you may have seen that I was preparing for a tournament this weekend. I played the men’s 4.5 draw at the Mansfield Summer Sizzler. First Round Bye I got a bye first round which was nice because, as the name says, the heat and humidity were brutal. …

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Hitting as I recover from Golfer’s Elbow – Working on timing and contact point

Hitting as I recover from Golfer’s Elbow – Working on timing and contact point

As you may know, I’ve been dealing with a tough case of golfer’s elbow. I took a little over a full week off to recover. I’ve also taken a few other measures to help alleviate the symptoms and hopefully cure my elbow pain. You can read more about what I’ve done to help with golfer’s …

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Dealing with injuries while trying to improve your tennis game

Dealing with injuries while trying to improve your tennis game

Dealing with injuries sucks. I’ve had varying degrees of injuries over the last 4 years (never had injuries as a junior). I’ve dealt with shin splints, tennis elbow, sore muscles, strained/pulled tendons and ligaments, and more. I’ve been lucky I haven’t had any injuries that require surgery but I’m not confident I’ll be able to …

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Practice with my coach (D1 tennis player) – What I’m working on improving

Practice with my coach (D1 tennis player) – What I’m working on improving

I’ve taken away a lot of feedback from some great tennis communities and am incorporating that into feedback from my coach. Here are a few things I’m working on: – Opening shoulders up earlier on forehands – Keeping wrist looser on forehands – Working on footwork and split-stepping before every shot – Making sure I’m …

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Thanks to reddit for critiquing my groundstrokes

Thanks to reddit for critiquing my groundstrokes

I posted my ground stroke video to reddit for some feedback from the r/tennis community. As expected, I got some really good feedback and some less than stellar feedback. Here are a few comments that I took as most important and helpful. I’ve already started implementing a couple of these things into my game and …

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My diet and the optimal diet for tennis – What high level tennis athletes do for their diet

My diet and the optimal diet for tennis – What high level tennis athletes do for their diet

I was watching this video about how Steve Johnson lost a significant amount of weight before the start of the 2017 season. He mentioned all of the benefits of his weight loss and diet but he didn’t go into what his diet was. They just showed him eating a salad at some point and he …

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