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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Flo Tennis Review – Is it worth the money for the pro subscription?

Flo Tennis Review – Is it worth the money for the pro subscription?

Flo Tennis recently came up on my radar when I was trying to watch the NCAA tournament. I hated the feed on the NCAA site. The NCAA live stream was from a terrible angle, poor resolution/quality, and just over-all poorly done. I saw Flow Tennis was “following along” with the tournament and implied you could …

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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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Some videos of my current play

Some videos of my current play

Here are 3 videos of my current play. I didn’t edit anything out so you see the errors as well as the good/long rallies. I should mention, I’m reworking my forehand as of this week and it isn’t documented on these videos. I’ll take a new video this week to show the differences. This video …

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How to get from an NTRP 4.0 to 4.5

How to get from an NTRP 4.0 to 4.5

Getting from an NTRP 4.0 to 4.5 is a tall order. I’ve heard that moving up in NTRP rankings is exponential. So, going up from 3.5 to 4.0 is twice as hard as going from 3.0 to 3.5. A lot of people top out at 4.0 and it’s usually for a couple of reasons; they’re …

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How I recovered from shin splints

How I recovered from shin splints

After I started tennis as an adult and began playing regularly, I quickly got excruciating shin splints. Just touching my shins would result in an immense amount of pain. I was overweight and my body was definitely not used to regular physical activity… especially on hard tennis courts. I was wearing nike lunar balistec shoes …

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Baseline Reading

Baseline Reading

To anyone/everyone reading this blog, I figured it would be a good idea for me to set a baseline for my improvement. While I’ve improved quite a bit over the last few years going from a very low-end 4.0 to a decent 4.5, I think it’s a good idea to actually have something to measure …

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