Author: getbetterattennis

Vagabonding & Tennis – Traveling the world and get by on providing tennis lessons

Vagabonding & Tennis – Traveling the world and get by on providing tennis lessons

On my brutal commute to and from work this week I’ve been listening to this podcast with Ari Shaffir and Rolf Potts. It got me thinking about doing some more travel. With a family of 4, I couldn’t do it the same way as Rolf Potts or Ari Shaffir but I could definitely do it …

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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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A typical day of meals for me – slow carb diet for tennis players/athletes

A typical day of meals for me – slow carb diet for tennis players/athletes

I figured I’d show you guys what a typical day of meals looks like. Some days I skip breakfast and just drink coffee. If I am recovering after an active day or am planning an active day ahead, I’ll eat breakfast or two bigger meals. I typically run a calorie deficit during the week but …

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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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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. I realised that to give maximum output, I needed some good tennis equipment. And so, I bought some good Wilson racquets and a couple of High Quality Oliver Thomas Bags. Here are a few other …

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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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