Features — February 22, 2015
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A Plan For a Slow Start
So many players label themselves as slow starters, that is they get into a match but they are not really ready to go all out. This can be especially true if this kind of player has an early match. Coach Jorge Capestany often asks players what is their plan if they get down early and all too often they don't have one, The answer may be as simple as playing longer points. Coach Capestany explains.
Why the Strike Zone Is So Important in Tennis
After Andy Murray defused the power game of rising star Nick Kyrgios in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Murray revealed a key tactic: “Nick is a huge hitter of the ball, so I tried to keep it out of his strike zone. Tennis, much like baseball has an optimal strike zone. The crucial difference, however, is that while baseball pitchers must throw to a stationary batter into a stationary strike zone, tennis players must move constantly to create strike zones of their own and unlike baseball batters, they must swing at every ball. — Paul Fein
ProStrokes 3.0 — Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza, is a 21 year-old out of Venezuela, currently ranked 24 in singles and has already amassed almost two million dollars in prize money. 2014 was a breakout year, She won her first WTA title at the Hobart International despite having to claw the quallies to get into the main draw and reached the semis at the French Open. At six feet tall, Muguruza moves well and has ample power off both wings. Look for her to climb even higher in 2015.
TennisOne Newsletter: 10 Burning Tennis Questions for 2015
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The Wrist Action and Ball Control
There has been so much written about the role of the wrist on the forehand groundstroke and much of it has been very confusing. Here, veteran ATP and WTA coach Heath Waters takes the mystery out of it. From pronation and supination to ulnar and radial flexion, Waters breaks everything down to its simplest form. If you want to understand how pros like Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic manipulate and control the ball. this video is a must view.
You can tell a lot about a player’s stroke just by looking at the finish. Scientific studies indicate that even though the ball has already left the racquet during the follow through, the ending position of the follow through impacts the stroke, either positively or negatively. If the finish is short and tight, you can bet that the swing itself was short and tight, resulting in a relatively slow ball with little spin. Joe Dinoffer explains