Today we're introducing two major enhancements to the TennisOne website and your membership. First, we have a Search Engine! TennisOne contains a vast archive of tennis instruction. But as many of you have told us (thanks for your input) over the years, it's hard to find what you want in such a big online library. The TennisOne search tool works like Google's search tool. The search tool tries to figure out what you're looking for and returns a prioritized list of results, with the links at the top of the list most likely to satisfy your search request.
For more details on how the Engine works, click here.
How to Use It
The Search Engine retrieves information in three categories, articles, ProStrokes, newsletters.
Stroke video search
. The Search Engine will help you quickly identify whether we have a particular player or stroke in our site. However, for a more precise search for a particular stroke (e.g., Sampras forehand crosscourt), continue to use the ProStroke Gallery page
By default, the Search Engine attempts to retrieve 5 articles, 5 ProStrokes, and 5 newsletters. TennisOne members have the option of setting the number of results returned. Go to My TennisOne and select the Preferences tab. There you will be able to set the number of Search results you prefer.
The second major enhancement is a means of bookmarking your favorite TennisOne content. You can do this by clicking on the Add to Favorites link at the top of each page. When you click on that link, it will bring up the My Favorites section of My TennisOne, which is the area reserved for your information, preferences and selected content. Here you can type in a description of your Favorite or bookmarked item, and then click the SAVE button.
Even with the new search tool, it's difficult to know what to select in the vast TennisOne archive. The staff is helping out here by recommending some of our favorite articles each month. This appears on the right hand side of your search results page.
Notice Regarding "Virus" Email
TennisOne apologizes for the recent notification of a possible virus that was sent to the subscribers of our newsletter. TennisOne takes security of our system very seriously. No edition of our newsletter has ever contained a virus. Unfortunately, last week a spam email directed at our site was inadvertently sent to the newsletter subscribers. We are taking the steps necessary to ensure the safety and integrity of our newsletter and to prevent this from happening again in the future. Again, our apologies.
Kim Shanley, Publisher
Timing and Your Wrist
Nothing in tennis is more consistently damaging to your game than having your wrist flip forward as you meet the ball with your racquet. The ball loses speed and power and flies off in the wrong direction. It is crucial to hit so your wrist stays cocked open the way it is when you start your backswing. The follow through should leave the wrist in the same cocked open position. Rolf Clark shows you how.
Five Common Phrases to Ignore
Watch the ball," "Take your racquet back, "Bend your knees." These types of phrases can create more problems and confusion for tennis players than they do help and in over 20 years of teaching tennis, Dave Kensler has never used any of them when addressing his students. Here he shares some alternative approaches used by tennis professionals at Peter Burwash International.
Windows of Acceptance II
At the club level, often an error occurs when a ball is hit into the net. Watch any professional tennis match, however, and you'll notice the pros hardly ever make that mistake. So what is it that the pros know? In part two of his exploration of Windows of Vertical Angular Acceptance, Howard Brody focuses his science on errors of depth, shots that are either hit into the net or go long.
Product Highlights: Pro Tech Video Analysis
The Pro Tech Video Analysis system is the industry's premier video analysis service. Pro Tech puts your strokes side-by-side with the strokes of three professional players, providing a detailed graphical analysis of your strokes compared to the reference points of these top pros. This invaluable visual comparison, combined with the detailed analysis by a current tour professional coach, offers the most advanced and unique learning environment in tennis. Pro Tech will store your video lessons for two years on your own web page, so you and your coach can evaluate your progress from anywhere in the world. TennisOne members receive a 10% discount.
Jeff Greenwald - Fearless Tennis
Feel you're playing tentatively and know that you have greater potential than you're demonstrating in tournaments? This one of a kind, double- CD audio program, FearlessTennnis: The 5 Mental Keys To Unlocking Your Potential, will help you compete with confidence, close out matches and is a great way to get the mental edge en route to a tournament.
Schedule Jeff Greenwald to Speak
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