Eye Control for Tennis


Discussion about how controlling your eyes can help you play better.

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  1. Valerie
    June 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm · Reply

    I so agree with the necessity of Eye Control! It works like none other. Thanks for reinforcing this important point.

  2. Paul
    May 31, 2017 at 4:39 pm · Reply

    I like the idea of the “resting place” for eye control. Most people are very good responding to trigger words or phrases.
    Thanks as usual Jorge.

  3. Walt
    May 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm · Reply

    What do the pros do with their eyes during a point?
    How long do they watch the ball?
    How long do they watch the opponent if they do?
    How does soft vision come into play?

    • Jorge Capestany
      May 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm · Reply

      DURING the point… I think they are tracking the balal especially when it is moving towards them. (receiving skills)
      HOW LONG they watch the ball depends. A few like Federer keep their eyes on the point of contact until AFTER they strike the ball. I know most players track the ball until it gets 3-5 feet away and then they tend to move their eyes to where they are hitting. (target)
      HOW LONG WATCHING OPPONENT… I like to teach players to watch the OPPONENT right after they hit their shots and resist the urge to watch the ball they just sent back over.
      SOFT VISION… I am not sure what that is? Thanks Jorge

  4. Dee Henry
    May 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm · Reply

    Well done as usual. Great to see Eye Control addressed. Being aware of the wondering eyes is probably the first step to regaining focus.

    At the college level many teams seem to be encouraged to yell to teammates to pump them up. It is my opinion that their yelling seems to be more of a ploy to distract their opponent and appears to be promoted by some coaches. By the time only one match is left on court, the whole team is at the sideline yelling after every point.

    As a coach what suggestion do you offer your players to help over come their getting upset to the point they are unable to recover well enough to block out the noise and distractions so they can refocus after a bad call or in your face action or outburst by their opponent.

    • Jorge Capestany
      May 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm · Reply

      I think that players needs to have REALLY solid between point skills. I explain that the time between points is not a rest period, but rather another performance. Tell them to WIN the between point performance.

  5. Jane
    May 19, 2017 at 9:43 am · Reply

    Thanks so much for this tactic about keeping focused Jorge. This is excellent advice and information to improve all levels of tennis players.

  6. Manita Khuller
    May 19, 2017 at 9:41 am · Reply

    Such an important and often forgotten tip for club/rec players! Thank you – I will make a special effort to do this.



  7. Linda
    May 19, 2017 at 2:03 am · Reply

    Great advice. Will try it

  8. Ciro Sepulveda
    May 19, 2017 at 2:02 am · Reply

    Thank you Jorge 🤗
    Absolutely agree, but how teach you that to young people!?!

  9. Sidney
    May 19, 2017 at 12:02 am · Reply

    Love it your always on point great lesson

  10. Dana
    May 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm · Reply

    Always great coaching valuable information!

  11. Chuck Coleman
    May 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm · Reply

    Excellent lecture

  12. Joel Schwartzl
    May 18, 2017 at 9:02 pm · Reply

    Do you have any videos, I can buy of advanced doubles play and game adjustments?


    • Jorge Capestany
      May 20, 2017 at 6:32 pm · Reply

      Hi Joel,

      I have an HP Double Performance course that you can see at my dashboard. You will need to create a FREE account and after you do that you will see ALL the courses I offer for sale AND get access to a couple of free courses I have on the dashboard. You need to go the link below:

  13. Alen
    May 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm · Reply

    Great tip, I finally realized it on my own one day when i was watching professionals play

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