The 4 Target Areas of the Tennis Court


In this video we discuss the 4 target areas of a tennis court.

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  1. marco
    August 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm · Reply

    Great video Jorge! Most of the people play in the zone 2 or 3 with more power but they don’t think to use the zone 1 or 4 because the though is “if I play short my opponent attacks me”. I share on my blog!

  2. Scott potter
    June 5, 2016 at 10:47 pm · Reply

    I love the two different zone systems you have for this video. I will use these drills & ideas with my staff & clients. Thank you Jorge

  3. Chris Harper
    June 2, 2016 at 2:51 am · Reply

    I really liked the video. I am a USPTA certified pro in NC. We met a few years ago at the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference in NYC. The feedback I have is that today in one of my clinics I used a similar system to your 4 square system and my players said “if I try to alternate my shots deep and short then as soon as my opponent gets a short ball won”t they just always come in within singles” What advice do you have for me to help my players understand the importance of variation in depth within singles?

    • Jorge Capestany
      June 2, 2016 at 4:45 am · Reply

      Hi Chris, I would tell them that they might come in to the net but 90% of players play better from the BASELINE so it might not be such a bad thing to have them come to the net. I would agree that if the opponent you’re playing is relaly god at the net then you should limit the number of times you intentionally hit to the short target areas. Thanks Jorge

  4. Habtu Belayneh
    May 29, 2016 at 3:36 am · Reply

    Dear Jorge,
    Thanks for outstanding job you doing, I really enjoy it and learn a lot.
    Occasionally, I love charting my players match performance to give them constructive feedback.
    I also chart pro players matches and came-up with theory of 3/4 vs. 1/4. I’ll be very happy to share
    with you. Last February I was at HHI PTR symposium, I spoke to Carly just to introduce my self and to say thanks for the great job you all doing. Currently, I look forward to hear from you.

    Cell 561-503 1085

    • Jorge Capestany
      May 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm · Reply

      Thanks Habtu

  5. Terrence Martino
    May 29, 2016 at 1:27 am · Reply

    Always great teaching and instructions! Thanks for your contribution to the tennis community!

  6. Phil
    May 28, 2016 at 10:34 pm · Reply

    I would like to see you set up a numbering system for doubles.

  7. Rick Willett
    May 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm · Reply

    This video depicts a practical approach for simply dividing the court to encourage students to aim for targeted areas, rather than telling them to hit over the net. They’ll establish patterns to hit the ball in a certain direction.

  8. Pattu
    May 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm · Reply

    Thank you these short videos are great help.
    I like the zones and the 4 square numbers, to tea ch beginners to advance players of all ages,
    to think and direct the ball to the intended target areas.

    Do u think it will help in doubles play as much it does in singles? thank you

    • Jorge Capestany
      May 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm · Reply

      Hi Pattu, I will try to put out something similar for Doubles.

  9. Marianne
    May 19, 2016 at 2:54 am · Reply

    I really like this numbering system and will use it with my late beginner adults to get them thinking more and placing balls better with intention.

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