The 5 Levels of Power


In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany the differences between the 5 power levels in tennis.

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  1. Raquel Contreras
    November 26, 2018 at 5:28 am · Reply

    Good explanation

  2. Darren Willmot
    November 22, 2018 at 7:46 am · Reply

    Thanks Jorge ,good breakdown for myself and for coaching!

  3. Ravi Shankar
    April 5, 2017 at 9:55 am · Reply

    Hi Jorge,

    Thanks for another great video. I have a follow up question, if I may. The question is what use does one make of this knowledge? The ‘kill green’ and the ‘save your butt’ red, are pretty self explanatory but what about the others?
    Many thanks and best regards as always,

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm · Reply

      Hi Ravi, I think I understand your question. Wehn you say “what use does one make of this knowledge?” I assume you mean how would it apply? Here is what I think. I have had many students make errors that, in my opinion, can be traced back to poor decisions. In other words, that hit too hard (green) when they should have just put the ball back in play (yellow). The whole goal of this 5-part power level scale is to give my students some awareness of what kind pf power options they have. The concept has helped a lot of my students improve their consistency and reduce errors. Thanks Jorge

  4. Bob Davis
    April 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm · Reply


    Outstanding instruction and video. I can’t tell you how excited I am about your resource with these drills. Your assistant saved me the other day right before a lesson by providing a quick response! Also, I will be doing some summer clinics and look forward to using some of the drills. My high school team is wrapping up the dual match season this week, getting ready for districts. I am looking forward to putting practice sessions together for next season. Thank you and Marti both for meeting with me in Orlando. You guys are great and your tennis resources are phenomenal. Can’t wait to see you again in Florida.

    Coach Bob Davis, Shorecrest Preparatory School

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm · Reply

      Awesome Bob, I am glad to hear the drills are working for your players. It was nice to meet you down in Lake Nona and wish you and your teams the best. Jorge

  5. Diego Brunicardi
    April 1, 2017 at 8:59 pm · Reply

    Hi Jorge
    It’s Diego thanks for the video great stuff like always I went to your workshop in Orlando last week… it was nice meeting u and I am already using the information i got from the workshop in my Ladies clinic and juniors!
    Thanks again!

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 2, 2017 at 8:59 pm · Reply

      Thanks Diego, I am glad to hear the drills are working for your players.

  6. Daryl Blaine
    April 1, 2017 at 6:47 am · Reply

    Good stuff as always. Different from most instruction we see which is good. Would like to hear your wife and daughter talk to us sometime in your videos 😎

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 1, 2017 at 2:09 pm · Reply

      Thanks Daryl… I DO need to get them to speak more!! haha

  7. Dan Stumpf, St. Paul, MN
    April 1, 2017 at 1:35 am · Reply

    Great information Jorge as always. Digging deeper into the game. Very helpful.

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 1, 2017 at 3:43 am · Reply

      Thanks Dan

  8. Lana
    March 31, 2017 at 10:07 pm · Reply

    Very nice breakdown of the power levels. I have heard of them described as red, yellow, green but not sub-categorized like that. It makes a lot of sense and will be something I certainly use. Thank you!

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 1, 2017 at 3:44 am · Reply

      Thanks Lana. Good luck trying it on the court.

  9. John Grise
    March 31, 2017 at 10:04 pm · Reply

    Very helpful description of the power levels.
    interestingly enough Marty was explaining this at one of the last cardio sessions.

    Thank you for the video.

  10. Vassilis
    March 31, 2017 at 9:02 pm · Reply

    Nice video. Very helpful using the color climax. I enjoyed this more than five times.

  11. John
    March 31, 2017 at 7:08 pm · Reply

    Would like to see just a little more discussion on use during match play….tks

  12. Dee Henry
    March 31, 2017 at 5:14 pm · Reply

    As usual GREAT job of explaining the types of power shots!
    The comment about counter puncher “shorten up the back swing” was very helpful.

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 1, 2017 at 3:45 am · Reply

      Thanks Dee. I appreciate the feedback.

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