Very much true, like the concept, this make your client think more specific what he/she really needs, also very helpful for us coaches, to create drills around this topics, both the coaches and the clients get more focus and make that 60 minutes lesson more serious is many ways!
Thank you for your videos, they are helpful and easy to understand. I coach out in California and attended Hope College back in the day! I wish you were there when I was! –Linda
You’re welcome Linda
Thanks George! Your ideas are making me a better player/coach. It gives me confidence on how to make my students make them a complete player. Please continue to share your expertise. God bless!
Awesome Jose.. I’m glad the videos are helpful.
Hi coach Jorge,
Thank you for simplifying the focus/training process. You’re the Best!
Very good outline. How about suggesting some drills for the practice of each of these five areas?
I like how your break things down. I also like the the idea of centering practices around those 5 areas! Too often this gets missed.
Thanks coach Val!
Love very much everything you teach George! I am a couch in Germany and would love ❤️ to see if you would consider traveling for fun teaching the Americans expatriate! Thanks 🙏
love this, especially the internal audit portion
Six? Transition shots?
Very good analysis. Puts play into perspective by providing a solid framework for practice. May I propose a sixth component? Namely, the internal structure for transitioning between the five situations, that is, the skeletal structure of movement and anticipation. This is one reason why it is so important to practice within a game.
Coach Jorge, Always good stuff.
I have a nice topic:
When your opponent is at the net….. your shot choices are…?
1 through them (hit at them…. Ivan Lendl style.)
2 hit around them (passing shots)
3 hit over them (lobs… defensive and offensive.)
Shot selection should be based on previous point history, opponent’s proximity to the next, actual net position.
Practice reading (sensing) opponents net position.
Next lesson: “the bait and switch”.
Great points, need to do more in every practice.
ERichardson, USPTA #2151
Hi. Jorge, Great tips, the 5 things tennis players will be doing singles r doubles.
it’s good for us coaches to concentrate on these areas, for all levels, who have started playing tennis!
Nicely done, Jorge!
The five things concept has relevance
Within those five things are breakdowns e.g. Integral impliments with in them.
Serve; placement, first serve, second serve
Return; offensive, defensive
Ground game: play patterns, defense, neutral, offense
Net game; approach shots, how to cover
Passing; cross court vs down the line, forcing net person to volley up
Lob; offensive, defensive, topspin
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