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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