The truth about BODY POSTURE in tennis


A discussion about the importance of good Body Posture in tennis for both players AND coaches.

Project Details

  • Date June 28, 2017
  • Tags Mental Toughness

Responses (15)

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  1. Vijendar Rawat
    July 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm · Reply

    I agree with your point of a good body posture . It keeps you confidence and help you to cope up with pressure during the match. I liked your idea of Poker face during your training session. Thanks for guidance

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm · Reply

      Thanks Vijender

  2. Fred Burdick
    July 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm · Reply


    There was a coach in North Carolina, I forget his name, but during ball pick up he would run and pick up balls the students was about to pick up. It became a game for him and it made the students hustle too. That is positive body posture.

  3. jenny
    July 7, 2017 at 10:46 pm · Reply

    Body posture – agreed extremely important.

    I would personally like to see a clip on posture for coaches and one for players

  4. Angie
    July 7, 2017 at 12:32 pm · Reply

    Great message! I have a daughter who is very somber during matches, winning or loosing. Her posture between points & games appears lethargic & defeated, when I know she’s a fierce competitor & plays every point tough. I feel this telegraphs apathy to her opponents & coaches.

  5. Dee
    July 7, 2017 at 4:22 am · Reply

    Fantastic, I love your clips. Best in the biz as far as I’m concerned. No rambling, long intros, just pure concise and extremely useful info. All thumbs up.

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm · Reply

      Thanks Dee

  6. Karl Sommer
    July 7, 2017 at 3:26 am · Reply

    Well said Jorge.
    Instuctor body posture is very important.
    1) Instructors are roll models for their students.
    2) Time flys when your upright and engaged.
    3) Parents of kids and adult students feel like
    they’re their investment is a good.
    one from a distance. What they say is a whole nother story.
    4) Good posture sells.
    5) Why wouldn’t anyone want to at least look like a true professional?
    I’m done ✔
    Karl Sommer

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm · Reply

      Thanks Karl

  7. Marcella Houseal
    July 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm · Reply

    I enjoyed your thoughts. I am in total agreement with you. I always advise the parents about facial poster and body posture as they watch their child compete. I want to know your thoughts on guiding 8 and 10 year old players who are very demonstrative and act very down is they make mistakes and are not winning. They often loose a match because they are so down and are clearly demonstrative with this. Parents are aware of problems on the court and have no solutions. As coaches, what can we do to encourage this behavior to stop so that it does not remain with them as their tennis develops. We talk and give guiding words, but are their games that we can play on the courts to practice loosing and how to cope. Is it good to act things out as a g group or is that giving others ideas that might not have even considered being this way. I would love to hear your ideas on resolving this issue.

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm · Reply

      Great question… I have played a game with our little kids called Poker Face. I ask them to walk around the court and ACT… sad, happy, angry etc… then they understand how they physically look while they are in those various emotional states. Then we conclude by me yelling out POKER FACE and whatever feeling they are acting out, they immediately must stop and continue moving around the court but now in a “poker face” mode so that no one could tell by looking at them if they we sad or happy, winning or losing. The point is, we actually practice this as a skill.

  8. John Hall
    July 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm · Reply

    Great topic. I’ve worked with coaches who look so bored when doing lessons and it really looks bad to our cunstomers. Not professional at all.

  9. Mike Scolamieri
    July 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm · Reply

    Could you please resend me your email re: Strategy Book for playing against different styles of players.

    Mike Scolamierip

  10. Tom Bauman
    July 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm · Reply

    The person I think with the poorest body posture not due to his feelings I think at the time but is just posture. Is Nick Kryroios. He seems happy nched over but I do not think it is from his thoughts or feeling nags at the time .

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