When to Hit Hard


This video describes WHEN we should be hitting hard. There is more in to that decision than most players realize.


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  1. Lynn Miller
    August 6, 2020 at 1:14 am · Reply

    Liked the simplicity of the drill, and most importantly, pointing out that top players often have to hit many neutral or defensive balls before they get one “green” ball that they can attack. This is often a hard concept to sell when coaching some players who are not known for their patience.

  2. Bryan Fox
    August 5, 2020 at 1:57 pm · Reply

    Great video! A lot of important concepts that are delivered in a simple way to make it practical to get out there and do. Appreciate this!

    • Jorge Capestany
      August 5, 2020 at 2:38 pm · Reply

      Thanks Bryan

  3. vasileios skemperis
    June 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm · Reply

    A very nice way to guide the soft or the hard of the shot.

  4. Renee Archambo
    June 20, 2018 at 4:25 pm · Reply

    Great Lesson Jorge!

    Please tell Marti “Hello!” for me. 😊

    • Jorge Capestany
      June 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm · Reply

      Will do Renee

  5. Maggie
    June 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm · Reply

    Muchas gracias, Jorge, your lesson today eith color codes will stick in my mund forever!! Saludos a tus mujercitas!

  6. Joe Geissman
    December 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm · Reply

    Excellent presentation. It is true many players only see the green instead of the many yellows and reds in the point. Patience and setting up points are essential.

  7. Allen White
    December 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm · Reply

    Again, Jorge, you make us aware of the biggest and most important part of the game: the shots before the winners. A most valuable lesson that I’d never really given that much consideration. My high school team will benefit greatly from this. Thank you!

  8. DH
    December 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm · Reply

    That was excellent! Master the yellow ball. I also like that she has a “special green” in her two handed backhand that for others may be a yellow or even a red. She obviously knows her strengths.

  9. Michael
    February 26, 2015 at 4:13 am · Reply

    Cool stuff…. We use “Defense, Neutral or Offense”, or “Defense, Neutral or Attack”.
    Or, “Red, Yellow or Green light.”
    It’s all good. I always enjoy your presentations.

  10. Jim
    February 26, 2015 at 3:08 am · Reply

    Thanks! Yes, “Master the Yellow ball.” A terrific tennis tandem.

  11. gary
    February 26, 2015 at 3:07 am · Reply

    very good, it about the yellow (rally) ball! I shared this with my 12 year old son

  12. janner
    February 26, 2015 at 1:12 am · Reply

    Excellent piece!! Especially like the idea that the yellow balls need to be mastered before the greens can be achieved!

    • Jorge Capestany
      March 1, 2015 at 2:19 am · Reply

      Thanks Janner

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