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April 30, 2006

Advantages of Ball Machines

Jerry Hubbard, USPTA lists and shows advantages for using ball machines for 3rd and 4th graders.

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"Opposite Hand"

Dr. Frankenstein gives a tip on the use of the opposite hand. Players are corrected when using "Gorilla Arm"

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Learning Stages

David T. Porter, Ed.D., USPTA Master Professional and Men's and Women's Head Tennis Coach for BYU, Hawaii talks about the 3 learning stages, congnitive; associative and autonomous.

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Ball Toss

Lee Couillard, USPTA gives a serve tip on the ball toss. Students are split-screened with the Pro. Be sure to take a side angle when watching your students serve.

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April 17, 2006


Serve Tip by Lee Couiilard, Wilson TEAM Member, USPTA. Students demonstrate the HALO technique on the serve by raising the back of the hand on not the palm on the backswing of the serve.

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April 16, 2006

"Swinging Volley"

Lee Couillard, Wilson TEAM Member, USPTA Honolulu, HI. Volley tip using a stick placed under the arms to stop students from swinging on their volleys.

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"Paddle volleys"

Melissa Pampulov, USPTA, Honolulu, HI. 5 & 6 year olds use paddles to first learn the blocking technique on the volley.

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April 14, 2006

"One to Ten" drill

Dave Porter, USPTA Master Professional, BYU Hawaii with Max Hilkey, USPTA, Chapel Hill, N.C. Max plays an imaginary point. Assisted by Dave Porter, Max has to rate himself on a scale of 1 to 10 on the intensity level played on the point.

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April 13, 2006

"Sit in the Chair"

Gary Sakuma, USPTA Honolulu, Hawaii - Volley tip, have students sit in a chair and volley. Progress to bumping the ball off their racket and volleying it back to their partner.

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"Towel" drill

Jerry Cape, USPTA Serve Tip & Drill, Have students toss ball up and try to hit the ball with the throwing arm. Use a towel to demonstrate a smooth service motion.

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One hand catch

Gary Sakuma, USPTA Volley progression. Catch ball on one hand, cross over step

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April 12, 2006

"Use of the Opposite Hand"

Bernard Gusman, USPTA, Tennis Tip on one of the foundations of tennis, "Use of the Opposite Hand"

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Group coaching

Punahou Coaches demonstrate the modern forehand. First a mid court ball, then shuffle back and load on the second ball. Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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"Optimal Performance"

Don Greene, Ph.D, Former Olympic Coach - Serve Tip, How to achieve your "Optimal Perfomance Level"

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April 11, 2006

Tennis Twist

Beginner/Intermediate Tennis Twist Ball Machine Drill by Lee Couillard, USPTA, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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April 8, 2006

Little Kids warm-up

Warm up exercise for 5 & 6 year olds, hand-eye coordination by Lee Couillard, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School - Honolulu, Hawaii.

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"Throat of the Racket"

Volley Drill Progression by Lee Couillard. Start at the throat of the racket and catch in the opposite hand.

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April 7, 2006

"Baseball Throw"

Serve Tip - Ben Kibler, MD "Reproduce the Baseball Throw."

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April 6, 2006

Modern Forehand Tip, David Izumi, USPTA

Large ball warm up for Modern Forehand stroke by David Izumi, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Pin Point/Platform Stance

Serve Change from Pin Point to Platfom Stance by Lee Couillard, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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April 5, 2006

"Bang a Gong"

Serve drill "Bang a Gong" by Jerry Cape, USPTA Honolulu, Hawaii. Point value giving for various targets hit on the serve.

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Volley Skit

5 tips on the volley by Bob Harrington, USPTA

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April 4, 2006

Mini Tennis Tip, Bernard Gusman

Bernard Gusman, USPTA Honolulu Hawaii - Mini Tennis Tip on contact, balance, and footwork.

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