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July 31, 2007

One Handed Backhand

Lee Couillard, USPTA, Wilson Team Member, Balle de Match Team member demonstrates the one handed backhand. I had a two handed backhand and switched to a one hand when I was a junior player. I would suggest video taping your backhand if you are attempting to self teach yourself this stroke as I did. The Eastern backhand grip is used for topspin, however, you will have to be flexible with changing grips for the combination of underspin and topspin. Please be patient while the movie downloads...

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July 25, 2007

Basic Training - Serve

Lee Couillard - USPTA, Wilson and Balle de Match TEAM Member, along with other Punahou Tennis Coaches show a serve progression for 1st and 2nd graders. Please be patient while the movie downloads...

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July 23, 2007

Tennis Idol, Part 2

Picachu, Ash, Mary Jane and Spiderman perform a skit on Tennis Etiquette.

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July 20, 2007

Tennis Idol

Randy, Paula and Simon critique tennis etiquette performed by Princess Peach, Mario, Mary Jane and Spiderman in this episode of "Tennis Idol" hosted by Ryan S. Please wait for the video to download...

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July 16, 2007

Tennis is Magical, part 2

The Jocks, Frankenstein and The Samurai Brothers get corrections from Harry Potter.

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July 13, 2007

Tennis is Magical

The Magician, the Gorilla and the Clown demonstrate the importance of the use of the opposite hand and hand-eye coordination (juggling) for the game of tennis. Please wait while the movie downloads...

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July 10, 2007


Paul Roetert is the Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association's Player Development Program. In addition, he serves as Tournament Director of the U.S. Open Junior Tennis Championships. Before re-joining the USTA in November, 2001, Paul spent two years as the Executive Director of the American Sport Education Program. Prior to that position he spent eleven years as the Administrator of Sport Science for the USTA where he developed the sport science program. He also served as Vice Chairman of the sport science committee.

Paul has published extensively in the field of tennis, including two books, 16 book chapters and over 100 articles. He is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Registry (PTR). In 1998 he received the PTR's Plagenhoef Award for sport science; in 1999 the Editorial Excellence Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association for his work on the Journal of Strength and Conditioning and Research; in 2000 the Outstanding Alumni award from the University of Connecticut. He is also the 2002 Educational Merit Award recipient from the International Tennis Hall of Fame for outstanding service to the game of tennis.

Paul holds a Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Connecticut. Originally from the Netherlands, he and his wife Barbara reside in Miami, Florida. Please wait while the movie downloads...

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July 8, 2007

6 Eye Muscles

Eryle Okamura, OD, Optometrist explains the importance of warming up the eye muscles. Exercises like juggling and toss and catching are helpful to train hand-eye coordination. Many children and adults may have vision problems that are causing their clumsiness and balance problems. Please wait for video to download...

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July 5, 2007

Mario 10S

Princess Peach hosts a volley clinic with Mario Tennis characters. Mario, Luigi and Toad give private lessons to Ratatullie, Donkey Kong, Power Ranger & Harry Potter. Please wait after downloading file...

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July 2, 2007

Batman Part 2

Punahou Summer Tennis Pros perform Part 2 of the Batman Serve demo. Davey Crockett emphasizes the motion of throwing a knife, the waitresses show how NOT to point your elbow to the front fence, Coach Jerry shows how you must hit UP on your serve and Superman shows a super foot fault. Please wait, loading...

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