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November 21, 2007

Horizontal Finish

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Stan Oley is the National Sales Manager for Playmate Ball Machines in Raleigh, N.C. Stan is a member of the USPTA, USTA and HEAD/Penn and Lotto Advisory Staffs. During his 18 years as a teaching professional, he was the head pro at the International Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla., and also the director of tennis at Orange Lake Country Club in Orlando, Fla. With 15 years of ball machine experience, Stan has presented seminars at conventions; had drills published in Tennis Week and ADDvantage; and featured on "On Court with USPTA TM."

November 19, 2007

Honolulu Futures Finals

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November 18, 2007. Dennis Lajola, ATP Ranking #1461 defeats Shane La Porte, ATP Ranking #795 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the Finals of the Honolulu Futures Tournament.

November 18, 2007

Honolulu Futures QF

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Quarterfinal action at this years Honolulu Futures pro circuit. Shane La Porte, ATP ranking #795 vs Chris Wettengel, ATP ranking #706.

November 17, 2007

Honolulu Futures

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Lance Vodicka, ranked #912 and Chris Lam, ranked #633 in the world play a quarter final match at this years USTA Futures Pro Circuit in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Total prize money: $15,000

Breaking a Hitch

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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Wilson TEAM Member, "YIP" Team Member shows a quick tip on breaking a "hitch" on the serve. This exercise should be done very slowly.

November 12, 2007

Rotate then hit

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Dave Porter, EdD - Head Mens and Womens Coach - BYU explains the swing path of hitting the open stance windshield wiper forehand. The video splits screens video footage of David Nalbandian's forehand from the 2007 US Open.

November 11, 2007

Transition Balls

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Dave Porter, Ed.D., Mens and Womens Head Tennis Coach - BYU, Hawaii shows a mini tennis warm up using 2 different size foam balls. Players hit over 100 balls in a short space of time which speeds up the warm up process. Larger balls also force the players to hit through their shots with a longer followthrough.