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November 29, 2008

Putting on the brakes






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Lee Couillard, USPTA Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii explains the "Brake Step" to the ACE II tennis class.


November 23, 2008

Racket acceleration







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Bernard Gusman, USPTA, Director of Tennis, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows a drill to increase racket acceleration. This can also be used as a beginning topspin progression.

November 19, 2008

Yoo (KOR) vs Domijan (USA)







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November 15, 2008 USA F29 Honolulu Futures Semi-finals action between Daniel Yoo, Korea (ATP Ranking #605) and Alexander Domijan, USA (ATP Ranking #855). Yoo defeated Domijan 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

November 18, 2008

Kumantsov (RUS) vs Sijsling (NED)






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2008 USA F29 Honolulu Futures Semi-finals action between Andrey Kumantsov (Russia) and Igor Sijsling (The Netherlands).

November 17, 2008

Reid (AUS) vs Sijsling (NED)






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ITF Pro Circuits, USA F29 HONOLULU FUTURES. Quarterfinal action between Matt Reid, Australia and Igor Sijling, The Netherlands.

November 16, 2008

Weight transfer







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School shows clips of ATP players landing with the correct weight transfer. It is important that when players land they are in position to move immediately to the next shot. Included in the video is an excerpt of Dave Porter, Ed.D. from a recent high performance workshop conducted at Punahou School. In this clip he explains this complex movement.

November 13, 2008

2008 Honolulu Futures






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ITF Pro Circuits. USA F29 2008 Honolulu Futures footage. Uladzimir Ignatik is the #1 seed at the Honolulu Futures tournament. He is the 2007 French Open Boys 18 and under champion and is currently ranked #451 in the world.

November 10, 2008

Swinging Volley






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Dave Porter, Ed.D., Men's and Women's Head Tennis Coach - BYU, Hawaii shows a swinging volley, closing in drill.


November 4, 2008

Changing gears






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Dave Porter, Ed.D., Menʻs and Womenʻs Head Tennis Coach - BYU, Hawaii shows a doubles drill by Emilio Sanchez-Vicario from the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain. This doubles drill emphasizes closing off the net using explosive speed. This is an advanced doubles drill with two players stationed at the net to remove stray balls that are hit in the net.