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April 27, 2009

Inside IN







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows how and when to use the "Inside IN" shot on the forehand side. Too many players try this shot when not positioned correctly on the court. In this video we explain the correct body position to hit the "Inside IN."

April 24, 2009

Triangle drill






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows a great drill to get your students to hit away from the center of the court. The triangle drill can be set up easily and discourages players from hitting up the middle of the court by forcing the first feed to be hit either cross-court or down the line.

April 20, 2009

Extend the racket tip






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In this video, Dr. Porter gives a tip on extending the racket head on the follow through.

Dr. Porter does more than just coach. As a full professor in the Exercise and Sports Science Division he teaches many of the core courses required by Exercise and Sports Science majors. He is the faculty liaison overseeing the University's Fitness Center and is responsible for the Faculty Fitness Program and the "personal fitness trainers" assigned to selected faculty and staff members. He also volunteers his time to teach religion classes on campus.

Dr. Porter, a USPTA Master Professional is also active in tennis on the national and international level. He was a past President of the United States Professional Tennis Association, a 14,000-member organization of tennis teaching professionals worldwide. Dr. Porter is a much sought-after speaker and has given clinics and workshops for the ATP, the ITF, the USPTA, and the USTA. He has spoken in the former Soviet Union, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, the South Pacific, Mexico, and South America.

Dr. Porter is a member of MENSA. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from BYU in Provo, Utah and his Doctorate from the University of Hawaii. He loves to read, listen to music, and spend time with his family. He is active in church work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a missionary to New England as a young man. He is married to Lorrie Porter and they have four children, Terah, Lincoln, Dillon and Taylor.

April 15, 2009

Angle rope drill







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows a great drill to get your students to play higher percentage tennis. The rope drill in this video is an excellent way to force your students to aim through the lowest part of the net to create angles.

April 4, 2009

The Reverse Forehand







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School shows Bjorn Borg using the reverse finish from film footage taken over 30 years ago.