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May 29, 2009

Extreme Eastern Backhand






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows a backhand comparison between Marcos Daniel and "Guga" of Brazil. Daniel and Guga have the same coach and they both use an Extreme Backhand grip.


May 26, 2009

Eastern or Semi-Western?






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In this video, Dr. Porter shows a comparison of the eastern and semi-western grip.

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.


May 18, 2009

Western Grip







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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows the advantages and disadvantages of using the western forehand grip.


May 12, 2009

Bubbles warm-up






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows a fun warm-up exercise using bubbles. First have the students use their hands and then progress to the rackets. Students should jump in the air before making contact. This exercise will improve their dynamic balance.


May 4, 2009

Inside OUT






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows how and when to use the "Inside OUT" forehand.