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March 29, 2010

Physiology and grips






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Lee Couillard, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii explains why physiology and muscular strength must be considered before teaching a certain grip to a student. In this video, we can watch the serve progression of an 8 year old all the way to the age of 15. The student starts out with a fry pan handle grip at the age of 8 and then changes to the continental grip when he's physically strong enough to be successful using it. Later, the student makes another change from the pin-point to the platform stance to simplify the motion.

March 16, 2010

Building a Point






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BTC Head Tennis Professional Lynne Rolley brings 35 years of teaching and coaching at every level. Her extensive resume includes Junior National Championships and top ten National rankings in singles and doubles. Lynne has held Tennis Director positions at Sleepy Hollow and the Moraga Country Club and has been Head Coach for the St. Mary's Men's Tennis Team and the Oakland Aces of World Team Tennis. Until recently, she was the Director of Women's Tennis for the United States Tennis Association and has worked with Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport, Lisa Raymond, Chanda Rubin, Alexandra Stevenson, Ashley Harkelroad and Mike Bauer among others.

Besides private lessons, Lynne offers Summer Camps and year round clinics to juniors of all ages. Please click here to see the schedule of clinics presently available.

March 12, 2010

Slice Backhand, Teaching vs Coaching







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BTC Head Tennis Professional Lynne Rolley brings 35 years of teaching and coaching at every level. Her extensive resume includes Junior National Championships and top ten National rankings in singles and doubles. Lynne has held Tennis Director positions at Sleepy Hollow and the Moraga Country Club and has been Head Coach for the St. Mary's Men's Tennis Team and the Oakland Aces of World Team Tennis. Until recently, she was the Director of Women's Tennis for the United States Tennis Association and has worked with Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport, Lisa Raymond, Chanda Rubin, Alexandra Stevenson, Ashley Harkelroad and Mike Bauer among others.

Besides private lessons, Lynne offers Summer Camps and year round clinics to juniors of all ages. Please click here to see the schedule of clinics presently available.

March 5, 2010

Simplest is Best - Control, Consistency, Depth & Power - How to Manage Mistakes






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Dr. Jack Groppel is an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, and an expert in fitness and nutrition. Dr. Groppel served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for several years and continues to instruct courses at the University in a supplementary role.

Dr. Groppel authored The Corporate Athlete book on achieving the pinnacle of corporate performance and co-authored The Corporate Athlete Advantage. He developed the Corporate Athlete® concept for his training program while serving as an associate professor of kinesiology and bioengineering at the University of Illinois helping both business executives and athletes increase performance levels. In 1992, he combined his program with Dr. Jim Loehr to form the Human Performance Institute, Inc.

A Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Groppel is also a Board certified nutritionist in the American College of Nutrition and a former Research Associate to the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He currently serves as Vice President on the National Board of Directors of the United States Professional Tennis Association. Dr. Groppel also served as the Chairman of the National Sport Science Committee of the United States Tennis Association for 16 years.

March 3, 2010

Stress, Positive Physical Response & Recovering Energy







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Dr. Jack Groppel is an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, and an expert in fitness and nutrition. Dr. Groppel served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for several years and continues to instruct courses at the University in a supplementary role.

Dr. Groppel authored The Corporate Athlete book on achieving the pinnacle of corporate performance and co-authored The Corporate Athlete Advantage. He developed the Corporate Athlete® concept for his training program while serving as an associate professor of kinesiology and bioengineering at the University of Illinois helping both business executives and athletes increase performance levels. In 1992, he combined his program with Dr. Jim Loehr to form the Human Performance Institute, Inc.

A Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Groppel is also a Board certified nutritionist in the American College of Nutrition and a former Research Associate to the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He currently serves as Vice President on the National Board of Directors of the United States Professional Tennis Association. Dr. Groppel also served as the Chairman of the National Sport Science Committee of the United States Tennis Association for 16 years.