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July 7, 2009

Athletic Stance






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, shows the "Athletic Stance" and why it is so important to use this before every return. Many players, especially the bigger and taller ones stand "Too Tall" when returning the serve. This "Too Tall" position does not allow the body to stretch out wide, on balance, to block the return. The wider stance lowers the center of gravity and propels the body toward the contact point.

September 21, 2008

Andy Murray's Return






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Lee Couillard, USPTA, Head Tennis Professional, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii shows a quick tip on the return of serve. In this video we can see the return of serve position of Andy Murray, the 2008 US Open Men's finalist. Andy starts out with a very deep, behind the baseline position, but quickly moves into the court to attack the return.


August 13, 2006

First Strike!

Lee Couillard, USPTA, Wilson TEAM Member shows a strategy called "First Strike" used on the return of serve.

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May 13, 2006

Newton's first law

Lee Couillard, Wilson TEAM Member, USPTA Honolulu, HI - Return of Serve Tip, Newton's first law of motion.


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