5 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Easy does it
8 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
TENNIS TEST | How do you win?
TENNIS TEST | How do you win? Winners and Errors - Forced and Unforced A tennis point can end in 3 ways: 1) Ball bounces twice after first landing in bounds. Winner 2) Ball lands in bounds or doesn't land at all, player makes a mistake. Unforced Error. 3) Ball lands in bounds or doesn't land at all, player doesn't have skill set to return the ball back over the net. Forced Error.
7 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
AIR SUPPLY TENNIS
AIR SUPPLY TENNIS This is how champions breathe. Just like high octane gasoline fuels a race cars' performance - high quality air supply is what fuels a high performance athlete. To be great at Tennis you will need to maximize every advantage you can find. The system you design to optimize your breathe management skills could likely increase your performance by 4-8%, maybe more. In this 59th tennis podcast episode, Air Supply Tennis, we take a deep dive into the powerful skill of breathe management by covering the who, how, what, why, and when of Air.
10 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
TENNIS RULES BULLIES
TENNIS RULES BULLIES TENNIS, PODCAST, TENNIS PODCAST
6 minutes | Feb 2, 2020
THE ASYMMETRIC TENNIS ADVANTAGE V2
THE ASYMMETRIC TENNIS ADVANTAGE V2 How you can maximize the time between tennis points. PODCAST, TENNIS PODCAST, ASYMMETRIC, TENNIS PODCASTS, REAL TENNIS TALK, TENNIS STRATEGY
5 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
SHOOT AND MOVE TENNIS
SHOOT AND MOVE When is the best time to move during a doubles point? TENNIS, TENNIS PODCAST, DOUBLES TACTICS, MOVEMENT, TENNIS STRATEGY, TENNIS TACTICS, THE DOUBLES GUIDE, PODCAST
6 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
THE FOUR MISSIONS | THE SERVE RETURNER | PLAYER 2
FOUR MISSIONS | THE SERVE RETURNER | PLAYER 2 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SERVE RETURNER IN DOUBLES HOW TO PLAY EVERY DOUBLES POSITION... IN PART 1 OF THIS 2 PART SERIES WE TAKE A DETAILED LOOK AT THE SERVER AND THE SERVE RETURNER IN THE GAME OF DOUBLES To play a game of doubles you need 4 players on the tennis court, with 2 players on each side. Every player on the court wants to win tennis points, so in that sense every player is in pursuit of the same thing. This is true and at the same time it is also true that every player on the court should be operating differently than one another at any given moment in time. To be an effective doubles player it is imperative that you understand: The # of roles there are to play (4) The start positions of each role The proper mindset for being exceptional in any role. What shot to hit in each role What to do after that shot. Let’s begin by identifying each of the four roles assumed by the players on the court. For organizational purposes we will assign each role a number (1-4), based on the possible shot sequence , or order of action. The server always hits the first shot of the point so the server is “player 1”. The serve returner is “Player 2”. The servers partner is “Player 3”. The returners partner is “Player 4”. The rules of tennis contain no mandatory order of who hits the 3rd ball versus the 4th ball but there is tremendous value in understanding what the order could and or should be if you so decide. This is a way to frame the situation on the doubles court during the first 4 shots of every point played. It is now time to examine the mission profile for player 2, the serve returner
3 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
Fake Poach Is it better than the real thing?
5 minutes | Jan 4, 2020
THE FOUR MISSIONS | THE RETURNERS PARTNER | PLAYER 4
THE FOUR MISSIONS | THE RETURNERS PARTNER DOUBLES, TENNIS, DOUBLES TACTICS, REAL TENNIS TALK, THE DOUBLES GUIDE, AD RETE, TENNIS LESSONS, TENNIS TACTICS, COURT POSITION, DOUBLES, DOUBLES EBOOK, DOUBLES STRATEGY
2 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
DOUBLES DIMENSIONS PART 2
WHICH COURT OFFERS A LARGER PLAYING AREA? THE SINGLES COURT OR THE DOUBLES COURT THE TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE PLAYING AREA IS: THE SINGLES COURT (2,106 SQ FT) THE DOUBLES COURT (2,808 SQ FT) IF TENNIS COURTS WERE HOMES, THE DOUBLES HOUSE HAS+700 SQ FT VERSUS THE SINGLES HOUSE. BUT WAIT….WHAT IF YOU HAVE A ROOMATE?!? PER CAPITA THE SINGLES COURT IS MUUUUUCH BIGGER. THE SINGLES COURT PER CAP (2,106 SQ FT) THE DOUBLES COURT PER CAP (1,404 SQ FT) EVIDENTLY, WE HAVE A LOT LESS COURT TO COVER IN DOUBLES. THEREFORE, WE ARE FREE TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH OUR MOVEMENTS AND COURT POSITIONS. WE CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN THE AREAS WE ARE ASSIGNED IN DOUBLES. THE SINGLES COURT IS SMALLER ABSOLUTELY, BUT NOT PER CAPITA.
2 minutes | Dec 27, 2019
AD RETE | THE DOUBLES GUIDE
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO FINALLY ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF “AD RETE |THE DOUBLES GUIDE”. FOR YEARS, YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR THE ANSWERS TO SO MANY DOUBLES QUESTIONS! AD RETE IS THE ANSWER. THIS COMPREHENSIVE QUICK START GUIDE TO PLAYING DOUBLES IS FILLED WITH OVER 150 PAGES OF TENNIS TRUTHS’. THE MOST SALIENT INFORMATION ON DOUBLES FUNDAMENTALS, TACTICS, STRATEGY, AND MORE. THERE ARE NO TRENDS, FADS, OR UNTESTED IDEAS IN THIS E-BOOK; ONLY PRINCIPLES WHICH CAN BE UNDERSTOOD THROUGH LOGIC AND REASONING. THIS E-BOOK CONTAINS A FULL SPECTRUM OF TENNIS KNOWLEDGE FOR YOUR CONSUMPTION. YOU WILL LEARN: WHAT TO DO WHERE TO DO IT WHO TO DO IT TO AND…..WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT TO BEGIN WITH.
10 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
The wind blows but you dont have to...
In this 49th episode, we examine the effect wind has on the game of tennis. Initially, we tend to have an adversarial relationship with this element, wind. Unless you spend a great deal of time flying kites or selling windbreakers you probably resent the wind and spend little to no time considering other possible perspectives. What if the wind was not our enemy, but instead it was an ally - a force to be weaponized even. What if we could gain immunity to the mental challenges imposed on tennis players by learning to manage our emotional responses to climate based brain triggers? We would have a special kind of ability; almost a superpower! Weaponize the wind and watch your opponents games bend.
2 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
HAND SIGNALS TENNIS, TENNIS PODCAST, REAL TENNIS TALK, TENNIS PODCASTS, DOUBLES STRATEGY
16 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
1 TENNIS COURT - 4 DOUBLES PLAYERS - 4 UNIQUE MISSIONS HOW TO PLAY EVERY DOUBLES POSITION... IN PART 1 OF THIS 2 PART SERIES WE TAKE A DETAILED LOOK AT THE SERVER AND THE SERVE RETURNER IN THE GAME OF DOUBLES To play a game of doubles you need 4 players on the tennis court, with 2 players on each side. Every player on the court wants to win tennis points, so in that sense every player is in pursuit of the same thing. This is true and at the same time it is also true that every player on the court should be operating differently than one another at any given moment in time. To be an effective doubles player it is imperative that you understand: The # of roles there are to play (4) The start positions of each role The proper mindset for being exceptional in any role. What shot to hit in each role What to do after that shot. Let’s begin by identifying each of the four roles assumed by the players on the court. For organizational purposes we will assign each role a number (1-4), based on the possible shot sequence , or order of action. The server always hits the first shot of the point so the server is “player 1”. The serve returner is “Player 2”. The servers partner is “Player 3”. The returners partner is “Player 4”. The rules of tennis contain no mandatory order of who hits the 3rd ball versus the 4th ball but there is tremendous value in understanding what the order could and or should be if you so decide. This is a way to frame the situation on the doubles court during the first 4 shots of every point played. It is now time to examine the mission profile for players 1, 2, 3, and 4. If tennis were baseball, the server would have a mindset like that of a great major league pitcher. Focused, aggressive, and smart. With this mindset, we can perform our job: “Make a serve that causes your opponent to return the shot in a way that allows your partner to attack the ball from their position at the net. This is totally different than if you were to serve with the intention of making aces or unreturnable serves. In doubles, we aim to make a higher percentage of first serves compared with what would be considered optimal in singles play. This is because of our doubles partner and the influence they will wield on the returner if positioned correctly. We learned in doubles dimensions that the doubles court, per capita, is much smaller than the singles court. This applies to the targets available on serve returns that if hit do not produce a disastrous result (ball slammed at your poor partner).. The DSP for Player 1 is the intersection of the baseline and the singles side-line (IMAGE 1). This starting position allows your movements after the serve to be towards the center of the court in the majority of situations. Serve returns are usually crosscourt shots and therefore it is preferable to be position such that your movements will be towards the center of the tennis court versus your movements being away from the center of the tennis court. Imagine the path you would have to take to cover a cross-court serve return if you begun by serving from anywhere near the center hash mark (IMAGE 2) You would be running directly away from the tennis court leaving your partner stranded in the middle, effectively a singles player attempting to defend the doubles court singlehandedly until you can recover back into the playing area. (See images 2, 3, 4 etc..) doubles, lasvegas, racket, rackets, racquet, racquets, realtennistalk, teamwork, tennis, tennisdoubles, tennisgear, tennislessons, tennispodcast, tennisracket, tennisstrategy, tennistactics, usta
11 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
The Shift In Tennis, The Shift is an operating principle governing latitudinal movement for doubles teams. This principle provides doubles teams with a framework, a simple plan, offering a set of actions which lead players to better court position more often! This operating principle strictly offers side to side, or left to right, framework for movement. The Stagger, featured in our next doubles tactics epsidode, is the operating priinciple governing longitudinal movement in Doubles. The power those wield who master and combine both principles is truly a game changer. Doubles game need a lift? Maybe its time you try The Shift... Enjoy...
7 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
Audibles How to use verbal commands for tennis players Learn how to boss your doubles partner around the tennis court under the guise of "good communications" ! Just kidding. But seriously, verbal commands or audibles are an essential part of a good doubles teams toolkit for communicating like a well oiled tennis machine. dropshot, kickserve, lasvegas, netgeneration, nevadatennis, podcast, racquet, realtennis, realtennistalk, riskytennis, stoplightstrategy, tennis, tenniscoach, tennisgirl, tennisnevada, tennispodcast, tennispodcasts, tennisprofessional, usta
1 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Doubles Dimensions Understanding the math of the tennis court. IN SINGLES, THE WIDTH OF THE COURT IS 27 FEET. THE LENGTH IS 78 FEET. THIS MEANS THE LONGEST PART OF THE SINGLES COURT IS 82.5 FEET. IN DOUBLES, THE WIDTH OF THE COURT IS 36 FEET. THE LENGTH IS STILL 78 FEET. THIS MEANS THE LONGEST PART OF THE DOUBLES COURT IS 85.91 FEET. THIS IS A DIFFERENCE OF 3.41 FEET. NOT MUCH WHEN YOU CONSIDER THERE ARE 2 PLAYERS COVERING THE COURT. doubles, lasvegastennis, podcast, podcasts, realtennistalk, teamwork, tennis, tenniscoach, tennislessons, tennisprofessional, tennisstrategy, tennistips
3 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Doubles Allergy Doctor Doctor give me the cure... We compare and contrast the most prominent attributes of "singles" players and "doubles" players. What we discover is the probable truth behind the statement "I am a singles player". Why would someone shut themselves off from the game of doubles, resulting in half of the entire game of tennis being completely off limits? Is it truly because people become not tennis players, but rather doubles or singles tennis players? Like a genetic predisposition? I suspect there is a little more to the story; perhaps the allergic reaction singles players experience during doubles is caused by the lack of competency in the realm of teamwork, not caused by an allergy to doubles itself. I suggest the cure to a doubles allergy is not avoidance but instead it is competency in the specific skills that doubles demands, skills unique and not required in the game of singles. I'm talking about teamwork. It is that thing that happens when more than one person work together in order to achieve a common objective. Its not a division of labor in the most equitable sense; a team is a gang which will use its most dangerous member when the situation requires. In other words, a team is filled with tools and those tools must be employed in the most meaningful way. What do I need to do to maximize the probability of my team achieving its common objective? That is the question a doubles player answers constantly.
2 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Welcome to Stoplight Strategy
Welcome to Stoplight Strategy Tennis Strategy for you to learn while youre waiting for the light to turn green!
2 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Stoplight Strategy | Episode #18 | Think
Stoplight Strategy | Episode #18 | Think Stoplight Strategy | Episode #18 | Think What occupies your thoughts in the moments leading up to a tennis match? Once the tennis match begins your mind will attempt to engage every single distraction it can locate! Next time you are on the tennis court, tennis, tennisprofessional, podcast, tennispodcasts, tennispodcast, lasvegas, realtennis, dropshot, racquet, kickserve, nevadatennis, tennisnevada, riskytennis, tenniscoach, usta, netgeneration, tennis, stoplightstrategy, realtennistalk, tennisgirl