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April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

I often see failures in changes to one's lifestyle when the person is in love with the destination but not the journey.  Most people like the thought of being healthier or in regards to tennis, be a better tennis player but people forget about what the ID...

April 23, 2016

April 23, 2016

So far I have discussed 2 out of the 3 major injuries for tennis players.  If you haven't looked yet, check out the last two blogs on protecting your knees and forearms from injuries related to tennis.  Now I will focus on shoulders.  This is the missing...

April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016

The last blog covered why many of us have knee problems.  I'll be going over this in a more extensive manner on a future blog or article but it is a great starting point to experiment with exercises I showed to get your glutes more engaged during your ten...

April 16, 2016

April 16, 2016

Tennis is a very one dimensional sport where constant repetitive motion, if not watched carefully, can lead to chronic injuries on the court.  The problem with this type of injury is that they take a lot of time to happen.  It's not a tendon tearing or a...

April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016

How a Marshmallow Predicted Success

In 1984, there was a now famous experiment conducted that involved 4 year olds that were all given a marshmallow.  The researchers left the room but before they did told the kids that if they would wait 15 minutes each c...

April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016

Owning my own tennis stringer for the last 10+ years has allowed me to string different types of strings of various combinations and tensions.  Remember that the only part of the racquet that should touch the ball are the strings (and yes unfortunately my...

April 3, 2016

April 3, 2016

"You have a cavity forming Ben."  These words I've never heard before.  Cavity?  Me?  I'm already recounting the days of neglecting my teeth.  Did I skip flossing too much?  Did I not take the time to brush my teeth enough?  My thoughts were interrupted by...

March 31, 2016

When I was at the Indian Wells Tournament, I was more interested in watching the pros practice rather than play.  To me, I learned much more on how to improve my own tennis game.  For example, after watching Nadal practice and than play later that day, I was able to ap...

March 26, 2016

March 31, 2016

Being a teacher for over a decade has led me to some interesting observations that have helped me become a better learner of tennis.  We have all heard that kids (Specifically 12 and under) can learn at a much faster rate than adults.  This is true.  But...

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