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Vertical throwing to develop the serve by Mark Tennant

 Vertical throwing to develop the serve:  If you get your kids throwing overarm to practise serving, you might find these pictures of the developmental stages of the throw interesting. (I’d love to tell you where I got them from, and I’d like to give the author credit, but I honestly can’t remember) The problem […]

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The Launch of iFOOTWORX TM, ‘a Total Movement Training Curriculum!’

                 Good morning George Scholz, consultant / advisor of iFOOTWORX TM, please introduce yourself and your history in tennis and other sports. Hi Mark, Tennis Coaches, Athletes, Fans … We truly love and appreciate Social Tennis, your hard work, innovation, enthusiasm and passion for Tennis and Tennis Coaches! […]

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Introducing the ‘R9017 Alvarez Fear & Recoil Test-Trainer’ to the World

          Welcome, Neil Alvarez, as the first coach to be interviewed by Socialtennis.com in 2018.  Firstly, could you please introduce yourself and your background? Thank you Mark, for receiving me here. My name is Neil Alvarez i am the discoverer and developer of Alvarez Fear & Recoil Test Trainer R90-17. I […]

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Increasing the Numbers Playing Tennis Globally

   Like any business you need goals to succeed.   At socialtennis.com one of our long term goals is  to ‘help the sport of tennis by growing the participation levels worldwide’. In order to achieve this it is down to each countries tennis federation to come up with a plan, and inform their coaches on how to deliver […]

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Developing athletes to be the best using Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach

Developing the best athletes at Point of Contact by improving balance, agility, timing and spacing – Hugo Allen & Lenny Schloss  Striking the ball in the sweet spot and keeping the eyes on the point of contact for at least a tenth of a second ensures a player is on balance, increasing the number of […]

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Bill Riddle talks about his career in tennis

  Good morning Bill, please tell us a little about yourself and your background as a top level tennis coach. Well coming up on 30 years now coaching and teaching tennis world wide.   I have been fortunate enough to play, coach, teach and speak in over 20 countries world wide during this time with players […]

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Socialtennis.com Networking Event in New York August 2017

        I flew to New York with 3 major goals in mind.  The first goal was definitely achievable, the second goal possible, and the third – well optimistic is one word that describes it well.  Nothing tried, nothing gained…  You have to speculate to accumulate, I was telling myself.  At the end […]

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Yves Latreille talks further on Mental Preparation for Athletes

 Good morning Yves Latreille, thank you very much for your piece on mental preparation last week.  This is just to follow up on this and is a series of questions that has been collated from the viewers…  Firstly, how important do you feel that mental preparation is for a beginner, league player and then […]

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Yves Latreille on Mental Preparation in Sporting Athletes

   Mental Preparation in Sporting Athletes: Firstly, I think there is a lot of misconceptions and a lack of understanding from players, parents and some coaches of what mental preparation actually is for athletes in general… Mental preparation is not:    PSYCHOANALYSIS OR PSYCHIATRY… So, what is Mental Preparation? Mental preparation centres on the […]

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Socialtennis.com August Newsletter

   August News: Its only the first day in August and I havent been in touch since Federer became Wimbledon Champion again and Garbine Muguruza beat Venus in the Womens Final.  Another memorable Wimbledon has gone and now we are on a countdown to the final Major of the Year – the US Open.  I […]

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