Start building your professional serve today with our exclusive training system! 18 detailed video lessons guide you step-by-step to develop a professional quality serve! Featuring dozens of lessons, drills and concepts unlike any other program! Each lesson features practice drills and exercises to properly develop each essential component of the serve!
And So Much More...
Dozens of concepts and principles never shown before in any on-line serve program!
Learn the ideal ball toss height that most pros use to achieve maximum serving performance!
Learn how to develop True Power and Control of the serve. This is information that is generally misunderstood throughout the teaching world.
A Personal Development Planner to guide you and chart your progress.
Guidelines and Recommendations to achieve your maximize results from the Serve Foundation Program.
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|1||Introduction the Performance Plus Serve Foundation|
|2||Serve Foundation, Lesson 1 - The ideal Serve Grip|
|3||Serve Foundation - Lesson 2 - Serve Grip Practice|
|4||Serve Foundation - Lesson 3 - Develop a Great Ritual|
|5||Serve Foundation - Lesson 4 - Build a Great Ritual - The Practice|
|6||Serve Foundation - Lesson 5 - Develop Balance and a Perfect Toss|
|7||Serve Foundation - Lesson 6 - Practice Drills to Perfect Your Balance and Ball Toss|
|8||Serve Foundation - Lesson 7 - The Ideal Ball Toss Height|
|9||Lesson 8 - Build a Professional Serve Motion|
|10||Lesson 9 - More Instruction on the Swing|
|11||Lesson 10 - The Ideal Contact Point|
|12||Lesson 11 - The All Important "Non-dominant hand"|
|13||Lesson 12 - Swing and Contact Point Practice|
|14||Lesson 13 - Shoulder Power and Control|
|15||Lesson 14 - Develop a Professional Follow Through|
|16||Lesson 15 - Learn Serve Footwork|
|17||Lesson 16 - Putting it all together and starting to Serve|
|18||Lesson 17 - Guidelines for Success|
|19||Lesson 18 - Review of Key Principles|
I began my tennis journey as a teenager in my hometown of Southbury, Connecticut. When I moved to Southern California, I pursued tennis as my primary sports interest. Within two years of dedicating myself to tennis, I started in both singles and doubles for Palomar College (in San Diego) for two years and then I earned a position as a walk-on for San Diego State University in 1983 (ranked 25th, NCAA-Div. 1). Throughout my developmental years, I consistently surprised my friends and piers with my rapid development, and was widely regarded as the player who developed into a high-level player in a remarkably short time.
Following my college-playing career I continued to play tournaments, both locally and regionally for many years. Teaching tennis has always come naturally to me, partly I believe because I learned the game at an older age than many successful juniors. I began teaching tennis at the age of 19 when I conducted junior lessons for the City of Escondido, CA. I was appointed the Club Tennis Pro for the Courtyard in Escondido at the age of 20. I was also a Tennis Pro at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Tennis College, a recipient of the “America’s 50 Greatest Tennis Resorts” award for over 20 consecutive years by Tennis Magazine.
In 1986, I was appointed the Director of Tennis at the legendary John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach, California. Newport Beach was a hotbed of great tennis players at that time. I met, played with and/or learned from many notable members and guests including Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Phil Dent, Ross Case, Billy Jean King, Andre Agassi, Kevin Curren and Vitas Gerulaitis. At the John Wayne Tennis Club I developed and managed the instructional, competitive and social programs for a large, active and highly competitive membership. Following the John Wayne Tennis Club I was the Resident Tennis Pro at the Four Seasons Resort & Hotel in Newport Beach for 5 years.
In 2009, I was offered a position as a Club Pro at The Balboa Bay Tennis Club in Newport Beach. It was there that I created The Edge Tennis Academy with Iain Russell. Iain Russell was widely recognized as one of the leading coaches in Southern California in the 1980’s, when he developed many notable and nationally ranked juniors including Michael and Carl Chang, along with 68 internationally ranked juniors from Europe and Mexico. Many of Iain’s methods are featured in the Performance Plus Program, and I am grateful to Iain for all the great training I received from him.
I am an “Elite Professional” with The United States Professional Tennis Association, which is the highest rating achievable by the USPTA. I graduated from San Diego State University with Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis on Marketing. Here is a summary of my long and successful career in tennis:
Thirty-four years of teaching & coaching tennis to all ages, from beginners through advanced players
Twelve years experience in all phases of management, marketing, instructional and activity programs at 3 tennis clubs and 2 tennis resorts
Twelve years of experience directing tournaments including large, high profile events with multiple venues, divisions, volunteers and related staff
Four years of inter-collegiate competition in both singles and doubles
Competed in 5.5 and open level tournaments through Southern California, in both singles and doubles, from 1978-2000
Tennis has been my passion for so many years… I have truly been blessed with many great opportunities, made many wonderful friends, and have enjoyed growing the game by helping hundreds of students develop lifelong skills. I am pleased to expand my program online, and hope you will benefit from being a part of Performance Plus! Kindly, John Craig
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