DavidSmith

Building Champion Players
by David Smith

Why do some beginners move on and reach highly skilled levels of competitive play while others never seem to move out of rudimentary levels of skills, even as they seem to possess equal or even more athleticism and desire? The answer is in the foundation that beginners are introduced to and the patterns of development the student is offered. David W. Smith’s COACHING CHAMPIONS shares his tremendously successful teaching methodology that he has proven successful in a wide range of teaching and coaching applications. From the junior player development pro to the high school coach, from the recreation instructor to tennis pros in academies and clubs, COACHING CHAMPIONS offers a wide range of skill-progressions, drills, expectations, and real-life development programs. The very programs that Smith used to train over 100 state, national and world-ranked players of all ages. Follow these methods and discover a new world of success and successful students.

1 Introduction to Course 06:46
Training Videos
2 Stroke Foundation 14:44
3 Serve Foundation 20:53
4 One Hand Backhand Slice 07:53
Warm-Up
5 Move and Toss Drills 04:57
6 Catching Drills 01:57
Continental Grip, Foundation for Skilled Players
7 Continental Grip Introduction 01:46
8 Advantages 05:29
9 Why So Difficult? 07:16
10 Finding Grip 07:17
11 Down Bounce Drills 05:04
12 Up Bounce Drills 08:09
13 Catches 06:59
14 Edge Bounces 01:37
Volley Skills
15 Volley Introduction 04:35
16 Backhand Volley 15:25
17 Forehand Volley 04:43
18 Swing Path and Volley Vocabulary 05:28
19 Underspin 05:20
20 Movement and Footwork 03:19
21 Relaxation 02:42
22 Drills - Toss and Block 05:27
23 Drills - Toss and Block - Movement 01:51
24 Drills - Toss and Block - Half-Volley and High Volley 03:57
25 Toss and Block Drills - Low and High Volley 02:19
26 Live Ball Drills - Backhand Angled Volley 01:52
27 Live Ball Drills - Forehand Angled Volley 02:41
28 Live Ball Drills - Touch Volley 04:11
29 Live Ball Drills - Let It Drop 01:38
30 Live Ball Drills - Drop, Drop, Clear, Clear 01:44
31 Live Ball Drills - Moving Touch Volley 01:18
32 Live Ball Drills - Moving Angled Volley 00:36
33 Live Ball Drills - Moving In 01:35
34 Live Ball Drills - Catch and Hit, Mini-Me 02:21
35 Live Ball Drills - One Footed Volleys 00:49
36 Butterfly Drills 01:37
37 Inside-Out, Sharp Angle Volley Drills 01:39
Serve
38 Serve Introduction 03:01
39 Spin Overview 06:18
40 Where to Serve - Singles 12:23
41 Where to Serve - Doubles 04:56
42 Slice Serve - The Foundation 05:44
43 Hybrid or Flat Serve 02:31
44 Topspin and Kick Serve 04:12
45 Common Problems - 1- Step-Around & Switch Grips 03:46
46 Common Problems - 2- Step In With Wrong Foot 03:10
47 Common Problems - 3 - Low Ball Toss 04:09
48 Common Problems - 4 - Serve Position 04:12
49 Basic Serve Progressions - 1 - Service Line 03:12
50 Basic Serve Progressions - 2 - Service Line to Baseline 04:15
51 Key Elements & Positions - Pre-Serve Routine 04:25
52 Key Elements & Positions - Toss 09:37
53 Key Elements & Positions - Take-Back 03:13
54 Key Elements & Positions - Knee Bend 02:27
55 Key Elements & Positions - Sources of Power 02:31
56 Key Elements & Positions - Take-Back and Trophy Positions 03:21
57 Serve Drills 1 05:09
58 Serve Drills 2 03:32
Backhand
59 Groundstrokes - Introduction 02:23
60 Two Hand Backhand - Introduction 03:47
61 Two Hand Backhand - Key Positions 06:56
62 Two Hand Backhand - Swing Path 04:07
63 Two Hand Backhand - Use of Wrist 01:21
64 One Hand Backhand - Introduction 05:12
65 One Hand Backhand Slice 10:03
Forehand
66 Two Hand Forehand - Introduction 10:03
67 Two Hand Forehand - Source of Power 07:09
68 One Hand Forehand - Introduction 02:18
69 One Hand Forehand - Key Positions - 1 08:28
70 One Hand Forehand - Key Positions - 2 08:09
Specialty Shots
71 Overheads 15:41
72 Drop Shots 08:26
Groundstroke Drills
73 Three Ball Across 01:34
74 Hit and Hold 02:12
75 Three Ball Across - Forehands 01:50
76 Three Ball Across - Backing Out 02:19
77 Three Ball Across - Coming In and Putting Away 02:05
78 $10,000 Shot 09:39
79 $10,000 Shot Drill 03:23
80 Combination Drill 02:20
81 Backing Out, Baseline 02:23
82 Combination Drill 02:04
83 Combination, Approach 02:20
84 Live Ball Drills - Introduction 02:13
85 Run-Around Forehand 02:13
86 Approach and Drop Shot Drill 02:00
Volley Drills
87 Two Deep, One Cut 03:23
88 One Volley, One Lob 03:19
89 Three Ball Volley Drill 01:38
Speciality Shot Drills
90 Overhead 01:44
Returns Drills
91 Returns - Drill 1 02:19
92 Returns - Drill 2 03:01
Serve Drill
93 Guided Serve 02:12
Doubles Drills
94 Double Positions 06:32
95 Doubles Secrets 05:21
96 Doubles Poaching 05:03
Advanced Foundation Stroke Summary
97 Wrap-Up 08:26
Building Champions - Students
98 Student Course Introduction 02:34
99 Backhand Volley - Justine Henin Video Analysis 05:50
100 Forehand Volley - Sampras Video Analysis 07:51
101 Sharp Angled Volley 01:16
102 Serve - Sampras and Federer Video Analysis 20:53
103 Two Hand Backhand Analysis 06:27
104 Drop Shot - Novak Djokovic Video Analysis 05:05
105 Two Hand Forehand and Backhand, Bartoli and Murray Video Analysis 13:17
106 One Hand Forehand Analysis 10:21
107 One Hand Backhand Analysis 08:10
108 One Hand Backhand Slice - Rafael Nadal Video Analysis 07:53
109 Overhead - Pete Sampras Video Analysis 12:17

DavidSmith David Smith Tennis Coach & Author

David W. Smith is the Director of Tennis for the St. George Tennis Academy in St. George Utah. David has taught over 3000 players including over 100 state, national and world ranked players during his 30-plus years of teaching tennis.

Dave is Senior Editor of tennisone.com. He has also been a featured writer in USPTA’s magazine ADDvantage in addition to having penned over 50 articles in various publications.

Dave has written 2 landmark books on tennis instruction, Tennis Mastery and Coaching Mastery. He has also co-authored several action-adventure novels.

As a high school coach Dave’s personal team win-loss statistic of over 1,000 wins against less than 25 losses is one of the most successful U.S. coaching records.

Dave has been recognized as a Master Professional by Dunlop Racquet Sports as well as one of only 40 Premier Tennis Professionals by Prince Sports, Inc. and Wilson Racquet Sports.

Dave is owner of Top Notch Tennis (TNT) Academy in St. George, Utah, and has recently ventured into the world of fiction publishing with synergy-books.com. He is married with 2 children and is a musician and an expert close-up and slight-of-hand magician.

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