Many players have suffered by having been taught in a cookie cutter style, where a coach teaches only one style, and if the players can learn it, great, but if not, then they have a problem. Thanks to the work of John Yandell who identified these four styles, that are now within the parameters of the USTA Player Development department, I began to study how to teach these. More importantly, you will see that this is an athlete centered approach, and each player decided which style they thought best. The data shows that they chose wisely, as each player had a magic moment where they really connected with a ball.
It was exciting to make this course, as each player that is shown had no previous experience with me on court. Thats very important, because it would be easy to fool you by using players that I had worked with for many years. Amazingly, we were quite fortunate to capture each of the magic moments on film, so that you could see the manefestation of each player delivering from their ideal style. Off camera there was some hooting and hollering as people stop and stay WOW, when each player showed how effitient their ideal style worked for them.
Whether you are a player, coach or parent, this video can revolutionize your understanding about how players differ, and why you should not often try to model your game after someone who has different laterality, spin preference and the like. The course is meant to be interactive, and you can send me an email question about any video. Also, you get a 20 minute one on one talk on an appointment basis with this course. firstname.lastname@example.org
|1||Intro - Why Four Styles 04:22|
|2||Section One: Group Lessons Testing Non-Dominant Arm Part 1 02:14|
|3||Testing Dominant Arm Part 2 07:21|
|4||Two Handed Backhand Part 3 06:19|
|5||Two Handed Backhand Part 4 06:16|
|6||Two Handed Backhand Part 5 06:32|
|7||Styrling's Left Handed Forehand 00:40|
|8||Styrling's One Handed Backhand 00:53|
|9||Styrling's Right Hand Dominant Two Handed Backhand 00:57|
|10||Styrling's Both Arms Straight Backhand 00:48|
|11||Styrling's Left Hand Dominant Two Handed Backhand 00:40|
|12||Styrling's Both Elbows Bent Two Handed Backhand 00:48|
|13||Nico's One Handed Backhand 00:47|
|14||Nico's Left Handed Forehand 01:04|
|15||Nico's One Hander 00:57|
|16||Nico's Both Arms Bent Two Handed Backhand 01:00|
|17||Nico's Both Arms Straight 00:47|
|18||Nico's Left Hand Dominant Two Handed Backhand 00:52|
|19||Kurt's One Handed Forehand 00:40|
|20||Kurt's Left Handed Forehand 00:49|
|21||Kurt's Both Elbows Bent 00:27|
|22||Kurt's Right Hand Dominant Two Handed Backhand 00:54|
|23||Kurt's Both Elbows Bent 2 00:32|
|24||Kurt's Left Hand Dominant Two Handed Backhand 00:31|
|25||Anthony Non-Dominant Drive 01:00|
|26||Jesselyn Dominant Pull Through 00:50|
|27||Jesselyn Dominant Pull Through 00:50|
|28||Claire Extend then Bend 01:00|
|29||Isabella Bend Then Extend 01:19|
|30||City of Irvine Coach's Workshop Part One 10:01|
|31||City of Irvine Coach's Workshop Part Two 08:30|
Bill Patton is a USATennisCoach Mentor Coach, USPTA Elite, PTR, and MTM Professional. He is a maverick leader in the tennis industry and has never worried about saying what needs to be said for the good of the game and the people who play it. In 2017 Bill will have taught tennis for 29 years.
He is the author of 11 book on Amazon, and is working on a book about Athlete Centered Coaching. Bill's Book Page
Most notably he has written The Art of Coaching High School Tennis, 2nd Edition which has 4.7 stars on Amazon.
Feel free to contact Bill with any questions about the course email@example.com
Bill and his Co-Founder Styrling Strother also invite you to join USATennisCoach a membership organization that raises the bar for mindful athlete centered coaching. Membership starts as low as $20 annually.