Elevating Your Tennis Game: Craig O`Shannessy`s Approach Volley Analysis

by TTCA Texas Tennis Coaches Association
Elevating Your Tennis Game: Craig O`Shannessy`s Approach Volley Analysis


In this comprehensive lesson on approach volley mastery, Craig O'Shannessy takes tennis enthusiasts on an insightful journey into the art and science of executing effective approach shots on the court. With a blend of expertise and passion, Craig dissects the intricacies of the approach shot, emphasizing the crucial role it plays in dictating the flow of a match and seizing control of crucial points.

Throughout the lesson, viewers are treated to a wealth of practical insights, including the importance of footwork, timing, and court positioning, as well as strategic shot selection and placement.

Drawing from his extensive experience as both a player and coach, Craig shares invaluable tips and techniques aimed at helping players of all levels refine their approach shot skills and elevate their overall game. Whether you're a beginner looking to improve your fundamentals or an advanced player seeking to add finesse to your repertoire, this lesson serves as a comprehensive guide to mastering the approach shot and achieving success on the tennis court.

Join us as we delve into the world of approach shot mastery with Craig O'Shannessy as our trusted mentor and guide.


The Coach

Craig O’Shannessy is widely recognized as the world leader in teaching and analyzing tennis strategy. Craig specializes in this specific area of the sport, creating his online Brain Game Tennis business to teach players, coaches, and fans the patterns of play and winning percentages that dominate our sport.

Craig has coached on tour for 20 years, most notably working with Team Novak Djokovic from 2017-2019. During that time, Craig helped guide the Serb back to world No. 1 and also win four Grand Slam events, including back-to-back Wimbledon titles. Recently, Craig has worked with Team Matteo Berrettini, helping guide the Italian into the Top 10 in the world and reach the Wimbledon final. Craig has also worked with other Top 10 players on the men’s & women’s tour, providing analysis of their game as well as detailed scouting reports on opponents.

Technology: Craig was the first coach in the world to develop Dartfish Match Tagging software to chart tennis matches, cutting them up into specific patterns of play to analyze. Video is the ultimate learning accelerator in our game. Craig now works closely with Infosys to bring new match metrics to the ATP Tour.

Media: Craig has a BA Journalism degree from Baylor University and is the tennis analyst for the world’s leading newspaper, the New York Times. Craig also writes for several leading global tennis publications, including Tennishead magazine in the United Kingdom. Craig has also been the strategy analyst for the ATP World Tour for over a decade, providing new match data and expert analysis to the world of tennis.

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