The 4th in Oscar Wegner's Classic "Modern Tennis" Coaching Series DVDs that changed the world of tennis. These are the videos used by the Williams sisters, and are now available in Britain for the first time. Oscar Wegner has been designated the "father of modern tennis", and his coaching system has been adopted in Spain, Russia and South america. The latest in this incredible series from Oscar Wegner offering 35 quick lessons on the modern game. These include: ground strokes - should you stay down, the height of the ball, the sliced backhand, advice on timing, follow through and grip tightness; serve techniques - second serve toss, timing, bending the legs; volley techniques - which muscles to use, backhand muscles, timing, footwork, where to hit the ball; and finishing with some additional quick tips on overhead shots, low volley shots and drop shots. This is modern tennis at its best - simple, efficient and totally natural. If the top pros do it, so can you!
About Ultimate Professional Coaching Techniques:
Here at last is the Ultimate Modern Tennis coaching guide for tennis coaches and experienced players everywhere. These concise and clearly illustrated lessons will reveal the secrets of how to teach advanced Modern Tennis techniques and play like the pros. Once again world renowned tennis coach Oscar Wegner teams up with Modern Tennis exponent Randy Ardenfriend to demonstrate what top players like Roger Federer actually do to make their game so fluid and simple. Oscar's starting point is an explanation of the difference between conventional teaching and his Modern Tennis coaching techniques: above all he emphasizes how not focusing on the feet helps hand-eye coordination and encourages natural movement. He goes on to analyze advanced teaching concepts for each stroke, including a special section on the serve which will clarify how the modern serve is hit with natural power, using mainly the triceps and avoiding shoulder stress.
|1||Intro to Ultimate Professional Coaching Techniques 00:33|
|2||Conventional Teaching vs. Modern Techniques 02:07|
|3||Forehand Techniques 05:22|
|4||Hitting on the Run and Recovery 02:14|
|5||The Backhand 04:07|
|6||The Slice Backhand 02:10|
|7||Two-Handed Backhand 06:17|
|8||The Serve 12:12|
|9||Return of Serve 02:08|
|10||The Volley 03:29|
|11||The Grip 03:45|
|13||Intro to Advanced Tennis Techniques 01:21|
|14||Ground Strokes - The Forehand 04:15|
|15||Ground Strokes - How the Pros Move 01:20|
|16||Ground Strokes - The Closed Stance 01:04|
|17||Ground Strokes - Should You Stay Down? 01:11|
|18||Ground Strokes - The Height of the Ball 01:45|
|19||Ground Strokes - The Slice Backhand 01:35|
|20||Ground Strokes - Use the Edge 00:59|
|21||Ground Strokes - Advice on Timing 00:41|
|22||Ground Strokes - Count to Five 02:15|
|23||Ground Strokes - Which Foot to Use 01:18|
|24||Ground Strokes - The Follow Through 01:00|
|25||Ground Strokes - The Height of the Ball Over the Net 00:56|
|26||Ground Strokes - How Much Spin 01:19|
|27||Ground Strokes - Grip Tightness 00:42|
|28||Ground Strokes - Hitting the Ball 01:20|
|29||The Serve - Serve Techniques 01:35|
|30||The Serve - Use the Edge 00:59|
|31||The Serve - The Second Serve 01:00|
|32||The Serve - Second Serve Toss 00:37|
|33||The Serve - Timing on the Serve 00:57|
|34||The Serve - Straight or Bent 00:49|
|35||The Serve - Bending the Legs 01:29|
|36||The Serve - Grip Tightness 00:48|
|37||The Serve - The Pro's Grip 02:14|
|38||The Volley - Volley Techniques 00:37|
|39||The Volley - Which Muscles to Use 00:29|
|40||The Volley - Backhand Muscles 01:38|
|41||The Volley - Where to Hit the Ball 01:17|
|42||The Volley - Volley Footwork 01:35|
|43||Quick Tip #1 - Should You Think? 00:56|
|44||Quick Tip #2 - Overhead Shot 00:40|
|45||Quick Tip #3 - Low Volley Shots 00:34|
|46||Quick Tip #4 - Drop Shots 00:41|
OSCAR WEGNER was light-years ahead of the tennis industry when he was coaching open stance, stalking the ball in front, hitting up and across, lifting the body, heavy topspin and more at Spain's Tennis Federation School in Barcelona in 1973 and in Florianopolis, Brazil in the 1980's.
OSCAR published his first book, “Tennis in 2 Hours" in 1989, which immediately became popular with coaches in Eastern Europe, from Moscow to Belgrade.
OSCAR'S innovative teachings received further exposure for 4 years on "THE NEW TENNIS MAGAZINE" TV show in the early 1990's, leading Richard Williams to test these tenets with his daughters, future world champions Venus and Serena. Meanwhile, Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, who had started with these techniques as a 5 year old, became world champion in the year 2000 and three-time French Open winner.
From 1997 through 1999 ESPN International promoted OSCAR'S 40 revolutionary "PLAY LIKE THE PROS" tips in English and Spanish to their entire network of over 150 countries, leading to more successes around the world, receiving, in two and a half years of daily exposure, more than 10 billion impressions.
Furthermore, OSCAR'S far reaching technical commentary on ESPN Latin america for 6 years charted a new course in tennis for that continent.
In the 2,000s Oscar published more revolutionary books and DVDs, culminating with the :TENNIS INTO THE FUTURE" DVD Series, published in 2010.
Today Oscar continues to share his latest insights into modern tennis with blog articles and video tips, and a new book to be published in 2015. He also teaches players and coaches privately in Clearwater, Florida.
Test these revolutionary techniques against the more generally accepted advice of "racket back early", "close your stance", "step into the ball", "hit through the ball towards the target" and decide for yourself what works best.
You be the judge.
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