MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN TENNIS METHODOLOGY
“The purpose of MTM is to make available to the masses a tennis methodology that will, when applied diligently, result in a greater sense of ability, enthusiasm and interest in this wonderful sport. We seek to achieve our purpose with resoluteness, determination and a vision of clarity, good will and kindness, intended to help people play a better game. I invite you to join us.
With my best regards and wishes, Oscar Wegner“
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Begin your MTM journey with “Tennis Is Easy To Learn & To Play”
LEARN TO PLAY LIKE THE PROS
Uncomplicated by false data which has plagued tennis for decades, MTM mirrors the simplicity of how the top players actually play. Popularized by Oscar Wegner’s tips and appearances on ESPN International and his books and videos around the world, MTM has become the universal key to tennis success. MTM, as a methodology, has influenced players and coaches from Moscow to Buenos Aires, from all of Europe to Asia. Today all top players apply these principles, whether learned by instinct or taught.
MTM, skillfully applied, can do for YOU exactly what it claims, teaching the public to play like the pros in the most simple, easy and efficient way.
HOW IS MTM DIFFERENT?
MTM is based on the principle that tennis is easy, and that to learn something in an efficient and lasting way it must be approached on a gradient. To build a solid foundation each step of the learning process is direct and simple to master, and every successive step follows the same pattern of ease and simplicity. You may discover that MTM differs from what you have learned from other instructors and systems, some well known and seemingly well regarded, which use the term “modern tennis”. But according to countless players and coaches who have adopted MTM, other methods may actually hinder or destroy a player’s natural ability.
EASILY TRANSFORM YOUR GAME FROM “OLD SCHOOL” TO MODERN
The good news is that MTM works even in relatively inexperienced hands. It is not original. It is based upon the mechanics of natural laws and the strokes of the greatest players of all time. With directness and simplicity it arranges an assortment of previously disordered data. You will discover your own instinctive way to stroke the ball and move around the court with less effort than you may have thought possible. By following the straightforward instructions contained in book and streaming video format you can start right away to transform previously learned techniques that have hindered your performance into the fundamental elements of genuine modern tennis that underly the styles of all the top players of today.
If you have never before played tennis YOU ARE IN LUCK! This method will help you start from scratch with the basic techniques that will help you develop your natural athletic ability quickly and efficiently so you can begin enjoying this wonderful sport in no time!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COACH YOUR KIDS?
If you want to help your children to learn and enjoy tennis with you MTM is the ideal method with which to establish a bond and mutual love of the sport which can last a lifetime. Because MTM makes tennis easy and fun, parents can discover a new way to interact with their children. You will begin learning something new together and without complicated, restrictive or authoritarian measures that can kill a child’s enthusiasm.
TO PLAY YOUR BEST, LEARN FROM THE BEST
For optimal results you will want to work with an MTM-certified instructor! To find a qualified pro in your area search our Coaches Index. Specialty courses and clinics are available from uniquely qualified MTM-certified coaches, which you can read about in our Course Descriptions. For the ultimate MTM experience you can train one-on-one with Oscar online. To contact him directly CLICK HERE.
ALL MTM MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE
It is recommended that you review MTM instructional materials in chronological order, starting with Oscar’s classic television episodes with Brad Holborrk, continuing with the intermediate and advanced package videos featuring MTM-certified professional Randy Ardenfriend. With MTM-U certification courses Oscar has updated his original materials while reinforcing the basics every step of the way, including a compilation video, “The Best Of Oscar”, divided shot-by-shot as an overview and refresher of essential MTM principles, MTM Basics, Modern Footwork, and new material in Advanced Coaching Proficiency that has never before been published. The certification courses containing hours of carefully organized material, from astounding basics to the most sophisticated pro shots are included. For details CLICK HERE.
A HISTORY OF THE SYSTEM THAT CHANGED TENNIS AROUND THE WORLD!
Long ago Oscar Wegner realized that he ideal “kinetic chain” in tennis for a human body is rotational, not linear as had always been commonly taught. Sudden changes of motion and direction create force. Bruce Lee revealed it for Martial Arts. Oscar Wegner revealed it for tennis. With MTM you’ll learn to bend, to deflect, rather than plainly oppose, during contact, the ball’s trajectory. Tennis is also slower than it is thought to be. The ball loses, from baseline to baseline, due to air resistance, close to 60% of the speed. Thus the early preparation is more of a myth than true. You need to track the ball in front much longer than what is currently taught!
Yet although MTM has been resisted by the American coaching establishment for decades, many coaches around the world as well and Richard Williams in the USA applied Oscar’s teachings to their young players, and history has proven Oscar right. Many of those students are the top players of today.
“Tennis in 2 hours”, Oscar’s 1989 first book, was immediately adopted by Russian coaches, a fact that Bud Collins noted in his first visit to Moscow in December 1990. Some Eastern European coaches rapidly copied the Russians. Belgrade coaches, according to Serbian coach Jasenko Palos, intently shared the only 1989 Oscar’s book they could find. The 1992 edition, retitled “You Can Play Tennis in 2 Hours”, with Bud Collins and Oscar on the cover and Bud’s Foreword, together with Oscar’s insistence on TV and in print that everyone learn to “Play Like the Pros”, from children to adults, furthered that following certain principles tennis is an easy sport to learn and to excel at.
Oscar worked with Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten from 5 to 14 years old, and thereafter, on the hands of a fantastic conditioning-minded coach, Larri Passos, “Guga” not only turned into a top athlete but also the winner of three French Open titles and the #1 world ranking in 2000 at 24 years old. The William sisters, under their father’s guidance to use Oscar’s techniques, grew to be world champions. Spain’s tennis, where Oscar worked with the Spanish Federation’s High Performance Tennis School in Barcelona, became a powerhouse. Russian girls, within a decade of strict application, became pros and accumulated several Grand Slams. Latin America, prompted by Oscar’s ESPN Spanish commentary and tips, developed a plethora of new tennis stars. Roger Federer had Oscar’s book and Master Strokes videos since April, 2005, and may have put some of Oscar’s tenets to good use. Gisele Miro, a top Brazilian junior with already a great backhand and marvelous volleys, coached by Oscar for one week in Curitiba, Brazil at the invitation of her local coach, Romulo Destro, to work on her serve and forehand, shortly turned pro and won the Caserta WTA in singles and doubles, both from the qualifying, then won the Wimbledon Plate, became Brazil’s number one, and won the Panamerican Games Gold Medal in singles and Bronze in mixed-doubles.