THE PLAYER

Tennis is a bi-lateral* game and players need to develop strength and dexterity on both sides of the body. One-sided-ness* is often culturally enforced. First we identify the learned tendency asking the students which hand they use holding a crayon or a spoon.

The player is encouraged to discover the natural inclination to use both sides, each controlled by the opposite side of the brain. Optimally you use mainly one side at a time to avoid confusion and increase feel. Thus coordinating hand-right foot, left hand-left foot movements separately is encouraged for best results.

Shortly we’ll introduce the 3 Fs on that side (see page 7). The next step is a simple transition of the same data to the opposite hand.

(NOTE: rarely a player has difficulty in applying the data to the non-dominant hand. In this case the one-handed backhand is preferred).