Safin's Road to NCAA D1 Scholarship
Explosiveness is Missing and the Slice Serve is Lacking Power
Safin's movement is lacking explosiveness. The first few steps are so crucial when it comes to reacting to an incoming ball. Nick diagnosed this issue from the first time he saw Safin play. In this episode, he outlines a plan on how to improve Safin's explosiveness around the court. Furthermore, Nick stresses the importance of fighting for every ball because unfortunately Safin sometimes doesn't try. Also, there are several serve issue that need to be corrected and Safin's slice not having enough power is one of them.
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How to Get More Power on the Serve
Safin approached Nick about a new thing he tried on his serve. Nick was ok with the technical change, however, the serve is still lacking power.
Goal Setting & Fine Tuning the One-Ha...
One of the biggest problems junior tennis players and their parents face is unrealistic goal setting. Through Nick's extensive experience working with high-level junior players, he has seen disastrous results when players and parents set unrealistic goals. Safin's goals throughout his junior care...
Safin Match Play vs D2 Player Milan
For high-level players that possess technical fundamentals of all strokes, it is very important to play matches. Junior players often don't play enough matches due to various reasons and consequently, their development is halted. Safin does not have enough high-level matches under his belt and th...