Teaching Anna From Scratch

Teaching Anna From Scratch

13 Episodes

When Anna took her first tennis lesson with Nick in October 2020, she was a beginner and only played tennis a couple of times. Watch her progression under Nick's tutelage who is her only coach. Some of these lessons have been featured on the Intuitive Tennis YouTube channel. What you will find here are uncut (extended) versions including behind-the-scenes footage.

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Teaching Anna From Scratch
  • Developing Forehand Topspin

    Episode 1

    Anna has some issues controlling her wrist at the moment of contact. She often snaps her wrist on the forehand and loses control of the ball. Control is best achieved with topspin.

  • How to Hit Backhand Slice & How to Defend Slice

    Episode 2

    Anna learns one of the most difficult shot in tennis, the backhand slice. Also, she learns how to defend against one of the toughest obstacles recreational players face, defending slice.

  • Working on Anna’s Toss & Forehand Serve Grip

    Episode 3

    The serve toss is one of the most complex technical elements to master. Understandably Anna has issues with her toss technique. Additionally, she struggles to get rid of serving with a forehand grip.

  • How to Handle Short Forehands

    Episode 4

    Anna like many recreational players struggles with short balls. She learns how to play the short forehand including working on ball recognition, timing, positioning, and footwork.

  • Two-Handed Backhand Fix

    Episode 5

    The two-handed backhand is not as easy as it looks. Anna's two-hander had some problem areas that Nick diagnosed and corrected.

  • Tennis Elbow

    Episode 6

    Anna sustained pain in her arm due to a string job that was too tight.

  • Getting Rid of Anna’s Tennis Elbow

    Episode 7

    Getting Rid of Anna’s Tennis Elbow with the Best Exercises & Stretches. If you suffer from tennis elbow consult with your doctor before doing any of these exercises.

  • Switching Anna’s Forehand Grip to Semi-Western

    Episode 8

    There is nothing wrong with an Eastern forehand grip, however, Anna has struggled with wrist stability in the past so switching to a Semi-Western grip might provide benefits regarding wrist stability.

  • Forehand Takeback Problem

    Episode 9

    The forehand loop is a fundamental element of the modern forehand. However, the style of the takeback with a loop has to match the player.

  • Volley Calibration (Srdan Aracic Method)

    Episode 10

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  • Teaching Anna How to Grunt

    Episode 11

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  • Point Play Coaching with Anna | Working on Return of Serve

    Episode 12

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  • Getting Anna Ready for Her Second Match

    Episode 13

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