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- 08/12/18--22:00: 20 Essential Drills to Volley Like a Pro
- 08/12/18--22:00: Fearless and Focused! 35 Doubles Drills
with Bruce Gullikson,
Tennis Professional (98th Street Athletic Club)
and featuring Steve Paulsen,
Edina (MN) HS Girls Tennis Coach & coach of 13 MN State Team titles (9 in a row through '06)
Through the start of the 2006 season, Coach Paulsen has coached the Edina girls' tennis team to victory in over 160 matches in a row as well as nine straight State Championships. This DVD is filled with more than 10 drills and games that Paulsen uses everyday in practice that has helped build Edina girls tennis into a tennis powerhouse. Paulsen begins with doubles drills. In these drills a lot of emphasis is placed on the first three hits, which is generally when the point is won. The drills in this section work on serve, volley, movement and consistency. In singles drills, the groundstrokes are the focus. Again, these drills work on consistency and movement. The DVD concludes with a number of games that stress fundamentals, but are done in a fun atmosphere. All these drills and games allow the players to hit a large amount of balls in a short amount of time while getting a quality workout. Interspersed between the drill segment is a Q & A session that reveal Paulsen's philosophies towards building a championship program.
42 minutes. 2007.
with Peter Smith,
University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach;
2014 NCAA Champions;
5x NCAA Champions, including Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back (2009/2010/2011/2012) titles;
2011 Pac-10 Coach of the Year; 2011 USPTA National College "Coach of the Year";
2010 & 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) "Coach of the Year"
and University of Southern California Assistant Coach Brett Masi
With clarity and skill, University of Southern California Men's Tennis Coach Peter Smith explains and demonstrates the many aspects of the volley. Smith provides a thorough rundown of all of the essentials necessary to volley like a pro. He includes instruction on proper technique, swing mechanics, and footwork. In addition, Smith highlights over twenty unique and effective drills to teach and perfect the volley. Smith's success has been due in part to the implementation of these well-developed drills and tactics that you and your athletes will enjoy. With this exceptional DVD, you will be able to study the volley and learn some of the most effective techniques of the game.
42 minutes. 2006.
with Al Wermer,
University of Toledo Men's Tennis Coach
This is the most innovative doubles drills DVD on the market! Al Wermer presents 35 unique drills to help your athletes learn how to "make things happen" on the doubles court. These drills present ideas for all levels of players that will develop fearlessness, focus, and winning doubles. Coach Wermer uses these 35 drills to teach team movement and shot selection, progressing through his three building blocks of doubles: diagonal patterns, partner support, and controlling the net. These drills are taught in an easy-to-follow progression and are thoroughly demonstrated. Some of the drills presented include: serving and returning at targets, net-man scramble, read and close, poach at targets, volley-volley drills, and many team movement drills. Coach Wermer presents formations, strategies, movement patterns, shot decisions, partner set-up, holding and breaking serve, and communication during and between points. Included are many live-ball drills for more advanced players and many cooperative and competitive games for all levels of doubles play. Short segments, called "Coach Al's Slice" illustrate some of Wermer's most unique insights that can help your players elevate their doubles games. Coach Wermer's drills are a useful resource that you can quickly incorporate for an immediate, positive impact on your players!
62 minutes. 2006.