Find Your Aha Moment

By Brian Lutz

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I remember the FIRST moment as it was yesterday. When I hit my first half volley as a child on the tennis court there was no coach around. It occurred 39 feet away from the net on the baseline. It was out of context to where I trained while practicing my volley. It struck me how effortless I felt to trust my instincts and to hit the ball so efficiently with the combination of power and control in harmony. Now it happens on both the tennis and pickleball court every day. Interested in finding your own aha moments? Subscribe for daily inspiration. Brian Lutz Backhand City

Episode Date
Why Do Most Rec Pickleball Players Have Non Existent Backhands? 207 Players Give Me Their Feedback
540

Brian gets feedback from Pickleball Forum readers who chime in on all things Pickleball. Including why recreational players avoid the backhand groundstroke by running around and predominantly playing their forehand groundstroke in pick up games.   

Pickleball Forum 

Miami Open Play Membership 

Podcast Host: Brian Lutz

Pickleball Drills

Pickleball Kitchen


Jun 19, 2022
Student Interview with Priscilla: Quit Smoking. Play Tennis.
352

Inspirational tennis stories with students of tennis coach, Brian Lutz in Miami, FL

Joey Bishop Show

Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City

Miami Tennis Court Map

Feb 25, 2022
There Is A New Number 1 in Tennis!
505

New World Order: for the first time since 2004 there will be new number on the ATP Tour.

Djokovic loses in Dubai

Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City

Feb 24, 2022
What's In The Water in Mexico?
484

Jet Ski rescue highlights the early rounds of the 2022 Mexican Open in Acapulco.

Kozlov vs Dimitrov (3rd Match in Highlight)

Jet Ski Interview / Tennis TV

Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City

Feb 24, 2022
Serve Bot Defeated at Delray Beach Open
575

Reilly Opelka is taken down two tie-breaker by Cameron Norrie in Delray Beach 6-7, 6-7.

Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City

Feb 22, 2022
Murray Gets Dumped in Doha
342

With ATP events in Doha, Qatar. Brian reviews second round action and helps with a pronunciation guide to Qatar.

Doha 250 highlights

Qatar Pronunciation Guide

Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City

Feb 17, 2022
Super Sports Weekend: UFC, NFL, ATP
749

Brian highlights the spirit of competition via two very different yet similar individual sports over Super Bowl weekend.

Rotterdam Final

Rudd vs Schwartzman

Opelka Highlights in Dallas vs Brooksby

UFC 271: Post Match Press Conference

Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City


Feb 14, 2022
Did Coach Brian Flores Leverage Victimhood Too Far?
557

Did former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sabotage his future with his mindset during his job search for an NFL head coaching job?

John McWhorter

Kevin Hart

The Rise of Victimhood Culture

Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City

Feb 10, 2022
Tennis Loses Its Biggest Gentleman
394
Juan Martin del Potro plays his last career tennis match in front of his fans in Bueno Aires, Argentina. On Court Farewell Speech (In Spanish) Rocky Balboa Match Highlights Last Game Overcome with Emotion Tennis Lessons Questionnaire Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
Feb 09, 2022
Del Potro Nears The End
418

The battle of the Sacha's in France gave a surprise ending and some draw dropping shot making.  Alex Bublik vs Alex Zverev.  Is Juan Martin Del Potro about to call it a career? Find your aha moment...

Del Potro News Conference

Sacha Highlights from France

Feb 08, 2022
Let's Get Ready for Humble.
529

Daniil Medvedev feels the pain after Rafael Nadal wins his record leading 21st Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia.

Medvedev vs Nadal Highlights

Medvedev Press Conference

Nadal Press Conference

Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire

Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City



Jan 31, 2022
The Speech of a Lifetime
468

Ash Barty brings home the long awaited Grand Slam title in her home country of Australia and Danielle Collins steals the show with her runner up acceptance speech in Melbourne.

Danielle Collins Acceptance Speech

Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire

Jan 30, 2022
Medvedev Explodes To Reach Final Versus Nadal
533

Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev have the tennis world buzzing before their clash in the Australian Open Men's Final.  

Nadal highlights vs Berrittini

Nadal Press Conference

Medvedev Press Conference

Tsitsipas Press Conference

Medvedev / Tsitsipas Highlights

Medvedev Argue with Ump

Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire

Jan 29, 2022
Medvedev's Balls of Steel
376

Is Felix Auger Aliassime the next big thing?  He and Daniil Medvedev go the distance in Australia in the Quarterfinals of the 2022 Australian Open Men's Singles draw.

Match Highlights

On Court Interview

Press Conference

2019 US Open Interview

Brian's Tennis Lessons Questionnaire

Jan 27, 2022
Nadal Is On A Mission in Oz
425

Rafael Nadal survives conspiracy theories and five sets to advance into the semi finals of the 2022 Australian Open.

Nadal Highlights from QF with Shapovalov

Shapovolov Interview

Special K's Win Doubles for Australia

Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire

Jan 25, 2022
Why Where Australian Open Tennis Fans Asked To Remove Peng Shuai T-Shirts?
339

Fans making political statements at Australian Open have their tee-shirts removed over the Peng Shuai controversy.  Is the Chinese government forcing the hand of Tennis Australia? 

News Australia

Fan Footage

Tennis Channel

Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire


Jan 24, 2022
Erroneous Balls From The Australian Open
380

Brian digs into early first round action from down under and new technology seeks out how to filter the erroneous balls from your tennis game.

Max Cressy's Erroneous Balls

Backhand City Tennis Questionnaire

Jan 18, 2022
TV Watching Strategy for the Australian Open 2022 and MLK Tribute
426

The 2022 Australian Open TV Schedule and a Brian pays tribute at the end of the podcast to Martin Luther King.

MLK Last Speech

ESPN TV Schedule for Australian Open

Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire

Brian's Twitter

Jan 17, 2022
Blind Spots Send Djokovic Home From Australia
390

Novak Djokovic laser focus on over coming administrative "snafus" at the Australian border may leave an imprint on his brand he may never recover from.

DW Germany

Backhand City Tennis Lessons Questionnaire

Brian Lutz / Twitter

Jan 16, 2022
Visa Decision Looms for Novak Djokovic (Again)!
343

Will the Australian minister for visa affairs revoke the world #1 tennis players visa? How will Australians react if he is aloud to play?

Channel 9 Australia

Backhand City Tennis Questionnaire

Jan 13, 2022
On Court Student Experience: Stop Playing Scared As A Practice Habit
395

Brian and his student Lindsay talk live on court during his tennis clinic about removing expectation and the fear of outcome to accelerate her learning curve and make the learning process much less stressful and more fun.

Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire

Jan 11, 2022
Down Under Turned Upside Down
442

Novak gets released from detention over a technicality.  Will he able able to stay in Australia to play the tournament as the State of Victoria makes its case to help control covid-19?

AP Story

Backhand City Tennis Questionnaire

Brian Lutz Twitter

Jan 10, 2022
Will Mob Rule Keep Novak Out of The Australian Open?
399

Does Novak have enough resources to find the political flaws in Australia's covid policies to gain access across the border to play in the 2022 Australian Open?

BBC Report

Backhand City on Twitter

Backhand-City.com tennis lessons questionnaire.

Jan 10, 2022
What If McDonalds Was The Only Food You Ever Tasted?
419

How to tell if you are being sold fast food or filet mignon at your tennis lesson.

Super Size Me

Backhand City on Twitter 

Jan 09, 2022
The Student Dilemma: Would You Rather Be Right or Good?
447

Daily Tennis Tip 

Season 2 / Ep 2

Brian breaks down a conversation with the "know it all student" that doesn't want to run for the ball.

1. Problem: I know I can't do it. So I'm not going to try.

2. Solution: Let's see how far away you are from not doing it.

3. Problem: Why are you here?  (Hint: No wrong answer)

4. Answer: I want to improve.

5. Solution:  We need a bench mark.  Let's play to 11 with one goal.

6. Summary: Would you rather be right or good?

Live in South Florida and want to take a lesson with me?  Go to: Backhand-City.com and fill out my student questionnaire to begin.


Jan 07, 2022
Novax Down Under
518

Brian Lutz commentary on Novak Djokovic being held in isolation in by Australian border, the art of Public Relations and is the Djokovic brand harmed for good?

ESPN

Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire


Jan 06, 2022
Is The Tennis Customer Always Right (2 + 2 = 5)?
408

Two plus two equals Five?  When to let your tennis student self discover their own way to reaching the next level..

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 276

1. Who's Paying?

2. Who's Coaching?

3. Leadership and Collaboration

4. Process

5. Value Driven

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 31, 2020
How To Teach A Tennis Lesson Without Saying a Word
373

Brian dives into teaching tennis when you take away auditory learning.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 275

1.  When Is Talking Too Much?

2. Let Players Fail

3. Paradigm Shift

4. Remove The Ball With Shadow Swings.

5.  Just Play. No Feedback

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 30, 2020
10 Tips on How To Play Tennis in High Heat and Humidity? (Tip #9 Will Surprise You).
542

Tennis players tips for optimizing your time on the practice court in sweltering Summer conditions.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 274

1. Nutrition

2. Hydration

3. Discipline

4. Attire

5. Redundancy

6. Mandatory Breaks

7.  Skin protection

8.  Equipment Maintenance.

9.  Effect on Tennis Balls

10. Fitness

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 29, 2020
The Unique and Beautiful One Handed Backhand
390

Technically speaking hitting forehands and backhands have a different approach. In this episode Brian dives into the difference between forehand and aesthetically pleasing one handed backhand.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 273

1. The Federer Effect

2. The Grip Change

3. The Physics 

4. Physical

5. Contact Point

6. The Finish

SHOW NOTES:

10 Minutes of Roger Federer Backhands

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May 29, 2020
The Comparison Trap in Tennis
343

Tennis is full of hierarchy.  The sport has rankings for every category including gender, age, country, region, state and locally.  We have two sets of player rating systems and a third on the way.  In this podcast episode Brian explains the trap of comparison when it comes to improving your tennis game.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 272

1.  The Mindset For Improvement

2. The Real Reward For Improvement

3. Ranking for Long Term

4.  Use Everyday Comparisons For Yourself

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 28, 2020
Is Practice Makes Perfect The Best Way?
454

Practice makes perfect. But quality sessions with high volume of shot making is an even better a better way to improve you tennis game..

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 271

1.  How Many Balls Do You Hit In A One Hour Session?

2. Warm Up

3. Practice Session vs Matches

4. Cool Down

5.  The Higher The Level The Higher The Volume

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 27, 2020
How To Give A Tennis Lessons To Someone On Their Cell Phone?
322

After 33 years of teaching tennis Brian has seen it all including someone taking a private tennis lesson on their cell phone.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 270

1. Proof that Multi Tasking Is Hard To Do

2. Groove and Move

3. Muting Is Essential.

4.  Mostly forehands.

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 23, 2020
Close Your Eyes. Let's Play Tennis
404

One of the most under utilized ways to teach tennis is from feel also known as kinesthetic learning.  Today's lesson talks about how to feel your way through the technical flaws in your swing.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 269

1. Define Kinesthetic Learning

2. How To Refine Technical Flaws Via Doing

3. Non Dominant Hand Technique

4. Minimal Feedback Loop

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 22, 2020
Why Are Milestone Important For Your Tennis Game?
425

The path to success comes in stages to reach your goals.  The key to growing and maximizing your learning curve is to set milestones. Brian explains the value of these milestones with your day to day practice plan.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 268

1. What is a Milestone?

2. Check the Box 

3. Next Stage

4. Stack and Repeat

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May 22, 2020
How Often Should You Work On Your Volley?
512

Brian gives some practice tips and working on your net play for singles players and doubles players.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 267

1.  Define Volley

2. Definition of Rally

3. Types of Volleyers: 

a.  Apprehensive

b.  Adequate but needs improving

c.  Confident Volleyers

Which one are you?

Brian breaks down the characteristics of each of these volleying stages.

4.  Practice Routines with a focus on investment.

Show Notes:  

Volley Tip with Brian entitled Absorb and Push

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 20, 2020
How To Self-Discover Your Aha Moment Playing Tennis
467

Brian builds mindset thru intention to help tennis players find confidence on the tennis court.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 266

1.  Self Discovery.

2. How To Get Into the Mindset

3.  Practicing with Intention

4.  Play Like Your Practice

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 20, 2020
Is There A Right Way To Play Tennis?
384

Postmodern philosophy believes there is no truth only infinite interpretation.  With this perspective in mind is there a right way to play tennis? Brian explores this topic to help you improve your own tennis game.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 265

1. What is right way for you?

2. Lessons vs Self Taught?

3. Efficiency vs Inefficiency

4. Shot Tolerance

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 19, 2020
Is Less More When It Comes To Scaling Your Tennis Game?
418

Process vs Outcome.  Brian's explains the value of not overloading yourself with information to maximize your results in the long term.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 264

1.  Process vs Outcome

2. Practice Habits

3. Progressions

4. Level of Play

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 18, 2020
How To Set Up Your Camera For Video Analysis of Your Tennis Game
443

Technical analysis is the most sought after advice students seek from their tennis professional.  Brian breaks down his process when developing the ball striking skill of recreational tennis players.

DAILY TENNIS TIP  / EPISODE 263

1.  WARM UP

2. BE AUTHENTIC

3. DON"T OVER HIT

4. HOW TO SET UP YOUR CAMERA

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 16, 2020
How To Install Your Tennis Game In 4 Steps
389

The first step to transforming your tennis game is shifting how you approach each shot you take.  This Core System below is the key to your tennis future of your tennis game with the end goal of making your game soar.  Without it the struggle for consistency will continue

DAILY TENNIS TIP  / EPISODE 262

1.  Contact Point

2. Adjustment Steps

3. Spacing

4. Ball Flight

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May 15, 2020
What Is The First Step To Reach Your Tennis Goals:? The Beep Test
389

Brian measures his student's CO2 intake to establish a fitness bench mark for his Backhand City monthly membership.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 261

1.  How good can you be?

2. World Class Fitness?

3. Cardio and Tennis

4.  Starting Points

SHOW NOTES:

How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis?

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May 14, 2020
Why Is YouTube A Messy Place for Tennis Advice?
521

Brian helps your decipher the world of internet tennis lessons on YouTube.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 260

1.  It's not targeting you. 

2. Camry vs Formula One

3. Perspective of the Blogosphere

4.  The language barrier of English

5.  Systems Are The Key

SHOW NOTES:

Example of how hard it is to teach tennis to a new player with bad tennis instruction.

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HAND

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MEMBERSHIP:

"I help aspiring tennis players with inconsistent shots by giving them a practice plan to become better tennis players".

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May 13, 2020
What Happens When You Serve The Wrong Tennis Ball?
454

What happens if you serve up a stray tennis ball from another court in your tennis match? Does the point count? The answer is: it depends.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 259

1.  The Serve Is Responsible For Choosing the Right Tennis Balls

2. How Many Balls Are Perfect for a Tennis Match?

3.  How to Distinguish Your Tennis Balls from a Neighboring Court.

4.  What happens if you play a point with the wrong ball?

5.  When can you play a let with a defective ball?

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May 12, 2020
Are You Ready For A "No Brainer" Tennis Offer?
482

PERFORMANCE = KNOWLEDGE + PRACTICE PLAN

On a tight budget? Are you looking to improve your first serve? Increase your circle of friends? Become a more clutch match player? Improve your confidence? Learn the game from scratch? Or brush off your rusty of game? Or network to grow your business? 

Try the Membership from Backhand City for $35/ month where playing tennis and improving your tennis just got a lot easier. 

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 258

Benefits to Membership with Backhand City

  • Best Places to Play Tennis
  • Practice Partner Set Up
  • Game Transformation: Brian’s Core Knowledge System
  • Professional On Court Coaching Evaluation
  • Individual Success Path Design
  • Organized Social Play to Meet New Friends
  • Competitive Play / LiveBall Discounts
  • Fitness Benchmark / Beep Test
  • Discounted In Person Tennis Programs

The "No Brainer" Tennis Offer For Players Looking To Improve at $35/month


May 11, 2020
The Value of Distraction During A Pandemic
503

Brian dives deep into the mental side of tennis as a distraction during a Pandemic.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 257

1.  Vitamin D 

2. Risk Reward

3. Responsibility

4. Appreciation

5. Mental Health

WHO IS BRIAN? and his Xelerator Tennis System

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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May 10, 2020
Five Covid-19 Procedures You Will Notice At Tennis Facilities in Florida
434

Brian explains the new normal at tennis clubs in South Florida.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 256

1.  Young people are in charge of reservations.

2.  Security Guards are enforcing the protocols.

3.  Masks Policy

4.  Singles Play Only

5.  Time Limits

WHO IS BRIAN? and his Xelerator Tennis System

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

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May 03, 2020
5 Tips For Your First Session Back On the Tennis Court
457

How to come back after a break on the tennis court from Covid-19?

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 255

1. Activate Your Body Before You Hit a Ball

2. Short Court Warm Up

3. Check Your Parts and Hydrate

4.. Hit Freely With No Judgement

5.  Do a target or pattern drill.

BONUS TIPS:

6.  Light Serving

7.  Play a few points

8. Cool Down  and Stretch at Home

WHO IS BRIAN? and his Xelerator Tennis System

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

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Apr 30, 2020
How To Use Shadow Tennis Swings To Improve Your Shot Selection with a Bonus Tip?
422

Brian helps players develop playing styles for the most common situations that come up in a tennis match.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 254

1. Improve Decision Making

2. Refine Technique

3. Activate Footwork

4. Develop Clearly Defined Shot Sequences

5. Repeat for Discipline

6.  Repeat for Confidence

7.  Repeat for Fitness

WHO IS BRIAN? and his Xelerator Tennis System

BONUS TIP: Video Sample of Shadow Swings

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

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Apr 29, 2020
How To Social Distance On A Tennis Court?
352

Brian gives good habit for social distancing during your tennis game.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 253

1. Arrive and Leave Tennis Courts in a Timely Manner.

2. Change Overgrip Before Each Session

3. Open 2 Cans of Tennis Balls

4. Changeovers on Opposite Sides

5. Ingress and Egress Using Common Sense

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

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Apr 28, 2020
Which Points Are Stress Free in Tennis?
384

Brian explains which points in tennis are the most stress free.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 247

1. Back Against The Wall.

2. Social Tennis

3. Apathy Tennis

4.  Don't Know Any Better Tennis

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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Apr 27, 2020
What Did I Learn On My First 5 Tennis Jobs?
535

Brian recollects where he got his first pay check teaching tennis and where he found his aha moment.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 248

1.  Front Desk at Home Town Club

2. College Tennis 

3. Assistant Tennis Pro

4.  HRC Tennis.

5.  Hamptons

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

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Apr 26, 2020
How To Play Tennis in Home Confinement With Some Imagination?
377

Brian examines the innovative ways people have adapted to quarantine by keeping their love of tennis alive.

DAILY TENNIS TIP  / EPISODE 247

1.  Hit Against the Wall

2. Hit on a Rooftop

3. Improvise Your Tennis Court

4.  Improvise Your Ping Pong Table

5.  Novak Uses Frying Pan

6. Take on the Roger Federer Challenge

7. Take on the Andy Murray Challenge.

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

WHO IS BRIAN?

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Apr 25, 2020
How To Find Tennis Courts During Covid-19?
409

How to find tennis courts near you in the new normal during the Corona Virus pandemic.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 246

Type into Google: "Tennis Courts Near Me" and here is what you will find.

1.  Google

2. Tennis Maps

3.  Apps

4.  Private Clubs

5.  USTA 

6.  Global Tennis Network

E-Newsletter: Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

WHO IS BRIAN?

Tennis Maps.com

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Apr 23, 2020
Should Take Tennis Lessons From a Side Hustle Tennis Pro?
397

Are part time, freelance and side hustle tennis pro's right for your game?

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 245

4 Types of Tennis Instructors

1. Certified Tennis Pro (PTR and USPTA)

2. Professional on Development Pathway.

3. Part Time Pro

4. Rogue Pro

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

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Apr 22, 2020
What Makes The Same Tennis Court Faster or Slower from Year To Year?
624

Brian analyzes court speed and how to decipher how tennis courts are built and maintained for playing tennis for recreational tennis players.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 244

1.  Hard Courts

2. Red Clay Courts

3. Green Clay

4. Artificial Grass

5. Grass Courts

6. Indoor Carpet

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

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Apr 21, 2020
Is It Easier To Ask for Forgiveness or Permission When Sneaking On a Tennis Court?
457

Brian gives Covid-19 advice for antsy tennis players looking to play tennis in public courts that are shut down.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 243

1.  The Law

2. Short Term vs Long Term

3. Hit Against the Wall.

4.  Volley Back and Forth

5.  Set Up Pickleball 

6.  Find a Ping Pong Table

7.  Do Shadow Swings Inside Your Conditioning Routine

Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19.

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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Apr 18, 2020
When Will Tennis Courts Re-Open? Tennis Economy Deepens Struggle During Covid-19.
643

When will tennis courts re-open? Brian gets into the data and the details with analysis on Re-verse Incentives in HOA with tennis courts.  And the huge demand for SBA relief and why it's not coming soon to you.

WEEKLY TENNIS NEWS RECAP / EPISODE 242

US OPEN NEWS

SBA LOAN UPDATES

TENNIS COURT OPENINGS

THE CONCEPT OF REVERSE INCENTIVES

Correction:  10 Billion / 3 MIllion = $3,333 per applicant not $333,000

WHO IS BRIAN?

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Apr 17, 2020
5 Things Your Should PAY To Get Fixed In Your Tennis Game
573

Top 5 Things You Should PAY FOR To Improve Your Tennis Game.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 241

1. Pay for a Reliable Second Serve

2. Pay for a  Reliable First Serve

3. Pay to have a Playing Style 

4.  Pay for a Reliable Shot or Weapon

5.  Pay for a high Shot Tolerance.

WHO IS BRIAN?

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Apr 16, 2020
Is It Possible You Are Over Obsessed With Your Tennis Rating?
514

Brian analyzes tennis ratings and how we think about our own tennis games.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 240

1. Yes, we all over rate ourselves

2. Rating Obsession

3. Why Do We Over Rate Ourselves?

4. Rating Systems

5. Short Term vs Long Term

6. Process vs Outcome

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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Apr 15, 2020
What's The Difference Between a Volley and Rally in Tennis?
607

The often confused terms in tennis are explained.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 239

1.  Define Volley

2. Define Rally

3.  Why is it important?

4.  Understanding Terminology?

5.  Confusing Jargon or Idioms

6.  Sample Jargon

7.  What to do?

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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Apr 14, 2020
What's Will Be The Most Valuable Brand in Tennis After Covid-19?
619

Who will be the top influencer in tennis after Covid-19?

DAILY TENNIS NEWS / EPISODE 238

Brian analyzes how brands will adapt to a Covid-19 world and how that will effect the tennis community.

1. Grand Slam Events

2. Tennis Associations

3.  Tennis Companies

4.  Small Biz - Retail, Clubs, Tennis Service Providers

5. Grass Roots - Community Tennis Associations

6.  Start Ups = Innovation

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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Apr 13, 2020
How To Find a Tennis Job During Covid-19?
540

How to look for a tennis job during Covid-19.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 237

1. Start now by Updating Your Linked In Page

2. Network

3. Continue to Deliver Value To Your Students

4. Set Up Budget with Under Employment or Unemployment.

5. Reduce Costs and Accelerate Debt.

6. Consider SBA Disaster Assistance.

7. Avoid Debt To Make You Feel Better

8. Stick To Routines

9.  Stay in Shape

10. Schedule Doctor Appointments (Dentist, Vision, Orthodontist, Physical Therapy).

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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Apr 12, 2020
Generalist or Specialist? Which Is The Best Kind of Tennis Pro To Learn From?
631

Brian explains the type of tennis pro's to look for when looking for tennis programming.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 236

Generalist:

1.  Club Pro:  Kids, Adults, Privates, Group Lessons

2. Part Time Pro / Freelancer

Specialist:

1.  Development Coach 10-14 years of age (Rick Macci and Nick Bollettieri )

2. High Performance Coach

3. Touring Coach

4.  Beginner Coach - Tiny Tots or Adult Introductory or HS Tennis Coach

5.  Privates

6.  Large Groups / Camps / Programs (Director of Tennis at a Country Club).

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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Apr 11, 2020
Wimbledon Cashes In On Pandemic Insurance Policy.
482

What's going on with the current state of tennis and the courts we play on.  Brian analyzes how the international sport of tennis copes with Covid-19.

DAILY TENNIS NEWS / EPISODE 236

1.  Pandemic Insurance.

2. US Open Become Satellite Hospital

3. South Florida Tennis Courts Are Shut Down.

4. Rest of Florida Is Not As Strict

5. Raleigh Tennis Club Use Policy of the Future?

Wimbledon Cashes in on Pandemic Insurance Policy

WHO IS BRIAN?

Find a Tennis Partner Near You.

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Apr 10, 2020
Are Your Eyes Fooling You On The Tennis Court?
501

Brian explains how to solve the transparent net trap when you are playing tennis and other fresh perspectives on how to see the game of tennis.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 235

1.  The Naked Eye Can't See Contact With Your Racquet.

2. Tracking the Ball vs Watching The Ball

3.  The See Through Net

4.  Fear of Hitting Long (Can't See Where it Lands)

5.   How will I look? (Fear of missing)

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WHO IS BRIAN? 

WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?


Apr 09, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 7 - Point Play
434

Brian dives into the value of point play for developing your tennis game.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 234

1.  Practice Points

2. LiveBall

3. League Matches

4. Tournaments

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WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?

Apr 08, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 6 - Habit Building
524

Brian explains how the best tennis players have more discipline than talent.  

Day 6 of the 7-Day Kick Start Tennis Lesson Series:  Habit Building.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 233

1.  Examples of athletes with great talent.

2. Examples of athletes with great discipline.

3. Examples of athletes that have both.

4.  How do you develop good habits?

5.  How often should you practice?

6.  The power of information.

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WHO IS BRIAN?

WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?

Apr 07, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 5- Situational Drilling
440

Brian explains the benefits of "Situational Drilling" to improve your tennis game.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 232

1.  Who are Situational Drills Good for?

2. What is a Situational Drill?

3. Why are Situational Drills Beneficial?

4.  When is a good time to do Situational Drills?

5.  Which Situational Drills are best?

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WHO IS BRIAN?

WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?

Apr 06, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 4 - Return of Serve
461

Brian describes how Return of Serve practice can transform your tennis game.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 231

1.  Find someone who can serve.

2. Find a Ball Machine with Elevated Projectile 

3. Back Returns

4. Neutral Returns

5. Aggressive Returns

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WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?

Apr 05, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 3 - Serve Practice
512

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 230

Brian Goes Over the Fundamentals of the Serve to prepare you for his online course Xelerator Tennis System.

Tip: Warm Up Before Your Serve

Toss Practice

1.  How To Hold The Ball

2. Three Hinges

3. Elevator Shaft

How To Hold the Racquet.

1.  Frying Pan

2. Forehand Grip

3.  Continental

Timing Your Serve

1.  Experiment with Height

2. Timing of Your Forward Swing

3. Full Motion

4. Abbreviated Swing

Targets

1.  Aim for Service Line 

2. Missing Long better than Missing In The Net

3. Hit A Lot

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WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?

Apr 04, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 2 - Movement
493

Brian incorporates movement into the 7-Day Kick Start Tennis Lesson Series.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 230

1. WARM UP MOVEMENT

2. FEET & LEGS

3. TRUNK & CORE

4. HAND & EYES

5. REPEAT - WITH BALL STRIKING

6. PROGRESSIONS - 30 -45 MIN WARM UP

7.  SITUATIONAL DRILLS

8. POINT PLAY

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WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?

Apr 03, 2020
7-Day KickStart Tennis Series: Day 1 - Ball Striking
452

The First Installment of our 7-Day Kick Start Series

Daily Tennis Tip / Episode 229

Day 1 - BALL STRIKING

Brian talks about the importance of ball striking to improve your on court performance.

1.  Start in the Short Court

2. Abbreviate your Back Swing.

3. Find Your Tempo

4. Find your Sweet Spot

5.  Increase your Spin

6. Increase your Racquet Speed

7. Move back to Next Progression

8. Sustain Rally As Long As Possible

Tips: Do Against Wall or With a Friend

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WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?

Apr 02, 2020
Have Your Seen The MIAMI TENNIS Retro Tee Shirt?
422

Brian explains the design process behind the MIAMI TENNIS Retro Tee Shirt.

DAILY TENNIS INSIGHT / EPISODE 228

1.  Need Something To Do

2. Create a New Revenue Stream

3. Release a Creative Outlet

4.  Bring the Tennis Community Together

5.  Love of Retro Products Specifically Font and Style

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WHO IS BRIAN?

WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?


Apr 01, 2020
The Psychological Importance of Routines In Your Tennis Life
466

Brian gets into the importance of routines when it comes to improving your tennis game and keeping a high spirit during Covid-19.

DAILY TENNIS INSIGHT / EPISODE 227

Micro Commitments Fuel Healthy Mind Set

1. Make Your Bed

2. Make a To Do List (Write it Down)

3. Find Someone With Similar Values

4. Do Your Favorite Drills

5. Grind It 

6. Make It Fun

7. Repeat (3x to 5x per week).

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WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?

Mar 31, 2020
What's Your Favorite Miami Open Memory?
409

It was a Friday night in Key Biscayne during the 2nd week of the tournament as local fans and TV viewers witnessed one of the best matches in the history of the tournament.  Brian explains his favorite tennis match ever at the Miami Open.

DAILY TENNIS INSIGHT / EPISODE 226

1. Watching It Live vs YouTube Highlights

2. What It Meant To Tennis

3. What it Meant To Federer

4. What it Meant To Kyrgios

5. What Was Your Favorite Miami Open Memory?

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Mar 30, 2020
Is Punching Your Volley Bad For Your Game?
562

Brian examines the usage of the term "punch" when considering the optimum visual technique for learning or improving your volley.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 225

1.  Define a Volley

2. Different Volley Speeds

3. Different Volley Positions

4. Different Volley Contact

5. How to Practice Your Volley

WHO IS BRIAN?

Video Tip: Absorb and Push Volley Technique with Brian



Mar 28, 2020
When Will Tennis Courts Open Near You?
615

Brian analyzes the Covid-19 crisis and tries to make and estimate of when it will be safe for tennis facilities to re-open.

Daily Tennis Tip / Episode 224

1.  Is Tennis The Best Sport for Social Distancing?

2.  What Does the Data Say?

3.  Metropolitan tennis courts

4.  Suburban and Rural tennis facilities

5.  Decision Makers:  Public Parks, Private Clubs and HOA's

WHO IS BRIAN?

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Mar 27, 2020
What Would John Isner's Game Be Like in the 1990s?
479

Brian analyzes John Isner power tennis game translated in the 1990s.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 223

1. Court Surface

2. Playing Styles

3. Training

4. Diet

5. Effect

WHO IS BRIAN?

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Mar 26, 2020
6 Things I Learned About Myself During Self Quarantine
414

Brian gets introspective and talks about his day to day life during self quarantine.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 222

1. Routines are important

2. Creative Outlets

3. New Revenue Streams

4. Catch Up with Long Lost Friends

5. My Cardio Isn't As Bad As I Thought

6. Roku Rocks!

WHO IS BRIAN?

FIND A TENNIS PARTNER ON BACKHAND CITY

Mar 24, 2020
How To Work Your Tennis Craft?
531

Brian dives into the blood, sweat and tears with his life long marriage to the sport of tennis.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISOdE 221

1. Find a role model.

2 Develop a curiosity.

3. Build Habits

4. Be fractional better in different aspects of your game.

5. Develop Playing Style

6. Have a healthy skepticism

7. Go Live

Xelerator Tennis System: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis

Mar 23, 2020
What Is On Your Tennis Bucket List?
480

Brian goes over some wish list items for tennis players before they "kick the bucket".

1.  Get back to Wimbledon

2. Play at the All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club

3. Travel on ITF Senior Circuit

4.  Travel the Spring Clay Court Season:  Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Paris

5.  Get Back to Australian Open

XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis



Mar 22, 2020
What's The Difference Between A, B and C Level Tennis Players?
418

Which level tennis player are you?  What defines these levels and how can you maintain your level as your age or even get better.  Brian explores the differences between A, B, and C level tennis players.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 219

1.  Before There Were Tennis Ratings

2. A Players = Advanced Skills

3. B Players = Intermediate Skills

4. C Players = Novice Skills

Learn the corresponding Ratings for each of these levels to modernize your tennis game.'

EXELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM:  A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis




Mar 21, 2020
What To Do When Your Tennis Courts Are Closed?
445

So what are you options when a pandemic hits and you can't play tennis at your local tennis courts?  Brian gets into the the temporary tennis reality with some helpful pointers to keep your spirit on track in times of uncertainty.

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 218

1. Have some perspective.  It's only temporary.

2. Watch the Tennis Channel

3. Go for Bike or Run

4. Interval Training

5. Do a Stairwell Workout

6. Hit Against the Wall. Any Wall.

7. Take an online course

8.  Set Up Your Find a Partner Profile

9. Rest Up Some Injuries

10. Write down your goals for rest of tennis season

11. Call a Tennis Buddy

EXELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM:  A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis


Mar 20, 2020
The French Open Makes Historic Changes
436

The French Open changes is Spring time schedule because of Corona Virus to the Fall.  Why the pro's should be grateful and not complain.

TENNIS NEWS / EPISODE 217

1.  It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

2.  What input could players possible give?

3. The players are the product.

4.  The real customers are the fans.

5.  What will happen to other events and tournaments?

XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start Guide On How To Play Smart Tennis.

Mar 19, 2020
How To Adapt Your Tennis and Lifestyle to Corona Virus?
459

Change is never easy but if there is one thing that is certain in our life it is change.  Brian examines the neuropathology of change and how great tennis players adapt to it and how Corona Virus is challenging peoples ability to adapt to new routines. Finally, what can you do to adapt to this change on and off the tennis court.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 216

1.  What are we talking about?

2.  Having a Plan B?

3.  Some examples of Plan B for tennis players?

4.  You are probably experiencing some forced neuropathology right now.

5.  Can Covid-19 just made you a better tennis player?

XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM:  A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis


Mar 18, 2020
Are You An "In or Out" Tennis Personality?
486

Brian explains the "In and Out" Tennis Student. Are you one of these tennis players who is driven by results?

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 215

1. What is an In and Out Tennis Student?

2. Why is the result so important to this personality type?

3. How can you use this in a better way?

4.  The Danger of Competitive Anxiety?

5.  How can competition off a productive and positive mind set?

XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM:  A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis



Mar 17, 2020
What Should You Do If One Part of Your Game Is Ineffective?
466

Is one part of your tennis game letting you down? If so, what can you do to get your game back on track?

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 214

1.  Take a private tennis lesson.

2. Work around your strengths to cover up a weakness.

3. Change your patterns of play.

4. Adapt your positioning

5.  Play weaker players.

6.  Paradigm Shift

XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start on How To Play Smart Tennis



Mar 16, 2020
How To Let Your Student Self Discover Their Tennis Skills
492

Brian demonstrates the art of "getting out of the way" of your student's development.

DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 213

1.  You can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink.

2. Student needs to take ownership of the stroke.

3. Recognize when you are solving a problem as opposed to creating a new one

4. Summarize the outcome

5. Trust the process.

 XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis

Mar 15, 2020
How To Start Fresh With Your Tennis Game?
598

Brian gives a fresh start system for growing your tennis game from scratch.

1. Are you new to the game of tennis?

2. Are you a lapsed player looking to get back into the swing of things?

3. Are you a player who's taken a lot of lessons but you aren't improving?

If so, you are listening to the right podcast.  In this episode we are going to dive into a new system for teaching tennis and how this paradigm shift is changing how you look at your game but also the rate of your improvement.

XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis

Mar 14, 2020
13 Corona Virus Prevention Tips for Tennis Players
471

Brian gives out 13 practical tips for tennis players help prevent (COVID-19).

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 211

HEALTH TIP FOR STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM

Eat Right, Sleep Well, Drink Lots of Fluids. #BeHealthy

You may get infected but have strong immune system and fight off Covid-19. 

If you suffer from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure you are vulnerable. If you are sick and have presciptions it's very 

important to take your medicine as prescribed.

HYGIENE TIPS FOR TENNIS PLAYERS. 

Note these will not prevent Corona Virus but will help reduce germs and greater overall health.

1.  Change Your Over Grip Daily

2. Separate Towels and Sweaty Attire

3. Bring dry shirt after tennis.

4. Wash Clothes After Each Session

5. Shower before and After Session

6. Wear more whites and wash in hot water.

7.  Wash white bed sheets. Wash in Clorox with tennis whites

8. Wipe Down Racquet with Sanitizer

9. Play Outdoors if Possible

10. Racquet High Fives Replace Hand High Five

Xelerator Tennis System: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis

Mar 12, 2020
The 15 Minute Tennis Wall Workout
466

How to sneak in a productive tennis workout on busy days.

Tennis Wall Workout / Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 210

1.  What Level Tennis Players Are You?

2. Sneakers would be ideal

3. Start up close.  

4. Work on one shot.

5. Organically back up.

6. Maintain as many reps as you can.

7.  The End / Back to Life

Xelerator Tennis System: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis

Mar 11, 2020
Is It Too Late To Start Tennis?
375

Brian answers questions adults often ask about when is the right time to start playing tennis.

1.  When should kids start playing?

2. When should adults start playing?

3. Can you start anytime?

4. What is a good launch pad?

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Mar 10, 2020
What Is The Best Sport to Cross Train for Tennis?
452

Brian explains the sports that have cross over skills that are good for tennis players.

1.  Basketball

2. Baseball

3. Football

4. Soccer

5. Interval  Training

6. Volley Ball Players

7.  Racquet Sports? (Ping Pong)

8.  Darts

9.  Wristy sports don't translate well (racquet ball, squash, badminton)

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Mar 09, 2020
Do Tennis Players Apologize Too Much?
484

Brian explains the etiquette of tennis apologies and when they come up and when you should consider it.

EPISODE 207/ DAILY TENNIS TIPS

The Unwritten Tennis Code:

1. Culture - Monkey See Monkey Do

2. Historical

3. Let chords in Mid rally

4. Miss hit winners.

5. Friendly fire

6.  Most of them aren't sincere.

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Mar 08, 2020
How To Utilize Your 25 Seconds Between Points?
423

Brian reviews the best practices for using your 25 seconds between points on your serve.

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 206

1.  Play to the Servers Pace

2. Keep your towel handy

3. Keep the ball organized behind you.

4. Leave time for your service rituals.

5. Develop discipline to use on big points.

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Mar 07, 2020
Low and Go Serve Max Out Serve Technique
415

Brian gives players an alternative serve for hitting with more power on your service game.

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 205

1.  Keep the toss short.

2. Benefits to short toss.

3. Go fast and go hard.

4. Rehearse for timing.

5.  Understand Risk vs Reward.

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Mar 06, 2020
10 Tips On How To Keep Score In Tennis?
588

Brian explains how to keep score when playing tennis and how to follow the score when you are watching tennis. on TV, online or in person at a tournament.

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 204

1. Who Is In Charge of The Score?

2. What to do when you lose track?

3. How To Keep Score?

4. What is does Deuce mean?

5. What is ad scoring?

6. What is No Ad Scoring?

7. What is a tiebreaker?

8. What are some abbreviations of scores?

9. How to follow online or TV?

10.  How to keep track in person?

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Portable Scoreboard- MATCH TUFF

App Store for Tennis Scoring Devices for Smart Watch

Mar 05, 2020
Alan Alda Tennis Method. How To Teach Actors To Play Tennis?
428

Method acting are way thru a tennis lesson with actor Alan Alda and tennis coach Brian Lutz.

EPISODE 203 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  Very limited technical instruction.

2. Warm up and play.

3. Psychological Technique

4. Regimented Training

5.. Situational Training

6.  Collaboration

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Mar 04, 2020
What is the Difference Between a Break and Hold in Tennis?
424

Brian explains what it means to break serve and hold serve in tennis lexicon and why it's so hard to win return games vs service games.

EPISODE 202 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  Leverage

2. Power of choice

3. Exploit Weakness

4. Two offerings

5. Handicapped. Must win by 2.

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Mar 03, 2020
How To Get Tickets to the Miami Open?
475

Brian gives a comprehensive and insider look on how to get tickets for the 2020 Miami Open?

EPISODE 201 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

Backhand City: Miami Open Tennis Tickets Buyers Guide

1.  Direct from Ticketmaster on Miami Open.com

2. Networking

3. Tickets Currency

4. Tour Groups

5.  Your Local Tennis Club

6.  Secondary Markets

7.   The Guy In The Parking Lot

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Mar 02, 2020
What Are the 6 Best Tennis Tournaments in the United States?
513

Brian gives you his top tennis tournament to attend in the United States.

EPISODE 200 / Tennis Travel Tips and Best Tennis Tournaments

1. Miami Open

2. US Open

3. Indian Wells

4. Hall of Fame Championships

5. Delray Beach Open

6. National 40s in LaJolla California.

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Mar 01, 2020
4 Good Things And One Bad From the Career of Tennis Star Maria Sharapova
398

Brian summarizes the career of recently retired tennis star Maria Sharapova and what you can take from her tennis game and her contribution to the world of tennis.

EPISODE 199  / DAILY TENNIS PODCAST

1.  Meldonium Drug Scandal

2  Mental Fortitude

3.  Professionalism

4.  Aggressive Ground Strokes

5.  Sponsorship 

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Feb 29, 2020
What's The Difference Between Switching Sides and Change Overs?
559

Brian explains when to switch sides and change overs and when they are aloud and how they can be effective.

EPISODE 198 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  What is Switching Sides?

2. When Can You Switch Sides for Returning Serve?

3. What is a Changer Over?

4.  When Do You Do a Change Over?

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Feb 28, 2020
What Is The Difference Between Deuce and Ad Court?
327

Brian gives handy guide on how to decipher between the Deuce Court and Ad Court.

EPISODE 197 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  Find the Hash Mark

2. Face the Tennis Court on the Baseline

3. To The Right of the Hash Mark is Deuce Court

4. To the Left of the Has Mark is the Ad Court.

5.  It's the Same on the Other Side of the Net.

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Feb 27, 2020
How To Master Service Ritual and Why Is It Important For Your Game?
469

Brians gives practical insight on the mastery of service game rituals and why they are important for your tennis game.

EPISODE 196 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  What is a Service Ritual?

2. How Long Should a Service Ritual Last?

3. When Does the Shot Clock Start

4. Why Is It Important For Your Game?

5.  Should You Do It On Your Second Serve?

6.  Should You Do It Every Point?

7.  What's Your Responsibility are Returner ?

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Feb 26, 2020
When Is The Optimum Time To Hit Slice?
506

Slice tennis shots.  When is the best time to execute under spin on your ground strokes?  Brian explains the strategy behind this technique for recreational tennis players.

EPISODE 195 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  Comfortable

2. Uncomfortable

3. Time is Taken Away

4. Ball is High

5.  Ball is Low

6.  Ball is away

7.  Ball is inside

8.  When Do the Pro's Use Slice?

9.  How Does It Relate To You?

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Feb 25, 2020
How To Watch a Pro Doubles Match
575

What is the best way to appreciate a professional doubles match.? Brian analyzes professional doubles match from the Delray Beach Open in Delray Beach, FL.

EPISODE 194: DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  Appreciate the Sound

2. Notice the Positioning 

3. Notice the hand signals.

4. Notice the quick decision making.

5. Notice the athleticism

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Feb 24, 2020
How To Not Get Better at Tennis
373

Ever have a tennis pro feed you from a ball hopper when you don't have to move?  This is the perfect recipe for a stagnant tennis game.  Brian shows you the features to look for in a tennis lesson that result in stagnant growth.

EPISODE 193 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 

1. Stand Still

2. Work on Timing

3. Don't Worry If You Miss

4. Pick Up the Balls

5. Repeat for 1 hour

6. Make Payment

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Feb 23, 2020
How to Play Tennis When the Wind is Blowing from the North?
579

Most well constructed tennis courts have a North South alignment.  When the wind is blowing from you back or in your face what are the best ways to practice and play in these conditions.

1.  Get your grumpiness out.

2. Start noticing wind direction.

3.  Fence Height

4.  Building and Trees

5.  When To Hit Top Spin

6.  When to Hit Slice

7.  When to Hit with Power

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Feb 22, 2020
When Is It Time To Hit With More Power?
458

Everyone wants more power in their game and they want it now.  In reality, there is a time and place to add power into your development strategy.  Today we reveal one of those times.

EPISODE 191 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  The Power Conundrum

2. Master of Spin

3. Understanding Racquet Speed

4. Confidence 

5. Relaxation

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Feb 21, 2020
Should You Play With a One-Handed or Two-Handed Backhand?
490

Brian dives into the pro's of cons on choosing the backhand that is right for your tennis game.

EPISODE 190 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1. What is your physical make up?

2. Which stroke feels more natural?

3. Which is easier to learn?

4.  How big is the grip change?]

5.  Gravity Factor

6.  Power

7.  Control

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Feb 20, 2020
4 Levels of Mental Energy During a Tennis Match
510

Brian dives into the mental game and how to elevate your thoughts and translate them into performing at your best.

4 LEVEL OF MENTAL STATE DURING COMPETITIVE TENNIS

What are these levels of mental awareness and what exercises can you do to move upward to increase on court performance?

1.  ZONE

2. OPEN

3. ANXIETY

4. APATHY

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Feb 19, 2020
How To Play Fast 4 Tennis Format?
402

Brian explains how to put a burst of excitement into your tennis game with the Fast 4 Tennis format started by Tennis Australia and copied by the Lawn Tennis Association in England.

EPISODE 188 / TENNIS TIPS

1.  First player or team to 4 games.

2. No ad scoring.  

3.  3-all Tiebreakers are first to 5 points.'

4. Best of 3 sets or Best of 5 Sets.

5.  Lets count!

SHOW NOTES:

Tickets for Delray Beach Open

Fast 4 Tennis Format

Brian's Instagram

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Feb 18, 2020
How To Enjoy a Professional Tennis Tournament In Person?
395

Brian gives you a day in the life of following professional tennis up close and in person at the Delray Beach Open

EPISODE 187 / TENNIS TIPS

1.  Get there early in the week.

2. Head to the outside courts.

3. Keep an eye on the schedule

4.  Eat and Hydrate Strategically

5.  Be ready for the long haul

6.  Don't bring friend who don't LOVE tennis.

Tix for the Delray Beach Open

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Feb 17, 2020
The Unconscious Tennis Lesson
403

Are you playing to please your tennis pro's ideas? Finding your best during your tennis lesson. Brian explains how unconscious behavior can limit your performance. 

EPISODE 186 / TENNIS TIPS

1.  Are you playing to please your pro?

2. What learning method resonates with you best?

3.  Perspective:  Are you noticing or operating from judgement when you play tennis?

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Feb 16, 2020
When Should You Buy A New Tennis Racquet?
480

Brian explains how often you should update your tennis racquet with a new one.

EPISODE 185 / TENNIS TIPS

1. Technology

2. Playing Style

3. How Often Do Your Play

4.  How Many Racquets Do You Have?

5. Where Do You Store Your Racquet

6.  Maintenance - Grommets, Strings and Bumper Guard

SHOW NOTES:

Places to buy Tennis Racquets:  Miami: Tennis Plaza, Strictly Tennis. and Aventura Racquet Sports or your local tennis pro shop.

National Websites: Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Express, Midwest Sports, 

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Feb 15, 2020
Why Do I Record Daily Tennis Podcasts?
352

This Valentine's Day edition of Find Your Aha Moment talks about the love of tennis. Brian explains the strategy behind daily tennis podcasts.

EPISODE 184/ TENNIS TIPS

1.  I love tennis.

2. I love radio

3. It keeps me sharp

4. Grow my authority in the industry.

5.  Create interest in my programs

6.  Grow my customer base.

7.  Feed my blog content.

SHOW NOTES:

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Feb 14, 2020
Why Do I Charge More Than Most Professionals for Tennis Lessons?
492

Brian explains why he charges his rate for private tennis lessons.

EPISODE 183 / TENNIS TIPS

1.  Make More Money

2. Create a Value Proposition

3.  Pareto Effect

4.  Easy  Differentiate

5.  Eliminate the Tire Kickers

SHOW NOTES:

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Feb 13, 2020
Why Parents Shouldn't Teach Their Kids Tennis?
326

Brian gives parents some friendly advice on teaching their kids tennis.

EPISODE 182 / TENNIS TIPS

1.  It's not your role

2. You really don't know what you are doing?

3. They won't listen

4.  Freudian reasons: Their behavior is a reflection of you not their performance.

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Feb 12, 2020
Why I Don't Teach Private Lessons With a Ball Hopper?
426

Brian explains why he rarely uses a ball hopper any more for tennis lessons

EPISODE / 181 / TENNIS TIPS

1.  Student doesn't get dependent

2.  No Red Flags

3.  Create Urgency

4.  Create Accountability

5.  One Shot at a Time

SHOW NOTES:

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Feb 11, 2020
What Are The Top 3 Things You Can Learn Watching Gael Monfils?
380

Brian dives into the hyper athletic shot maker Gael Monfils with his first victory on the 2020 tennis season and what things you can take from his game for you own tennis game.

EPISODE / DAILY TENNIS TIP 180

1.  Have fun!

2. Scramble like your eggs.

3. Be a good sport.

SHOW NOTES:

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Outrageous Gael Monfils Highlight Reel

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Feb 10, 2020
What Does Serena Williams Need To Fix In Her Tennis Game?
370

What does Serena Williams need to improve in her tennis game to break through with one more Grand Slam in 2020?  Brian analyzes the parts of her game that need upgraded.

EPISODE 179 / DAILY TENNIS PODCAST

1.  Backhand Volley

2. Transition Game

3. Off Speed Balls

4.  Battle of Nerves

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Feb 09, 2020
6 Best Ways For Juniors Tennis Players To Prepare For Tournaments
475

Robert Gomez is a guest podcaster from Tier One Tennis. Robert goes over the best ways juniors and parents can prepare for tournaments.

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 178

6 Best Ways For Juniors To Prepare for Tournaments

1.  Preparation the Week Before Tournament.

2. Working on Player Strengths

3. Practice Matches

4.  Night Before Match Planning

5.  Day of Match Planning

6.  Journaling Matches

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Feb 08, 2020
How To Motivate Tennis Students
388

Tennis players are human and even though tennis class is a students sanctuary and escape from the real world some days the students need a nudge to get them to perform at a higher level to get the most out of an on court session.  Brian gives a few tips and insight on some ways to accomplish this goal.

Find Your Aha Moment

Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 177

1.  Auditory Motivation

2.  Physical Motivation

3.  Nutritional Boost

4.   Modification and Adjustments

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Feb 07, 2020
How To Find a Tennis Partner
348

Looking for people to play tennis with? What is the easiest ways to find people to play tennis with?  Brian gives a few suggestions.

1.  Join a Tennis Clinic

2. Bring a new can of tennis balls.

3. Join a League or Play a Tournament

4.  Sign up for an online Find a Partner service.

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Feb 06, 2020
How To Beat Your Husband In Tennis
337

Brian explains how to exploit your husbands strengths and expose his weaknesses on the tennis court.

Daily Tennis Tip / Episode 175

5 Crucial Steps To Defeating Your Spouse

1.  Keep the ball in play.

2. Keep the ball low with slice

3. Keep the ball deep

4.  Play his backhand more

5.  Wear something attractive to numb his killer instinct.

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Feb 05, 2020
How to Play FBI in Your Tennis Matches?
416

What is the acronym FBI stand for and when can you use it when you play tennis?  Brian explains the meaning and good times to use it in your tennis matches.

SHOW NOTES / DAILY TENNIS TIPS

1.  Informal Matches and Pick Up Games

2. Social Tennis Games

3.  Sanctioned Tennis Matches.

Feb 04, 2020
3 Things You Can Learn From Djokovic's Grand Slam Win
500

Brian gives 3 practical tips for tennis players after watching Novak Djokovic win his 8th Australian Open title.

1.  How to Practice Depth On Your Strokes

2. Shot tolerance and lock down mode

3. Trust Your Game

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Feb 03, 2020
How Many Ranking Points Do Players Get at The Australian Open?
430

How to follow the weekly ranking points for professional tennis players. Brian goes over the ranking points that drive players entry and seeding into tennis tournaments like the Australian Open.. 

Ranking Points Grid

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Feb 02, 2020
How To Figure Out Your Tennis Rating?
401

Brian's gives you some insight on how to objectively figure out your tennis rating without taking things too seriously.

Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 171

Some of the more popular tennis rating systems in tennis.

Backhand City Tennis Rating aka NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program)

Universal Tennis Rating

ELO Rating for Chess Players

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Feb 01, 2020
How To Play Tennis in Windy Conditions?
507

Brian explains the pro's and con's of playing tennis in windy conditions.

1.  Positives of Playing in the Wind

2. Negatives of Playing in the Wind

3.  Strong and Steady

4.  Breezy

5.  Swirling Winds

6.  Cross Winds

7.  Head Winds

8.  Rear Winds

9.  Combo Winds

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Jan 31, 2020
What is The Best Sun Protection for Tennis Players?
410

Brian gives some practical options for keeping the sun off your body when you play tennis.

1. Cover Up Head To Toe

2. Morning Play

3. Evening Play

4. Sun Block-Vertra Stick

5. Indoor Courts - Passion4Tennis

6. Rick Macci Tennis Center -Canopy Covered Court in Boca

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Jan 30, 2020
How To Dry a Tennis Court Fast?
348

Brian explains how to deal with moisture on the tennis court to get your tennis game back on schedule..

EPISODE / 168

Court pitch, temperature, wind, sun, drainage.  Brian gives tips on how to get playing tennis fast on a rainy day.

1. Hard Court

2. Clay Court

3. Grass Court

4. Artificial Turf.

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Jan 29, 2020
6 Tips on How To Play Tennis With a Jerk?
356

Brian explains how to play tennis with a pontificating "know it all" on the tennis court.

Tips on How to Play Tennis With a Jerk / Episode 167

1.  Remember you agreed to this.  

2. Maybe they mean well?

3. Silence is your friend

4. Provide counter points but don't get your hopes up.

5.  Try to find the positive in the situation.

6.  No is always and option

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Jan 28, 2020
5 Things You Can Learn Following the Australian Open?
406

Brian gives his observations at the midway point of the 2020 Australian Open from Melbourne and what you can learn from watching professional tennis.

1.  Winning is tough.

2. Being is shape is paramount.

3. High shot tolerance is crucial.

4.  Its startling to see some player deficiency

5.  The commentators are Americanized.

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Jan 27, 2020
How To Burn 500 Calories During Your Private Tennis Lesson
460

Brian gives some practical tips for burning calories during your private tennis lesson.

SHOW NOTES: DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 165

1.  Have a lesson plan.

2. Stick to the plan.

3. Have a good Pre Game Meal

4. Have your tennis bag prepared.

5. Interval training.

6. Play Consistently 

7. Save the Serving for the End of Session or Don't Serve at All

8. Wear a smart watch 

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Jan 26, 2020
What is the Most Popular Question Tennis Parents Ask?
754

Developing Junior Tennis players taking caring and experience to guide kid through the development stages.  This Saturday episode features guest host Robert Gomez of Tier One Tennis in Coral Gables, FL.  In this episode Robert answers the number one question he gets from Tennis Parents regarding Junior Tennis.

SHOW NOTES:  EPISODE 164

HOW TO LOOK FOR A TENNIS COACH FOR  YOUR CHILD?

a. Find a Coach Who Cares

b. Find a Coach with the Right Experience

c. The importance of Culture in a Tennis Academy

d. Development programs

e. Competitive programs

f.  High Performance

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Jan 25, 2020
How Often Should Beginner Tennis Players Play With New Balls?
379

Why are hitting with different tennis balls so important for beginners?  Brian explains a pathway for new tennis players to learn the game of tennis fast.

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 163

1. Lower bounces are easier to hit.

2. New balls bounce high

3  New balls bounce fast.

4.  Heat can amplify the bounce.

5.  Red, Orange and Green Balls are Decompressed.

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Jan 24, 2020
How To Get More Power In Your Tennis Game?
361

Everyone wants more power. But how do you get it in your game?  Brian's shows you how to get more power in your tennis game.

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 162

1. Don't hate me but you have to PRACTICE

2. Relax with Minimal Effort Drill

3. Develop Efficiency thru Timing

4.  Get Strong

5.  Get Flexible

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Jan 23, 2020
What Can You Learn For Your Tennis Game Watching Serena Williams?
344

Brian's breaks down Serena Williams 1st round victory at the 2020 Australian Open and deciphers what match strategies you can use for your own tennis game.

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Jan 22, 2020
What is the Best Way To Watch a Tennis Match?
468

Brian gives tennis fans insight on the best way to watch a tennis match whether it's in person, on television or via apps.

Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 160

1. In Person

2. On Cable TV

3. Apps

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TennisTV  (All non Grand Slam ATP Tennis Tournaments and replays)

ESPN+ (Grand Slam Tournaments)

Tennis Channel Plus

Jan 21, 2020
How To Make a Tennis Draw? The 2020 Australian Open Tennis Tournament
520

Brian explains how the draws are made up at Grand Slam tennis tournaments and what to expect this year at 2020's first major tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia.

Tennis Tips / Episode 159

1. Direct Entry

2. Qualification

3. Wild Cards

4. Protected Ranking

2020 Australian Open Tennis Draws

Draw Ceremony / TV Show

Jan 20, 2020
Why Do You Over Hit Slow Balls?
387

Brian explains how slow bouncing balls reveal your flaws.

Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 158

4 Types of Slow Balls That Tennis Players Struggle With:

1. Lobs

2. Transition Balls

3. Sitters

4. Pushers

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Jan 19, 2020
How To Decide If You Should Play Deuce Court or Ad Court in Doubles?
434

Brian explains how and when you can decide on the side of the court to play.

TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE: 157 

1.  Scoring Format

2. Dominant Hand

3. Player Rating

4.  Environment

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Jan 18, 2020
How To Play Mixed Doubles When One Player Is Stronger Than the Other?
427

Brian explains the optimal strategy to play mixed doubles.

DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 156

1.  Protect the weakest shot on your team

2. Communicate

3. Play Your Strengths

4. Practice Match TieBreaks

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Jan 17, 2020
How Can the Recreational Player Fix The Most Frustrating Errors in Tennis?
428

Unforced vs Forced Errors.  Brian defines which balls as the most frustrating to lose and how you can clean up your game with a training process to make your game more reliable.

DAILY EPISODE 155

1.  SLOW BALLS

2. NEUTRAL BALLS

3. AGGRESSIVE BALLS

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Jan 16, 2020
How To Handle The Coin Toss Before a Tennis Match?
441

Brian explains the strategies, options and etiquette of a coin toss or racquet spin before a tennis match.  

Your Choices (Not by Priority)

1.  Serve or Receive

2.  Choose Sides

3.  Defer

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Jan 15, 2020
Who Is the Perfect Candidate for Private Tennis Lessons?
381

Brian explains when is the right time to take tennis lessons and what you should derive from your one on one time with your professional tennis coach.

1.  Feel Good About Your Game

2. Work on Developing a Strength

3. Work on Developing a Liability

4. Work on Technique

5.  Work on Situational

6.  Follow Progressions

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Jan 14, 2020
How To Know When Your Pro Doesn't Know How To Teach Tennis?
392

Brian explains some clues that your tennis pro might be bad at their job.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 152

The over emphasis and aesthetic of the follow through.

1. Is there a "right way" to teach tennis?

2. Why is the follow through emphasized so much?

3. Why is the backswing emphasized so much?

4.  When is a good time to follow through?

5.  How did this come about?

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Jan 13, 2020
When To "Shut Up" During A Tennis Lesson?
403

Brian explains when to be quiet giving a tennis lesson and let the student figure it out.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 151

1. It's NOT you I mean ME.

2. Story of Younger Brian

3. Game Install

4. Observational Practice

5. Breakdown and Analysis

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Jan 12, 2020
How To Keep a Doubles Game from Dragging
358

Brian explains how to keep a doubles game from dragging on and keep the points spirited and the games moving in a comfortable flow.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 150

1.  Buy a Can of 4 Tennis Balls

2. Keep the Warm Up Under 10 Minutes

3. FBI

4. No Ad Scoring

5. Coman Tiebreakers

6. Keep The Server Happy

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Jan 11, 2020
If You Could Pick One Shot From Roger Federer's Game For Your Game. What Would It Be?
326

Fantasy Tennis.  Install one shot or aspect from Roger Federer's game into your own game.

EPISODE 149

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Jan 10, 2020
How Your Tennis Rating Can Be a Bad Thing?
585

Brian explains the purpose of the Tennis Rating Systems and how they can be a negative for your tennis game.

1. Define a Tennis Rating

2. History of Ratings

3. Types of Ratings.

4. Purpose of Ratings

5. Flaws of Tennis Ratings.

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How to Find Your Tennis Rating:  TennisRecord.com, Universal Tennis Rating, World Tennis Number (starting in 2020)

Jan 09, 2020
How To Handle Your Tennis Partner's Excuses
320

Brian gives practical advice for the spiraling excuses and negativity from your tennis partner.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 147

1. Don't Feed The Beast

2. Acknowledge with Okay

3. Refocus

4. ZipIt.com

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Jan 08, 2020
What To Do If Your New Year's Resolution Is a Failure?
339

Eighty percent of people quit their New Year's Resolution by Jan 12th.  If you like finishing everything first then maybe you need a new resolution or yours was too easy.   Brian gives some helpful advice to challenge yourself while keeping things attainable.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 146

1. Take on a smaller goal.

2. Keep going. Forgive yourself if you fail.

3. Get granular within that goal.

4. Focus on the next 5 minutes.

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Jan 07, 2020
How To Play Tennis With Your Girlfriend
444

Brian explains the do's and don't's of playing tennis with your girlfriend.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 145

3 Scenarios for Playing Tennis With Your Girlfriend

1.  You are better than her.

2. You are the same level tennis players.

3.  Your Girlfriend is Better Than You

How to understands the social hierarchy in tennis.

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Jan 06, 2020
Why Is The Sweet Spot So Important in Tennis?
376

Brian's explains how the ball contact with the strings is so important to your tennis game.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 144

Features that Affect The Sweet Spot

1.  Racquet Face Size

2. Racquet Weight

3. Racquet Design

4.  Racquet Feel

Also check out the related episode #10 on String Tension to learn more about the sweet spot.

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Jan 05, 2020
When Is The Right Time To Play a Let?
538

Brian explains how to use a let with in the rules and good etiquette.

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Jan 04, 2020
What is the Difference Between a TieBreaker and a Super Tiebreaker?
419

Brian explains the difference between Tiebreakers including:  TieBreakers, Super Tiebreakers, Match Tiebreakers and Coman Tiebreakers.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 142

1.  Tie Breaker Invented

2. Super Tiebreaker aka Match Tiebreaker

3. Coman Tiebreaker

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Jan 03, 2020
How To Play No Ad Scoring In Tennis
374

Brian explains the difference in No Ad and Ad Scoring in tennis and why you when No Ad Scoring is used.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 141

1.  Definition of No Ad Scoring

2.  When and Where Is It Used?

3.  Why Is It Helpful?

4.  ATP Implements No Ad Scoring in Doubles?

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Jan 02, 2020
Your 2020 Tennis Lesson Model: Perfektion vs Direction
357

Brian explains the value of direction for your 2020 tennis game.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 140

1. Don't be so hard on yourself.

2. Reframe Your Day

3. Each Day You Are Getting Better

4. Give Your Opponent Credit

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Jan 01, 2020
How To Hit 100 Tennis Balls In a Row For Your New Year's Resolution?
305

Brian gives you a New Years Resolution that will make you feel good about your 2020 tennis game.

A Resolution that is packed with benefits you can accomplish in one tennis session.

1.   Find 30-45 minutes of time by yourself or with a compatible tennis player.

2.  Find a Tennis Wall

3.  Find a Tennis Court

4.  Start slow and in the short court.

5.  Ease backwards as your feel confident.

6.  Be cooperative not competitive.

7.  By yourself on the wall is 100 shots

8.  Playing with a friend 50 balls each.

9.  Don't stop until you reach 100

10.  Good luck and have fun.

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Dec 31, 2019
How To Lead Your Tennis Class With Your Best Players
315

Brian explains why teaching up to the best players works the best in group tennis lessons programs.

Qualify your classes as much as you can and having the following assets built into the class.

1. Team Captain

2. Pack Leaders

3. Rising Cream

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Dec 30, 2019
How Do YouTube Instructional Videos Fail Tennis Players?
485

Brian reveals the challenge with dissecting the right tennis instruction for your game on YouTube.

1.   It's unfocused.

2.  It's over complicated

3.  It's unrealistic

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Dec 29, 2019
How To Develop Efficiency In Your Tennis Game
480

Brian gives tips for developing efficiency in your tennis swing to maximize your power while saving critical energy levels.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 136

1.  Hit with Red and Orange Tennis Balls

2.  Swing smoothly with minimal effort.

3.  Notice instead of judge

4.  Install this system in your warm up.

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Dec 28, 2019
How To Start Playing Tennis Without The Excuses.
564

How to overcome yourself and your mindset.  Brian breaks down how to overcome your excuses for not learning how to play tennis in 2020. 

TOP OBJECTIONS FOR NOT PLAYING TENNIS:

1.   I Don't Have The Money.

2.  I Don't Have the Time.

3.  I'm Not Good Enough.

4.  I Tried It Before and I Wasn't Very Good

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Dec 27, 2019
Why Are Teaching Systems Good For Your Tennis Game?
430

Brian explains the values of teaching systems for your game and real world examples of some of the best systems in sports and your life.

1.  Systems Give Your Proper Foundation

2. Systems allow for diagnostic evaluation.

3. Systems you to adapt your game in different circumstances.

4.  Systems are easy to scale and replicate.

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Dec 26, 2019
What Is The Best Tennis Present You Can Give Yourself in 2020?
430

Brian dives into some of the best benefits of self development thru the game of tennis.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 133

1. Connector and Networking.

2. Life Skills

3. Sport of a Lifetime

4. Self Reliance

5. Individual Expression

6. Fun Way To Get or Stay Fit

7.  Never Stop Evolving.

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Dec 25, 2019
What Is Institutionalized Tennis Instruction And Why Is It Bad For Your Tennis Game?
520

Brian's explains what are institutionalized mantra's in tennis instruction.  Where did they come from come from, how long have they been around and why are they bad for your tennis game?

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 132

Top 10 Institutionalized Tennis Lesson Terms

1.  Follow Thru

2. Bend Your Knees 

3. Turn Your Shoulders

4. Watch the Ball

5. You're Late.  

6. You're Early

7. Move Your Feet

8. Snap Your Wrist

9. Spaghetti Arm

10. Get Low

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Dec 24, 2019
Are You Getting "Over Coached" During Your Private Tennis Lesson?
380

Brian defines "over coaching" what it looks and sounds like and how it can negatively effect your tennis game.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 131

1. Is there too much talking during the lesson?

2. Seek a teaching system or methodology

3. Too much lesson multi-tasking?

4. Is there a lesson plan?

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Dec 23, 2019
How To Eliminate Waiter's Tray On Your Serve?
358

Brian explains the phenomenon know as 'Waiter's Tray" on the serve and how to hold the grip to start the process of eliminating the open racquet face.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 130

Check out the "waiters tray" on my Blog or my Instagram page.

Dec 22, 2019
How To Build a Tennis Program People Want to Be A Part Of
408

3 Keys to Happy Tennis Players

1. Offer multiple programs at different levels. 

2. Offer diagnostic services in Private Tennis Lessons. 

3. Include Social Elements into your lessons program and after class.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 129

Tennis Ratings

Email: Brian@Backhand-City.com

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Dec 21, 2019
How To Play Tennis with a Headache
405

Brian give suggestions for playing tennis when you have an unfortunate headache in a tennis match.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 128

1. Drink Water

2. Take More Breaks

3. Eat Skinless Fruit

4. Advil

5. Stop playing

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Dec 20, 2019
The Tennis Excuses You Should Never Tell Your Opponent
527

The Golden Rules for Tennis Players.

Brian reveals the things not to say to an opponent before, during or after a tennis match and the reasons why.

1. I don't feel well today

2. The sun was in my eyes

3. I'm sore from working out earlier

4.  My grip is wet.

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Dec 19, 2019
How High Should You Toss The Tennis Ball On Your Serve?
466

Brian gives some tips on timing and ball toss to determine what is right for you individual tennis game. 1. Ball Toss On Normal Conditions 2. Ball Toss To Suit Your Physical Limitations 3. Ball Toss in Different Weather Conditions. 

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Dec 18, 2019
How Low Should You Hold Your Grip On Your Serve? With IGTV Demo in Show Notes
511

Brian explains where to hold the grip on the serve and the value with each position when serving. Top of Handle - Learning and Control Middle of Handle- Developing Technique Bottom of Handle- Producing Power. 

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Dec 17, 2019
How Far Will You Travel To Play Tennis?
368

Brian shares industry insight and personal experience on how far tennis players travel to play tennis.

1. Regular Game

2. Tennis Programs

3. Tournaments or Events

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Dec 16, 2019
The Value of Remembering The First Time You Played Tennis
352

Brian gives perspective on the value of appreciation and gratitude for the game of tennis.

Find Your Aha Moment / Episode 123

Brian's first experience with tennis was with a wooden tennis racquet and a dead tennis ball struck against a shed in Manheim, PA.

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Dec 15, 2019
How Do You Interpret Your Tennis Match Statistics?
510

Brian explains tennis match charting and how it can help your tennis game and which statistics you should pay the most attention to when analyzing your results.

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SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 122

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Match Trak App

Dec 14, 2019
What Kind of Tennis Game Does Santa Claus Have?
371

Brian breaks down Santa's tennis game from his playing style to a practical scouting report when you go up against him.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 121

Hint:  Don't drink the Egg Nog on changeovers.

Santa is a hacker.

Santa is mentally tough and can play best of 5 sets.

He loves playing at high altitude.

His Gatorade is not surprisingly cookies and milk.

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Dec 13, 2019
How Long Does It Take a Beginner To Learn Tennis?
405

Brian gives his insight, knowledge and first hand experience on how long it takes for a new tennis player to learn the game of tennis.

3 Categories of Beginner Tennis Players:

a. Limited Hand Eye Coordination

b. Average Hand Eye Coordination

c. The Phenom 

Brian explains how his 6 sessions evolve to teach technical, terminology, how to play points and keep score and finally to refinement. 

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Dec 12, 2019
The Misguided Egocentrism of "Playing Up" a Level in Tennis
440

Why does everyone want to play up?  Parents brag about their kids playing in advanced levels.  Recreational players think to get better they need to play more advanced players.  Is it true?  Or is it our culture of achievement.

Cultural Buzz Words: Drive, Grind,  Plug Away, Knock Oneself Out, Play Like a Dog.

Brian gives examples of other sports and areas of life where "playing up" doesn't make sense.

SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 119

Hint: If you insist on playing up never lose more than 3 matches in a row.  Find somebody to beat!

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Dec 11, 2019
10 Reason Pickle Ball Won't Over Take Tennis
589

Pickleball is trending upward over the last decade but how long can it last and why its GDP will never eclipse the sport of tennis.

SHOW NOTES:

1. Balls Last forever.

2. Racquets need no maintenance.

3. Target Audience is Baby Boomers

4.  Court cost are cheap

5.  No service industry within it accept for tournaments.

6.  Consumer data is miniscule.

7.   Limited fan appeal for TV

8.  Points are too short

9.  Playing surface is too small.

10,  Miniature Golf is not an international competition.

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Dec 10, 2019
3 Scenarios Where Pushing the Ball is a Great Idea
393

Brian becomes "a pusher" for a day.  He describes the perfect scenarios for pushing the ball during your match play situations.

1.  Lob / Desperation Situation

2. Block Returns of Power Serves or Overhead Smashes

3. Clean Up Volleys

SHOW NOTES: 

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Dec 09, 2019
How Important Is Tennis Coaching At Any Level?
389

Brian drives home the value of coaching and gives real world examples of it's effect at professional and amateur level tennis including: Naomi Osaka, Sloan Stevens, Twins of Miami, Bobby in Boca.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 116

Group Tennis Lessons in Miami

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Dec 08, 2019
How Many Times Should Your Repeat Instruction During a Tennis Lesson?
393

Brian explains his experience with teaching adults and children tennis.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 115

1. This sport is about repetition including tennis instruction.

2. Understand learning styles and use a combination of styles to resonate with each individual.

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Dec 07, 2019
How Does Cold Weather Effect The Tennis Balls?
360

Brian gives tips on how to play tennis in cold weather with tennis balls and how adapt your playing strategy in this environment.

SHOW NOTES:

Air, Wind, Humidity and Court Surface are all factors when playing with cold tennis balls.

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Dec 06, 2019
Should You Use a Western Grip For Your Forehand?
413

Brian explains who are the ideal candidates for learning a Western grip forehand and how to make the decision that is right for your tennis game.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 113

1.  How old are you?

2. How strong are you?

3. How flexible are you?

4. How much time do you have to practice?

5. How many lessons can you take?

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Dec 05, 2019
4 Valuable Ways for Absorbing Pace on Your Ground Strokes
459

Brian shortens up his swing to show players the art of absorbing pace as a valuable addition to your tennis game.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 112

1.  Absorbing Pace on Drop Shots

2. Absorbing Pace on Lobs

3. Absorbing Pace on Return of Serve

4. Absorbing pace on Directional Changes

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Dec 04, 2019
How To Keep a Tennis Player From Getting Fat Over the Holidays
371

A Practical Guide to keeping your tennis game sharp and your weight down over the holidays.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 111

1. Buy those mini beverages.

2. Eat healthy before you go to the party.

3. Hit against the wall.

4.  Just say no to office parties.

5.  Organize a Tennis Party.

6.  Do a off court warm up and cool down after tennis.

7.  Hang with healthy people.

8.  Drink water and less alcohol.

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Dec 03, 2019
How To Decide To Use a One Handed or Two Handed Backhand for Novice Tennis Players
475

Brian explains the value of grip changes from forehand to one handed backhand groundstrokes to help you decide which grip is right for you when you are learning tennis.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 110

1.  What is your physical make up?

2.  How much time do you want to devote to tennis?

3.  Practicing Grip Changes

4.  Understanding Non Dominant Hand

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Dec 02, 2019
How Long Should You Go In Between Tennis Lessons?
367

Brian gives tennis players guidelines on how often you should play with your tennis coach along with value added services.

Value Added Services:

Game Arranging

Match Charting/Stats

Video Analysis

Baseline Fitness Test / Beep Test

Free Podcast / Blog


Dec 01, 2019
7 Tips for Having More Fun On The Tennis Court
355

Brian keeps it fresh with tips on how to mix in fun during your practice sessions as you are developing your tennis game.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 108

Tip 1:  Play Tiebreakers with a Small Wager

Tip 2: Play for Bonus points.

Tip 3: Shot of the Day Award

Tip 4: Team Competition

Tip 5: Do Cooperative Drills

Tip 6: Hit It In the Teaching Basket Win a Beer

Tip 7: Students Choice Drill

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Nov 30, 2019
How Many Tennis Puns Can I Execute in One Podcast Episode?
657

Brian executes 9 minutes of "puns" for tennis players.  Let's see which ones you like and hate.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 107

We Love Puns.com


Nov 29, 2019
How Many Tennis Balls Do You Hit In a One Hour Tennis Lesson?
399

Brian breaks down the data how to get a productive workout on the practice court using digital activity tracking devices or old school pen and paper.

SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 107

Activity Trackers:  Apps, Hardware and Old School Pen and Paper

Brian's blog version of this episode with all of the details including the activity tracker products and services.


Nov 28, 2019
How To Develop a Playing Style for Your Tennis Game
375

What is your playing style?  Brian explores the important of developing a playing style based on your tennis skills and personality type.

1.  All Court

2. Serve and Volley

3. Aggressive Baseliner

4. Defensive Player

SHOW NOTES:

Personality Test

Video Samples of Playing Style

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Nov 27, 2019
Installing Your Serve and Return Game
575

Spending time installing you serve and return game is crucial for your development as a tennis player.  Brian bring some practice habits and discipline to keeping these important aspects of your tennis game sharp.

Tip 1: Find a reliable serve you can convert at 80% of you swing capacity.  Brian loves the T ball serve on the Deuce court.

Tip 2: Practice Returns from Neutral and Back Return Positions 80% of your practice session.  

Tip 3: Use inside the baseline returns at chest height around 20% of your practice session.

SHOW NOTES / DAILY TENNIS EPISODE 104

TOP ATP RETURNERS

PLAYER TENDENCIES / SERVE & RETURN


Nov 26, 2019
Isn't Hitting Cross Court Super Boring?
463

Brian explains there is no better way to develop a winning strategy than hitting cross court.

Benefits to Hitting Cross Court

1.  Net is lowest in the middle.

2. Court area is largest and longest from corner to corner..

3. Easier to hit without directional change.

4. Notice the court slope especially profound on hard courts.

5. Become solid in crunch time with an effective and consistent cross court playing style.

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Nov 25, 2019
My Cat Is a Great Athlete But He Isn't Making It On The Pro Tour
449

Ball striking is the key to your improvement.  Let's begin improving this with practice with purpose.

SHOW NOTES / Episode 102

1.  Warm up focusing on hitting the sweet spot 10 times in a row.

2. Focus on the kinesthetics of your swing.

3. Notice the how the ball sounds when you hit it with maximum efficiency.

4. Practice with purpose and use the stages of swing accelerations Brian recommends.

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Nov 24, 2019
What Habits Can You Learn From Professional Tennis Players To Help Your Own Game?
447

Brian breaks down the discipline of world class tennis players and how they can translate to your tennis game.

SHOW NOTES:  Daily Episode 101

1. Improved Ball Striking and Refinement

2. Practice More Cross Court Rallies

3. Install Service and Return Strategy

4. Develop a Playing Style

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Nov 23, 2019
What Are The Three "Gears" for Tennis Players?
425

Brian explains the three gears of tennis players and how to know which one suits you the most and how much to practice in each gear.

SHOW NOTES/ EPISODE 100

1.  Defense-get the ball back at all costs.

2. Neutral-consistent and probing and cross court.

3. Offense- power and directional change.

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Nov 22, 2019
How Can Tennis Players Deal With Inclement Weather?
444

You can't control the weather. But you can certainly plan for it. Reduce the chance of your tennis game getting interrupted by Mother Nature with this advice from Brian.

EPISODE 99 / SHOW NOTES:

1. Temperature effects the ball and your body.  Be prepared for the difference.

2. Wind effects the ball and your body differently in cold weather.

3. Autumn sun is lowest this time of year so be prepared with the proper head gear to cope with glare.

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Nov 21, 2019
How Do The Rankings Work in Professional Tennis?
467

Brian breaks down how players get ranking and which tournaments are worth more than others. As well as how touring pro's make up the schedule every new tennis season.

ATP Points Breakdown:

Grand Slams 2000 points (Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, Australian Open)

Master Series 1000 points (Miami Open, Indian Wells etc)

Master Series 500 (Mexican Open, Swiss Open)

Master Series 250 (Delray Beach Open)

ITF Tournaments:

Challengers

Futures

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Nov 20, 2019
What is a Grand Slam and Who Has The Most in Tennis?
525

Brian explains what a Grand Slam is and which players have the most and significant records in all the the major tennis tournaments around the world.

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Top 5 All Time Grand Slam Winners in Tennis

Men's All Time List

Roger Federer 20

Rafael Nadal 19

Novak Djokovic 16

Pete Sampras 14

Roy Emerson 12

Women's All Time List

Margaret Court 24

Serena Williams 23

Steffi Graf 22

Helen Wils Moody 19

Chris Evert 18

Martina Navratilova 18


Nov 19, 2019
When Is A Good Time to Test a Demo Racquet?
349

Brian' gives you a guide for testing demo racquets.

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Shout out to Julio at Under Ground Tennis Movement in LA for the show idea.  Nice tip!

Tennis Plaza Demo Program - 4 Racquets for up to 7 Days

All About Tennis in AZ- 3 Racquets for up to 30 days

Tennis Warehouse - 3 Racquets for up to 7 days

Mason's Tennis on E. 53rd Street in NYC btw Park and Madison Avenue


Nov 18, 2019
What's The Difference Between a Head Pro vs Director of Tennis?
271

Brian explains the working hierarchy of tennis department at most tennis clubs.

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Nov 17, 2019
Can You Play Tennis on a Basketball Court?
310

Life without a tennis net?  In places with finite tennis court availability Brian get's creative by teaching tennis on a basketball court.

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Tennis Lesson on a Basketball Court in NYC.

Wood vs Asphalt

Indoor vs Outdoor

Temporary Nets

Pickle Ball on Basketball Courts

Nov 16, 2019
7 Things You Can Do As You Wait For Your Tennis Court?
388

Brian gives some advice on making the most of your time as your wait for you tennis court to open up.

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7 Things You Can Do Before You Play Tennis

1. Elastic Bands to Warm up Joints and Muscles

2. Hand Eye Coordination Drills

3. Footwork Exercises

4. Establish a Daily Goal

5. Hit Against the Wall

6. Get Your Gear Organized

7. Have a snack to keep your energy level at the optimal level.

Nov 15, 2019
360 Degree Tennis Lesson
397

There are no two shots that are alike. Variables are different everyday when you play tennis. So how can you train your game to adapt to variables when they pop up in your tennis matches?  Brian explains 360 degree tennis lesson.

SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 92

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Nov 14, 2019
Can You Hit 20 Balls in a Row within Your First 20 Minutes of Class?
424

Brian sets the standard for his Beginner tennis lesson series in Miami, Florida by challenging himself and his students to play with consistency within 20 minutes of stepping on his tennis court for the first time.

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SHOW NOTES:

To find tennis lessons in your city. Type into Google: "tennis lessons near me"  or "tennis lessons miami" or "tennis lessons and your city".

Look for clubs with online registration or tennis clubs or pro's that pick up the phone or get back to you in timely manner.

Nov 13, 2019
Alternative Ways To Learning Tennis
450

The ever growing marketplace of online courses gives consumers more options than ever for learning tennis.  Brian explains the landscape of options available to tennis players and the difference between online course and academies.

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EPISODE 90 SHOW NOTES:

Feel Tennis is the best tennis instruction on the web.

Tennis Player.net is the pioneer in online tennis instruction with founder John Yandell who offers a subscription service.

Tennis Evolution is great at teaching the serve and adding power to your game with former touring professional Jeff Salzenstein.

Essential Tennis is super passionate and offers online products and In Person events

Fuzzy Yellow Balls all time best course featuring doubles legends Bob and Mike Bryan.

Master Class with Serena Williams course offers a lot of cliche terminology and slow motion footage but superficial insight on how to improve your game.

Online Tennis Instruction aggressive marketer specializes in technical development and data supported insight to help your game.

Udemy with Andre Agassi is a superficial course about Andre's playing philosophy.  Tips were too short and not technical  enough to help players.


Nov 12, 2019
Is It Smart to Use More Than One Tennis Pro?
317

Omni pro approach for tennis players can be a positive approach but it does come with some pitfalls.  Brian breaks it down so you can make the right decision for your tennis game.

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EPISODE 89: SHOW NOTES:

Find a Pro with a Philosophy that resonates with you.

Be wary of pro's that use different terminology and philosophy it can stymie your development.

Hiring pro's while on vacation can be a great way to connect with fresh perspective and grow your tennis community.

Nov 11, 2019
What Is The Best Can of Tennis Balls That You Can Buy?
348

Brian tells you his favorite can of tennis balls and how is students rave about them when he cracks open a new can.

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SHOW NOTES:

Penn Tour Balls on Tennis Express

Video on How Tennis Balls are Made

Wilson Tennis Ball Manufacturing 

Nov 10, 2019
How to Handle a Bad Review on Yelp For Your Tennis Lesson?
534

Not everyone may love you.  Brian's explains how to handle a bad Yelp review for your tennis lesson service.  

McClain's Tennis the All Time King of 5 Star Yelp Reviews for Tennis Coaches.

Tips for Handling a Bad Review:

1. Take a Deep Breath.  

2. Gather Information. Step away from the keyboard!

3. Research the Issue

4. Research the Yelp Writer

5. Issue an one of two types of apologies.

6. Understand the Yelp Audience with the 1/9/90 rule.

Nov 09, 2019
Process vs Outcome. Which is the Best Way To Teach Tennis?
453
In a marketing world where "outcome" reigns king how do tennis pro's "trust the process" to help their students achieve their goals that sold them on their service? SHOW NOTES: Grab your email and enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway.  Sign up on Backhand-City.com Understand how to market your service with features vs outcomes. Have basic bench marks and KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) so you student can see tangible improvement quickly. Price your service according to demand. Build relationship with your value added benefits.
Nov 08, 2019
When To Push Your Tennis Student and Let It Be.
399

Brian explains how to navigate between fun and getting real work done during a tennis lesson.

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Nov 07, 2019
10 Ways Tennis Pro's Can Grow Their Instagram Page
531

Brian gives 10 tips for growing your Instagram page for tennis instructors and tennis players.

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Tips for Growing a Tennis Pro's Instagram Page:

1. Go Live

2. Use IG TV for long form content and tennis tips

3. Use strategic hash tags

4. Three Tennis Photos or Videos Per Day on newsfeed

5. Ten photos or videos on Story

6. Engage within your category

7.  Post and Share user generated content from your students

8. Host a Contest 

9. Use emojis

10.  Use micro influencers in your local area




Nov 06, 2019
Can You Learn From Tennis Coaches under 30?
439

Brian explains the benefits of being a tennis coach starting out in 2019 as compared to previous generations and how he coached when he was younger and compared to present day.

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Nov 05, 2019
"Show Me The Money" or The Meaning?
379

Brian retells the story of the psychology of digging holes and how it brings meaning and direction to the job of coaching tennis.

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Daily Tennis Episode: 83

Nov 04, 2019
LiveBall vs Cardio Tennis. What's the difference?
487

Brian explains the difference between LiveBall and Cardio Tennis and how their paths crossed when the innovators briefly considered merging their ideas.

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SHOW NOTES:

Cardio Tennis.com

LiveBall 

LA LIVEBALL

Underground Tennis Movement

Riviera Country Club 

MIAMI LIVEBALL

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Nov 03, 2019
The Best 3 Books for Tennis Players
423

Brian previews the three most influential books written by tennis players decades apart but with no shortage of impact on the world and the tennis community.

Inner Game of Tennis

Days of Grace / Arthur Ashe

Open by Andre Agassi

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Nov 02, 2019
3 Ways To Fix Your Ball Toss for Your Serve
457

Brian breaks down the ball toss to help improve your serve and become a more reliable and consistent tennis player.

Tip 1: Understand the 3 Hinges

Tip 2: How to Hold the Tennis Ball

Tip 3:  Finding the Apex

Tip 4: Helpful exercises to alleviate bad ball tosses.

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Nov 01, 2019
How Overthinking Kills Your Tennis Game
414

Overthinking can be the enemy of tennis players where confident decision making is paramount.

Tip 1: Frame Your Expectations

Tip 2: Understand Outcomes

Tip 3: Dealing with Micro Failure

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Oct 31, 2019
How Do You Win More Points On Your Service Game?
417

Brian explains the easiest way to accumulate points in you service game.

Tip 1: Increase first serve percentage.

Tip 2: Serve to their Backhand 

Tip 3: Serve Wide to get them on the run

Tip 4: Serve for Predictability.

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Oct 30, 2019
The 3 Truths in Tennis
400

Brian explains the actuality of your tennis game vs your own interpretation.

SHOW NOTES:

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TRUTH 1:  The Score Doesn't Lie

TRUTH 2: Hard Work Beats Talent

TRUTH 3:  There is No Skipping Stages

Oct 29, 2019
How To Get People To Play Tennis With You
298

Brian talks about how to get people to play tennis with you.

SHOW NOTES:

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TIP 1:  Develop a steady serve

TIP 2: Be Consistent and Hit a lot of Balls Back in Play

TIP 3: Understand Scoring

TIP 4: Play with Anyone

TIP 5: Be on Time

TIP 6: Join a Tennis Club

Ps. Can you hear my hungry cat Gypsy at the end of the podcast?


Oct 28, 2019
How To Create a Deeper Confidence in Your Tennis Game?
327

Brian explains the steps to developing deeper self confidence for your tennis game in 3 easy to use steps.

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Oct 27, 2019
What's The Best Way To Get Fair Line Calls in a Tennis Match?
419

Brian's explains the best ways to give and receive fair line calls in a tennis match with some statistical perspective.

SHOW NOTES:

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Oct 26, 2019
How Long Does It Take To Get Good at Tennis?
374

Brian answers one of the most popular questions tennis students have.  How long does it take to get better at tennis?

Oct 25, 2019
"Good Shot" Tennis Pro's: The McDonald's Drive Thru of Tennis Lessons
421

What is a :good shot" tennis pro?  Are you getting the most out of your tennis pro? Brian goes over the signs of tennis pro burn out.

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Season 1.  Episode 72

Oct 24, 2019
Nike vs Adidas: Which Shoe Do Tennis Players Like The Most in 2019?
464

Brian analyzes the big players in the tennis shoe game Nike and Adidas.

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Oct 23, 2019
Is Grunting Good for Your Tennis Game?
400

Is grunting a natural occurrence from hard work? Brian explains the science and sound of the tennis grunting and gives some samples of some of the most famous grunters in tennis.

SHOW NOTES:

A Good Story on Grunting from the Guardian.

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Oct 22, 2019
5 Ways a Tennis Ball Machine Can Help Your Game
479

Ball machines have come a long way over the years.  They are quieter more efficient and a great way to get a workout and work on your technique.  Brain explains how to leverage this tool to help your tennis game.

Show Notes:

The Musical Ball Machine

Oct 21, 2019
Which Tennis Balls Should You Buy? Regular Duty or Extra Felt?
475

Does it matter what kind of tennis balls you buy and why the Women's and Men's Tour use different tennis balls? Brian gives you easy to follow tips on picking the correct type of tennis balls for your game and playing situation.

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Oct 20, 2019
How Hard Is It To Play Professional Tennis for a Living?
440

Brian breaks down the financial budget for being a professional tennis player on the ATP Tour.

SHOW NOTES:

John Isner's Tennis Budget

Prize Money Earnings as of Oct 14, 2019

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Oct 19, 2019
What Will Be the Tennis Trends in 2020?
369

Brian breaks down the trends for the 2020 tennis season.

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SHOW NOTES:

Carbon Fiber

Pantone Colors of 2020 for Tennis Apparel.

Pickle Ball coming to a city near you

D. Medvedev will win a Grand Slam

UTR will do a product redesign.

Tennis Shoes will get lighter.

Season 1. Episode 66



Oct 18, 2019
How to Find The Right Tennis Pro on Google?
428

Brian translates page 1 of google searches when looking for tennis professionals.

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SHOW NOTES:

PlayYourCourt.com

Oct 17, 2019
How To Get Your First Job Teaching Tennis?
552

Brian gives a road map to young and aspiring teaching pro's who want to start a career in tennis.

Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway

Tennis Certifications: USPTA and Professional Tennis Registry

Lets Play Tennis.com

USTA Tournaments and Leagues

Blog: Backhand-City.com

Oct 16, 2019
Peloton or Soul Cycle? Which Indoor Exercise Bike is Best for Tennis Players.
489

Brian analyzes indoor exercise bikes for tennis players. Which one is right for your tennis game and budget?

Find Your Aha Moment: Season 1. Episode 63

Correction: Peloton full kit is $2,900 not $29k


Oct 15, 2019
Where is the Best Place to Buy a Tennis Racquet? And the Worst?
420

Brian breaks down the different places to buy a tennis racquet and which place you should never buy a tennis racquet.

Online Tennis Stores:

Tennis-Warehouse.com, Tennis Express, Midwest Sports and Tennis Plaza. in Miami, Tennis Anyone in Boca Raton.

No Go! (Dicks Sporting Goods) plus bonus tip if you ended up buying one there!

Oct 14, 2019
The 20-Minute Tennis Workout
304

In the final and 13th installment of XIII Commandments of a Tennis Coach Brian tells you how to keep your game sharp 20 minutes at a time.

Oct 13, 2019
How to Deal With Tennis Industry Pundits?
416

Tennis Lesson Service Providers feel the pressure to "grow the game". Commandment XII of 13 Commandments of Tennis Coach is about industry culture and helping the local tennis pro put national marketing initiatives into perspective and help your bottom line grow..

Episode 60 of our Daily Tennis Podcast

Oct 12, 2019
What is "World Class" Tennis Instruction?
391

Brian pulls back the curtain on the realities of "world class" service in the tennis industry in Commandment X1 in 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach.

Episode 59

Oct 11, 2019
What's the Top 4 Dumbest Things Tennis Instructors Say?
421

Institutionalized tennis instruction is rampant in the tennis industry.  It's so profound the consumer doesn't even realize how bad it is.  Brian tells you how to listen for it around your local tennis courts.

This is X (10) of a 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach.

Oct 10, 2019
Casanova Syndrome. Are Tennis Pro's Flirts?
280

Commandment IX

Is your tennis pro a flirt?  Evolutionary psychology describes flirting as innate behavior as a process of natural selection.  Brian describes the five types of flirtatious behavior and where to draw the line on the practice court.

Five Types of Flirting

1.  Traditional

2. Physical

3. Sincere

4. Playful

5. Polite

Oct 09, 2019
How To Get Extra Value Out of Your Tennis Lessons
312

Brian explains how he adds value to his tennis lesson offerings to differentiate himself from the competition and help his students reach their goals faster.

Oct 08, 2019
Who Are the Real Tennis Professionals?
266

Brian talks about Commandment VII.  What does it mean to be a professional in your field?  How can you identify unprofessionalism in the tennis industry.

Oct 07, 2019
Who's Got Bug Spray?
373

Have a Plan B.

Commandment VI of 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach.

Have a contingency plan. Brian explains the importance of planning for the unexpected for tennis players and coaches.

Oct 06, 2019
Playing Tennis With a Clock in Your Head
328
Commandment V. 2 Minute Warning! Brian explains the benefit of practice with purpose.
Oct 05, 2019
Why Isn't Your Student Listening To Any of Your Tennis Instruction?
322

Commandant #4 of XIII Commandments of a Tennis Coach deals with understanding the individual learning styles of your class and how to relate to each player as well as the group at the same time.

To Find Out Your Learning Style Check out the episodes below:

SOCIAL LEARNERS

SOLO LEARNERS

JOHN MCENROE LEARNERS

AUDITORY LEARNERS

TACTILE LEARNERS

VERBAL LEARNERS

VISUAL LEARNERS

Oct 04, 2019
Hey You! Part 3 of XIII Commandments of a Tennis Coach.
267

In Commandment III, Brian explains the importance of connecting with new tennis student on their first day of tennis class and how he and his staff assimilated new customers.

Oct 03, 2019
Commandment II: Who's the "Bell Cow" In Your Tennis Class?
269

Commandment 2 of 13.  The importance of understanding student hierarchy in a collaborative teaching environment.   Brian explains how he integrates Bell Cow theory in his group tennis classes.

The earliest archeological evidence of bell cows was discovered 5000 years ago in Neolithic China during the Iron Age..

Oct 02, 2019
Pobody is Nerfect! XIII Commandments of a Tennis Coach: Part 1.
283

When you step on Brian Lutz' tennis court as a student you get what he calls the 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach.  It's a value system Inspired by Bill Parcel's 11 Commandments of a Quarterback which as of course inspired from the Bible.  Like the original commandments coaches and players must remember that you will never achieve the perfection of execution of the commandments but you can use them as a guideline and system check when the wheels fall off your lesson plan or tennis game.

This is part 1 of a 13 episode podcast series of Brian's XIII commandments of a Tennis Coach.


Oct 01, 2019
Mimicry is Great If You Know How To Use It
393
Brian explains the one under practiced aspect of your game that you could use to improve.  A practical way to learn from watching ATP Professionals. Best Return of Servers in the Wo
Sep 30, 2019
Forget Yellow and Get Mellow
305

Brian explains how to get over bad days on the tennis court and get your tennis game back.

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Sep 29, 2019
Is YouTube Good For Your Tennis Game?
280

Brian explains what it would take for you to hit a forehand like Federer and Nadal from watching YouTube.

Sep 28, 2019
How Many Goals Should You Accomplish In A 1-Hour Tennis Lesson?
341

Brian helps you establish private tennis lessons goals to get the most value out of your hour on court with your pro.

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Sep 27, 2019
How Do You Win Quick Points with Your Serve?
365

Brian gives advanced level players 3.5 and above a tip for winning quick points on your serve.

Sep 26, 2019
50 Ball Tennis Challenge
302

Tennis takes discipline and consistency.  Brian shows you how to develop consistency for your tennis game with the 50 ball challenge.

Sep 25, 2019
How To Play Tennis Like Dr. Phil?
338

Trusting your feelings is a big part of decision making process when you are playing tennis.  Brian explains how to trust your gut and avoid overthinking your tennis game.

Check out Dr. Phil playing tennis (sort of).

Sep 24, 2019
Boss Talk. Gender Communication in the Workplace.
347
Brian talks workplace hierarchy inside a tennis company and how to communicate with men and women differently yet effectively in the workplace..
Sep 23, 2019
What is the Player Payout for the Laver Cup?
284

How much do the best players in the world get paid for competing in the Laver Cup?  Brian reveals the player compensation package on Find Your Aha Moment.

2019 LAVER CUP

TEAM EUROPE: Rafa Nadal (2), Roger Federer (3), Dominic Thiem (5) Alex Zverev (6), Stefanos Tsitsipas (7), Fabio Fognini (11). Captain: Bjorn Borg

TEAM WORLD: John Isner (20), Milos Raonic (24), Nick Kyrgios (27), Taylor Fritz (30), Denis Shapovalov (33), Jack Sock (210) Captain: John McEnroe

Sep 22, 2019
What to Look for in Finding a Good Doubles Partner?
326

Brian gives very specific tips on finding a good doubles partner for your next tennis match.

Sep 21, 2019
4 Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
326

Waking up early and going to sleep late create challenges for exhausted tennis professionals.  Brian's give 4 tips for helping your fall asleep efficiently to get a good nights rest.

4 Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

Sep 20, 2019
Can You Call Your Own Serve Out?
289

Brian reviews how the "Tennis Code of Conduct" works for calling your own serve out if your opponent has made a blatant line call error.

Sep 19, 2019
How I Lost 38 Straight Tennis Matches
331

Brian survives a 38 match losing streak coaching a HS Girls Tennis Team in NYC.  Find out how he created an action plan to change the school culture and develop rewarding tennis experience for himself and his players.

Sep 18, 2019
How Many Doubles Faults Do The Pro's Serve?
439

How does your second serve conversion compare to touring professionals?  And what is a good mind set for reducing double faults and improving the confidence in your second serve?

Sep 17, 2019
What is a Good First Serve Percentage For Your Tennis Game?
307

Brian compares first serving percentage for some of the best tennis players in the world and explains what a good serving percentage is for your tennis game.

Sep 16, 2019
Aim at Nothing and You Will Hit It Every Time
283

Brian talks about the importance of taking action in life and your tennis game and how it relates to self fulfilling prophecies.

Sep 15, 2019
Is There A Right Way to Play Tennis?
242

Brian explores the way tennis players look at efficiency when it comes to playing and improving your game.

Sep 14, 2019
Is ESPN.com Tennis Page Too Liberal?
359

Brian deciphers ESPN.com editorial decisions on the tennis page after the newly released tennis ratings for the 2019 US Open.

Sep 13, 2019
How To Teach Tennis To Super Rich People?
349

Brian reveals the secrets to teaching his uber wealthy tennis students in the Hamptons.  His wealthy clients included: Stephen Ross (Miami Dolphins Owner and Related Company). Jorge Perez (Related), Leon Black (Apollo Advisers), Henry Silverman (Cendant), Andrew Farkas (Island Capital), Ian Schrager (Studio 54), Henry Kravis (Private Equity), Carl Ichan (Investor), Liz Robbins (Lobbyist) and many more.

Sep 12, 2019
My 9/11 Story
286

Brian recalls his 9/11 story living in NYC as a Tennis Professional.  

Sep 11, 2019
Where Can You Play Tennis in Miami and Not Wait for a Court?
206

Brian reveals the best place to play tennis in Miami and not wait for the tennis court.

Sep 10, 2019
How Much Should You Pay for Private Tennis Lessons?
266

Brian goes into details about how to go about investing in Private Tennis Lessons to suit you needs.


Sep 09, 2019
5 Things I Learned Teaching Tennis in NYC
315

If you can make it there you can make it anywhere.  Brian talks about how he became a better person and tennis coach teaching tennis in the Big Apple. #nyctennis

Sep 08, 2019
Are Semi-Private Tennis Lesson Still Relevant?
251

Brian explains the history of the Semi-Private Tennis lesson and why it's a well meaning but outdated service.

Sep 07, 2019
Do You Know the Difference between Strategies vs Tactics?
303

Strategies vs Tactics are often confused and used interchangeably. Brian explains the difference and how you can use strategies and tactics on the tennis court by understanding the tennis court dimensions.

Sep 06, 2019
Are You A Social Tennis Learner?
275

Extroverts welcomed!  If you are a social learner and live in the City of Miami you have come to the right place.  We offer Group Tennis Lessons for Adults in Coconut Grove every Monday and Tuesday night starting at 7:30pm.

Brian explains the trifecta of benefits for social tennis learners.

Sep 05, 2019
Are you a Solo Learner on the Tennis Court?
254
Are you introspective? Not everyone falls into this category of learning style.  In fact, it takes certain personality type to learn tennis this way. Brian explains the value and benefits of Solitary Tennis Learners and how you can use aspects of this learning style to improve your own tennis game.
Sep 04, 2019
John McEnroe Learners
308

"Feel Learners" also known as Kinesthetic Learnings.  We all have some level of kinesthetic learning but some have more than others.  Brian's explains what to look for when learning tennis this way and what types of people fall into this category.

John McEnroe was the ultimate Kinesthetic Learner.  His legendary feel made him the ultimate example of someone who dives into a task head first to experience how to play a sport like tennis.  Learn by experience and utilize on court trial and error to improve your tennis game.


Sep 03, 2019
How To Use Your Ears to Get Better at Tennis
348

Mnemonic learning for tennis players.  Brian gives samples of how he discovered auditory learning skills to help his own game and help tennis students develop their own tennis game with an auditory learning system.

Sep 02, 2019
These Are The Best Tennis Learners on Plant Earth
273

Tactile learners are the best tennis students!  Who are these people and how do they do ti?  What can you take from this learning style to ramp up your learning curve and improve your tennis game?

Sep 01, 2019
Are you a Verbal Tennis Learner?
298

Brian explains how Verbal Learners thrive and the dangers of too much technical talk to over complicate your development on the tennis court.

Aug 31, 2019
Are You a Visual Tennis Learner?
319

The first installment of a 7 Part Series on learning styles for tennis players.

Brian's explains the value and pitfalls of being a Visual Learner. and what kind of people fall into this category.  


Aug 30, 2019
Were Tennis Balls Always Optic Yellow?
351

Brian explains the history of color with tennis balls and what tennis ball is right for your tennis game.

Brian's Favorite Tennis Balls

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Aug 29, 2019
Are Green Dot Tennis Balls Right for Your Game?
243

Green dot tennis balls are at 75% weight capacity of a regular tennis ball.  What does this mean for your tennis game?  Brian explains how to use green dot tennis balls for your all court tennis game.

Buy Green dot tennis balls here at Tennis Warehouse

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Aug 28, 2019
Get ready for fun! Are You Ready to Play with Orange Dot Tennis Balls?
399

Orange dot tennis balls.  Once you play with them tennis students find they are a lot of fun!

Brian's explains the different ways tennis players use orange tennis balls in tennis and other racquet sports and how they are a great way to fast track the improvement of your tennis game..

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Buy Orange Dot Tennis Balls at Tennis Plaza or Target.

Aug 27, 2019
What's With These Red Tennis Balls?
295

Brian explains the difference between foam and felt tennis balls and which are right for the recreational tennis player.

You can buy red felt tennis balls at Amazon, Target, Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Express and Tennis Plaza.

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Aug 27, 2019
Do Vibration Dampeners Work?
371

Which pro's use vibration dampeners? Brian explores the different kinds of vibration dampeners on the marketplace and what they do for your tennis game.

Aug 20, 2019
Does your tennis racquet slip out of your hand too much?
335

Brian focuses on over grip options to help you play better and show off your tennis swag. 

Aug 19, 2019
What String and Tension is Right for Your Tennis Game?
549

Which string and tension should I use in my tennis racquet?  Brian's helps you find the right choice for your individual playing style.

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Aug 18, 2019
Tips for Buying a Tennis Racquet That is Right for You.
488

Tips for the newbie or lapsed tennis player in the market for a new tennis racquet.  Brian gives advice on what features to look for how to know what is right for you.

Aug 17, 2019
The Best and Worst Places to Play Tennis in Miami
484

Brian reviews the places to play tennis in Miami including Private Clubs, Public Facilities and Commercial Operations.

Brian's Blog Review of U of M Tennis Courts.

Google: "Find a Tennis Court Near Me" for more details.

Aug 16, 2019
The Art of Getting Better at Tennis
808

Is your game a reliable Toyota Camry or Formula One high performance sports car?  I dive into the danger of comparison of watching tennis videos on YouTube and the natural desire to compare yourself to other tennis players.

Backhand City Blog Story: 3 Part Analysis of Progression Based Learning for Beginners

Online Course: Complete Tennis Players

Brian's Group Lessons in Miami.

Private Tennis Lessons with Brian or another pro.

Aug 09, 2019
What Did Tennis Fans Think of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium?
582

The 2019 Miami Open was one of the most intriguing years of the tournament's long history.  How would a tennis tournament look in the parking lot of a football stadium after decades in Crandon Park?  Did fans like the experience? We release the Survey Results from this year's Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium.

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Jul 26, 2019
Staring at the Scoreboard Won't Help You Win
967

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Scoreboard pressure on and off the tennis court.  How does the modern American deal with the pressure to achieve at work, play and social status. 

Brian talks about the system and process that are necessary to help you reach your goals and how the tennis industry is underserved using effective models to achieve success on the tennis court.  Which industries are thriving and how can you replicate successful models to work for you? Find out in this episode of Find Your Aha Moment.

13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach

Jul 18, 2019
What to expect your first week as a newbie tennis player.
245

You've decided you want to learn tennis.  Or you are a lapsed player that wants to get back into tennis after years away..  Are you nervous? Wondering where to start? Brian guides you thru the process to help you make the most out of your first week back on the tennis court.

Tennis Lesson Resources:

20/20 Beginner Tennis Lessons on Backhand City

Private Tennis Lessons

#WannaBeStartingSomething

Jul 09, 2019
How Can You Win Coming in Second?
307

Innovation vs Copycats.  Brian dives into the art of replication to define your success on and off the tennis court.  Learn how sometimes it's better to come in second than first in sports and business.


Jul 08, 2019
One on One Interview with Rafael Nadal
426

Brian Lutz goes one on one with Rafael Nadal before the Miami Open.

Jul 02, 2019
5 Clues Your Tennis Pro Sucks
468

The Pareto Effect strikes again!

Who are the 20% of tennis pro's who do 80% of the output of tennis lessons in your city?  There is a lot of bad tennis instruction that consumers aren't aware of.  How did this happen?  More importantly, how do you keep it from happening to you before it's too late?

Brian Lutz /  Backhand City

Jun 26, 2019