Several New USPTA DVD Titles Available

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 23, 2008 - *Several new USPTA DVD titles available - The United States Professional Tennis Association just released several new DVD titles, including “On Court” shows and several seminars. The instructional DVDs are produced in house by the USPTA’s multimedia department. The latest TV show titles released are:

Think Shots, Not Strokes In this show, USPTA Master Professional Jim Parker demonstrates several drills that will help you prepare for your match by going through shot situations and teaching you the importance of decision making. The best way to improve your shots is through game-based practice.

Secrets of Today’s Serve In this episode, USPTA Master Professional Rick Macci teaches some of his secrets for hitting today’s serve. View a detailed checklist and get helpful insight on the grip, stance, being relaxed, racquet take back, ball toss, the importance of the weight transfer, the elbow position, the kinetic chain, the power position, leg thrust, tucking, hitting up and out, and developing racquet speed. Lastly, learn how to land after hitting the serve.

Ask the Professor In this episode of Ask the Professor, USPTA Master Professional Jack Groppel will answer some of today’s most common tennis questions and provide helpful insight on your development as a player. Regardless of your level of play the excellent explanations and illustrations in this DVD will help you enjoy the game to its fullest.

The latest seminars released are:

Developing a Solid Foundation & Balance and Movement World-renowned coach Nick Bollettieri discusses the importance of developing a solid foundation, especially when coaching children. The seminar also covers performance and movement training.

Control Your Mind To Win Author and coach Anne Smith, Ph.D., discusses the principles and components of the MACH 4 Mental Training System. The components covered are mental, body language, intensity level and language cueing.

Training the Genuine All-court Player Former professional tennis player Todd Martin discusses drills, serves, variety and neutrality, all in the context of training the all-court player.

Developing World-Class Fundamentals for Young Players USPTA Master Professional Nick Saviano defines world-class fundamentals and explains why it’s important to teach these skills very early in a student’s tennis development. He also discusses techniques, tactics and the psychological aspects of tennis.

USPTA Specialty Course Series: A System for Supervision This course is a practical, down-to-earth system for supervising employees at any level of responsibility. Presenter Barbara Fackel teaches skills that can be adapted by new and experienced supervisors, and will assist them in identifying methods to enhance motivation and productivity among employees. Practical situations, examples and case studies will “bring home” to participants the need to use consistent processes and techniques to get the job done effectively through their employees.

Advanced stroke production: Teaching the game in a modern way Stan Oley, USPTA, presents the technical aspects of advanced stroke production by applying new teaching techniques to today’s powerful tennis strokes. This course features drills and progressions for teaching stroke production using a ball machine. All drills were demonstrated using a ball machine. Presentation includes information on how to use and promote ball machine use at a tennis facility.

Technical solutions to tactical problems: How to teach the modern game USPTA Professional Brett Hobden looks at the “big picture,” addressing problems and solutions involved in teaching the modern game. He uses progressions to accelerate learning and focuses individually on receiving and sending the ball. No other tennis-teaching organization produces the volume and quality of instructional DVDs that the USPTA does. The contemporary content incorporates both modern and time-tested tennis techniques. To assure quality, each DVD goes through an intensive review process that includes evaluation by a USPTA Master Professional and two Pro 1 level USPTA tennis-teaching professionals. The DVDs feature lessons by highly qualified USPTA instructors. The instruction is current and correct in order to guarantee a successful lesson. USPTA members can earn education credits by viewing instructional DVDs (half credit for seminars and two credits for specialty courses). Visit for specific pricing and special offers on DVDs and to view more than 100 other USPTA-produced DVD titles, or call 800-877-8248 for more information.


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