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'The All-Court Player' premieres on Tennis Channel

“On Court with USPTA” is the cable TV show produced by the United States Professional Tennis Association. In this episode USPTA Professional 1 Mark Bey demonstrates six key points that make up the all-court player, including the ready position, groundstrokes, transitional footwork and volleys.

In order to be an all-court player one needs to be versatile in all areas of the court, and Bey shows just how to do this in this episode. He focuses on connecting the baseline to the net, the theories and ideas behind it and how the serve and return are integrated. He also discusses the right tools and shots to use at the right time to help increase a player’s chance of winning every point.

Bey directs the CARE Academy program at The Libertyville Club in Libertyville, Ill., which is designed for elite junior tennis players looking to earn top sectional and national rankings. He is certified as a USPTA Professional 1 and was named the 2006 CDTA Junior Tennis Coach of the Year and 2005 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year.

“On Court” is a half-hour instructional show featuring USPTA-certified professionals as guest instructors. The USPTA became the first tennis-teaching organization ever to produce and air an educational television series on playing and teaching tennis on the Tennis Channel in 2003. Since then, more than 59 shows have been produced that provide instruction about technique, strategy and other facets of the game, such as fun and fitness. All production is done in-house, which includes everything from planning and scripting to shooting and editing to graphics and DVD duplication. All episodes of “On Court” are now in high-definition.

Don’t miss out on this episode. Tune in to the Tennis Channel on Saturday, December 26, at 11 a.m. Eastern time to see the show. Visit uspta.com for show times and other “On Court with USPTA” show trailers. Also, all episodes of “On Court with USPTA” and more than 100 other USPTA-produced DVD titles are also available for purchase online at www.usprotennisshop.com.

 

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