In today’s Podcast I’d like to share with you my take on why Rafael Nadal is better than Novak Djokovic now.

 

 

May 18, 2017

Why Rafael Nadal Is Better Than Novak Djokovic Now

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May 11, 2017

Why Novak Djokovic Fired His Team?

In today's Podcast I’d like to share with you my take on why Novak fired his team. Read more...
May 2, 2017

Let Video Analysis Be Your Secret Weapon

Hey, it’s Jeff Salzenstein here, founder of Tennis Evolution, USTA High Performance coach, and former top 100 ATP player, and in today’s Tennis Evolution tips and strategies podcast, we’re going to talk about a very powerful way that you can improve your tennis. Read More...
April 11, 2017

The One Thing You Must Do To Transform Your Tennis

Hey, it’s Jeff Salzenstein here, founder of Tennis Evolution, former top 100 ATP player, and USTA High Performance coach, and today, we’re going to talk about transformation, and, I actually have a question for you: Read more...
April 6, 2017

Focus On The “Finish” To Play Great Tennis

Hi, it’s Jeff Salzenstein, founder of Tennis Evolution, former top 100 ATP player, and USTA High Performance coach. And, welcome to our Tennis Evolution “Tip for The Day.” Now, we’re going to talk about an aspect of the stroke that actually gets very little attention, in my opinion. I actually believe it’s the most important part of the stroke, especially when we’re talking about forehands and backhands, even returns in volleys. Maybe not so much the serve, but this aspect of the stroke is overlooked, not focused on enough, and it’s actually the one thing that many players struggle with. Many players at the recreational level really struggle with this aspect of the stroke. Pros do it well, college players do it well for the most part, but it’s the intermediate level player, sometimes junior players, but definitely adult recreational players, that forget to do this really well. Read more...
April 2, 2017

Why Roger Federer Is The Best Player In The World Right Now

In today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about Roger Federer. Of course, you want to hear about Roger Federer, right? He’s the most popular player in tennis, he’s an absolute icon, a champion for our sport, an amazing ambassador who is contributing to the game in so many ways, and here he is at 35 years old—almost 36 years old, and he’s playing the best tennis in the world. Yes, he is arguably… well, we don’t even have to argue about it. He is number 1 in the world from the beginning of the year, he won the Australian open he won the BNP Paribas Open, and I don’t see the Fed Express slowing down anytime soon. Why? Well, there’s a couple of reasons. Read more...
March 26, 2017

Why You Must Use The Slice Serve In The Deuce Court

Hey, it’s Jeff Salzenstein, founder of Tennis Evolution. Today, I’ve got a powerful tip that I want to share with you. We’re going to talk about the serve. Now, what do you think is one of the most impactful serves that you can hit as a tennis player? Got any clues? Well, I really like the slice serve out wide in the deuce court if you’re a righty. So, here are some reasons why I like this serve. Read More
March 10, 2017

The Buggy Whip Forehand: Rafael Nadal’s Speciality Shot

Now, for today’s tip, I want to talk about a shot that is often shunned by the more conventional tennis coaching community. And you know, I’ve taken a little heat form some coaches in the past for teaching this shot. Many players, many top coaches, and many coaches out there in the world think that the buggy whip forehand, or the reverse forehand, is a shot that should not be taught, and it should be not used, and well, I say bahumba to that. Read More...
March 6, 2017

How To Finish When You Are Nervous

Hey it’s Jeff Salzenstein, founder of Tennis Evolution, USTA High Performance Coach, former top 100 ATP player, and in today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about a tip that I’m going to give you in your forehand. It’s going to make a tremendous difference, and I can relate to what I’m about to share with you, because I struggled with this problem that I had on my forehand even when I was playing on the tour, even when I was playing in the Grand Slams, the biggest tournaments in the world. I had to focus on not making this mistake and actually focus on the specific fundamental to make sure I got my forehand locked in, and it all stand from the nerves that I felt when I play, and I still see this a lot with the players that I work with. In fact, when I’m watching players struggle with their forehand, I see a common theme. Read More
February 26, 2017

Hit The Darn Swinging Volley!

Hi, it’s Jeff Salzenstein, founder of Tennis Evolution, USTA High Performance coach, and former top 100 ATP player, and in today’s Tennis Evolution tips and strategies podcast, we are going to talk about the swinging volley. Yes, the swinging volley: the shot that recreational players are not supposed to use, right? The shot that is banned on all tennis courts all over the world by coaches teaching recreational players. Well, guess what? Today, I’m going to give you permission to use the swinging volley. Read More
February 20, 2017

Serve And Volley – Is It Dead?

Hey, it’s Jeff Salzenstein, founder of Tennis Evolution, USTA High Performance coach, and former top 100 ATP singles and doubles player, and today, I want to talk about serve and volley, and today’s theme is this concept that serve and volley isn’t dead. And there’s been a lot of talk over the years in pro tennis that you just can’t serve and volley and be successful, that the game is too fast, the strings have changed, and guys are more physical, and their groundstrokes are better, and their defensive skills are too good, and you just can’t serve and volley. Read More
February 13, 2017

Andy Murray Mentally Tough

Hi, it’s Jeff here, and today, I want to talk about Andy Murray. Yes, I know Novak Djokovic won the French Open and Andy Murray finished in second, but last week, I was looking at Facebook, as I usually do everyday, just to kind of see what’s going on in the tennis world, and I saw a post, basically challenging Andy Murray, that he was not a mentally tough player, essentially, that he doesn’t come up big in the clutch. And I took notice of that, and was somewhat offended, actually. You know, being a former pro tennis player who clearly didn’t attain the heights of the ranking that I would have wanted to get to in my career, I mean I was a career journey man between a hundred and 200 in the world, but you know, I like to think I was pretty mentally tough.  Read More...