Today, I'm very pleased to introduce an exciting new monthly feature on TennisOne, The Cutting Edge video series by Heath Waters.
The Cutting Edge video series is the latest chapter in TennisOne's pioneering effort to use the hyperlinking, multi-media, interactive nature of the web for the world's premier tennis instruction site. For those who want to exercise the power of the web right now, you can skip my introduction and click on the photo below to see a sample of Heath's
simultaneous video analysis of the game's greatest players.
Are you back? Using the quaint notion of words and photos on a page, I'll try to explain: The Cutting Edge is a video instruction series using no words – at least on the web page. You simply click on this Flash video (supported by 97% of all browsers), watch and listen, while Heath Waters shows you precisely the biomechanical principles and strokes of the game's top players—and how, step-by-step, you can begin to apply them to your own game.
His first article in the series, “The Millenium Forehand, Preparation,” illustrates perfectly what a powerful new learning tool Heath has developed using his Pronalysis video technology and his ACE teaching system. Through analyzing the biggest forehands in tennis today, those of Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin, and Juan Carlos Ferrero, Heath separates the idiosyncrasies of their strokes from the common reference points that should become the focus of your visualization and muscle-memory application.
Common reference points you can carry onto the court
Heath Waters and the Evolution of the Cutting Edge Series
We're proud of all our writers and editors, who are among the world's best tennis thinkers and coaches. But today let me take a few moments to tell you about Heath Waters and how The Cutting Edge series represents the combination of the industry's most sophisticated video analysis with Heath's extraordinary teaching and analytical powers.
Heath Waters Coaching Lindsay Lee-Waters
Heath has been coaching full time on the professional men's and women's tennis tour for the past seven years. Heath currently coaches his wife Lindsay Lee-Waters, ranked in the top 100 in the world (former number 33), and 20 year old Ashley Harkleroad, formerly ranked 39 in the world. During her years on the tour, Lindsay has defeated 6 players ranked in the top 10 in the world.
Before coaching on the tour, Heath owned and operated one of the largest tennis academies in the world, ACE Tennis Academy based in Atlanta, Georgia. ACE Academy encompassed 8 locations in four states across the southern U.S. Between 1996-2000 Heath's private students won over 20 national and international titles. In the last five years Heath's students have won over 10 professional tour titles on the ITF Professional Circuit. Heath is now excited to share with the world his secrets to his success by releasing his new tennis instructional website virtualtennisacademy.com.
So enjoy Heath's first Cutting Edge piece, a 15 minute instructional video. You can always bookmark (“Add to Favorites” link at top of each page) each piece in your own My TennisOne account area. Over the coming year, you could accumulate 1-2 hours of interactive video instruction from one of the game's best coaches.
Thank you again for your support of TennisOne, and I hope you enjoy and benefit from this exciting new series.
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The Cutting Edge Series - Forehand Preparation
The Cutting Edge video series is the latest chapter in TennisOne's pioneering effort to use the hyperlinking, multi-media, interactive nature of the web for the world's premier tennis instruction site. Watch and listen, while Heath Waters shows you precisely the biomechanical principles and strokes of the game's top players—and how, step-by-step, you can begin to apply them to your own game.
Click here to listen to Heath Waters' introduction to this article.
Teaching Tennis to Younger Kids, Part 2
More from David Brouwer on the philosophy and techniques of teaching tennis to "little stars," children four to six years old. David shares a few more of his favorite warm up games and discusses the importance of using the proper equipment when teaching children this age. Overall, the emphasis here is keeping things fun!
Wimbledon Preview 2005
TennisOne's fearless prognosticator, Joel Drucker, turns his attention to the lush green grass of the All England Club. While Roger Federer is the odds-on favorite to join Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg as the only three-peaters of the last 68 years, the women's field has a wide range of contenders, including favorites Maria Sharapova, Justine Henin-Hardenne, and Serena Williams.
Virtual Tennis Academy
Current professional tour coach, Heath Waters and wife, top 100 and former no. 33 in the world ranked tour player, Lindsay Lee-Waters, are proud to release the first predominantly all streaming video based e-learning tennis instructional website at www.virtualtennisacademy.com
Subscribers will receive personal video tennis instruction directly from Heath and Lindsay as well as mental coaching, sports performance training, and much more from a hand chosen team of experts currently working with professional tennis players on tour. Now anyone in the world, no matter what level, can receive the same world class training the world's best tennis players receive right from the convenience of their own home.
Jeff Greenwald - Fearless Tennis
Feel you're playing tentatively and know that you have greater potential than you're demonstrating in tournaments? This one of a kind, double- CD audio program, FearlessTennnis: The 5 Mental Keys To Unlocking Your Potential, will help you compete with confidence, close out matches and is a great way to get the mental edge en route to a tournament.
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