Congrats to Sarah Jalli for becoming the #2 ranked girl in the US (10 and under girls). We wish her the best and look forward to much more progress in the coming months and years! Keep working hard Sarah!
Among coaches, there has always been a controversy about the forehand loop technique.
Should the stroke for an exact straight line or should it be somewhat circular? From watching many, many, MANY top players, it is clear to me that the motion should be somewhat circular. I have chosen this short video clip to show you Rye Seung Min's forehand from multiple angles. Go to settings, and watch this youtube video using google chrome on the slowest slow motion.
When doing a private lesson, I usually have my student begin with a slight footwork drill for warm-up, consistency, and confidence. After a couple minutes, I’ll usually have him start with serve or serve return for the remainder of the drill. Many of my students are “bummed” when we start the drill with the serve because it “messes up” the drill. Before reading the rest of this article, I want you to watch a very short video of me doing a drill without the serve then doing the drill combining it with a tournament serve.
Paddle Palace Akron Open
USATT Santioned 2-Star Tournament
Dec 11-12, 2015
Title Sponsor: Paddle Palace
Food Sponsor: Subway
Table Sponsor: Butterfly
Facility: The House of the Lord
We would like to thank the 71 players who participated in our weekend tournament playing over 400 matches on 13 tables. We would also like to thank our workers - Blake Cottrell, Ron Arcaro, Sam Dubina, Samson Dubina, Chen Cottrell, Scott Cottrell, and our wonderful photographer Chris Jordan. Tournament photos will be available soon. Check back for updates!