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Best tennis lessons and tennis coaching in Los Angeles!
Best tennis lessons and tennis coaching in Los Angeles!

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Cara, Leah, and Monica celebrate their first tennis class in Marina Del Rey.
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Federer versus Nadal in 5 sets is not just good sports, its good for the industry of tennis. They are at least as memorable in history as Agassi/Sampras and will be viewed on the global stage as even more so. I hope you enjoyed it!
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Probably the oldest tennis tournament in the country, if you haven't been to "The Ojai", you haven't seen tennis! 

No. 13 Stanford Fights Back To Beat No. 19 USC Women In Pac-12 Title Match -Trojans take a 4-2 loss to the Cardinal in Ojai. 
April 20, 2016
OJAI, CALIF. — The No. 19 USC women’s tennis team carried a nine-match win streak into today’s showdown in Ojai. The Pac-12 Championship was on the line, with the No. 19 Women of Troy squaring off against No. 13 Stanford in a battle for the conference crown at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club. USC would craft an early lead, but the Cardinal would work its way into control of this one, finally topping the Trojans 4-2 in a comeback push to claim the 2016 Pac-12 crown. The USC women now hold a 12-5 overall record and will wait to resume team competition once the NCAA Team Championship bracket announcement is made on May 3. Tomorrow marks the start of the Pac-12 Championships, running April 21-24 in Ojai with conference singles and doubles titles up for grabs.
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Choosing a Tennis Coach 
(for competitive students):

~TennisDr encourages everyone to play this lifetime sport for fun and exercise.  Many want an introduction so they feel like they are hitting more precisely and picking up balls less.  Great!

On the other hand, for those bitten by the "Tennis Bug", who   want to be the best they can be--this note is for you!

The “Academy Style” is the most successful way to coach all levels of players because after the main strokes are created, players are matched by level of proficiency, individual skills, and sequences of skills are isolated for repetition and improvement.  
Then all the skill sets are tested under competitive conditions to assess execution under pressure.  

A 10 or 15 point format rather than standard tennis scoring (e.g. love, 15, 30…) is most conducive to tweaking decision making and shot selection during competition.  Longer competition formats also give servers and receivers plenty of time to tinker with execution and strategy against particular peers and their shots.  

Coaching "under fire" provides strategic and/or executional feedback between points like college tennis.  You will quickly notice that tennis practice and tennis competition, pose very
different challenges.  Proper practice, like academic homework, deserves at least twice the minutes of competition.  

The "Academy Style" is used at all the major universities.  College tennis is the only daily competition in which coaching is allowed during a match.  That is why the best tennis coaches in the world are American college tennis coaches.  They must learn to interject strategy and encouragement during natural breaks (30 or 90 seconds!) in play while watching 2 or 3 matches at a time!    

Players looking to raise their level need that next level of “stream of consciousness”, the train of business like thoughts and evaluations, which reduces emotionality, that elite players and
professionals posses.  After weapons and moves are standardized, the sport becomes more like chess than checkers.  The beauty of the sport is that age and experience can overcome youth, strength, and speed.  What if you had both?!!!  
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