What makes this tennis blog different? As an Exercise Physiologist, Biomechanist, and Ergonomics Consultant, my students have learned to ask questions about human performance that most tennis coaches might not get, such as: Why isn’t the United States dominating the men’s and women’s tour anymore?

Biomechanically, what makes Federer such a good model for tennis movement?

I have trouble getting enough partners to practice, what should I do to improve?

What warm-up routine is right for me?

Should I try to imitate Andy Roddick’s serve?

What makes a good tennis lesson?

How do I know when my eyes are the problem with my tennis?

Why do the pros often drink from two bottles on the change overs?

Why is Maria Sharapova having so much trouble with her serve?

My opponent keeps making bad line calls, what do I do?

What does Roger Federer eat before a match and when?

Why did Pete Sampras stay #1 for so long and Nadal for such a short time?

Are these shoes right for me?

Why do my wrists hurt while I’m on the computer?

Is there an underlying cause of Nadal’s injuries?

What is the difference between a tennis coach, tennis instructor, and tennis trainer?

Is there anything I can do to see the tennis ball better?

When I swing like Nadal, how come my forehand doesn’t go in?

How should I train off court?

These are just some of the great questions I get. Here we will take a swing at all them.  Go forward. Life is more fun at the net!


Growing up with the dream of being a tennis champion is difficult.  Having to beat your hero at the majors, is a major obstacle!  For Naomi Osaka, it took several tries to produce her best tennis on that small stage against Serena Williams.  But she did it.