Entries by TennisDr

Danny’s Brain

Dear Jonathan:  Thanks for all the private lesson time over the last couple months for my 10 year old Danny.  He is really enjoying it.  We will be traveling to my homeland South Africa over the holidays and I am considering a hiatus until next year.  What do you think? Maggie J. ——– Hey Maggie: […]

Dr. Polan, O.D. Interviewed on ESPN Radio About Sports Vision

An associate of Dr. Bailin’s, Dr. Gary Polan, O.D. (DrGaryPolan.com) was recently interviewed on Dr. Robert Klepper’s “Weekend Warrior” program on ESPN Radio 710AM.  Dr. Polan spoke about growing up with Dodger Baseball, seeing a fastball, helping our reading skills, and Sports Vision Training.  Did you know that about 5% of all Americans have severe […]

Essential Tennis Mechanics

Tennis, like most sports, is played from the ground up. Transmitting force, gracefully, and in balance is the key to accurate shot making results. In mechanical terms, “gracefully” means without discontinuities or what a coach would call “hitches” in the motion. Minimizing the motion’s unnecessary stops/starts is the major factor to its efficiency. Balance gives […]

Love Doubles? Davis Cup Doubles Is A Must!

It’s not often that doubles is featured in pro tennis.  Fed Cup and David Cup are the exceptions.  Receiver signals, enhanced “I” formation, and first strike tennis are only the take home lessons.  The intangibles, the home crowd and the enthusiasm of the worlds singles stars who have to show their doubles prowess, are the […]

The TennisDr Desk

  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 […]