Entries by TennisDr

Becoming An Elite Tennis Athlete

Dear TennisDr: My 11 year old daughter has been playing for 6 years and is highly dedicated and now playing competitive tennis. We are disappointed that you have retired and are not available for personal coaching. ;-( What advice would you give us on helping her become a great player, the best athlete she can […]


The TennisDr’s 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 tennis […]

Breaker! Breaker!

Hey TennisDr: I miss our classes that included “Bailin’s Breakers”. That format in which we get to play 12 point tiebreakers against everyone in class. When are you going to start teaching again in Marina Del Rey? Best Wishes, Kerrie ——- Hey Kerrie: I know you always liked “Bailin’s Breakers” because it gave you a […]

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Elite Athlete Fitness: Serena vs Pliskova at the 2019 Aussie Open

First, there is no doubt in my mind that Serena Williams is the GOAT of women’s tennis. Statistically and biomechanically over her career, she is likely the best server in either gender. As a long time fan of hers, that’s why this match was so difficult to watch. Pro athletes know that if you are […]


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: […]