The USA was looking to show high progress in years to come. The faulty “experts” in USA tennis coaching are decreeing otherwise.

Where is the open stance? Where are the techniques that made today’s top pros so good? Regrettably, mandatory adult and 10 and under coaching courses, now sponsored by USTA, USPTA and PTR are back to conventional lore. So are beginner instructions which will throw USA tennis back into the ice age: early preparation, close stance, racquet back early, stepping into the ball and following towards the target before finishing across are stated as basic musts.

In contrast, my Modern Tennis Methodology, well liked overseas, from Belgrade to Moscow, from Spain to Argentina and China, promotes stalking the ball with the racquet in front, open stance, windshield wiper and hitting pulling across, all natural, for kids to top pros. Powerful, topspin tennis, executed with the strongest muscles in the body and well adjusted to the needs of those who want to excel in the sport.

Choose how you play or start and you will be a winner or a write off.

Furthermore, if you are a parent intending to help your children into tennis, you better learn about this.

Join the evolution. We welcome you.

Oscar Wegner, Modern Tennis Methodology at www.tennisteacher.com

Important Information for coaches

Dear USPTA, PTR, MTM, and Independent Coaching Professionals,

Modernize your teaching, make yourself more knowledgeable, more successful, more popular, and your students better players.

Learn, in the privacy of your own home or your office, why these techniques are so successful in other parts of the world, and why we need to incorporate them widely in the USA to beginners, to advanced players and to pros.

You only need “The Best of Oscar” two hour DVD to make the transition. And please let other coaches know. They’ll be grateful you pointed to this information.

“The Best of Oscar” DVD (free shipping)   Click here $24.95

“The Best of Oscar” streamed only    Click here $17.00

The book “Play Better Tennis in 2 hours” is available at Amazon both in Kindle and in paperback form:

Click here for the Amazon link

Oscar Wegner, Modern Tennis Methodology at www.tennisteacher.com

Tennis is easy!

Tennis has changed. The new techniques are easier for a beginner, for an intermediate, and for a pro.

Open stance on the forehand and two-handed backhands puts the hands closer to the ball and makes it easier to control it.

Shorter backswings make it easier to find the ball.

Hitting up and across with a windshield-wiper movement makes it easier to create topspin and get the ball in the court.

Finishing the stroke above the opposite shoulder and relating that finish to your placement of the ball gives you great confidence.

You don’t sacrifice power. Actually, the new way, the harder you hit the ball, with rotation, the more it goes in the court.

There are many misconceptions in tennis. Clean them up and you’ll play much better and you’ll enjoy the game far more!

Oscar Wegner – Go to www.tennisteacher.com

The USA was looking to show high progress in years to come.

Regrettably, mandatory 10 and under coaching courses, now sponsored by USTA, USPTA, and PTR, are back to conventional lore. So are beginner instructions which will throw USA tennis back into the ice age: early preparation, close stance, racquet back, stepping into the ball and following towards the target before finishing across are basic musts.

In contrast, Modern Tennis Methodology, well liked overseas, promotes open stance, stalking the ball, windshield wiper and hitting pulling across. Natural, topspin tennis, well adjusted to the body and to the needs of those who want to excel in the sport.

Choose how you start and you will be a winner or a write off.

Furthermore, if you are a parent intending to help your children into tennis, you better learn about this.

Join the evolution. We welcome you.

Oscar Wegner, Modern Tennis Methodology at www.tennisteacher.com

The Axioms of Modern Tennis Methodology      

Foreword
 
1) The tennis game has evolved gradually over the ages as an easier, more effective and efficient use of the human body and the human mind in the practice of the sport of tennis.
 
2) A human being operates with a composite of perceptions that lead him into decisions.
 
3) In tennis, as in many other facets of life, a human being judges performance from the observation of the relationship between cause and effect. Highly included, although in different ratios for every athlete and player, is the perception of feel. Any experience has an instinctive component which makes something feel good and aligned, or feel bad or not aligned, efficient or not efficient, highly dependent on the observation of the components and amount of effort necessary to accomplish a desired result. 
 
4) A human being operates best with data that aligns with his nature and efficient effort, and operates poorly when instilled with false data which does not align with his own nature, or expends too much effort to accomplish a result.
 
5) A false datum accepted by a human being leads into a problem. If he does not know or realize that it is a false datum, he devises or acquires solutions to the problem, furthering the complication of the problem and making him susceptible to accept (and sometimes demand from his teaching sources) more false data.
 
6) Compounding the problem, the tennis coaching world in general assigns fault to failures of the inner nature of the student instead of accepting responsibility itself for having created the situation through false data in the first place.
 
Modern Tennis Methodology (MTM)
 
Preface
 
a) MTM has elevated the teaching of modern techniques by study and adoption of what works efficiently and the elimination of what does not work efficiently.
 
b) Keen observation and study of the separate natures of the body, the human spirit and the mind permit the application of  MTM to improve the relationship and optimum modus of each, most closely noticed in the high echelons of the game.
 
c) Collaboration with experts in the field of medicine, especially those deeply versed in human anatomy and function, including chiropractic, substantiate the efficiency of the modern tennis techniques, well above those of conventional tradition.
 
The Basic Axioms of MTM
 
1) Open stance on the forehand and two-handed backhand as the primary, most fundamental, and most efficient stance.
 
2) Hitting up and across for any and all topspin drives on both sides.
 
3) Primarily closed stance for the one-handed backhand drive, including the slice.
 
4) Tracking the ball as long as possible, especially after the bounce.
 
5) Closer distances to the ball better for control.   Corollary:  In MTM, it’s almost impossible to be too close to the ball, because MTM encourages to move away or pull off the ball while whipping across the ball with the strings. 
 
6) Attention to finding the ball with the hand and the finish, rather than the backswing.
 
7) Sliding the outside foot first, leaning with the head and rest of the body, rather than cross-stepping, the first move on the run or on the volley reach.
 
8) Running naturally to increase speed.
 
9) Volleying downwards while pulling up the body with a sharp stop.
 
10) Serving up and across.
 
11) Smashing down.
 
12) The wrist laid back while using the hand to move up and across the ball allowing the wrist only a passive role is a key to modern strokes.  
 
13) The two main sources of power in the racket are the edge and the butt of the racket. On FHs and BHs you see the butt of the racquet move very close to the ball as the closer to the ball the hand moves, the easier it is to find the ball and change direction across it.

Join the evolution. We welcome you.

Oscar Wegner. www.tennisteacher.com

Coaching the Modern Game    

Tennis is at a new height. European standards and those in Asia and Southamerica have moved into a new domain. Not all coaches like the changes but a good number are looking into the new techniques.

US tennis, unfortunately, has not followed the same route.

What is Modern Tennis and what has improved?

First of all, the quality of human beings and its unique nature is more respected.

One thing that has puzzled humanity for ages and practically abandoned the last century is the fact that humans are spiritual in nature, and that they survive beyond one lifetime, including reacquiring human form.

Today, and actually during the last half of last century, that fact has been studied at depth and great discoveries made. The age of this spiritual advancement has been reborn in full. For those who like to explore this aspect, please e mail me at tennisoscar@aol.com and I will direct you to specific pages that will introduce you, unless you are already familiar with them, to those works.

How does this apply to coaching tennis? Simply, respect for both the spiritual nature and natural and physical preferences of the student, and with keen study of the laws of nature.

You are about to find out, with hundreds of free videos, tips and articles for your inspection, or with published DVDs and books.

These modern techniques are not only great for coaches, but for players as well.

If you want to buy specific subjects, the materials are low cost. The 11 DVDs cost, streamed, $47, the Best of Oscar streamed DVD $17. The 1992 book can be seen for free at  www.tennisteacher.com/eBook.html. The 2005 book can be found at Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions at Oscar 2005 book in Amazon. And more, searching for TennisTeacher.com, or for Oscar Wegner in the Internet.

There is a link to more than 100 short videos, for free, in http://www.youtube.com/user/thewegnermethod/videos?flow=grid&sort=p&view=0

Join the evolution. We welcome you.

Oscar Wegner. www.tennisteacher.com

News from the Tennis /Industry Association

“The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced the launch of an educational curriculum program, “Coach Youth Tennis,” to improve the quality and standards of teaching tennis to kids and enhance the long-term development of children in the sport. The program consists of a series of online courses and a hands-on workshop introducing participants to the fundamentals required for success in working with children ages 10 and under.

“Elevating the quality and standards of teaching tennis to our youth will have lasting impact on our sport for years to come,” said USTA Player Development General Manager Patrick McEnroe. “’Coach Youth Tennis’ provides tennis teachers of all levels with the tools necessary to teach the sport to children.”

The USTA worked in collaboration with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), in developing the curriculum, which serves as a pathway to Tennis Professional Certification through the PTR and USPTA certification programs. Beginning in 2014, all individuals who want to become a certified teaching professional will need to complete the “Coach Youth Tennis” curriculum.”

Even though the above sounds like great news, it is in fact a step back.

The foundation of the techniques released is close stance on groundstrokes, early preparation, and the like, in general reinforcing the USA’s path of the past.

Most of Europe and a substantial part of Asia and Argentina, on the contrary, start kids open stance, and follow various principles well explained in Modern Tennis Methodology, which started to be applied in those countries en masse after the release of my first books in 1989 and 1992 and my work on ESPN International in the 1990s as well. Those kids are the champions of today. Even Roger Federer had my book and the Master Strokes DVDs in 2005.

The modern techniques are great both for coaches and for players. The materials are low cost. The 11 DVDs cost, streamed, $47, the Best of Oscar streamed DVD $17. The 1992 book can be seen for free at  www.tennisteacher.com/eBook.html.

There is a link to more than 100 short videos, for free, in http://www.youtube.com/user/thewegnermethod/videos?flow=grid&sort=p&view=0

 

Join the evolution. We welcome you.

Oscar Wegner. www.tennisteacher.com

Oscar Wegner blows the whistle on damaging tennis teaching techniques, including many conventional misconceptions. Learn what is the latest in Modern Tennis Methodology and how the top players play, and get ahead into the future.

Great both for coaches and players. Easy and low cost. Streamed as well. Go to www.tennisteacher.com

The Best of Times    

This may be one of the best times to review Modern Tennis Methodology: topspin, open stance, tracking the ball in front, and much more.

The Australian Open showcases the players who have moved onto these techniques and dropped most of the classical tennis methodology.

Open your eyes to these revolutionary techniques, and visit tennisteacher.com and oscarwegner.com

Watch and learn what the top pros are really doing, and you too may improve to a level which is easier, more fun, more natural, and more powerful as well.

Dear Friend,

Welcome to 2014, the year of ultimate evolution. Follow my latest techniques and you’ll be at the top of your game.

I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

The streaming of all my 11 DVD has been completed.

Please check the options and choose which is the best for your needs. The options include several packages, including the Pro Package, with all 11 DVDs streamed,  at $47.

PLEASE GO TO:

www.oscarwegner.com/store/instant-streaming/

You can also check the store page at oscarwegner.com. Some options include the DVDs plus the streaming.

With my best regards and wishes,

Oscar

Oscar Wegner
oscarwegner.com, tennisteacher.com

 

Tennis and Life

Life seems sometimes difficult. So may tennis.

But neither one is truly difficult, provided you know the tech to handle it.

Study my tapes, discover the simplicity behind tennis, and correlate those teachings and their simplicity to the handling of life.

You can e mail me and ask me any questions you like. I will direct you to some of my videos on tennis, or, if the question is about life and where to learn more about it and its handling, to other areas.

Everything will become easier or simpler.

With my best wishes of a wonderful 2014 and a happy and ever growing prosperity in tennis and in life,

Oscar

tennisoscar@aol.com

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