Roger is back on track for his comeback in 2017.

Two things will be the clue to his success, provided he regains his speed of foot:

FIRST, his extreme technical simplicity, which most observers call his incredible fluidity.



SECOND, his forehand open stance, which was compromised by an unfortunate one year stint, an intense training scenario from a very known coach he highly respected.

The miscue? “Step into the ball”, repeated over and over! Federer questioned why he was asked to do that (he had the best forehand in the world at the time this started) and he was told he needed such important fundamental.

Sadly, he complied, and the extreme accuracy (and confidence) in his forehand was gone. It was one year that cost him several Grand Slams he could have won on his own. Plus a deviation from the extreme fluidity he had had!

Beware of such specious and damaging ideas that can make you think of your feet and take away from the ultimate truth: tennis is a game of hand-eye coordination exclusively, not hand-eye-foot! You learned to move naturally when you were two or three years old!



Step into the ball and close stance are perhaps the biggest barriers to tennis prowess, although insisted by 90% or more of coaches today!

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With my best regards and wishes for a very Happy Holiday Season,

Oscar

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There is an intimate relationship between simplicity and the quality of your game.

Actually, by actual survey, the top pros get to that stage by eliminating as many complications as possible from their game.

This process, for them, becomes so extreme that they favor coaches that make them FEEL they are playing a simpler and easier game, and they reject anyone that adds details that make them THINK more. Some of those coaches so favored are former champions themselves!

And right there are two keywords to a superior game. Tennis is a game of FEEL, not of THINK, although this needs to be clarified. We all love FEEL in all endeavors of life, It’s an ability to be in touch (forgive my pun) with the physical.

Whose ability? Here comes the philosophical: the SPIRIT WITHIN (each one of us).

There are two types of “thinking”. One is with the “mind”, the other more “knowing”, much higher into the aesthetic waves. You look at something, you find it “aesthetic”, beautiful, more natural, more consonant (in agreement or harmony) with who you are.

Getting back to the practical, tennis is a game of feel, of simplicity, of mental calmness, of doing what is natural, efficient, and the way to achieve that is taking the game’s basics to its upmost irreducible principles that include how you learned to walk, how to use your hands, how to feel with them, how to find something, how to play games.

Further, tested with kids, it works unbelievably well. Kids rally back and forth in no time!

That is why I teach open stance, like shaking hands (which could be also called NO STANCE, NATURAL-STANCE, NO-THOUGHT STANCE), tracking the ball until it is within your reach, rather than undue “preparation”. Just run to where you want to meet the ball, FIND it, FEEL and FINISH the stroke (the 3 Fs).

Why that FINISH? So you relate this FINISH to where the ball just went, without any other thought. It is part of that FEEL that is the aesthetic memory of the athlete within!

The reason to turn for the one-handed backhand is because it the playing hand closer to the ball and allows an easier FFF (Federer, Wawrinka, Dimitrov, Kuerten, Henin, Sabatini). Natural stance again!

Two-handed backhands, so well demonstrated by the Williams sisters, also open stance.

You find that in all my DVDs and books, the irreducible basics of a superb performer and the delicate developments thereof.

Why did I get so simple? Why do I keep repeating the?

Simply, to counteract the tennis world “experts” that keep adding misconceptions and complication that “kill” the game!

For a horrible example of a recent article that seems nice and harmless in the beginning but turns incredibly harmful from there on, go to:

https://www.tennisplayer.net/public/your_strokes/2016/shroud_forehand/

Oscar Wegner

www.tennisiseasy.com

For most people, tennis being easy is a difficult concept to agree with. So let me ask you a few questions:

1) Do you like applying your own physical makeup, slow, fast, strong or delicate, easily when you play? Or do you adjust to strict ideas as to how to perform (i.e. conventional)?

2) Do you like ease and naturalness on your footwork? Or should there be a lot of detail and structure in your moves?

3) Would you want power without too much effort? Or do you think more power is necessarily dependent on force and effort?

4) Would you want to carry on your decisions with ease? Or do you shun simplicity fearing you would lose control?

5) Would you want your moves to naturally help your shots? Or do you feel you need body “positions” to succeed?

6) Would you want to have extra time for your shots? Or do you feel tennis is too fast and you need to prepare “early”?

Here is where you can test your answers: Modern Tennis Methodology loves the simplicity, ease and naturalness of techniques that will work for your body’s preference, your particular physique, your beingness (rather than “thinkingness”), your feel rather than “mind”, and much more.

Smoothness and ease are some of the most notable results from these techniques. Control, ball placement, touch and power are some other results.

If these align with your goals, you need to inspect them at a low price but high results. The four Tennis Into the Future DVDs (about six hours comprising all strokes plus a bonus 2 hr. DVD compilation of the best of my works), are only $59.95. The eleven Oscar’s DVDs are $89.95, or streamed $47.

Your well being, love for the game and confidence will benefit or your money back, guaranteed.

For the best example of ease and simplicity look at Roger Federer. He cleaned up and simplified his game lately to what it was when he was number one, and is coming back next year most likely to be again somewhat in command on the tour.

Join the revolution and evolution. Tennis is really a much easier sport to learn than what has been portrayed!

Oscar Wegner, tennisiseasy.com

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MODERN TENNIS MUSE

Why Great Players Are Not (Necessarily) Great Coaches

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 7.53.02 PM Tim Mayotte demonstrating his version of how to hit like GOAT Roger Federer

In 1968 Oscar Wegner took a position at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club as Assistant Coach to Pancho Segura. Wegner had spent five years on the international tour playing and practicing with many of the greatest names in tennis, and when he made the transition to coaching the first thing he noticed was that tennis was not being taught the way it was played by the pros. When he asked Pancho why this was so, the masterful Segura had no answer and gave Oscar permission to find one with many of his celebrity clients. During this period Wegner tested and developed a revolutionary new way of teaching tennis that he would later name Modern Tennis Methodology (MTM). Over the next two decades Wegner worked successfully with countless players…

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MODERN TENNIS MUSE

In the video below Jim McLennan notes that “Swivel Discs will truly unlock your feeling for balance and rhythm – where your strokes flow from the center – and the most useful analogy is whether the tail is wagging the dog (this is bad) or you are wagging (so to speak) your arm and racquet.”

However, there are some data contained therein which could lead even the most dogged tennis enthusiast “a-stray”.

In the above demonstration a few things go against natural movement and the modern tennis techniques of the pros :

  1. Although it may be fun and useful for overall balance and coordination to twist the body on swiveling discs, this motion bears no relationship to actual movement of the feet in tennis. The player will pivot on the balls of his feet when loading for a groundstroke or when turning on the run, but in no case would he…

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Conventional tennis coaching is grounded on the premise that you must think about your feet.

In contrast, Modern Tennis Methodology frees you to move in a totally natural, instinctive way.

Tennis is, as you may have noticed, a game of emergencies: you are compelled to run to get to the ball!

What would be the easiest way to move around? As a baby you were guided to discover it on your own. As an adult, shouldn’t your coach do the same?

Forgive my insistence, but wouldn’t it be better not thinking of your feet at all, thus freeing your attention from feet positions to focus on racquet angle awareness and the feel of the ball on the strings?

Tennis would then become, for you, a game of purely expressed hand-eye coordination, where you thrive on feel and putting the ball where you want at the speed you want and with the spin you want.

Isn’t that easy? Watch Federer’s video below and notice how he plays modern tennis when the emergencies arise. Wouldn’t it be priceless if we would all PLAY LIKE THE PROS*?

Oscar Wegner

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Federer at his best: click for video

It’s about time to drop age-old misconceptions about this wonderful sport.

Tennis learning and therefore coaching is much easier than most experts assert. It’s been made difficult, complex, complicated.

Modern Tennis Methodology is simple and based on hand-eye coordination, leaving the feet free to move as naturally as possible.

MTM is not footwork stance dependent. It only helps you recover your essence, your natural balance, power and speed. It’s more power with less effort, like Martial Arts.

To make this article as short as possible, if you are interested in finding more about it, I’ll give you a free gift:
my new book, “Play Like The Pros” at

http://www.tennisiseasy.com/book.aspx

With my best wishes,

Oscar Wegner, tennisiseasy.com

Richard Williams had a dream: two new daughters, build two champions in every sense of the word!

He started them in Compton, the inner city in Los Angeles, in the midst of drugs and gangs wars.

He had to dodge the bullets. Sometimes he and his two little daughters had to lay low on the tennis courts floor.

But he persisted no matter the odds of loosing life.

Venus and Serena, his two champions at heart, made progress which was easy to spot. They were great athletes. But something else was needed to make the jump.

Invited to Florida to an Academy, he accepted. The coaching there was still the grind of old: prepare early, hit sideways, step into the ball, follow through towards the target. Too risky for his daughters’ might!

Watching tennis on TV as part of his research, he stumbled upon a show where the instructional coach insisted not only upon simplicity but also on natural laws: open stance, track the ball in front, use topspin, hit across, and finish over the shoulder and pulling back. Heresy, anyone would proclaim, but Richard did not. He was smart and saw the light!

Now the barrier was the usual coaching, and he made sure his efforts would not be in vain. He was now himself again the boss, and “the” coach!

History has proven Richard right, brilliantly right. And not only history, but these two beloved daughters turned as an example that not only can one conquer all barriers, but being some of the nicest and graceful champions of all.

Wimbledon 2016 is telling the story, which is not at its end at all.

Tennis has a new future, and these two sisters are heralding the way!

Oscar Wegner

tennisiseasy.com

Roger Federer unleashes an exemplary Power of Self!

People wonder what drives a champion’s game.

Is it his body, is it his mind, is it his technique, or the spirit within?

Or is it the sum of all of the above?

As tempted as I am to chose the last answer, an easy cop-out so used in modern times, it doesn’t describe the unbeknownst phenomena that drive us all through life.

Consider Roger’s enormous talent, his calmness in intensity, his fearless focus in the midst of turbulence, his genuine handling of all kinds of pressure, such as of media, of so much travel, of demands of an aging body, of family life, and finally congealing, coalescing, in the biggest tennis theater of all, Wimbledon.

It’s also his favorite playground, his favorite surface, where lightning and brilliance can conquer any storm.

Doomed be the grinders, the merchants of trouble, the staying power of physical force and youth.

Welcome the perennial exultance of the spirit within!

Of course you need a superb physical preparation to hone in  your creative ability, to display your prowess, not only your power and reflexes, your speed, but also your feel and your touch.

Tennis, for the supremely gifted  spirit in us all and the simplicity inherent but cleverly chosen by the greatest of all, conquers not only a championship but all the barriers so easily imposed upon the spirit within.

For Roger, it’s a communion between serenity, feeling, passion, intensity, focus, spirit, and the performance thereof, all surrounded by a serenity that is a model of emotional control.

It’s a supreme focus, a harmony of attention units all summoned into the production of a desired effect.

Is it easy? Is it difficult? Just admire it!

It’s spiritual Cause itself!

Oscar Wegner

tennisiseasy.com

Federer at his best: video on you tube

Humans have an inborn desire to know themselves.

Sports have become not only a discharger of accumulated energy but also a vehicle to show one’s mastery over a simple task, in most cases, of controlling and placing a ball, and a tool to learn controlling one’s body as well.

Whether baseball, basketball, tennis, football, soccer, golf, cricket, squash, badminton, handball, bowling, hockey, lacrosse, ping-pong or croquet, pool or billiards, mastery is, or isn’t a simple thing.

Humans are very special beings, in essence more spiritual that we ever thought we are. There are many philosophies about that, the majority complicating one’s search with misconceptions, other obscuring who we really are.

The real science is that which clarifies not only who we really are, but that one that provides a path to rid of one’s barriers through the dead-ends and labyrinths of one’s life.

While that science makes full appearance, tennis, the way I teach it, tending, trending and threading to an extreme simplicity can lead to great joy. It permits you to feel and strive in that spirit-body connection which is the essence of all great performances in sports.

Thought and mechanics can either be aligned or fight each other. Alignment and simplicity brings you more feel, more calmness, closer to your essence, while added data can make you more solid and complicate the task.

It seems a conundrum, a complicated matter, but the opposite is truth, a simplicity to honor and behold: we are humans, body and spirit, lovely souls in which the spirit is King!

And what is a spirit? Well, JUST FEEL IT!

Feel your hands, feel your racquet, feel the ball, feel your body and feel the simplicity. Feel yourself!

Oscar Wegner

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