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, at last, the 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

tennisiseasy.com

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 in the chameleon or labyrinth 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

tennisiseasy.com

The ideal kinetic chain for tennis for a human body is rotational, not linear as commonly taught. Simple changes of motion and direction transform into force. Bruce Lee found that out for Martial Arts.

Oscar Wegner did that for tennis. Open stance and topspin are becoming the major basics of the modern game.

Furthermore, ideal footwork is noiseless gliding, not stepping hard. It is faster and you cover more ground.

Mostly overseas coaches and Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena, applied Oscar’s teachings to then children, and history has proven Oscar right. Many of those students are the top players of today.

Go to: tennisiseasy.com

(Oscar has new programs in Clearwater, Florida, starting in June 2016)

How to hit a forehand:

Get near the ball and face it as if going to shake hands.

Meet it in front and from below in an open stance (facing the net), stroke it gently and lift it over the net.

Loading on the right foot, let the body turn to the left (for a right-hander). Of course, when your game matures, you’ll be hitting harder and harder. But this is the start in the modern game.

Brush it up and across with a windshield-wiper topspin stroke, finishing on the other side of the body, preferably over the left shoulder and pointing back. Let the back of your right hand touch your cheek.

Two-handed backhands opposite, mirror wise, using the left hand (as you did with your right one on the forehand stroke).

Oscar Wegner –  tennisiseasy.com

Why do we teach forehands in an open stance, facing the net as if you were to shake hands? Why do we have you track the ball with your hands in front? Why do we teach to hit across the ball? Why do we teach rotational strokes rather than linear? Why does “waiting” and “stalking the ball” create more time? And why many more “rebellious” concepts that fight the norm?

Oscar Wegner makes tennis one of the easiest sports to learn and to excel at.

Go to: www.tennisiseasy.com

Modern tennis is the most natural, most coordinated and actually one of the easiest sports to learn.

Tennis may look superhuman at the high end, but it is not.

At the top level you just need a lot of practice to be in great condition and also to train the body to act in any emergency in the most efficient and powerful way.

Watch Federer hands and body, one of the best examples of all:
https://www.facebook.com/FedFamily/videos/318167998393221/

You can do it too at a smaller speed.

Oscar Wegner

The best tennis instruction book ever, free:

tennisiseasy.com

MTM is a coaching system where you tap into human nature to produce your best results.

Instinct is the superior computation of any athlete and of every human who is immersed in observing, in perceiving in present time. Instinct is usually drowned by too much thought which includes many experiences of the past, especially those with more emotion attached to failures.

The more you think, by the way, the less you feel, not only in tennis but also in other sports and in everyday life.

MTM is coached in a way that the student is directed to and allowed to feel the optimal kinetic chain with a purity and simplicity that there is a great ratio between a minimal physical exertion compared to noticeable success results.

Thus, in developing a player, you are guiding him on a gradient scale of difficulty to achieve more and more feel, more ball rotation and more power without losing control.

In essence, not only it makes tennis an easier and faster sport to learn but also to excel at.

Not only I coached Guga Kuerten from 5 to 14 years old, but also coached Bjorn Borg in his second comeback, changed Spain’s coaching methods in 1973 in the National Tennis School, and much more through TV shows, ESPN International tips, 3 published books (1989, 1992, 2005). 11 videos and streaming, and more.

Welcome to Modern Tennis! It’s a new world!

A sample of a modern lesson:

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPLkRxn0Ik&feature=youtu.be)

Oscar Wegner

tennisiseasy.com

The open stance forehand has been maligned for quite some time, in favor of stepping into the ball.

This is an illusion, contrary to the best of human performance.

The most powerful, efficient and most effective kinetic chain starts rotation on the same side foot as your hitting hand, like in Martial Arts.

Rather than pushing forward, the hand pulls from the racquet, which accentuates its acceleration, as in a whip.

The left foot, for a right hander, leaves the ground during this forehand, helping pull across and backwards in an arc.

Instead of hitting on the line of the ball, as predominantly taught, realize that the best strokes are rotational.

One intends not only to apply rotation to the ball, as in topspin, but also to apply rotation to the body, maximizing its most efficient effort to power the ball and to have it land in the court.

Two-handed backhands are similarly pulling from the racquet, most efficiently loading on the left foot and open-stance. Serena and Venus Williams are a prime example of this technique.

The one-hander, slightly different, pulls across and backwards with your back.

Try this technique and you’ll see great improvement, not only to your power and topspin, but also in your ability to get your shot, no matter how hard, to land within the court.

The top pros, in their best days, do it easily. Roger Federer, who has my book and Master Strokes videos since April 2005, is back to his old days of success on groundstrokes, supplemented with a persistent attack.

One word of wisdom, here, track the ball closely with your hand/hands, then pull across, to avoid mishits.

Watch my videos/DVDs. For a small investment, you’d be on top of your world!

Oscar Wegner

www.tennisteacher.com or www.oscarwegner.com

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