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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

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