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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

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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

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

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