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Transforming a NTRP 3.0 Player To a Competitive 4.0 | Forehand Training




Gaston Raposo
30.04.2018

Hey guys!! Happy Monday. Hope you are all doing great, hope you had an amazing weekend with a lot of successful tennis! One of the things that I like the most is transforming players. Don’t get me wrong, by transforming I mean helping them to achieve their next level or their goals by “transforming” them […]

Hey guys!! Happy Monday. Hope you are all doing great, hope you had an amazing weekend with a lot of successful tennis! One of the things that I like the most is transforming players. Don’t get me wrong, by transforming I mean helping them to achieve their next level or their goals by “transforming” them not only on their strokes or techniques but helping them to have a mindset that will be a key in order to grow as a player and be a stronger competitor!

Pedro is a Brazilian player that, following the ranking used in Brazil and his level, is a 3.0 according to the NTRP rating and is working really hard to get to the 4.0 level being competitive in both singles and doubles. I started helping with his strokes, some forms of his shots and specially with the mindset of competition. The last two tournaments he played in 4.0 level and started to beat guys that he wouldn’t beat before, people in the tournament started to call him to have him as doubles partner. I’m SO happy with the outcome of the work we did together and I hope he keeps growing more and more!

In today’s training, I’m going to show you guys some parts of the little adjustments we made on his forehand and some drills that we made A LOT so he could get the habit of the adjustments. We worked on all his strokes but those are going to come in separate videos.

Pedro basically need some help with the beginning of the forehand (he was losing some control with the way he was taking the racquet back). We also worked on positioning so he was able to opt for the right way of defending and coming inside the court to attack, and finally some racquet drop and hand speed to create a very heavy forehand that is going to create good damage after the bounce.

Now yes let’s get to the action! Enjoy guys!

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Thanks guys! See you next time!

GASTON

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