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Find Your Aha Moment

Find Your Aha Moment

By Brian Lutz
I remember the FIRST moment as it was yesterday.

When I hit my first half volley as a child on the tennis court there was no coach around. It occurred 39 feet away from the net on the baseline. It was out of context to where I trained while practicing my volley.

It struck me how effortless I felt to trust my instincts and to hit the ball so efficiently with the combination of power and control in harmony.

Now it happens on both the tennis and pickleball court every day.

Interested in finding your own aha moments? Subscribe for daily inspiration.

Brian Lutz
Backhand City

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Why Do Most Rec Pickleball Players Have Non Existent Backhands? 207 Players Give Me Their Feedback
Brian gets feedback from Pickleball Forum readers who chime in on all things Pickleball. Including why recreational players avoid the backhand groundstroke by running around and predominantly playing their forehand groundstroke in pick up games.    Pickleball Forum  Miami Open Play Membership  Podcast Host: Brian Lutz Pickleball Drills Pickleball Kitchen
09:00
June 19, 2022
Student Interview with Priscilla: Quit Smoking. Play Tennis.
Inspirational tennis stories with students of tennis coach, Brian Lutz in Miami, FL Joey Bishop Show Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City Miami Tennis Court Map
05:51
February 25, 2022
There Is A New Number 1 in Tennis!
New World Order: for the first time since 2004 there will be new number on the ATP Tour. Djokovic loses in Dubai Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
08:24
February 24, 2022
What's In The Water in Mexico?
Jet Ski rescue highlights the early rounds of the 2022 Mexican Open in Acapulco. Kozlov vs Dimitrov (3rd Match in Highlight) Jet Ski Interview / Tennis TV Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
08:03
February 24, 2022
Serve Bot Defeated at Delray Beach Open
Reilly Opelka is taken down two tie-breaker by Cameron Norrie in Delray Beach 6-7, 6-7. Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
09:35
February 22, 2022
Murray Gets Dumped in Doha
With ATP events in Doha, Qatar. Brian reviews second round action and helps with a pronunciation guide to Qatar. Doha 250 highlights Qatar Pronunciation Guide Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
05:41
February 17, 2022
Super Sports Weekend: UFC, NFL, ATP
Brian highlights the spirit of competition via two very different yet similar individual sports over Super Bowl weekend. Rotterdam Final Rudd vs Schwartzman Opelka Highlights in Dallas vs Brooksby UFC 271: Post Match Press Conference Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
12:27
February 14, 2022
Did Coach Brian Flores Leverage Victimhood Too Far?
Did former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sabotage his future with his mindset during his job search for an NFL head coaching job? John McWhorter Kevin Hart The Rise of Victimhood Culture Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
09:17
February 10, 2022
Tennis Loses Its Biggest Gentleman
Juan Martin del Potro plays his last career tennis match in front of his fans in Bueno Aires, Argentina. On Court Farewell Speech (In Spanish) Rocky Balboa Match Highlights Last Game Overcome with Emotion Tennis Lessons Questionnaire Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
06:33
February 09, 2022
Del Potro Nears The End
The battle of the Sacha's in France gave a surprise ending and some draw dropping shot making.  Alex Bublik vs Alex Zverev.  Is Juan Martin Del Potro about to call it a career? Find your aha moment... Del Potro News Conference Sacha Highlights from France
06:57
February 08, 2022
Let's Get Ready for Humble.
Daniil Medvedev feels the pain after Rafael Nadal wins his record leading 21st Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Medvedev vs Nadal Highlights Medvedev Press Conference Nadal Press Conference Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire Host: Brian Lutz / Backhand City
08:48
January 31, 2022
The Speech of a Lifetime
Ash Barty brings home the long awaited Grand Slam title in her home country of Australia and Danielle Collins steals the show with her runner up acceptance speech in Melbourne. Danielle Collins Acceptance Speech Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire
07:47
January 30, 2022
Medvedev Explodes To Reach Final Versus Nadal
Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev have the tennis world buzzing before their clash in the Australian Open Men's Final.   Nadal highlights vs Berrittini Nadal Press Conference Medvedev Press Conference Tsitsipas Press Conference Medvedev / Tsitsipas Highlights Medvedev Argue with Ump Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire
08:52
January 29, 2022
Medvedev's Balls of Steel
Is Felix Auger Aliassime the next big thing?  He and Daniil Medvedev go the distance in Australia in the Quarterfinals of the 2022 Australian Open Men's Singles draw. Match Highlights On Court Interview Press Conference 2019 US Open Interview Brian's Tennis Lessons Questionnaire
06:15
January 27, 2022
Nadal Is On A Mission in Oz
Rafael Nadal survives conspiracy theories and five sets to advance into the semi finals of the 2022 Australian Open. Nadal Highlights from QF with Shapovalov Shapovolov Interview Special K's Win Doubles for Australia Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire
07:05
January 25, 2022
Why Where Australian Open Tennis Fans Asked To Remove Peng Shuai T-Shirts?
Fans making political statements at Australian Open have their tee-shirts removed over the Peng Shuai controversy.  Is the Chinese government forcing the hand of Tennis Australia?  News Australia Fan Footage Tennis Channel Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire
05:38
January 24, 2022
Erroneous Balls From The Australian Open
Brian digs into early first round action from down under and new technology seeks out how to filter the erroneous balls from your tennis game. Max Cressy's Erroneous Balls Backhand City Tennis Questionnaire
06:20
January 18, 2022
TV Watching Strategy for the Australian Open 2022 and MLK Tribute
The 2022 Australian Open TV Schedule and a Brian pays tribute at the end of the podcast to Martin Luther King. MLK Last Speech ESPN TV Schedule for Australian Open Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire Brian's Twitter
07:06
January 17, 2022
Blind Spots Send Djokovic Home From Australia
Novak Djokovic laser focus on over coming administrative "snafus" at the Australian border may leave an imprint on his brand he may never recover from. DW Germany Backhand City Tennis Lessons Questionnaire Brian Lutz / Twitter
06:30
January 16, 2022
Visa Decision Looms for Novak Djokovic (Again)!
Will the Australian minister for visa affairs revoke the world #1 tennis players visa? How will Australians react if he is aloud to play? Channel 9 Australia Backhand City Tennis Questionnaire
05:43
January 13, 2022
On Court Student Experience: Stop Playing Scared As A Practice Habit
Brian and his student Lindsay talk live on court during his tennis clinic about removing expectation and the fear of outcome to accelerate her learning curve and make the learning process much less stressful and more fun. Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire
06:35
January 11, 2022
Down Under Turned Upside Down
Novak gets released from detention over a technicality.  Will he able able to stay in Australia to play the tournament as the State of Victoria makes its case to help control covid-19? AP Story Backhand City Tennis Questionnaire Brian Lutz Twitter
07:22
January 10, 2022
Will Mob Rule Keep Novak Out of The Australian Open?
Does Novak have enough resources to find the political flaws in Australia's covid policies to gain access across the border to play in the 2022 Australian Open? BBC Report Backhand City on Twitter Backhand-City.com tennis lessons questionnaire.
06:39
January 10, 2022
What If McDonalds Was The Only Food You Ever Tasted?
How to tell if you are being sold fast food or filet mignon at your tennis lesson. Super Size Me Backhand City on Twitter 
06:59
January 09, 2022
The Student Dilemma: Would You Rather Be Right or Good?
Daily Tennis Tip  Season 2 / Ep 2 Brian breaks down a conversation with the "know it all student" that doesn't want to run for the ball. 1. Problem: I know I can't do it. So I'm not going to try. 2. Solution: Let's see how far away you are from not doing it. 3. Problem: Why are you here?  (Hint: No wrong answer) 4. Answer: I want to improve. 5. Solution:  We need a bench mark.  Let's play to 11 with one goal. 6. Summary: Would you rather be right or good? Live in South Florida and want to take a lesson with me?  Go to: Backhand-City.com and fill out my student questionnaire to begin.
07:28
January 07, 2022
Novax Down Under
Brian Lutz commentary on Novak Djokovic being held in isolation in by Australian border, the art of Public Relations and is the Djokovic brand harmed for good? ESPN Backhand City Tennis Lesson Questionnaire
08:38
January 06, 2022
Is The Tennis Customer Always Right (2 + 2 = 5)?
Two plus two equals Five?  When to let your tennis student self discover their own way to reaching the next level.. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 276 1. Who's Paying? 2. Who's Coaching? 3. Leadership and Collaboration 4. Process 5. Value Driven How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
06:48
May 31, 2020
How To Teach A Tennis Lesson Without Saying a Word
Brian dives into teaching tennis when you take away auditory learning. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 275 1.  When Is Talking Too Much? 2. Let Players Fail 3. Paradigm Shift 4. Remove The Ball With Shadow Swings. 5.  Just Play. No Feedback How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
06:13
May 30, 2020
10 Tips on How To Play Tennis in High Heat and Humidity? (Tip #9 Will Surprise You).
Tennis players tips for optimizing your time on the practice court in sweltering Summer conditions. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 274 1. Nutrition 2. Hydration 3. Discipline 4. Attire 5. Redundancy 6. Mandatory Breaks 7.  Skin protection 8.  Equipment Maintenance. 9.  Effect on Tennis Balls 10. Fitness How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
09:02
May 29, 2020
The Unique and Beautiful One Handed Backhand
Technically speaking hitting forehands and backhands have a different approach. In this episode Brian dives into the difference between forehand and aesthetically pleasing one handed backhand. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 273 1. The Federer Effect 2. The Grip Change 3. The Physics  4. Physical 5. Contact Point 6. The Finish SHOW NOTES: 10 Minutes of Roger Federer Backhands How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
06:30
May 29, 2020
The Comparison Trap in Tennis
Tennis is full of hierarchy.  The sport has rankings for every category including gender, age, country, region, state and locally.  We have two sets of player rating systems and a third on the way.  In this podcast episode Brian explains the trap of comparison when it comes to improving your tennis game. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 272 1.  The Mindset For Improvement 2. The Real Reward For Improvement 3. Ranking for Long Term 4.  Use Everyday Comparisons For Yourself How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
05:43
May 28, 2020
Is Practice Makes Perfect The Best Way?
Practice makes perfect. But quality sessions with high volume of shot making is an even better a better way to improve you tennis game.. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 271 1.  How Many Balls Do You Hit In A One Hour Session? 2. Warm Up 3. Practice Session vs Matches 4. Cool Down 5.  The Higher The Level The Higher The Volume How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
07:34
May 27, 2020
How To Give A Tennis Lessons To Someone On Their Cell Phone?
After 33 years of teaching tennis Brian has seen it all including someone taking a private tennis lesson on their cell phone. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 270 1. Proof that Multi Tasking Is Hard To Do 2. Groove and Move 3. Muting Is Essential. 4.  Mostly forehands. How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
05:22
May 23, 2020
Close Your Eyes. Let's Play Tennis
One of the most under utilized ways to teach tennis is from feel also known as kinesthetic learning.  Today's lesson talks about how to feel your way through the technical flaws in your swing. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 269 1. Define Kinesthetic Learning 2. How To Refine Technical Flaws Via Doing 3. Non Dominant Hand Technique 4. Minimal Feedback Loop How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
06:44
May 22, 2020
Why Are Milestone Important For Your Tennis Game?
The path to success comes in stages to reach your goals.  The key to growing and maximizing your learning curve is to set milestones. Brian explains the value of these milestones with your day to day practice plan. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 268 1. What is a Milestone? 2. Check the Box  3. Next Stage 4. Stack and Repeat How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
07:06
May 22, 2020
How Often Should You Work On Your Volley?
Brian gives some practice tips and working on your net play for singles players and doubles players. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 267 1.  Define Volley 2. Definition of Rally 3. Types of Volleyers:  a.  Apprehensive b.  Adequate but needs improving c.  Confident Volleyers Which one are you? Brian breaks down the characteristics of each of these volleying stages. 4.  Practice Routines with a focus on investment. Show Notes:   Volley Tip with Brian entitled Absorb and Push How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
08:32
May 20, 2020
How To Self-Discover Your Aha Moment Playing Tennis
Brian builds mindset thru intention to help tennis players find confidence on the tennis court. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 266 1.  Self Discovery. 2. How To Get Into the Mindset 3.  Practicing with Intention 4.  Play Like Your Practice How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
07:47
May 20, 2020
Is There A Right Way To Play Tennis?
Postmodern philosophy believes there is no truth only infinite interpretation.  With this perspective in mind is there a right way to play tennis? Brian explores this topic to help you improve your own tennis game. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 265 1. What is right way for you? 2. Lessons vs Self Taught? 3. Efficiency vs Inefficiency 4. Shot Tolerance How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
06:24
May 19, 2020
Is Less More When It Comes To Scaling Your Tennis Game?
Process vs Outcome.  Brian's explains the value of not overloading yourself with information to maximize your results in the long term. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 264 1.  Process vs Outcome 2. Practice Habits 3. Progressions 4. Level of Play How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
06:58
May 18, 2020
How To Set Up Your Camera For Video Analysis of Your Tennis Game
Technical analysis is the most sought after advice students seek from their tennis professional.  Brian breaks down his process when developing the ball striking skill of recreational tennis players. DAILY TENNIS TIP  / EPISODE 263 1.  WARM UP 2. BE AUTHENTIC 3. DON"T OVER HIT 4. HOW TO SET UP YOUR CAMERA How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
07:24
May 16, 2020
How To Install Your Tennis Game In 4 Steps
The first step to transforming your tennis game is shifting how you approach each shot you take.  This Core System below is the key to your tennis future of your tennis game with the end goal of making your game soar.  Without it the struggle for consistency will continue DAILY TENNIS TIP  / EPISODE 262 1.  Contact Point 2. Adjustment Steps 3. Spacing 4. Ball Flight How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
06:29
May 15, 2020
What Is The First Step To Reach Your Tennis Goals:? The Beep Test
Brian measures his student's CO2 intake to establish a fitness bench mark for his Backhand City monthly membership. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 261 1.  How good can you be? 2. World Class Fitness? 3. Cardio and Tennis 4.  Starting Points SHOW NOTES: How Long Will It Take You To Get Good At Tennis? Sign up here on the WAIT LIST for Backhand City Membership for $35/month
06:29
May 14, 2020
Why Is YouTube A Messy Place for Tennis Advice?
Brian helps your decipher the world of internet tennis lessons on YouTube. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 260 1.  It's not targeting you.  2. Camry vs Formula One 3. Perspective of the Blogosphere 4.  The language barrier of English 5.  Systems Are The Key SHOW NOTES: Example of how hard it is to teach tennis to a new player with bad tennis instruction. BACK HAND CITY MEMBERSHIP: "I help aspiring tennis players with inconsistent shots by giving them a practice plan to become better tennis players". Brian Lutz Are you ready to begin? Join Here To Get On The Waitlist Here for Backhand City Membership.
08:41
May 13, 2020
What Happens When You Serve The Wrong Tennis Ball?
What happens if you serve up a stray tennis ball from another court in your tennis match? Does the point count? The answer is: it depends. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 259 1.  The Serve Is Responsible For Choosing the Right Tennis Balls 2. How Many Balls Are Perfect for a Tennis Match? 3.  How to Distinguish Your Tennis Balls from a Neighboring Court. 4.  What happens if you play a point with the wrong ball? 5.  When can you play a let with a defective ball? BACKHAND CITY MEMBERSHIP:  GET BETTER TECHNIQUE FOR YOUR TENNIS GAME FOR $35/MONTH Join the Waitlist Here To Sign Up For Our Next Member Drive Coming Soon.  
07:34
May 12, 2020
Are You Ready For A "No Brainer" Tennis Offer?
PERFORMANCE = KNOWLEDGE + PRACTICE PLAN On a tight budget? Are you looking to improve your first serve? Increase your circle of friends? Become a more clutch match player? Improve your confidence? Learn the game from scratch? Or brush off your rusty of game? Or network to grow your business?  Try the Membership from Backhand City for $35/ month where playing tennis and improving your tennis just got a lot easier.  DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 258 Benefits to Membership with Backhand City Best Places to Play Tennis Practice Partner Set Up Game Transformation: Brian’s Core Knowledge System Professional On Court Coaching Evaluation Individual Success Path Design Organized Social Play to Meet New Friends Competitive Play / LiveBall Discounts Fitness Benchmark / Beep Test Discounted In Person Tennis Programs The "No Brainer" Tennis Offer For Players Looking To Improve at $35/month
08:02
May 11, 2020
The Value of Distraction During A Pandemic
Brian dives deep into the mental side of tennis as a distraction during a Pandemic. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 257 1.  Vitamin D  2. Risk Reward 3. Responsibility 4. Appreciation 5. Mental Health WHO IS BRIAN? and his Xelerator Tennis System Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
08:23
May 10, 2020
Five Covid-19 Procedures You Will Notice At Tennis Facilities in Florida
Brian explains the new normal at tennis clubs in South Florida. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 256 1.  Young people are in charge of reservations. 2.  Security Guards are enforcing the protocols. 3.  Masks Policy 4.  Singles Play Only 5.  Time Limits WHO IS BRIAN? and his Xelerator Tennis System Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale  
07:14
May 03, 2020
5 Tips For Your First Session Back On the Tennis Court
How to come back after a break on the tennis court from Covid-19? DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 255 1. Activate Your Body Before You Hit a Ball 2. Short Court Warm Up 3. Check Your Parts and Hydrate 4.. Hit Freely With No Judgement 5.  Do a target or pattern drill. BONUS TIPS: 6.  Light Serving 7.  Play a few points 8. Cool Down  and Stretch at Home WHO IS BRIAN? and his Xelerator Tennis System Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
07:37
April 30, 2020
How To Use Shadow Tennis Swings To Improve Your Shot Selection with a Bonus Tip?
Brian helps players develop playing styles for the most common situations that come up in a tennis match. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 254 1. Improve Decision Making 2. Refine Technique 3. Activate Footwork 4. Develop Clearly Defined Shot Sequences 5. Repeat for Discipline 6.  Repeat for Confidence 7.  Repeat for Fitness WHO IS BRIAN? and his Xelerator Tennis System BONUS TIP: Video Sample of Shadow Swings Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
07:02
April 29, 2020
How To Social Distance On A Tennis Court?
Brian gives good habit for social distancing during your tennis game. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 253 1. Arrive and Leave Tennis Courts in a Timely Manner. 2. Change Overgrip Before Each Session 3. Open 2 Cans of Tennis Balls 4. Changeovers on Opposite Sides 5. Ingress and Egress Using Common Sense WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
05:52
April 28, 2020
Which Points Are Stress Free in Tennis?
Brian explains which points in tennis are the most stress free. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 247 1. Back Against The Wall. 2. Social Tennis 3. Apathy Tennis 4.  Don't Know Any Better Tennis WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
06:25
April 27, 2020
What Did I Learn On My First 5 Tennis Jobs?
Brian recollects where he got his first pay check teaching tennis and where he found his aha moment. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 248 1.  Front Desk at Home Town Club 2. College Tennis  3. Assistant Tennis Pro 4.  HRC Tennis. 5.  Hamptons WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
08:55
April 26, 2020
How To Play Tennis in Home Confinement With Some Imagination?
Brian examines the innovative ways people have adapted to quarantine by keeping their love of tennis alive. DAILY TENNIS TIP  / EPISODE 247 1.  Hit Against the Wall 2. Hit on a Rooftop 3. Improvise Your Tennis Court 4.  Improvise Your Ping Pong Table 5.  Novak Uses Frying Pan 6. Take on the Roger Federer Challenge 7. Take on the Andy Murray Challenge. Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. WHO IS BRIAN? Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
06:17
April 25, 2020
How To Find Tennis Courts During Covid-19?
How to find tennis courts near you in the new normal during the Corona Virus pandemic. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 246 Type into Google: "Tennis Courts Near Me" and here is what you will find. 1.  Google 2. Tennis Maps 3.  Apps 4.  Private Clubs 5.  USTA  6.  Global Tennis Network E-Newsletter: Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. WHO IS BRIAN? Tennis Maps.com Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
06:49
April 23, 2020
Should Take Tennis Lessons From a Side Hustle Tennis Pro?
Are part time, freelance and side hustle tennis pro's right for your game? DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 245 4 Types of Tennis Instructors 1. Certified Tennis Pro (PTR and USPTA) 2. Professional on Development Pathway. 3. Part Time Pro 4. Rogue Pro Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. WHO IS BRIAN? Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
06:38
April 22, 2020
What Makes The Same Tennis Court Faster or Slower from Year To Year?
Brian analyzes court speed and how to decipher how tennis courts are built and maintained for playing tennis for recreational tennis players. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 244 1.  Hard Courts 2. Red Clay Courts 3. Green Clay 4. Artificial Grass 5. Grass Courts 6. Indoor Carpet Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. WHO IS BRIAN? Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
10:24
April 21, 2020
Is It Easier To Ask for Forgiveness or Permission When Sneaking On a Tennis Court?
Brian gives Covid-19 advice for antsy tennis players looking to play tennis in public courts that are shut down. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 243 1.  The Law 2. Short Term vs Long Term 3. Hit Against the Wall. 4.  Volley Back and Forth 5.  Set Up Pickleball  6.  Find a Ping Pong Table 7.  Do Shadow Swings Inside Your Conditioning Routine Find a Tennis Court Near You During Covid-19. WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
07:37
April 18, 2020
When Will Tennis Courts Re-Open? Tennis Economy Deepens Struggle During Covid-19.
When will tennis courts re-open? Brian gets into the data and the details with analysis on Re-verse Incentives in HOA with tennis courts.  And the huge demand for SBA relief and why it's not coming soon to you. WEEKLY TENNIS NEWS RECAP / EPISODE 242 US OPEN NEWS SBA LOAN UPDATES TENNIS COURT OPENINGS THE CONCEPT OF REVERSE INCENTIVES Correction:  10 Billion / 3 MIllion = $3,333 per applicant not $333,000 WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
10:43
April 17, 2020
5 Things Your Should PAY To Get Fixed In Your Tennis Game
Top 5 Things You Should PAY FOR To Improve Your Tennis Game. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 241 1. Pay for a Reliable Second Serve 2. Pay for a  Reliable First Serve 3. Pay to have a Playing Style  4.  Pay for a Reliable Shot or Weapon 5.  Pay for a high Shot Tolerance. WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
09:33
April 16, 2020
Is It Possible You Are Over Obsessed With Your Tennis Rating?
Brian analyzes tennis ratings and how we think about our own tennis games. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 240 1. Yes, we all over rate ourselves 2. Rating Obsession 3. Why Do We Over Rate Ourselves? 4. Rating Systems 5. Short Term vs Long Term 6. Process vs Outcome WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
08:34
April 15, 2020
What's The Difference Between a Volley and Rally in Tennis?
The often confused terms in tennis are explained. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 239 1.  Define Volley 2. Define Rally 3.  Why is it important? 4.  Understanding Terminology? 5.  Confusing Jargon or Idioms 6.  Sample Jargon 7.  What to do? WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
10:07
April 14, 2020
What's Will Be The Most Valuable Brand in Tennis After Covid-19?
Who will be the top influencer in tennis after Covid-19? DAILY TENNIS NEWS / EPISODE 238 Brian analyzes how brands will adapt to a Covid-19 world and how that will effect the tennis community. 1. Grand Slam Events 2. Tennis Associations 3.  Tennis Companies 4.  Small Biz - Retail, Clubs, Tennis Service Providers 5. Grass Roots - Community Tennis Associations 6.  Start Ups = Innovation WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
10:19
April 13, 2020
How To Find a Tennis Job During Covid-19?
How to look for a tennis job during Covid-19. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 237 1. Start now by Updating Your Linked In Page 2. Network 3. Continue to Deliver Value To Your Students 4. Set Up Budget with Under Employment or Unemployment. 5. Reduce Costs and Accelerate Debt. 6. Consider SBA Disaster Assistance. 7. Avoid Debt To Make You Feel Better 8. Stick To Routines 9.  Stay in Shape 10. Schedule Doctor Appointments (Dentist, Vision, Orthodontist, Physical Therapy). WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
08:60
April 12, 2020
Generalist or Specialist? Which Is The Best Kind of Tennis Pro To Learn From?
Brian explains the type of tennis pro's to look for when looking for tennis programming. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 236 Generalist: 1.  Club Pro:  Kids, Adults, Privates, Group Lessons 2. Part Time Pro / Freelancer Specialist: 1.  Development Coach 10-14 years of age (Rick Macci and Nick Bollettieri ) 2. High Performance Coach 3. Touring Coach 4.  Beginner Coach - Tiny Tots or Adult Introductory or HS Tennis Coach 5.  Privates 6.  Large Groups / Camps / Programs (Director of Tennis at a Country Club). WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
10:31
April 11, 2020
Wimbledon Cashes In On Pandemic Insurance Policy.
What's going on with the current state of tennis and the courts we play on.  Brian analyzes how the international sport of tennis copes with Covid-19. DAILY TENNIS NEWS / EPISODE 236 1.  Pandemic Insurance. 2. US Open Become Satellite Hospital 3. South Florida Tennis Courts Are Shut Down. 4. Rest of Florida Is Not As Strict 5. Raleigh Tennis Club Use Policy of the Future? Wimbledon Cashes in on Pandemic Insurance Policy WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner Near You. Backhand City Tee Shirt For Sale
08:02
April 10, 2020
Are Your Eyes Fooling You On The Tennis Court?
Brian explains how to solve the transparent net trap when you are playing tennis and other fresh perspectives on how to see the game of tennis. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 235 1.  The Naked Eye Can't See Contact With Your Racquet. 2. Tracking the Ball vs Watching The Ball 3.  The See Through Net 4.  Fear of Hitting Long (Can't See Where it Lands) 5.   How will I look? (Fear of missing) MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN?  WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
08:21
April 09, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 7 - Point Play
Brian dives into the value of point play for developing your tennis game. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 234 1.  Practice Points 2. LiveBall 3. League Matches 4. Tournaments MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
07:15
April 08, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 6 - Habit Building
Brian explains how the best tennis players have more discipline than talent.   Day 6 of the 7-Day Kick Start Tennis Lesson Series:  Habit Building. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 233 1.  Examples of athletes with great talent. 2. Examples of athletes with great discipline. 3. Examples of athletes that have both. 4.  How do you develop good habits? 5.  How often should you practice? 6.  The power of information. MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
08:45
April 07, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 5- Situational Drilling
Brian explains the benefits of "Situational Drilling" to improve your tennis game. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 232 1.  Who are Situational Drills Good for? 2. What is a Situational Drill? 3. Why are Situational Drills Beneficial? 4.  When is a good time to do Situational Drills? 5.  Which Situational Drills are best? MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
07:21
April 06, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 4 - Return of Serve
Brian describes how Return of Serve practice can transform your tennis game. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 231 1.  Find someone who can serve. 2. Find a Ball Machine with Elevated Projectile  3. Back Returns 4. Neutral Returns 5. Aggressive Returns MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
07:41
April 05, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 3 - Serve Practice
DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 230 Brian Goes Over the Fundamentals of the Serve to prepare you for his online course Xelerator Tennis System. Tip: Warm Up Before Your Serve Toss Practice 1.  How To Hold The Ball 2. Three Hinges 3. Elevator Shaft How To Hold the Racquet. 1.  Frying Pan 2. Forehand Grip 3.  Continental Timing Your Serve 1.  Experiment with Height 2. Timing of Your Forward Swing 3. Full Motion 4. Abbreviated Swing Targets 1.  Aim for Service Line  2. Missing Long better than Missing In The Net 3. Hit A Lot MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
08:32
April 04, 2020
7-Day Kick Start Tennis Series: Day 2 - Movement
Brian incorporates movement into the 7-Day Kick Start Tennis Lesson Series. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 230 1. WARM UP MOVEMENT 2. FEET & LEGS 3. TRUNK & CORE 4. HAND & EYES 5. REPEAT - WITH BALL STRIKING 6. PROGRESSIONS - 30 -45 MIN WARM UP 7.  SITUATIONAL DRILLS 8. POINT PLAY MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
08:13
April 03, 2020
7-Day KickStart Tennis Series: Day 1 - Ball Striking
The First Installment of our 7-Day Kick Start Series Daily Tennis Tip / Episode 229 Day 1 - BALL STRIKING Brian talks about the importance of ball striking to improve your on court performance. 1.  Start in the Short Court 2. Abbreviate your Back Swing. 3. Find Your Tempo 4. Find your Sweet Spot 5.  Increase your Spin 6. Increase your Racquet Speed 7. Move back to Next Progression 8. Sustain Rally As Long As Possible Tips: Do Against Wall or With a Friend MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
07:32
April 02, 2020
Have Your Seen The MIAMI TENNIS Retro Tee Shirt?
Brian explains the design process behind the MIAMI TENNIS Retro Tee Shirt. DAILY TENNIS INSIGHT / EPISODE 228 1.  Need Something To Do 2. Create a New Revenue Stream 3. Release a Creative Outlet 4.  Bring the Tennis Community Together 5.  Love of Retro Products Specifically Font and Style MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
07:02
April 01, 2020
The Psychological Importance of Routines In Your Tennis Life
Brian gets into the importance of routines when it comes to improving your tennis game and keeping a high spirit during Covid-19. DAILY TENNIS INSIGHT / EPISODE 227 Micro Commitments Fuel Healthy Mind Set 1. Make Your Bed 2. Make a To Do List (Write it Down) 3. Find Someone With Similar Values 4. Do Your Favorite Drills 5. Grind It  6. Make It Fun 7. Repeat (3x to 5x per week). MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
07:46
March 31, 2020
What's Your Favorite Miami Open Memory?
It was a Friday night in Key Biscayne during the 2nd week of the tournament as local fans and TV viewers witnessed one of the best matches in the history of the tournament.  Brian explains his favorite tennis match ever at the Miami Open. DAILY TENNIS INSIGHT / EPISODE 226 1. Watching It Live vs YouTube Highlights 2. What It Meant To Tennis 3. What it Meant To Federer 4. What it Meant To Kyrgios 5. What Was Your Favorite Miami Open Memory? MIAMI OPEN RETRO TEE SHIRT  Pick Your Favorite Color, Size and Style HERE WHO IS BRIAN? WHEN WILL THE TENNIS COURTS REOPEN?
06:49
March 30, 2020
Is Punching Your Volley Bad For Your Game?
Brian examines the usage of the term "punch" when considering the optimum visual technique for learning or improving your volley. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 225 1.  Define a Volley 2. Different Volley Speeds 3. Different Volley Positions 4. Different Volley Contact 5. How to Practice Your Volley WHO IS BRIAN? Video Tip: Absorb and Push Volley Technique with Brian
09:22
March 28, 2020
When Will Tennis Courts Open Near You?
Brian analyzes the Covid-19 crisis and tries to make and estimate of when it will be safe for tennis facilities to re-open. Daily Tennis Tip / Episode 224 1.  Is Tennis The Best Sport for Social Distancing? 2.  What Does the Data Say? 3.  Metropolitan tennis courts 4.  Suburban and Rural tennis facilities 5.  Decision Makers:  Public Parks, Private Clubs and HOA's WHO IS BRIAN? Find a Tennis Partner HERE
10:15
March 27, 2020
What Would John Isner's Game Be Like in the 1990s?
Brian analyzes John Isner power tennis game translated in the 1990s. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 223 1. Court Surface 2. Playing Styles 3. Training 4. Diet 5. Effect WHO IS BRIAN? FIND A TENNIS PARTNER ON BACKHAND CITY
07:59
March 26, 2020
6 Things I Learned About Myself During Self Quarantine
Brian gets introspective and talks about his day to day life during self quarantine. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 222 1. Routines are important 2. Creative Outlets 3. New Revenue Streams 4. Catch Up with Long Lost Friends 5. My Cardio Isn't As Bad As I Thought 6. Roku Rocks! WHO IS BRIAN? FIND A TENNIS PARTNER ON BACKHAND CITY
06:54
March 24, 2020
How To Work Your Tennis Craft?
Brian dives into the blood, sweat and tears with his life long marriage to the sport of tennis. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISOdE 221 1. Find a role model. 2 Develop a curiosity. 3. Build Habits 4. Be fractional better in different aspects of your game. 5. Develop Playing Style 6. Have a healthy skepticism 7. Go Live Xelerator Tennis System: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
08:51
March 23, 2020
What Is On Your Tennis Bucket List?
Brian goes over some wish list items for tennis players before they "kick the bucket". 1.  Get back to Wimbledon 2. Play at the All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club 3. Travel on ITF Senior Circuit 4.  Travel the Spring Clay Court Season:  Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Paris 5.  Get Back to Australian Open XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
08:00
March 22, 2020
What's The Difference Between A, B and C Level Tennis Players?
Which level tennis player are you?  What defines these levels and how can you maintain your level as your age or even get better.  Brian explores the differences between A, B, and C level tennis players. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 219 1.  Before There Were Tennis Ratings 2. A Players = Advanced Skills 3. B Players = Intermediate Skills 4. C Players = Novice Skills Learn the corresponding Ratings for each of these levels to modernize your tennis game.' EXELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM:  A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
06:59
March 21, 2020
What To Do When Your Tennis Courts Are Closed?
So what are you options when a pandemic hits and you can't play tennis at your local tennis courts?  Brian gets into the the temporary tennis reality with some helpful pointers to keep your spirit on track in times of uncertainty. DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 218 1. Have some perspective.  It's only temporary. 2. Watch the Tennis Channel 3. Go for Bike or Run 4. Interval Training 5. Do a Stairwell Workout 6. Hit Against the Wall. Any Wall. 7. Take an online course 8.  Set Up Your Find a Partner Profile 9. Rest Up Some Injuries 10. Write down your goals for rest of tennis season 11. Call a Tennis Buddy EXELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM:  A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
07:25
March 20, 2020
The French Open Makes Historic Changes
The French Open changes is Spring time schedule because of Corona Virus to the Fall.  Why the pro's should be grateful and not complain. TENNIS NEWS / EPISODE 217 1.  It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. 2.  What input could players possible give? 3. The players are the product. 4.  The real customers are the fans. 5.  What will happen to other events and tournaments? XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start Guide On How To Play Smart Tennis.
07:16
March 19, 2020
How To Adapt Your Tennis and Lifestyle to Corona Virus?
Change is never easy but if there is one thing that is certain in our life it is change.  Brian examines the neuropathology of change and how great tennis players adapt to it and how Corona Virus is challenging peoples ability to adapt to new routines. Finally, what can you do to adapt to this change on and off the tennis court. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 216 1.  What are we talking about? 2.  Having a Plan B? 3.  Some examples of Plan B for tennis players? 4.  You are probably experiencing some forced neuropathology right now. 5.  Can Covid-19 just made you a better tennis player? XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM:  A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
07:39
March 18, 2020
Are You An "In or Out" Tennis Personality?
Brian explains the "In and Out" Tennis Student. Are you one of these tennis players who is driven by results? DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 215 1. What is an In and Out Tennis Student? 2. Why is the result so important to this personality type? 3. How can you use this in a better way? 4.  The Danger of Competitive Anxiety? 5.  How can competition off a productive and positive mind set? XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM:  A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
08:06
March 17, 2020
What Should You Do If One Part of Your Game Is Ineffective?
Is one part of your tennis game letting you down? If so, what can you do to get your game back on track? DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 214 1.  Take a private tennis lesson. 2. Work around your strengths to cover up a weakness. 3. Change your patterns of play. 4. Adapt your positioning 5.  Play weaker players. 6.  Paradigm Shift XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start on How To Play Smart Tennis
07:46
March 16, 2020
How To Let Your Student Self Discover Their Tennis Skills
Brian demonstrates the art of "getting out of the way" of your student's development. DAILY TENNIS TIP / EPISODE 213 1.  You can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. 2. Student needs to take ownership of the stroke. 3. Recognize when you are solving a problem as opposed to creating a new one 4. Summarize the outcome 5. Trust the process.  XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
08:13
March 15, 2020
How To Start Fresh With Your Tennis Game?
Brian gives a fresh start system for growing your tennis game from scratch. 1. Are you new to the game of tennis? 2. Are you a lapsed player looking to get back into the swing of things? 3. Are you a player who's taken a lot of lessons but you aren't improving? If so, you are listening to the right podcast.  In this episode we are going to dive into a new system for teaching tennis and how this paradigm shift is changing how you look at your game but also the rate of your improvement. XELERATOR TENNIS SYSTEM: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
09:59
March 14, 2020
13 Corona Virus Prevention Tips for Tennis Players
Brian gives out 13 practical tips for tennis players help prevent (COVID-19). DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 211 HEALTH TIP FOR STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM Eat Right, Sleep Well, Drink Lots of Fluids. #BeHealthy You may get infected but have strong immune system and fight off Covid-19.  If you suffer from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure you are vulnerable. If you are sick and have presciptions it's very  important to take your medicine as prescribed. HYGIENE TIPS FOR TENNIS PLAYERS.  Note these will not prevent Corona Virus but will help reduce germs and greater overall health. 1.  Change Your Over Grip Daily 2. Separate Towels and Sweaty Attire 3. Bring dry shirt after tennis. 4. Wash Clothes After Each Session 5. Shower before and After Session 6. Wear more whites and wash in hot water. 7.  Wash white bed sheets. Wash in Clorox with tennis whites 8. Wipe Down Racquet with Sanitizer 9. Play Outdoors if Possible 10. Racquet High Fives Replace Hand High Five Xelerator Tennis System: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
07:51
March 12, 2020
The 15 Minute Tennis Wall Workout
How to sneak in a productive tennis workout on busy days. Tennis Wall Workout / Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 210 1.  What Level Tennis Players Are You? 2. Sneakers would be ideal 3. Start up close.   4. Work on one shot. 5. Organically back up. 6. Maintain as many reps as you can. 7.  The End / Back to Life Xelerator Tennis System: A Fresh Start Guide on How To Play Smart Tennis
07:46
March 11, 2020
Is It Too Late To Start Tennis?
Brian answers questions adults often ask about when is the right time to start playing tennis. 1.  When should kids start playing? 2. When should adults start playing? 3. Can you start anytime? 4. What is a good launch pad? Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here. Brian's Online Tennis Course: Xelerator Tennis System
06:15
March 10, 2020
What Is The Best Sport to Cross Train for Tennis?
Brian explains the sports that have cross over skills that are good for tennis players. 1.  Basketball 2. Baseball 3. Football 4. Soccer 5. Interval  Training 6. Volley Ball Players 7.  Racquet Sports? (Ping Pong) 8.  Darts 9.  Wristy sports don't translate well (racquet ball, squash, badminton) Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:32
March 09, 2020
Do Tennis Players Apologize Too Much?
Brian explains the etiquette of tennis apologies and when they come up and when you should consider it. EPISODE 207/ DAILY TENNIS TIPS The Unwritten Tennis Code: 1. Culture - Monkey See Monkey Do 2. Historical 3. Let chords in Mid rally 4. Miss hit winners. 5. Friendly fire 6.  Most of them aren't sincere. Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
08:04
March 08, 2020
How To Utilize Your 25 Seconds Between Points?
Brian reviews the best practices for using your 25 seconds between points on your serve. DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 206 1.  Play to the Servers Pace 2. Keep your towel handy 3. Keep the ball organized behind you. 4. Leave time for your service rituals. 5. Develop discipline to use on big points. Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:03
March 07, 2020
Low and Go Serve Max Out Serve Technique
Brian gives players an alternative serve for hitting with more power on your service game. DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 205 1.  Keep the toss short. 2. Benefits to short toss. 3. Go fast and go hard. 4. Rehearse for timing. 5.  Understand Risk vs Reward. Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
06:56
March 06, 2020
10 Tips On How To Keep Score In Tennis?
Brian explains how to keep score when playing tennis and how to follow the score when you are watching tennis. on TV, online or in person at a tournament. DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 204 1. Who Is In Charge of The Score? 2. What to do when you lose track? 3. How To Keep Score? 4. What is does Deuce mean? 5. What is ad scoring? 6. What is No Ad Scoring? 7. What is a tiebreaker? 8. What are some abbreviations of scores? 9. How to follow online or TV? 10.  How to keep track in person? Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here. Portable Scoreboard- MATCH TUFF App Store for Tennis Scoring Devices for Smart Watch
09:48
March 05, 2020
Alan Alda Tennis Method. How To Teach Actors To Play Tennis?
Method acting are way thru a tennis lesson with actor Alan Alda and tennis coach Brian Lutz. EPISODE 203 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  Very limited technical instruction. 2. Warm up and play. 3. Psychological Technique 4. Regimented Training 5.. Situational Training 6.  Collaboration Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:08
March 04, 2020
What is the Difference Between a Break and Hold in Tennis?
Brian explains what it means to break serve and hold serve in tennis lexicon and why it's so hard to win return games vs service games. EPISODE 202 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  Leverage 2. Power of choice 3. Exploit Weakness 4. Two offerings 5. Handicapped. Must win by 2. Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:04
March 03, 2020
How To Get Tickets to the Miami Open?
Brian gives a comprehensive and insider look on how to get tickets for the 2020 Miami Open? EPISODE 201 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS Backhand City: Miami Open Tennis Tickets Buyers Guide 1.  Direct from Ticketmaster on Miami Open.com 2. Networking 3. Tickets Currency 4. Tour Groups 5.  Your Local Tennis Club 6.  Secondary Markets 7.   The Guy In The Parking Lot Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:55
March 02, 2020
What Are the 6 Best Tennis Tournaments in the United States?
Brian gives you his top tennis tournament to attend in the United States. EPISODE 200 / Tennis Travel Tips and Best Tennis Tournaments 1. Miami Open 2. US Open 3. Indian Wells 4. Hall of Fame Championships 5. Delray Beach Open 6. National 40s in LaJolla California. Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
08:34
March 01, 2020
4 Good Things And One Bad From the Career of Tennis Star Maria Sharapova
Brian summarizes the career of recently retired tennis star Maria Sharapova and what you can take from her tennis game and her contribution to the world of tennis. EPISODE 199  / DAILY TENNIS PODCAST 1.  Meldonium Drug Scandal 2  Mental Fortitude 3.  Professionalism 4.  Aggressive Ground Strokes 5.  Sponsorship  Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
06:39
February 29, 2020
What's The Difference Between Switching Sides and Change Overs?
Brian explains when to switch sides and change overs and when they are aloud and how they can be effective. EPISODE 198 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  What is Switching Sides? 2. When Can You Switch Sides for Returning Serve? 3. What is a Changer Over? 4.  When Do You Do a Change Over? Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
09:19
February 28, 2020
What Is The Difference Between Deuce and Ad Court?
Brian gives handy guide on how to decipher between the Deuce Court and Ad Court. EPISODE 197 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  Find the Hash Mark 2. Face the Tennis Court on the Baseline 3. To The Right of the Hash Mark is Deuce Court 4. To the Left of the Has Mark is the Ad Court. 5.  It's the Same on the Other Side of the Net. Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
05:27
February 27, 2020
How To Master Service Ritual and Why Is It Important For Your Game?
Brians gives practical insight on the mastery of service game rituals and why they are important for your tennis game. EPISODE 196 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  What is a Service Ritual? 2. How Long Should a Service Ritual Last? 3. When Does the Shot Clock Start 4. Why Is It Important For Your Game? 5.  Should You Do It On Your Second Serve? 6.  Should You Do It Every Point? 7.  What's Your Responsibility are Returner ? Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:50
February 26, 2020
When Is The Optimum Time To Hit Slice?
Slice tennis shots.  When is the best time to execute under spin on your ground strokes?  Brian explains the strategy behind this technique for recreational tennis players. EPISODE 195 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  Comfortable 2. Uncomfortable 3. Time is Taken Away 4. Ball is High 5.  Ball is Low 6.  Ball is away 7.  Ball is inside 8.  When Do the Pro's Use Slice? 9.  How Does It Relate To You? Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
08:26
February 25, 2020
How To Watch a Pro Doubles Match
What is the best way to appreciate a professional doubles match.? Brian analyzes professional doubles match from the Delray Beach Open in Delray Beach, FL. EPISODE 194: DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  Appreciate the Sound 2. Notice the Positioning  3. Notice the hand signals. 4. Notice the quick decision making. 5. Notice the athleticism Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
09:35
February 24, 2020
How To Not Get Better at Tennis
Ever have a tennis pro feed you from a ball hopper when you don't have to move?  This is the perfect recipe for a stagnant tennis game.  Brian shows you the features to look for in a tennis lesson that result in stagnant growth. EPISODE 193 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS  1. Stand Still 2. Work on Timing 3. Don't Worry If You Miss 4. Pick Up the Balls 5. Repeat for 1 hour 6. Make Payment Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
06:13
February 23, 2020
How to Play Tennis When the Wind is Blowing from the North?
Most well constructed tennis courts have a North South alignment.  When the wind is blowing from you back or in your face what are the best ways to practice and play in these conditions. 1.  Get your grumpiness out. 2. Start noticing wind direction. 3.  Fence Height 4.  Building and Trees 5.  When To Hit Top Spin 6.  When to Hit Slice 7.  When to Hit with Power Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
09:40
February 22, 2020
When Is It Time To Hit With More Power?
Everyone wants more power in their game and they want it now.  In reality, there is a time and place to add power into your development strategy.  Today we reveal one of those times. EPISODE 191 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  The Power Conundrum 2. Master of Spin 3. Understanding Racquet Speed 4. Confidence  5. Relaxation Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:38
February 21, 2020
Should You Play With a One-Handed or Two-Handed Backhand?
Brian dives into the pro's of cons on choosing the backhand that is right for your tennis game. EPISODE 190 / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1. What is your physical make up? 2. Which stroke feels more natural? 3. Which is easier to learn? 4.  How big is the grip change?] 5.  Gravity Factor 6.  Power 7.  Control Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
08:10
February 20, 2020
4 Levels of Mental Energy During a Tennis Match
Brian dives into the mental game and how to elevate your thoughts and translate them into performing at your best. 4 LEVEL OF MENTAL STATE DURING COMPETITIVE TENNIS What are these levels of mental awareness and what exercises can you do to move upward to increase on court performance? 1.  ZONE 2. OPEN 3. ANXIETY 4. APATHY Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
08:30
February 19, 2020
How To Play Fast 4 Tennis Format?
Brian explains how to put a burst of excitement into your tennis game with the Fast 4 Tennis format started by Tennis Australia and copied by the Lawn Tennis Association in England. EPISODE 188 / TENNIS TIPS 1.  First player or team to 4 games. 2. No ad scoring.   3.  3-all Tiebreakers are first to 5 points.' 4. Best of 3 sets or Best of 5 Sets. 5.  Lets count! SHOW NOTES: Tickets for Delray Beach Open Fast 4 Tennis Format Brian's Instagram Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
06:42
February 18, 2020
How To Enjoy a Professional Tennis Tournament In Person?
Brian gives you a day in the life of following professional tennis up close and in person at the Delray Beach Open EPISODE 187 / TENNIS TIPS 1.  Get there early in the week. 2. Head to the outside courts. 3. Keep an eye on the schedule 4.  Eat and Hydrate Strategically 5.  Be ready for the long haul 6.  Don't bring friend who don't LOVE tennis. Tix for the Delray Beach Open Brian's Instagram Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
06:35
February 17, 2020
The Unconscious Tennis Lesson
Are you playing to please your tennis pro's ideas? Finding your best during your tennis lesson. Brian explains how unconscious behavior can limit your performance.  EPISODE 186 / TENNIS TIPS 1.  Are you playing to please your pro? 2. What learning method resonates with you best? 3.  Perspective:  Are you noticing or operating from judgement when you play tennis? Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
06:43
February 16, 2020
When Should You Buy A New Tennis Racquet?
Brian explains how often you should update your tennis racquet with a new one. EPISODE 185 / TENNIS TIPS 1. Technology 2. Playing Style 3. How Often Do Your Play 4.  How Many Racquets Do You Have? 5. Where Do You Store Your Racquet 6.  Maintenance - Grommets, Strings and Bumper Guard SHOW NOTES: Places to buy Tennis Racquets:  Miami: Tennis Plaza, Strictly Tennis. and Aventura Racquet Sports or your local tennis pro shop. National Websites: Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Express, Midwest Sports,  Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:60
February 15, 2020
Why Do I Record Daily Tennis Podcasts?
This Valentine's Day edition of Find Your Aha Moment talks about the love of tennis. Brian explains the strategy behind daily tennis podcasts. EPISODE 184/ TENNIS TIPS 1.  I love tennis. 2. I love radio 3. It keeps me sharp 4. Grow my authority in the industry. 5.  Create interest in my programs 6.  Grow my customer base. 7.  Feed my blog content. SHOW NOTES: Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
05:52
February 14, 2020
Why Do I Charge More Than Most Professionals for Tennis Lessons?
Brian explains why he charges his rate for private tennis lessons. EPISODE 183 / TENNIS TIPS 1.  Make More Money 2. Create a Value Proposition 3.  Pareto Effect 4.  Easy  Differentiate 5.  Eliminate the Tire Kickers SHOW NOTES: Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
08:13
February 13, 2020
Why Parents Shouldn't Teach Their Kids Tennis?
Brian gives parents some friendly advice on teaching their kids tennis. EPISODE 182 / TENNIS TIPS 1.  It's not your role 2. You really don't know what you are doing? 3. They won't listen 4.  Freudian reasons: Their behavior is a reflection of you not their performance. SHOW NOTES: Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
05:27
February 12, 2020
Why I Don't Teach Private Lessons With a Ball Hopper?
Brian explains why he rarely uses a ball hopper any more for tennis lessons EPISODE / 181 / TENNIS TIPS 1.  Student doesn't get dependent 2.  No Red Flags 3.  Create Urgency 4.  Create Accountability 5.  One Shot at a Time SHOW NOTES: Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
07:06
February 11, 2020
What Are The Top 3 Things You Can Learn Watching Gael Monfils?
Brian dives into the hyper athletic shot maker Gael Monfils with his first victory on the 2020 tennis season and what things you can take from his game for you own tennis game. EPISODE / DAILY TENNIS TIP 180 1.  Have fun! 2. Scramble like your eggs. 3. Be a good sport. SHOW NOTES: Video Highlights of Gael Monfils Victory in Montpellier, France this week. Outrageous Gael Monfils Highlight Reel Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
06:20
February 10, 2020
What Does Serena Williams Need To Fix In Her Tennis Game?
What does Serena Williams need to improve in her tennis game to break through with one more Grand Slam in 2020?  Brian analyzes the parts of her game that need upgraded. EPISODE 179 / DAILY TENNIS PODCAST 1.  Backhand Volley 2. Transition Game 3. Off Speed Balls 4.  Battle of Nerves Daily Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits on Backhand City. Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami. Find a Tennis Partner for free by joining Backhand-City.com here.
06:10
February 09, 2020
6 Best Ways For Juniors Tennis Players To Prepare For Tournaments
Robert Gomez is a guest podcaster from Tier One Tennis. Robert goes over the best ways juniors and parents can prepare for tournaments. DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 178 6 Best Ways For Juniors To Prepare for Tournaments 1.  Preparation the Week Before Tournament. 2. Working on Player Strengths 3. Practice Matches 4.  Night Before Match Planning 5.  Day of Match Planning 6.  Journaling Matches Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lessons Series on Backhand-City.com Daily Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tours on Backhand City Looking for a Tennis Partner?  Join Backhand City for free and fill out your details and then start searching.
07:56
February 08, 2020
How To Motivate Tennis Students
Tennis players are human and even though tennis class is a students sanctuary and escape from the real world some days the students need a nudge to get them to perform at a higher level to get the most out of an on court session.  Brian gives a few tips and insight on some ways to accomplish this goal. Find Your Aha Moment Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 177 1.  Auditory Motivation 2.  Physical Motivation 3.  Nutritional Boost 4.   Modification and Adjustments Get Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Circuits daily on Backhand-City.com Join Brian in his 2020 Adult Tennis Lessons Series in Miami.  Sign up on Backhand City via Tennis Registration Link. Find a Tennis Partner in Miami.  Join Backhand City to start searching for tennis players today.
06:28
February 07, 2020
How To Find a Tennis Partner
Looking for people to play tennis with? What is the easiest ways to find people to play tennis with?  Brian gives a few suggestions. 1.  Join a Tennis Clinic 2. Bring a new can of tennis balls. 3. Join a League or Play a Tournament 4.  Sign up for an online Find a Partner service. Join Brian's 2020 Tennis Lesson Series for Adults in Miami on Backhand-City.com Get Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF Tennis Tours on Backhand City
05:48
February 06, 2020
How To Beat Your Husband In Tennis
Brian explains how to exploit your husbands strengths and expose his weaknesses on the tennis court. Daily Tennis Tip / Episode 175 5 Crucial Steps To Defeating Your Spouse 1.  Keep the ball in play. 2. Keep the ball low with slice 3. Keep the ball deep 4.  Play his backhand more 5.  Wear something attractive to numb his killer instinct. Fill out Brian's Private Tennis Lesson application to begin your quest of beating your spouse in tennis. Check out the Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF tennis tours.
05:37
February 05, 2020
How to Play FBI in Your Tennis Matches?
What is the acronym FBI stand for and when can you use it when you play tennis?  Brian explains the meaning and good times to use it in your tennis matches. SHOW NOTES / DAILY TENNIS TIPS 1.  Informal Matches and Pick Up Games 2. Social Tennis Games 3.  Sanctioned Tennis Matches.
06:56
February 04, 2020
3 Things You Can Learn From Djokovic's Grand Slam Win
Brian gives 3 practical tips for tennis players after watching Novak Djokovic win his 8th Australian Open title. 1.  How to Practice Depth On Your Strokes 2. Shot tolerance and lock down mode 3. Trust Your Game Join Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com Get Daily Live Tennis Scores on Backhand City from the ATP, WTA and ITF tours.
08:20
February 03, 2020
How Many Ranking Points Do Players Get at The Australian Open?
How to follow the weekly ranking points for professional tennis players. Brian goes over the ranking points that drive players entry and seeding into tennis tournaments like the Australian Open..  Ranking Points Grid Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
07:10
February 02, 2020
How To Figure Out Your Tennis Rating?
Brian's gives you some insight on how to objectively figure out your tennis rating without taking things too seriously. Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 171 Some of the more popular tennis rating systems in tennis. Backhand City Tennis Rating aka NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) Universal Tennis Rating ELO Rating for Chess Players Sign up for Group Tennis Lessons with Brian in Miami on Backhand-City.com Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City.
06:42
February 01, 2020
How To Play Tennis in Windy Conditions?
Brian explains the pro's and con's of playing tennis in windy conditions. 1.  Positives of Playing in the Wind 2. Negatives of Playing in the Wind 3.  Strong and Steady 4.  Breezy 5.  Swirling Winds 6.  Cross Winds 7.  Head Winds 8.  Rear Winds 9.  Combo Winds Join Brian's e-Tennis Newsletter to stay up to speed on all of the tennis events including the Miami Open Players Party. Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City
08:28
January 31, 2020
What is The Best Sun Protection for Tennis Players?
Brian gives some practical options for keeping the sun off your body when you play tennis. 1. Cover Up Head To Toe 2. Morning Play 3. Evening Play 4. Sun Block-Vertra Stick 5. Indoor Courts - Passion4Tennis 6. Rick Macci Tennis Center -Canopy Covered Court in Boca Join Brian's email newsletter to stay informed of all the news and events going on in tennis including the Miami Open Players Party. Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City
06:50
January 30, 2020
How To Dry a Tennis Court Fast?
Brian explains how to deal with moisture on the tennis court to get your tennis game back on schedule.. EPISODE / 168 Court pitch, temperature, wind, sun, drainage.  Brian gives tips on how to get playing tennis fast on a rainy day. 1. Hard Court 2. Clay Court 3. Grass Court 4. Artificial Turf. Join Brian's Tennis Newsletter for information on tips, tickets, events and lessons in the world of tennis including the Miami Open Players Party.. Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City
05:48
January 29, 2020
6 Tips on How To Play Tennis With a Jerk?
Brian explains how to play tennis with a pontificating "know it all" on the tennis court. Tips on How to Play Tennis With a Jerk / Episode 167 1.  Remember you agreed to this.   2. Maybe they mean well? 3. Silence is your friend 4. Provide counter points but don't get your hopes up. 5.  Try to find the positive in the situation. 6.  No is always and option Join Brian's Tennis Newsletter to get up to speed on the all the events in the tennis world and South Florida tennis community. Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City
05:56
January 28, 2020
5 Things You Can Learn Following the Australian Open?
Brian gives his observations at the midway point of the 2020 Australian Open from Melbourne and what you can learn from watching professional tennis. 1.  Winning is tough. 2. Being is shape is paramount. 3. High shot tolerance is crucial. 4.  Its startling to see some player deficiency 5.  The commentators are Americanized. Join Brian's Backhand City Newsletter to stay up to speed on events like the Miami Open Players Party. Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City
06:47
January 27, 2020
How To Burn 500 Calories During Your Private Tennis Lesson
Brian gives some practical tips for burning calories during your private tennis lesson. SHOW NOTES: DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 165 1.  Have a lesson plan. 2. Stick to the plan. 3. Have a good Pre Game Meal 4. Have your tennis bag prepared. 5. Interval training. 6. Play Consistently  7. Save the Serving for the End of Session or Don't Serve at All 8. Wear a smart watch  Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lessons Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City
07:40
January 26, 2020
What is the Most Popular Question Tennis Parents Ask?
Developing Junior Tennis players taking caring and experience to guide kid through the development stages.  This Saturday episode features guest host Robert Gomez of Tier One Tennis in Coral Gables, FL.  In this episode Robert answers the number one question he gets from Tennis Parents regarding Junior Tennis. SHOW NOTES:  EPISODE 164 HOW TO LOOK FOR A TENNIS COACH FOR  YOUR CHILD? a. Find a Coach Who Cares b. Find a Coach with the Right Experience c. The importance of Culture in a Tennis Academy d. Development programs e. Competitive programs f.  High Performance Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com Live Tennis Scores from the ATP, WTA and ITF  Tours on Backhand City
12:34
January 25, 2020
How Often Should Beginner Tennis Players Play With New Balls?
Why are hitting with different tennis balls so important for beginners?  Brian explains a pathway for new tennis players to learn the game of tennis fast. DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 163 1. Lower bounces are easier to hit. 2. New balls bounce high 3  New balls bounce fast. 4.  Heat can amplify the bounce. 5.  Red, Orange and Green Balls are Decompressed. Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
06:20
January 24, 2020
How To Get More Power In Your Tennis Game?
Everyone wants more power. But how do you get it in your game?  Brian's shows you how to get more power in your tennis game. DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 162 1. Don't hate me but you have to PRACTICE 2. Relax with Minimal Effort Drill 3. Develop Efficiency thru Timing 4.  Get Strong 5.  Get Flexible Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
06:01
January 23, 2020
What Can You Learn For Your Tennis Game Watching Serena Williams?
Brian's breaks down Serena Williams 1st round victory at the 2020 Australian Open and deciphers what match strategies you can use for your own tennis game. See match Highlights here on Backhand-City.com
05:45
January 22, 2020
What is the Best Way To Watch a Tennis Match?
Brian gives tennis fans insight on the best way to watch a tennis match whether it's in person, on television or via apps. Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 160 1. In Person 2. On Cable TV 3. Apps Reserve your spot in Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lessons Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com TennisTV  (All non Grand Slam ATP Tennis Tournaments and replays) ESPN+ (Grand Slam Tournaments) Tennis Channel Plus
07:48
January 21, 2020
How To Make a Tennis Draw? The 2020 Australian Open Tennis Tournament
Brian explains how the draws are made up at Grand Slam tennis tournaments and what to expect this year at 2020's first major tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia. Tennis Tips / Episode 159 1. Direct Entry 2. Qualification 3. Wild Cards 4. Protected Ranking 2020 Australian Open Tennis Draws Draw Ceremony / TV Show
08:40
January 20, 2020
Why Do You Over Hit Slow Balls?
Brian explains how slow bouncing balls reveal your flaws. Daily Tennis Tips / Episode 158 4 Types of Slow Balls That Tennis Players Struggle With: 1. Lobs 2. Transition Balls 3. Sitters 4. Pushers Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
06:27
January 19, 2020
How To Decide If You Should Play Deuce Court or Ad Court in Doubles?
Brian explains how and when you can decide on the side of the court to play. TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE: 157  1.  Scoring Format 2. Dominant Hand 3. Player Rating 4.  Environment Sign up for Brian's Adult Tennis Lessons Programs in Miami on Backhand-City.com
07:14
January 18, 2020
How To Play Mixed Doubles When One Player Is Stronger Than the Other?
Brian explains the optimal strategy to play mixed doubles. DAILY TENNIS TIPS / EPISODE 156 1.  Protect the weakest shot on your team 2. Communicate 3. Play Your Strengths 4. Practice Match TieBreaks Join Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lessons Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
07:07
January 17, 2020
How Can the Recreational Player Fix The Most Frustrating Errors in Tennis?
Unforced vs Forced Errors.  Brian defines which balls as the most frustrating to lose and how you can clean up your game with a training process to make your game more reliable. DAILY EPISODE 155 1.  SLOW BALLS 2. NEUTRAL BALLS 3. AGGRESSIVE BALLS Reserve your spot in Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in the Miami on Backhand-City.com
07:09
January 16, 2020
How To Handle The Coin Toss Before a Tennis Match?
Brian explains the strategies, options and etiquette of a coin toss or racquet spin before a tennis match.   Your Choices (Not by Priority) 1.  Serve or Receive 2.  Choose Sides 3.  Defer Reserve your spot in class for Brian's Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
07:21
January 15, 2020
Who Is the Perfect Candidate for Private Tennis Lessons?
Brian explains when is the right time to take tennis lessons and what you should derive from your one on one time with your professional tennis coach. 1.  Feel Good About Your Game 2. Work on Developing a Strength 3. Work on Developing a Liability 4. Work on Technique 5.  Work on Situational 6.  Follow Progressions Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lessons in Miami on Backhand-City.com
06:21
January 14, 2020
How To Know When Your Pro Doesn't Know How To Teach Tennis?
Brian explains some clues that your tennis pro might be bad at their job. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 152 The over emphasis and aesthetic of the follow through. 1. Is there a "right way" to teach tennis? 2. Why is the follow through emphasized so much? 3. Why is the backswing emphasized so much? 4.  When is a good time to follow through? 5.  How did this come about? Sign up for Brian's Adult Tennis Lessons Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
06:33
January 13, 2020
When To "Shut Up" During A Tennis Lesson?
Brian explains when to be quiet giving a tennis lesson and let the student figure it out. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 151 1. It's NOT you I mean ME. 2. Story of Younger Brian 3. Game Install 4. Observational Practice 5. Breakdown and Analysis Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
06:43
January 12, 2020
How To Keep a Doubles Game from Dragging
Brian explains how to keep a doubles game from dragging on and keep the points spirited and the games moving in a comfortable flow. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 150 1.  Buy a Can of 4 Tennis Balls 2. Keep the Warm Up Under 10 Minutes 3. FBI 4. No Ad Scoring 5. Coman Tiebreakers 6. Keep The Server Happy Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
05:58
January 11, 2020
If You Could Pick One Shot From Roger Federer's Game For Your Game. What Would It Be?
Fantasy Tennis.  Install one shot or aspect from Roger Federer's game into your own game. EPISODE 149 Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
05:26
January 10, 2020
How Your Tennis Rating Can Be a Bad Thing?
Brian explains the purpose of the Tennis Rating Systems and how they can be a negative for your tennis game. 1. Define a Tennis Rating 2. History of Ratings 3. Types of Ratings. 4. Purpose of Ratings 5. Flaws of Tennis Ratings. Reserve your spot in Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com How to Find Your Tennis Rating:  TennisRecord.com, Universal Tennis Rating, World Tennis Number (starting in 2020)
09:45
January 09, 2020