Find Your Aha Moment

Find Your Aha Moment

By Brian Lutz
The Problem Solving Podcast For Tennis Players.

Brian Lutz brings you daily actionable insight and storytelling inspired by avid players just like you. Authentic commentary and formalized thinking help take your game to the next level everyday in under 10 minutes.

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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
07:06
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
07:08
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
06:20
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
06:32
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
05:25
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)
09:44
January 9, 2020
How To Handle Your Tennis Partner's Excuses
Brian gives practical advice for the spiraling excuses and negativity from your tennis partner. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 147 1. Don't Feed The Beast 2. Acknowledge with Okay 3. Refocus 4. ZipIt.com Reserve your spot in Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
05:19
January 8, 2020
What To Do If Your New Year's Resolution Is a Failure?
Eighty percent of people quit their New Year's Resolution by Jan 12th.  If you like finishing everything first then maybe you need a new resolution or yours was too easy.   Brian gives some helpful advice to challenge yourself while keeping things attainable. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 146 1. Take on a smaller goal. 2. Keep going. Forgive yourself if you fail. 3. Get granular within that goal. 4. Focus on the next 5 minutes. Sign up for Brian's 2020 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series for Adults in Miami on Backhand-City.com Subscribe to Find Your Aha Moment on iTunes to get notified each morning with a fresh episode.
05:39
January 7, 2020
How To Play Tennis With Your Girlfriend
Brian explains the do's and don't's of playing tennis with your girlfriend. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 145 3 Scenarios for Playing Tennis With Your Girlfriend 1.  You are better than her. 2. You are the same level tennis players. 3.  Your Girlfriend is Better Than You How to understands the social hierarchy in tennis. Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
07:23
January 6, 2020
Why Is The Sweet Spot So Important in Tennis?
Brian's explains how the ball contact with the strings is so important to your tennis game. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 144 Features that Affect The Sweet Spot 1.  Racquet Face Size 2. Racquet Weight 3. Racquet Design 4.  Racquet Feel Also check out the related episode #10 on String Tension to learn more about the sweet spot. Sign up for 2020 Miami Tennis Lessons for Adults on Backhand-City.com
06:16
January 5, 2020
When Is The Right Time To Play a Let?
Brian explains how to use a let with in the rules and good etiquette. Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lesson Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
08:57
January 4, 2020
What is the Difference Between a TieBreaker and a Super Tiebreaker?
Brian explains the difference between Tiebreakers including:  TieBreakers, Super Tiebreakers, Match Tiebreakers and Coman Tiebreakers. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 142 1.  Tie Breaker Invented 2. Super Tiebreaker aka Match Tiebreaker 3. Coman Tiebreaker Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Lessons Series in Miami on Backhand-City.com
06:59
January 3, 2020
How To Play No Ad Scoring In Tennis
Brian explains the difference in No Ad and Ad Scoring in tennis and why you when No Ad Scoring is used. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 141 1.  Definition of No Ad Scoring 2.  When and Where Is It Used? 3.  Why Is It Helpful? 4.  ATP Implements No Ad Scoring in Doubles? Sign up for Brian's 2020 Group Tennis Lessons for Adults in Miami on Backhand-City.com
06:14
January 2, 2020
Your 2020 Tennis Lesson Model: Perfektion vs Direction
Brian explains the value of direction for your 2020 tennis game. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 140 1. Don't be so hard on yourself. 2. Reframe Your Day 3. Each Day You Are Getting Better 4. Give Your Opponent Credit Sign up for Brian's 2020 Group Tennis Lesson Series for Adults in Miami, FL on Backhand-City.com
05:57
January 1, 2020
How To Hit 100 Tennis Balls In a Row For Your New Year's Resolution?
Brian gives you a New Years Resolution that will make you feel good about your 2020 tennis game. A Resolution that is packed with benefits you can accomplish in one tennis session. 1.   Find 30-45 minutes of time by yourself or with a compatible tennis player. 2.  Find a Tennis Wall 3.  Find a Tennis Court 4.  Start slow and in the short court. 5.  Ease backwards as your feel confident. 6.  Be cooperative not competitive. 7.  By yourself on the wall is 100 shots 8.  Playing with a friend 50 balls each. 9.  Don't stop until you reach 100 10.  Good luck and have fun. Sign up for Brian's Group Tennis Lessons for Adults in Miami on Backhand-City.com
05:05
December 31, 2019
How To Lead Your Tennis Class With Your Best Players
Brian explains why teaching up to the best players works the best in group tennis lessons programs. Qualify your classes as much as you can and having the following assets built into the class. 1. Team Captain 2. Pack Leaders 3. Rising Cream Sign up for Brian's Tennis Programs for Adults in Miami on Backhand-City.com
05:14
December 30, 2019
How Do YouTube Instructional Videos Fail Tennis Players?
Brian reveals the challenge with dissecting the right tennis instruction for your game on YouTube. 1.   It's unfocused. 2.  It's over complicated 3.  It's unrealistic Sign Up Here for Brian's Group Tennis Lessons in Miami or log onto Backhand-City.com
08:05
December 29, 2019
How To Develop Efficiency In Your Tennis Game
Brian gives tips for developing efficiency in your tennis swing to maximize your power while saving critical energy levels. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 136 1.  Hit with Red and Orange Tennis Balls 2.  Swing smoothly with minimal effort. 3.  Notice instead of judge 4.  Install this system in your warm up. Reserve Your Spot in Brian's 2020 ADULT TENNIS PROGRAMS in Miami on Backhand-City.com DM and Follow me with your Questions on Instagram @Backhand_City
08:00
December 28, 2019
How To Start Playing Tennis Without The Excuses.
How to overcome yourself and your mindset.  Brian breaks down how to overcome your excuses for not learning how to play tennis in 2020.  TOP OBJECTIONS FOR NOT PLAYING TENNIS: 1.   I Don't Have The Money. 2.  I Don't Have the Time. 3.  I'm Not Good Enough. 4.  I Tried It Before and I Wasn't Very Good Reserve Your Spot in Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Programs in Miami on Backhand-City.com
09:23
December 27, 2019
Why Are Teaching Systems Good For Your Tennis Game?
Brian explains the values of teaching systems for your game and real world examples of some of the best systems in sports and your life. 1.  Systems Give Your Proper Foundation 2. Systems allow for diagnostic evaluation. 3. Systems you to adapt your game in different circumstances. 4.  Systems are easy to scale and replicate. Sign up for Brian's 2020 Adult Tennis Programs in Miami on Backhand-City.com
07:10
December 26, 2019
What Is The Best Tennis Present You Can Give Yourself in 2020?
Brian dives into some of the best benefits of self development thru the game of tennis. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 133 1. Connector and Networking. 2. Life Skills 3. Sport of a Lifetime 4. Self Reliance 5. Individual Expression 6. Fun Way To Get or Stay Fit 7.  Never Stop Evolving. Sign up here for Brian's 2020 Group Tennis Lessons in Miami on Backhand-City.com
07:10
December 25, 2019
What Is Institutionalized Tennis Instruction And Why Is It Bad For Your Tennis Game?
Brian's explains what are institutionalized mantra's in tennis instruction.  Where did they come from come from, how long have they been around and why are they bad for your tennis game? SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 132 Top 10 Institutionalized Tennis Lesson Terms 1.  Follow Thru 2. Bend Your Knees  3. Turn Your Shoulders 4. Watch the Ball 5. You're Late.   6. You're Early 7. Move Your Feet 8. Snap Your Wrist 9. Spaghetti Arm 10. Get Low Sign Up for 2020 Group Tennis Lessons in Miami with Brian on Backhand-City.com
08:40
December 24, 2019
Are You Getting "Over Coached" During Your Private Tennis Lesson?
Brian defines "over coaching" what it looks and sounds like and how it can negatively effect your tennis game. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 131 1. Is there too much talking during the lesson? 2. Seek a teaching system or methodology 3. Too much lesson multi-tasking? 4. Is there a lesson plan? Sign up for Brian's 2020 Group Tennis Lessons on Backhand-City.com
06:19
December 23, 2019
How To Eliminate Waiter's Tray On Your Serve?
Brian explains the phenomenon know as 'Waiter's Tray" on the serve and how to hold the grip to start the process of eliminating the open racquet face. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 130 Check out the "waiters tray" on my Blog or my Instagram page.
05:58
December 22, 2019
How To Build a Tennis Program People Want to Be A Part Of
3 Keys to Happy Tennis Players 1. Offer multiple programs at different levels.  2. Offer diagnostic services in Private Tennis Lessons.  3. Include Social Elements into your lessons program and after class. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 129 Tennis Ratings Email: Brian@Backhand-City.com Sign Up for Brian's Group Tennis Lessons in Miami
06:48
December 21, 2019
How To Play Tennis with a Headache
Brian give suggestions for playing tennis when you have an unfortunate headache in a tennis match. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 128 1. Drink Water 2. Take More Breaks 3. Eat Skinless Fruit 4. Advil 5. Stop playing Sign Up for 2020 Group Tennis Lessons with Brian in Miami, FL
06:45
December 20, 2019
The Tennis Excuses You Should Never Tell Your Opponent
The Golden Rules for Tennis Players. Brian reveals the things not to say to an opponent before, during or after a tennis match and the reasons why. 1. I don't feel well today 2. The sun was in my eyes 3. I'm sore from working out earlier 4.  My grip is wet. Sign Up for Brian's 2020 Group Tennis Lesson Series in Miami, FL
08:46
December 19, 2019
How High Should You Toss The Tennis Ball On Your Serve?
Brian gives some tips on timing and ball toss to determine what is right for you individual tennis game. 1. Ball Toss On Normal Conditions 2. Ball Toss To Suit Your Physical Limitations 3. Ball Toss in Different Weather Conditions.  See Video Ball Tossing Sample on IGTV @Backhand_City Register Here for Miami Group Tennis Lessons with Brian
07:46
December 18, 2019
How Low Should You Hold Your Grip On Your Serve? With IGTV Demo in Show Notes
Brian explains where to hold the grip on the serve and the value with each position when serving. Top of Handle - Learning and Control Middle of Handle- Developing Technique Bottom of Handle- Producing Power.  See video highlights here on the how to hold your grip on the serve: IGTV@Backhand_City Sign up for Group Tennis Lessons with Brian in Miami, FL
08:30
December 17, 2019
How Far Will You Travel To Play Tennis?
Brian shares industry insight and personal experience on how far tennis players travel to play tennis. 1. Regular Game 2. Tennis Programs 3. Tournaments or Events Sign up for Brian's tennis classes in Coconut Grove on Monday and Tuesday nights in Miami
06:08
December 16, 2019
The Value of Remembering The First Time You Played Tennis
Brian gives perspective on the value of appreciation and gratitude for the game of tennis. Find Your Aha Moment / Episode 123 Brian's first experience with tennis was with a wooden tennis racquet and a dead tennis ball struck against a shed in Manheim, PA. Join Brian's Group Tennis Lessons on Backhand City.com to start your 2020 out with the game of tennis.
05:52
December 15, 2019
How Do You Interpret Your Tennis Match Statistics?
Brian explains tennis match charting and how it can help your tennis game and which statistics you should pay the most attention to when analyzing your results. Find Your Aha Moment with Brian Lutz SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 122 Sign up for Brian's Group Tennis Lessons in Miami. Match Trak App
08:30
December 14, 2019
What Kind of Tennis Game Does Santa Claus Have?
Brian breaks down Santa's tennis game from his playing style to a practical scouting report when you go up against him. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 121 Hint:  Don't drink the Egg Nog on changeovers. Santa is a hacker. Santa is mentally tough and can play best of 5 sets. He loves playing at high altitude. His Gatorade is not surprisingly cookies and milk. Reserve your spot in Brian's Tennis Class in Miami. 
06:11
December 13, 2019
How Long Does It Take a Beginner To Learn Tennis?
Brian gives his insight, knowledge and first hand experience on how long it takes for a new tennis player to learn the game of tennis. 3 Categories of Beginner Tennis Players: a. Limited Hand Eye Coordination b. Average Hand Eye Coordination c. The Phenom  Brian explains how his 6 sessions evolve to teach technical, terminology, how to play points and keep score and finally to refinement.  Sign Up for Brian Group Tennis Classes in Miami and stay tuned for his online course if you don't live in the Magic City.
06:45
December 12, 2019
The Misguided Egocentrism of "Playing Up" a Level in Tennis
Why does everyone want to play up?  Parents brag about their kids playing in advanced levels.  Recreational players think to get better they need to play more advanced players.  Is it true?  Or is it our culture of achievement. Cultural Buzz Words: Drive, Grind,  Plug Away, Knock Oneself Out, Play Like a Dog. Brian gives examples of other sports and areas of life where "playing up" doesn't make sense. SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 119 Hint: If you insist on playing up never lose more than 3 matches in a row.  Find somebody to beat! Sign Up for Brian's Group Tennis Lessons in Miami
07:19
December 11, 2019
10 Reason Pickle Ball Won't Over Take Tennis
Pickleball is trending upward over the last decade but how long can it last and why its GDP will never eclipse the sport of tennis. SHOW NOTES: 1. Balls Last forever. 2. Racquets need no maintenance. 3. Target Audience is Baby Boomers 4.  Court cost are cheap 5.  No service industry within it accept for tournaments. 6.  Consumer data is miniscule. 7.   Limited fan appeal for TV 8.  Points are too short 9.  Playing surface is too small. 10,  Miniature Golf is not an international competition. Sign up for GROUP TENNIS LESSONS with Brian on Backhand-City.com
09:49
December 10, 2019
3 Scenarios Where Pushing the Ball is a Great Idea
Brian becomes "a pusher" for a day.  He describes the perfect scenarios for pushing the ball during your match play situations. 1.  Lob / Desperation Situation 2. Block Returns of Power Serves or Overhead Smashes 3. Clean Up Volleys SHOW NOTES:  Sign Up for Group Tennis Lessons in Miami 
06:33
December 9, 2019
How Important Is Tennis Coaching At Any Level?
Brian drives home the value of coaching and gives real world examples of it's effect at professional and amateur level tennis including: Naomi Osaka, Sloan Stevens, Twins of Miami, Bobby in Boca. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 116 Group Tennis Lessons in Miami Private Tennis Lesson Referral
06:29
December 8, 2019
How Many Times Should Your Repeat Instruction During a Tennis Lesson?
Brian explains his experience with teaching adults and children tennis. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 115 1. This sport is about repetition including tennis instruction. 2. Understand learning styles and use a combination of styles to resonate with each individual. Sign up Here for Group Tennis Lesson Registration in Miami
06:33
December 7, 2019
How Does Cold Weather Effect The Tennis Balls?
Brian gives tips on how to play tennis in cold weather with tennis balls and how adapt your playing strategy in this environment. SHOW NOTES: Air, Wind, Humidity and Court Surface are all factors when playing with cold tennis balls. Private Tennis Lessons with Brian
06:00
December 6, 2019
Should You Use a Western Grip For Your Forehand?
Brian explains who are the ideal candidates for learning a Western grip forehand and how to make the decision that is right for your tennis game. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 113 1.  How old are you? 2. How strong are you? 3. How flexible are you? 4. How much time do you have to practice? 5. How many lessons can you take? Fill out our application for Private Tennis Lessons with a Backhand City Tennis Pro to learn the Western Grip Forehand
06:52
December 5, 2019
4 Valuable Ways for Absorbing Pace on Your Ground Strokes
Brian shortens up his swing to show players the art of absorbing pace as a valuable addition to your tennis game. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 112 1.  Absorbing Pace on Drop Shots 2. Absorbing Pace on Lobs 3. Absorbing Pace on Return of Serve 4. Absorbing pace on Directional Changes Fill out your application for Private Tennis Lessons with a Backhand City Tennis Professional.
07:39
December 4, 2019
How To Keep a Tennis Player From Getting Fat Over the Holidays
A Practical Guide to keeping your tennis game sharp and your weight down over the holidays. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 111 1. Buy those mini beverages. 2. Eat healthy before you go to the party. 3. Hit against the wall. 4.  Just say no to office parties. 5.  Organize a Tennis Party. 6.  Do a off court warm up and cool down after tennis. 7.  Hang with healthy people. 8.  Drink water and less alcohol. Get Private Tennis Lessons with a Backhand City Tennis Professional
06:11
December 3, 2019
How To Decide To Use a One Handed or Two Handed Backhand for Novice Tennis Players
Brian explains the value of grip changes from forehand to one handed backhand groundstrokes to help you decide which grip is right for you when you are learning tennis. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 110 1.  What is your physical make up? 2.  How much time do you want to devote to tennis? 3.  Practicing Grip Changes 4.  Understanding Non Dominant Hand Private Tennis Lessons Application
07:55
December 2, 2019
How Long Should You Go In Between Tennis Lessons?
Brian gives tennis players guidelines on how often you should play with your tennis coach along with value added services. Value Added Services: Game Arranging Match Charting/Stats Video Analysis Baseline Fitness Test / Beep Test Free Podcast / Blog
06:07
December 1, 2019
7 Tips for Having More Fun On The Tennis Court
Brian keeps it fresh with tips on how to mix in fun during your practice sessions as you are developing your tennis game. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 108 Tip 1:  Play Tiebreakers with a Small Wager Tip 2: Play for Bonus points. Tip 3: Shot of the Day Award Tip 4: Team Competition Tip 5: Do Cooperative Drills Tip 6: Hit It In the Teaching Basket Win a Beer Tip 7: Students Choice Drill If you are looking for tennis lessons with Brian visit Backhand-City.com
05:54
November 30, 2019
How Many Tennis Puns Can I Execute in One Podcast Episode?
Brian executes 9 minutes of "puns" for tennis players.  Let's see which ones you like and hate. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 107 We Love Puns.com
10:57
November 29, 2019
How Many Tennis Balls Do You Hit In a One Hour Tennis Lesson?
Brian breaks down the data how to get a productive workout on the practice court using digital activity tracking devices or old school pen and paper. SHOW NOTES / EPISODE 107 Activity Trackers:  Apps, Hardware and Old School Pen and Paper Brian's blog version of this episode with all of the details including the activity tracker products and services.
06:39
November 28, 2019
How To Develop a Playing Style for Your Tennis Game
What is your playing style?  Brian explores the important of developing a playing style based on your tennis skills and personality type. 1.  All Court 2. Serve and Volley 3. Aggressive Baseliner 4. Defensive Player SHOW NOTES: Personality Test Video Samples of Playing Style For Tennis Lessons with Brian Visit Backhand City
06:15
November 27, 2019
Installing Your Serve and Return Game
Spending time installing you serve and return game is crucial for your development as a tennis player.  Brian bring some practice habits and discipline to keeping these important aspects of your tennis game sharp. Tip 1: Find a reliable serve you can convert at 80% of you swing capacity.  Brian loves the T ball serve on the Deuce court. Tip 2: Practice Returns from Neutral and Back Return Positions 80% of your practice session.   Tip 3: Use inside the baseline returns at chest height around 20% of your practice session. SHOW NOTES / DAILY TENNIS EPISODE 104 TOP ATP RETURNERS PLAYER TENDENCIES / SERVE & RETURN
09:35
November 26, 2019
Isn't Hitting Cross Court Super Boring?
Brian explains there is no better way to develop a winning strategy than hitting cross court. Benefits to Hitting Cross Court 1.  Net is lowest in the middle. 2. Court area is largest and longest from corner to corner.. 3. Easier to hit without directional change. 4. Notice the court slope especially profound on hard courts. 5. Become solid in crunch time with an effective and consistent cross court playing style. If you want tennis lessons with Brian visit Backhand-City.com
07:43
November 25, 2019
My Cat Is a Great Athlete But He Isn't Making It On The Pro Tour
Ball striking is the key to your improvement.  Let's begin improving this with practice with purpose. SHOW NOTES / Episode 102 1.  Warm up focusing on hitting the sweet spot 10 times in a row. 2. Focus on the kinesthetics of your swing. 3. Notice the how the ball sounds when you hit it with maximum efficiency. 4. Practice with purpose and use the stages of swing accelerations Brian recommends. To Get Tennis Lessons with Brian go to: Backhand-City.com Find Your Aha Moment is a Daily Tennis Podcast with a fresh episode every morning.  Subscribe on iTunes to get notified and leave a Rating and Review.
07:29
November 24, 2019
What Habits Can You Learn From Professional Tennis Players To Help Your Own Game?
Brian breaks down the discipline of world class tennis players and how they can translate to your tennis game. SHOW NOTES:  Daily Episode 101 1. Improved Ball Striking and Refinement 2. Practice More Cross Court Rallies 3. Install Service and Return Strategy 4. Develop a Playing Style For Tennis Lessons with Brian visit Backhand-City.com
07:27
November 23, 2019
What Are The Three "Gears" for Tennis Players?
Brian explains the three gears of tennis players and how to know which one suits you the most and how much to practice in each gear. SHOW NOTES/ EPISODE 100 1.  Defense-get the ball back at all costs. 2. Neutral-consistent and probing and cross court. 3. Offense- power and directional change. Subscribe to Find Your Aha Moment on ITunes so you can get notified each day with a fresh tennis episode and visit Backhand-City.com for tennis lessons and more information.
07:04
November 22, 2019
How Can Tennis Players Deal With Inclement Weather?
You can't control the weather. But you can certainly plan for it. Reduce the chance of your tennis game getting interrupted by Mother Nature with this advice from Brian. EPISODE 99 / SHOW NOTES: 1. Temperature effects the ball and your body.  Be prepared for the difference. 2. Wind effects the ball and your body differently in cold weather. 3. Autumn sun is lowest this time of year so be prepared with the proper head gear to cope with glare. Feel Free To Rate, Review and Subscribe to FIND YOUR AHA MOMENT to get our fresh episodes each morning and visit us at Backhand-City.com
07:24
November 21, 2019
How Do The Rankings Work in Professional Tennis?
Brian breaks down how players get ranking and which tournaments are worth more than others. As well as how touring pro's make up the schedule every new tennis season. ATP Points Breakdown: Grand Slams 2000 points (Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, Australian Open) Master Series 1000 points (Miami Open, Indian Wells etc) Master Series 500 (Mexican Open, Swiss Open) Master Series 250 (Delray Beach Open) ITF Tournaments: Challengers Futures Questions go to Backhand-City.com and hit up our Chat Service.
07:46
November 20, 2019
What is a Grand Slam and Who Has The Most in Tennis?
Brian explains what a Grand Slam is and which players have the most and significant records in all the the major tennis tournaments around the world. Grab your email and enter of free Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com Top 5 All Time Grand Slam Winners in Tennis Men's All Time List Roger Federer 20 Rafael Nadal 19 Novak Djokovic 16 Pete Sampras 14 Roy Emerson 12 Women's All Time List Margaret Court 24 Serena Williams 23 Steffi Graf 22 Helen Wils Moody 19 Chris Evert 18 Martina Navratilova 18
08:44
November 19, 2019
When Is A Good Time to Test a Demo Racquet?
Brian' gives you a guide for testing demo racquets. Grab your email and enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com Shout out to Julio at Under Ground Tennis Movement in LA for the show idea.  Nice tip! Tennis Plaza Demo Program - 4 Racquets for up to 7 Days All About Tennis in AZ- 3 Racquets for up to 30 days Tennis Warehouse - 3 Racquets for up to 7 days Mason's Tennis on E. 53rd Street in NYC btw Park and Madison Avenue
05:48
November 18, 2019
What's The Difference Between a Head Pro vs Director of Tennis?
Brian explains the working hierarchy of tennis department at most tennis clubs. Grab your email!  Enter our free Twins of Miami Liveball Giveaway on Backhand-City.com
04:31
November 17, 2019
Can You Play Tennis on a Basketball Court?
Life without a tennis net?  In places with finite tennis court availability Brian get's creative by teaching tennis on a basketball court. Grab your email and enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com Tennis Lesson on a Basketball Court in NYC. Wood vs Asphalt Indoor vs Outdoor Temporary Nets Pickle Ball on Basketball Courts
05:09
November 16, 2019
7 Things You Can Do As You Wait For Your Tennis Court?
Brian gives some advice on making the most of your time as your wait for you tennis court to open up. Grab your email and enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com.  Deadline is Nov 19th at 11pm EST 7 Things You Can Do Before You Play Tennis 1. Elastic Bands to Warm up Joints and Muscles 2. Hand Eye Coordination Drills 3. Footwork Exercises 4. Establish a Daily Goal 5. Hit Against the Wall 6. Get Your Gear Organized 7. Have a snack to keep your energy level at the optimal level.
06:28
November 15, 2019
360 Degree Tennis Lesson
There are no two shots that are alike. Variables are different everyday when you play tennis. So how can you train your game to adapt to variables when they pop up in your tennis matches?  Brian explains 360 degree tennis lesson. SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 92 Enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com For Tennis Lessons with Brian here in Miami fill out his online application here.
06:36
November 14, 2019
Can You Hit 20 Balls in a Row within Your First 20 Minutes of Class?
Brian sets the standard for his Beginner tennis lesson series in Miami, Florida by challenging himself and his students to play with consistency within 20 minutes of stepping on his tennis court for the first time. Take the 20/20 Challenge! Sign up for Brian's Novice Tennis Lessons Series on Backhand-City.com Grab your email! Sign up for the Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com SHOW NOTES: To find tennis lessons in your city. Type into Google: "tennis lessons near me"  or "tennis lessons miami" or "tennis lessons and your city". Look for clubs with online registration or tennis clubs or pro's that pick up the phone or get back to you in timely manner.
07:04
November 13, 2019
Alternative Ways To Learning Tennis
The ever growing marketplace of online courses gives consumers more options than ever for learning tennis.  Brian explains the landscape of options available to tennis players and the difference between online course and academies. Grab Your Email and Sign Up for our TWINS OF MIAMI LiveBall Giveaway.  Register for Free on Backhand-City.com EPISODE 90 SHOW NOTES: Feel Tennis is the best tennis instruction on the web. Tennis Player.net is the pioneer in online tennis instruction with founder John Yandell who offers a subscription service. Tennis Evolution is great at teaching the serve and adding power to your game with former touring professional Jeff Salzenstein. Essential Tennis is super passionate and offers online products and In Person events Fuzzy Yellow Balls all time best course featuring doubles legends Bob and Mike Bryan. Master Class with Serena Williams course offers a lot of cliche terminology and slow motion footage but superficial insight on how to improve your game. Online Tennis Instruction aggressive marketer specializes in technical development and data supported insight to help your game. Udemy with Andre Agassi is a superficial course about Andre's playing philosophy.  Tips were too short and not technical  enough to help players.
07:29
November 12, 2019
Is It Smart to Use More Than One Tennis Pro?
Omni pro approach for tennis players can be a positive approach but it does come with some pitfalls.  Brian breaks it down so you can make the right decision for your tennis game. Grab your email and enter our free Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway.  Sign up on Backhand-City.com EPISODE 89: SHOW NOTES: Find a Pro with a Philosophy that resonates with you. Be wary of pro's that use different terminology and philosophy it can stymie your development. Hiring pro's while on vacation can be a great way to connect with fresh perspective and grow your tennis community.
05:17
November 11, 2019
What Is The Best Can of Tennis Balls That You Can Buy?
Brian tells you his favorite can of tennis balls and how is students rave about them when he cracks open a new can. Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway.  Register for FREE with your email on Backhand-City.com SHOW NOTES: Penn Tour Balls on Tennis Express Video on How Tennis Balls are Made Wilson Tennis Ball Manufacturing 
05:48
November 10, 2019
How to Handle a Bad Review on Yelp For Your Tennis Lesson?
Not everyone may love you.  Brian's explains how to handle a bad Yelp review for your tennis lesson service.   McClain's Tennis the All Time King of 5 Star Yelp Reviews for Tennis Coaches. Tips for Handling a Bad Review: 1. Take a Deep Breath.   2. Gather Information. Step away from the keyboard! 3. Research the Issue 4. Research the Yelp Writer 5. Issue an one of two types of apologies. 6. Understand the Yelp Audience with the 1/9/90 rule.
08:54
November 9, 2019
Process vs Outcome. Which is the Best Way To Teach Tennis?
In a marketing world where "outcome" reigns king how do tennis pro's "trust the process" to help their students achieve their goals that sold them on their service? SHOW NOTES: Grab your email and enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway.  Sign up on Backhand-City.com Understand how to market your service with features vs outcomes. Have basic bench marks and KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) so you student can see tangible improvement quickly. Price your service according to demand. Build relationship with your value added benefits.
07:33
November 8, 2019
When To Push Your Tennis Student and Let It Be.
Brian explains how to navigate between fun and getting real work done during a tennis lesson. Grab your email.  Join our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand City. Contest ends on November 20th.
06:39
November 7, 2019
10 Ways Tennis Pro's Can Grow Their Instagram Page
Brian gives 10 tips for growing your Instagram page for tennis instructors and tennis players. Grab your email! Sign up for our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com Tips for Growing a Tennis Pro's Instagram Page: 1. Go Live 2. Use IG TV for long form content and tennis tips 3. Use strategic hash tags 4. Three Tennis Photos or Videos Per Day on newsfeed 5. Ten photos or videos on Story 6. Engage within your category 7.  Post and Share user generated content from your students 8. Host a Contest  9. Use emojis 10.  Use micro influencers in your local area
08:50
November 6, 2019
Can You Learn From Tennis Coaches under 30?
Brian explains the benefits of being a tennis coach starting out in 2019 as compared to previous generations and how he coached when he was younger and compared to present day. Join our Twins of Miami LiveBall giveaway. Grab your email and go to Backhand-City.com to register.
07:19
November 5, 2019
"Show Me The Money" or The Meaning?
Brian retells the story of the psychology of digging holes and how it brings meaning and direction to the job of coaching tennis. Join our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway HERE or sign up on Backhand-City.com Daily Tennis Episode: 83
06:19
November 4, 2019
LiveBall vs Cardio Tennis. What's the difference?
Brian explains the difference between LiveBall and Cardio Tennis and how their paths crossed when the innovators briefly considered merging their ideas. Grab your EMAIL!! Enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com SHOW NOTES: Cardio Tennis.com LiveBall  LA LIVEBALL Underground Tennis Movement Riviera Country Club  MIAMI LIVEBALL Backhand City
08:06
November 3, 2019
The Best 3 Books for Tennis Players
Brian previews the three most influential books written by tennis players decades apart but with no shortage of impact on the world and the tennis community. Inner Game of Tennis Days of Grace / Arthur Ashe Open by Andre Agassi Enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com
07:03
November 2, 2019
3 Ways To Fix Your Ball Toss for Your Serve
Brian breaks down the ball toss to help improve your serve and become a more reliable and consistent tennis player. Tip 1: Understand the 3 Hinges Tip 2: How to Hold the Tennis Ball Tip 3:  Finding the Apex Tip 4: Helpful exercises to alleviate bad ball tosses. Sign up on Backhand-City.com to enter our Twins of Miami LiveBall contest Leave "Find Your Aha Moment" a Review on iTunes!
07:37
November 1, 2019
How Overthinking Kills Your Tennis Game
Overthinking can be the enemy of tennis players where confident decision making is paramount. Tip 1: Frame Your Expectations Tip 2: Understand Outcomes Tip 3: Dealing with Micro Failure Enter here for our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway or register on Backhand-City.com
06:53
October 31, 2019
How Do You Win More Points On Your Service Game?
Brian explains the easiest way to accumulate points in you service game. Tip 1: Increase first serve percentage. Tip 2: Serve to their Backhand  Tip 3: Serve Wide to get them on the run Tip 4: Serve for Predictability. Enter here for our Twins of Miami LiveBall Contest or on Backhand-City.com
06:56
October 30, 2019
The 3 Truths in Tennis
Brian explains the actuality of your tennis game vs your own interpretation. SHOW NOTES: Sign up here for our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway or on Backhand-City.com TRUTH 1:  The Score Doesn't Lie TRUTH 2: Hard Work Beats Talent TRUTH 3:  There is No Skipping Stages
06:40
October 29, 2019
How To Get People To Play Tennis With You
Brian talks about how to get people to play tennis with you. SHOW NOTES: Sign up here for our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway or on Backhand-City.com. TIP 1:  Develop a steady serve TIP 2: Be Consistent and Hit a lot of Balls Back in Play TIP 3: Understand Scoring TIP 4: Play with Anyone TIP 5: Be on Time TIP 6: Join a Tennis Club Ps. Can you hear my hungry cat Gypsy at the end of the podcast?
04:58
October 28, 2019
How To Create a Deeper Confidence in Your Tennis Game?
Brian explains the steps to developing deeper self confidence for your tennis game in 3 easy to use steps. Sign up here for our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway or sign up on Backhand-City.com.
05:27
October 27, 2019
What's The Best Way To Get Fair Line Calls in a Tennis Match?
Brian's explains the best ways to give and receive fair line calls in a tennis match with some statistical perspective. SHOW NOTES: Join our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway by signing up here or on Backhand-City.com
06:58
October 26, 2019
How Long Does It Take To Get Good at Tennis?
Brian answers one of the most popular questions tennis students have.  How long does it take to get better at tennis?
06:14
October 25, 2019
"Good Shot" Tennis Pro's: The McDonald's Drive Thru of Tennis Lessons
What is a :good shot" tennis pro?  Are you getting the most out of your tennis pro? Brian goes over the signs of tennis pro burn out. Join our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway here or visit Backhand-City.com Season 1.  Episode 72
07:01
October 24, 2019
Nike vs Adidas: Which Shoe Do Tennis Players Like The Most in 2019?
Brian analyzes the big players in the tennis shoe game Nike and Adidas. Join Here our Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway or sign up on Backhand-City.com
07:44
October 23, 2019
Is Grunting Good for Your Tennis Game?
Is grunting a natural occurrence from hard work? Brian explains the science and sound of the tennis grunting and gives some samples of some of the most famous grunters in tennis. SHOW NOTES: A Good Story on Grunting from the Guardian. Join our free Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com
06:39
October 22, 2019
5 Ways a Tennis Ball Machine Can Help Your Game
Ball machines have come a long way over the years.  They are quieter more efficient and a great way to get a workout and work on your technique.  Brain explains how to leverage this tool to help your tennis game. Show Notes: The Musical Ball Machine
07:59
October 21, 2019
Which Tennis Balls Should You Buy? Regular Duty or Extra Felt?
Does it matter what kind of tennis balls you buy and why the Women's and Men's Tour use different tennis balls? Brian gives you easy to follow tips on picking the correct type of tennis balls for your game and playing situation. Sign up for Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway on Backhand-City.com
07:54
October 20, 2019
How Hard Is It To Play Professional Tennis for a Living?
Brian breaks down the financial budget for being a professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. SHOW NOTES: John Isner's Tennis Budget Prize Money Earnings as of Oct 14, 2019 Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway.  Sign up here: https://aha.backhand-city.com/squeeze-page32773829
07:19
October 19, 2019
What Will Be the Tennis Trends in 2020?
Brian breaks down the trends for the 2020 tennis season. Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway.  Sign up here:  https://aha.backhand-city.com/squeeze-page32773829 SHOW NOTES: Carbon Fiber Pantone Colors of 2020 for Tennis Apparel. Pickle Ball coming to a city near you D. Medvedev will win a Grand Slam UTR will do a product redesign. Tennis Shoes will get lighter. Season 1. Episode 66
06:09
October 18, 2019
How to Find The Right Tennis Pro on Google?
Brian translates page 1 of google searches when looking for tennis professionals. Join the Twins of Miami LiveBall Class Giveaway here: https://aha.backhand-city.com/squeeze-page32773829 SHOW NOTES: PlayYourCourt.com
07:08
October 17, 2019
How To Get Your First Job Teaching Tennis?
Brian gives a road map to young and aspiring teaching pro's who want to start a career in tennis. Twins of Miami LiveBall Giveaway Tennis Certifications: USPTA and Professional Tennis Registry Lets Play Tennis.com USTA Tournaments and Leagues Blog: Backhand-City.com
09:11
October 16, 2019
Peloton or Soul Cycle? Which Indoor Exercise Bike is Best for Tennis Players.
Brian analyzes indoor exercise bikes for tennis players. Which one is right for your tennis game and budget? Find Your Aha Moment: Season 1. Episode 63 Correction: Peloton full kit is $2,900 not $29k
08:09
October 15, 2019
Where is the Best Place to Buy a Tennis Racquet? And the Worst?
Brian breaks down the different places to buy a tennis racquet and which place you should never buy a tennis racquet. Online Tennis Stores: Tennis-Warehouse.com, Tennis Express, Midwest Sports and Tennis Plaza. in Miami, Tennis Anyone in Boca Raton. No Go! (Dicks Sporting Goods) plus bonus tip if you ended up buying one there!
07:00
October 14, 2019
The 20-Minute Tennis Workout
In the final and 13th installment of XIII Commandments of a Tennis Coach Brian tells you how to keep your game sharp 20 minutes at a time.
05:04
October 13, 2019
How to Deal With Tennis Industry Pundits?
Tennis Lesson Service Providers feel the pressure to "grow the game". Commandment XII of 13 Commandments of Tennis Coach is about industry culture and helping the local tennis pro put national marketing initiatives into perspective and help your bottom line grow.. Episode 60 of our Daily Tennis Podcast
06:55
October 12, 2019
What is "World Class" Tennis Instruction?
Brian pulls back the curtain on the realities of "world class" service in the tennis industry in Commandment X1 in 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach. Episode 59
06:31
October 11, 2019
What's the Top 4 Dumbest Things Tennis Instructors Say?
Institutionalized tennis instruction is rampant in the tennis industry.  It's so profound the consumer doesn't even realize how bad it is.  Brian tells you how to listen for it around your local tennis courts. This is X (10) of a 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach.
07:01
October 10, 2019
Casanova Syndrome. Are Tennis Pro's Flirts?
Commandment IX Is your tennis pro a flirt?  Evolutionary psychology describes flirting as innate behavior as a process of natural selection.  Brian describes the five types of flirtatious behavior and where to draw the line on the practice court. Five Types of Flirting 1.  Traditional 2. Physical 3. Sincere 4. Playful 5. Polite
04:40
October 9, 2019
How To Get Extra Value Out of Your Tennis Lessons
Brian explains how he adds value to his tennis lesson offerings to differentiate himself from the competition and help his students reach their goals faster.
05:12
October 8, 2019
Who Are the Real Tennis Professionals?
Brian talks about Commandment VII.  What does it mean to be a professional in your field?  How can you identify unprofessionalism in the tennis industry.
04:26
October 7, 2019
Who's Got Bug Spray?
Have a Plan B. Commandment VI of 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach. Have a contingency plan. Brian explains the importance of planning for the unexpected for tennis players and coaches.
06:13
October 6, 2019
Playing Tennis With a Clock in Your Head
Commandment V. 2 Minute Warning! Brian explains the benefit of practice with purpose.
05:28
October 5, 2019
Why Isn't Your Student Listening To Any of Your Tennis Instruction?
Commandant #4 of XIII Commandments of a Tennis Coach deals with understanding the individual learning styles of your class and how to relate to each player as well as the group at the same time. To Find Out Your Learning Style Check out the episodes below: SOCIAL LEARNERS SOLO LEARNERS JOHN MCENROE LEARNERS AUDITORY LEARNERS TACTILE LEARNERS VERBAL LEARNERS VISUAL LEARNERS
05:22
October 4, 2019
Hey You! Part 3 of XIII Commandments of a Tennis Coach.
In Commandment III, Brian explains the importance of connecting with new tennis student on their first day of tennis class and how he and his staff assimilated new customers.
04:27
October 3, 2019
Commandment II: Who's the "Bell Cow" In Your Tennis Class?
Commandment 2 of 13.  The importance of understanding student hierarchy in a collaborative teaching environment.   Brian explains how he integrates Bell Cow theory in his group tennis classes. The earliest archeological evidence of bell cows was discovered 5000 years ago in Neolithic China during the Iron Age..
04:29
October 2, 2019
Pobody is Nerfect! XIII Commandments of a Tennis Coach: Part 1.
When you step on Brian Lutz' tennis court as a student you get what he calls the 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach.  It's a value system Inspired by Bill Parcel's 11 Commandments of a Quarterback which as of course inspired from the Bible.  Like the original commandments coaches and players must remember that you will never achieve the perfection of execution of the commandments but you can use them as a guideline and system check when the wheels fall off your lesson plan or tennis game. This is part 1 of a 13 episode podcast series of Brian's XIII commandments of a Tennis Coach.
04:43
October 1, 2019
Mimicry is Great If You Know How To Use It
Brian explains the one under practiced aspect of your game that you could use to improve.  A practical way to learn from watching ATP Professionals. Best Return of Servers in the Wo
06:33
September 30, 2019
Forget Yellow and Get Mellow
Brian explains how to get over bad days on the tennis court and get your tennis game back. Sign up for tennis lessons with Brian at Backhand City.com
05:04
September 29, 2019
Is YouTube Good For Your Tennis Game?
Brian explains what it would take for you to hit a forehand like Federer and Nadal from watching YouTube.
04:40
September 28, 2019
How Many Goals Should You Accomplish In A 1-Hour Tennis Lesson?
Brian helps you establish private tennis lessons goals to get the most value out of your hour on court with your pro. To take Tennis Lessons with Brian fill out this Private Tennis Lessons application here.
05:41
September 27, 2019
How Do You Win Quick Points with Your Serve?
Brian gives advanced level players 3.5 and above a tip for winning quick points on your serve.
06:04
September 26, 2019
50 Ball Tennis Challenge
Tennis takes discipline and consistency.  Brian shows you how to develop consistency for your tennis game with the 50 ball challenge.
05:02
September 25, 2019
How To Play Tennis Like Dr. Phil?
Trusting your feelings is a big part of decision making process when you are playing tennis.  Brian explains how to trust your gut and avoid overthinking your tennis game. Check out Dr. Phil playing tennis (sort of).
05:38
September 24, 2019
Boss Talk. Gender Communication in the Workplace.
Brian talks workplace hierarchy inside a tennis company and how to communicate with men and women differently yet effectively in the workplace..
05:47
September 23, 2019
What is the Player Payout for the Laver Cup?
How much do the best players in the world get paid for competing in the Laver Cup?  Brian reveals the player compensation package on Find Your Aha Moment. 2019 LAVER CUP TEAM EUROPE: Rafa Nadal (2), Roger Federer (3), Dominic Thiem (5) Alex Zverev (6), Stefanos Tsitsipas (7), Fabio Fognini (11). Captain: Bjorn Borg TEAM WORLD: John Isner (20), Milos Raonic (24), Nick Kyrgios (27), Taylor Fritz (30), Denis Shapovalov (33), Jack Sock (210) Captain: John McEnroe
04:44
September 22, 2019
What to Look for in Finding a Good Doubles Partner?
Brian gives very specific tips on finding a good doubles partner for your next tennis match.
05:25
September 21, 2019
4 Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
Waking up early and going to sleep late create challenges for exhausted tennis professionals.  Brian's give 4 tips for helping your fall asleep efficiently to get a good nights rest. 4 Tips for a Better Nights Sleep
05:25
September 20, 2019
Can You Call Your Own Serve Out?
Brian reviews how the "Tennis Code of Conduct" works for calling your own serve out if your opponent has made a blatant line call error.
04:49
September 19, 2019
How I Lost 38 Straight Tennis Matches
Brian survives a 38 match losing streak coaching a HS Girls Tennis Team in NYC.  Find out how he created an action plan to change the school culture and develop rewarding tennis experience for himself and his players.
05:30
September 18, 2019
How Many Doubles Faults Do The Pro's Serve?
How does your second serve conversion compare to touring professionals?  And what is a good mind set for reducing double faults and improving the confidence in your second serve?
07:19
September 17, 2019
What is a Good First Serve Percentage For Your Tennis Game?
Brian compares first serving percentage for some of the best tennis players in the world and explains what a good serving percentage is for your tennis game.
05:07
September 16, 2019
Aim at Nothing and You Will Hit It Every Time
Brian talks about the importance of taking action in life and your tennis game and how it relates to self fulfilling prophecies.
04:42
September 15, 2019
Is There A Right Way to Play Tennis?
Brian explores the way tennis players look at efficiency when it comes to playing and improving your game.
04:01
September 14, 2019
Is ESPN.com Tennis Page Too Liberal?
Brian deciphers ESPN.com editorial decisions on the tennis page after the newly released tennis ratings for the 2019 US Open.
05:58
September 13, 2019
How To Teach Tennis To Super Rich People?
Brian reveals the secrets to teaching his uber wealthy tennis students in the Hamptons.  His wealthy clients included: Stephen Ross (Miami Dolphins Owner and Related Company). Jorge Perez (Related), Leon Black (Apollo Advisers), Henry Silverman (Cendant), Andrew Farkas (Island Capital), Ian Schrager (Studio 54), Henry Kravis (Private Equity), Carl Ichan (Investor), Liz Robbins (Lobbyist) and many more.
05:49
September 12, 2019
My 9/11 Story
Brian recalls his 9/11 story living in NYC as a Tennis Professional.  
04:46
September 11, 2019
Where Can You Play Tennis in Miami and Not Wait for a Court?
Brian reveals the best place to play tennis in Miami and not wait for the tennis court.
03:26
September 10, 2019
How Much Should You Pay for Private Tennis Lessons?
Brian goes into details about how to go about investing in Private Tennis Lessons to suit you needs.
04:26
September 9, 2019
5 Things I Learned Teaching Tennis in NYC
If you can make it there you can make it anywhere.  Brian talks about how he became a better person and tennis coach teaching tennis in the Big Apple. #nyctennis
05:14
September 8, 2019
Are Semi-Private Tennis Lesson Still Relevant?
Brian explains the history of the Semi-Private Tennis lesson and why it's a well meaning but outdated service.
04:11
September 7, 2019
Do You Know the Difference between Strategies vs Tactics?
Strategies vs Tactics are often confused and used interchangeably. Brian explains the difference and how you can use strategies and tactics on the tennis court by understanding the tennis court dimensions.
05:03
September 6, 2019
Are You A Social Tennis Learner?
Extroverts welcomed!  If you are a social learner and live in the City of Miami you have come to the right place.  We offer Group Tennis Lessons for Adults in Coconut Grove every Monday and Tuesday night starting at 7:30pm. Brian explains the trifecta of benefits for social tennis learners.
04:34
September 5, 2019
Are you a Solo Learner on the Tennis Court?
Are you introspective? Not everyone falls into this category of learning style.  In fact, it takes certain personality type to learn tennis this way. Brian explains the value and benefits of Solitary Tennis Learners and how you can use aspects of this learning style to improve your own tennis game.
04:14
September 4, 2019
John McEnroe Learners
"Feel Learners" also known as Kinesthetic Learnings.  We all have some level of kinesthetic learning but some have more than others.  Brian's explains what to look for when learning tennis this way and what types of people fall into this category. John McEnroe was the ultimate Kinesthetic Learner.  His legendary feel made him the ultimate example of someone who dives into a task head first to experience how to play a sport like tennis.  Learn by experience and utilize on court trial and error to improve your tennis game.
05:08
September 3, 2019
How To Use Your Ears to Get Better at Tennis
Mnemonic learning for tennis players.  Brian gives samples of how he discovered auditory learning skills to help his own game and help tennis students develop their own tennis game with an auditory learning system.
05:48
September 2, 2019
These Are The Best Tennis Learners on Plant Earth
Tactile learners are the best tennis students!  Who are these people and how do they do ti?  What can you take from this learning style to ramp up your learning curve and improve your tennis game?
04:32
September 1, 2019
Are you a Verbal Tennis Learner?
Brian explains how Verbal Learners thrive and the dangers of too much technical talk to over complicate your development on the tennis court.
04:58
August 31, 2019
Are You a Visual Tennis Learner?
The first installment of a 7 Part Series on learning styles for tennis players. Brian's explains the value and pitfalls of being a Visual Learner. and what kind of people fall into this category.  
05:19
August 30, 2019
Were Tennis Balls Always Optic Yellow?
Brian explains the history of color with tennis balls and what tennis ball is right for your tennis game. Brian's Favorite Tennis Balls Subscribe to Find Your Aha Moment to get notified for the only daily tennis podcast on the internet.
05:51
August 29, 2019
Are Green Dot Tennis Balls Right for Your Game?
Green dot tennis balls are at 75% weight capacity of a regular tennis ball.  What does this mean for your tennis game?  Brian explains how to use green dot tennis balls for your all court tennis game. Buy Green dot tennis balls here at Tennis Warehouse Learn 1 to 1. Sign up with Private Tennis Lessons with Brian or he'll find you a tennis pro near you.
04:02
August 28, 2019
Get ready for fun! Are You Ready to Play with Orange Dot Tennis Balls?
Orange dot tennis balls.  Once you play with them tennis students find they are a lot of fun! Brian's explains the different ways tennis players use orange tennis balls in tennis and other racquet sports and how they are a great way to fast track the improvement of your tennis game.. Sign up for Brian's 20/20 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series in Miami, FL Buy Orange Dot Tennis Balls at Tennis Plaza or Target.
06:39
August 27, 2019
What's With These Red Tennis Balls?
Brian explains the difference between foam and felt tennis balls and which are right for the recreational tennis player. You can buy red felt tennis balls at Amazon, Target, Tennis Warehouse, Tennis Express and Tennis Plaza. Sign up for Brian's Tennis Class in Coconut Grove: 20/20 Beginner Tennis Lesson Series
04:55
August 27, 2019
Do Vibration Dampeners Work?
Which pro's use vibration dampeners? Brian explores the different kinds of vibration dampeners on the marketplace and what they do for your tennis game.
06:10
August 20, 2019
Does your tennis racquet slip out of your hand too much?
Brian focuses on over grip options to help you play better and show off your tennis swag. 
05:35
August 19, 2019
What String and Tension is Right for Your Tennis Game?
Which string and tension should I use in my tennis racquet?  Brian's helps you find the right choice for your individual playing style. Sign up for Brian's Adult Tennis Classes in Miami on Backhand-City.com
09:09
August 18, 2019
Tips for Buying a Tennis Racquet That is Right for You.
Tips for the newbie or lapsed tennis player in the market for a new tennis racquet.  Brian gives advice on what features to look for how to know what is right for you.
08:08
August 17, 2019
The Best and Worst Places to Play Tennis in Miami
Brian reviews the places to play tennis in Miami including Private Clubs, Public Facilities and Commercial Operations. Brian's Blog Review of U of M Tennis Courts. Google: "Find a Tennis Court Near Me" for more details.
08:04
August 16, 2019
The Art of Getting Better at Tennis
Is your game a reliable Toyota Camry or Formula One high performance sports car?  I dive into the danger of comparison of watching tennis videos on YouTube and the natural desire to compare yourself to other tennis players. Backhand City Blog Story: 3 Part Analysis of Progression Based Learning for Beginners Online Course: Complete Tennis Players Brian's Group Lessons in Miami. Private Tennis Lessons with Brian or another pro.
13:28
August 9, 2019
What Did Tennis Fans Think of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium?
The 2019 Miami Open was one of the most intriguing years of the tournament's long history.  How would a tennis tournament look in the parking lot of a football stadium after decades in Crandon Park?  Did fans like the experience? We release the Survey Results from this year's Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Join my email newsletter to participate in future tennis surveys.
09:41
July 26, 2019
Staring at the Scoreboard Won't Help You Win
A goal without a plan is just a wish. Scoreboard pressure on and off the tennis court.  How does the modern American deal with the pressure to achieve at work, play and social status.  Brian talks about the system and process that are necessary to help you reach your goals and how the tennis industry is underserved using effective models to achieve success on the tennis court.  Which industries are thriving and how can you replicate successful models to work for you? Find out in this episode of Find Your Aha Moment. 13 Commandments of a Tennis Coach
16:07
July 18, 2019
What to expect your first week as a newbie tennis player.
You've decided you want to learn tennis.  Or you are a lapsed player that wants to get back into tennis after years away..  Are you nervous? Wondering where to start? Brian guides you thru the process to help you make the most out of your first week back on the tennis court. Tennis Lesson Resources: 20/20 Beginner Tennis Lessons on Backhand City Private Tennis Lessons #WannaBeStartingSomething
04:05
July 9, 2019
How Can You Win Coming in Second?
Innovation vs Copycats.  Brian dives into the art of replication to define your success on and off the tennis court.  Learn how sometimes it's better to come in second than first in sports and business.
05:07
July 8, 2019
One on One Interview with Rafael Nadal
Brian Lutz goes one on one with Rafael Nadal before the Miami Open.
07:06
July 2, 2019
5 Clues Your Tennis Pro Sucks
The Pareto Effect strikes again! Who are the 20% of tennis pro's who do 80% of the output of tennis lessons in your city?  There is a lot of bad tennis instruction that consumers aren't aware of.  How did this happen?  More importantly, how do you keep it from happening to you before it's too late? Brian Lutz /  Backhand City
07:48
June 26, 2019