What is the GBA (Game Based Approach)?

Tired of taking the same old tennis lessons and hearing the same old tips with same the old frustrating results?

THE GBA IS A MORE INTUITIVE WAY TO LEARN TENNIS. Think of The Game Based Approach more like The Performance Based Approach. Instead of focusing on technique or "the strokes" first and hope you figure out how to use them in a game later, the GBA is the complete opposite. It focuses on getting you to understand how to play the game first and then uses technique as a tool to get you to perform better.

The GBA does not just get people to play "games" and ignore technique. It uses a systematic way of integrating the tactical, physical, mental & technical together. The way tennis is being taught is shifting away from traditional "model" based coaching.

If you're only hearing your coach tell you you're getting better but you're not really sure, get measurable results...find out what the ITF and players around the world already know.. The GBA is the best way to learn tennis.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Louis Cayer Interview Part 2


Can top pros still change their technique? Louis Cayer tells us if it's possible. Plus Louis discusses "Timing & Feeling" and it how it differs from model based coaching. Louis has trained doubles teams ranked #1 in the world including the current #1 Daniel Nestor as well as a doubles gold medal for Canada. Check out his DVD on training doubles, it's the best on the planet.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Backhand Hitting Zone of Marcos Baghdatis

The Baghdatis two-handed backhand is sweet. I watched him come out of cross court exchanges by hitting nasty down the line backhands giving his opponents major problems. Check out the length of Marcos' backhand hitting zone. A hitting zone is the distance your strings travel towards the target. The hitting zone is a fundamental every player learning the game must have in order to control the height and direction of the ball. My tennis tip of the day: a laid back wrist is the first building block of a long hitting zone.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Marcos Baghdatis in Vancouver

Marcos Baghdatis just won the Vancouver Open a couple of weeks ago. The biggest difference between Baghdatis and most of the players in the draw was his ability to stay calm under pressure. Not only mentally but physically. There were many times during his matches that he was in trouble and he just looked like you knew he would find a way. When he needed a big passing shot on a pressure point he was relaxed during the shot and came up with goods when he needed it most. When coaching high performance players, make sure the player "performs" when they need it most. Look at their muscle tension during their shots, not just the stroke pattern.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Louis Cayer Interview Part 1

I had a chance to spend some time with Louis during his stay in Vancouver while working with some of the LTA players. I've never seen a coach improve players better and faster than Louis. His depth of knowledge of the pro game is unbelievable. He's worked with many players including Greg Rusedski, Shahar Peer and Andy Murray. He is the developer of the game based approach and has presented topics at every ITF world conference for the last 20 years...


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