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Broderick: Notes and National Championships

Drew Broderick has a deep- seated belief in his ability to improve as a platform tennis player. He learned a valuable lesson about the possibilities and techniques of getting better from his days as a successful tennis player at UCONN where he played first team...

Shay and Dardis: Connecticut’s Best-kept Secret

As the 2016 Nationals approach, there is broad based and penetrating analysis regarding the strategy and tactics of winning paddle tennis’ premiere tournament. It makes sense that this would be the case. But to anybody who plays the game avidly (is there a player who...

Dan Zahler: At The Cutting Edge

It stands to reason that Dan Zahler would approach and assess the human body as a machine. After all, he comes from a family of mechanical engineers. “I see the body as a machine,” he says. “I can see exactly when things go wrong with it. I love to be able to do...

Jared Palmer: El Campeon

By Peter Keiser One of the greatest attractions of paddle tennis and one of the reasons for its surging popularity is its accessibility. I’m not talking about venues, court time and construction costs. I’m talking about the physical act of playing the game. You can...

Scott Bondurant: El Presidente

How much do you like paddle? It’s not a contest. Nor is it a challenge because there is so much anecdotal evidence that platform tennis enthusiasts can be certifiable – respectable, fun-loving, camaraderie- driven solid citizens, but still certifiable - when it comes...

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Broderick: Notes and National Championships

Drew Broderick has a deep- seated belief in his ability to improve as a platform tennis player. He learned a valuable lesson about the possibilities and techniques of getting better from his days as a successful tennis player at UCONN where he played first team...

Shay and Dardis: Connecticut’s Best-kept Secret

As the 2016 Nationals approach, there is broad based and penetrating analysis regarding the strategy and tactics of winning paddle tennis’ premiere tournament. It makes sense that this would be the case. But to anybody who plays the game avidly (is there a player who...

How Do You See Yourself? – Christian Buck

I recently worked with a client who could not break out of the 85% overall grade point average. He seemed to be putting a decent amount of effort into his studies, so I was a little surprised that his grades were not rising to the level that we had hoped. What was...

Serve Tactics – Johan du Randt

I highly discourage everyone to think of the serve separately from the first volley - in platform tennis it is all about serve and volley without separating the two. If we really have to approach the serve on its own however, we really need to look at the thought...

But He Never Misses – Johan du Randt

There is nothing I hate more than when a junior or adult comes to me and says “But he/she (they) never miss”. My dear junior/friend: nobody will ever miss if you don’t make them!! These days, if you don’t look for ways to be aggressive in any sport, you might do...

JUNIOR PADDLE

Keep up with the latest news on junior paddle tennis & tournaments.

The Road to a Jr. Nationals Title Part II – Brian Faig

After winning the 2013 Platform Tennis Junior Nationals, my partner, Will Kleeman, and I were sponsored to participate in the 2013 National Platform Tennis Championships. This was the big time, the APTA Nationals- where all the top players converge once a year. It was...

The Road to a Jr. Nationals Title – Brian Faig

My journey to winning the 2013 Junior Nationals started five years ago, in 2008. Both of my parents had been playing paddle competitively for a long time. I was 14, a tennis player who wasn’t playing basketball anymore and was facing a long winter. I was lucky enough...

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