Monday, July 20, 2015

BTP Client Appreciation Week!

With BTP client Christopher Bevans at my 4th of July pool party

This week, I would like to feature some photographs of BTP clients. I am incredibly blessed to have wonderful, dedicated tennis clients. Thank you for allowing me to help you improve you tennis game and for helping me to be a better teaching pro every day. 

Congrats to BTP client Maria Kosmetatos for her 2015 USTA PNW win!

Hoover Li repping BTP winter wear 

BTP + Seahawks! Ashley Winters knows a winning combo when she sees it.

Logan and Casey Smith tried out BTP lessons for the first time recently. They are the grandkids of long-time BTP client Pam Baker.

BTP 4.0 USTA Team: Congratulations on the great season!

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Proper Grip is Tennis 101

Eastern Forehand Grip

Eastern Forehand: Basic grip to apply to all shots
a. topspin groundstrokes
b. underspin and flat groundstrokes
c. all serves

Semi-Western Forehand

Semi-Western Forehand: Grip used for mild topspin; forehand groundstrokes only

Western Forehand

Western Forehand: Grip used to create heavy topspin for forehand groundstrokes only


a. groundstrokes: use this grip to hit a forehand flat or with underspin--- or ---one and two-handed backhand shots flat, slice, or with topspin
b. serves: flat, slice, topspin
c. all volleys

Two-Handed Backhand

Two-Handed Backhand
a. Eastern grip top and bottom hands [pictured]
b. switch to Continental grip on the bottom hand to achieve more topspin