#95: Carl Maes – Why we sometimes should practice hitting outside of the court

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Hi guys, in this episode you are going to listen to Carl Maes. Carl spent 6 years at the LTA as Head of Women’s tennis, he has been the director at the Kim Clijsters Academy and have coached the likes of Kirsten Flipkens, Yanina Wickmayer, Sorana Cirstea and Kim Clijsters for more than 10 years. Carl is currently the Director of High Performance at the Tenerife Tennis Academy where his aim is to establish an international training environment for high performance players and he is further a part of the expert team at Orange Coach Exchange where it’s possible to attend Webinars with all of the experts or smaller “Locker room sessions” with Carl or get his advice all by yourself in 1 to 1 sessions.

You’ll get to know:

  • Why the arm shouldn’t be fully extended on the serve
  • What the zone of truth is
  • 3 essential aspects to include in women’s warm up

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps

01:50 Why we need to hit outside the tennis court
04:25 How to organize the practice court with 3 players on court
07:20 The Zone of truth
10:05 Why the arm shouldn’t be fully extended on the tennis serve
12:50 Anticipation > execution in the drive volley
18:50 The 70-70 Concept for female tennis players
21:05 Practicing the 3rd ball during the warmup for female players
24:20 Put tools in your toolbox and then learn how to apply them
26:50 Making Tenerife the new European Dubai of tennis
28:20 If you have a why you will find the how
30:20 More money poured into your child’s tennis is not always better
30:20 More money poured into your child’s tennis is not always better
32:20 Know where you in the tennis land scape as a tennis coach
34:20 Emotional intelligent leadership
37:10 Zoom out and reflect before you act
40:20 How to reach Carl Maes

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