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USPTA Pro Exam

Tennis pro study guide

Eastern Forehand grip 3-3
Eastern Backhand grip 1-1
Name 4 advantages of eastern grip good for beginners, topspin, more support, waist high balls
Name 4 disadvantages of eastern grip requires grip change, weak on slice, low volley, finesse/touch shots, difficult on high balls
Continental Grip 2-2
Continental grip advantages (4) no grip change, slice, works for serve/volley, versatility, adaptability to different strokes, good for touch shots, topspin on serve
Continental disadvantages (3) high balls, tougher to generate topspin, requires good timing
Semi-western forehand grip 4-4
Semi-western forehand advantages (4) topspin, high balls, disguise, passing shots, power
Semi-western forehand disadvantages (4) low balls, backspin, major grip change to backhand, serve, low valley
Full western forehand GRIP 5-5
Full western advantages (4) topspin, high balls, disguise, passing shots, power
Full western disadvantages (4) backspin, high balls?, large grip change, serve, low volley
Communication methods (3) Verbal communication, kinesthetic method, visual technique
Verbal communication tidbits- catch phrases, inflection, boldness
Kinsethetic Method described physically touching the students racquet/body to help them find proper technique
Visual comm technique Mimicry
Progressions thru teaching a stroke (7 steps) 1) Demonstrate stroke 2) shadow stroke 3)contact ball w/ proper technique 4) hit balls that are fed 5) Drill 6) Point play situation 7) Actual match play
Diagnosis of a stroke (3 steps) 1) Preparation 2) Execution 3) Follow thru
Responsibilities to student (2) communicate knowledge AND provide feedback
Ending the lesson (2 things) give sound review of lesson/summarize highlight of critical points covered AND end it with an assignment to be completed before the next lesson
How to report maltreatment (4 pieces) 1) names of complainants 2) type of maltreatment 3) names of perpetrators with dates 4) summary statement
types of maltreatment (4) Physical. Sexual. Emotional. Neglect.
Explanation and demonstration of a stroke 8 PARTS 1) Grip 2) Stance 3) footwork 4) backswing 5) point of contact 6) follow thru 7) toss 8) demonstration of stroke
5 Elements to movement/footwork 1) predicting 2) intercepting 3) preparation 4) Recovery 5) Positioning
What can you control during a match? 1) Footwork 2) Shot selection 3) Emotions
types of volleys (4) Block, Punch, Swing, Aggressive swing
types of frames (3) 1) Game improvement frames- for old ppl 2) Players frames- more for control 3) Intermediate frames
types of string materials (5) natural gut nylon aramid polyester zyex
string material impacts stiffness/durability
Most popular Gauge's (string thickness) 16 and 17
5 areas of coaching to mix within lesson plans Technical Tactical Mental/emotional Physical Strategic
3 phases in the anatomy of a shot Preparation Hitting Recovery
3 parts of Preparation phase Foreperiod Reaction Time Movement Time
6 parts of Hitting Phase Footwork Shot Selection Strike-Zone setup Backswing Forward Swing Contact Point
2 Parts of Recovery Phase Follow Thru Recovery
2 Types of Footwork preparation Turn-Step-Hit Load-Explode-Land (more modern)
Benefits of Load-Explode-Land 1-Handle pace of incoming shots 2-Faster recovery 3- Stable Base + being able to handle higher balls
Footwork- First Steps (2) Jab step then Gravity step
2 other types of preparation steps Crossover step, Running, or Positioning steps (small steps)
2 types of Landing steps Brake Step and Balance Step
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