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Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Bollistic Backhand DVD
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Bollettieri presents a step-by-step program for developing your one-handed or two-handed backhand into a big weapon.Bollistic Backhand illustrates a training program involving footwork, racket preparation, stroke technique, and recovery skills designed to build a winning backhand. Featuring target training and match-simulating drills, this DVD will help you gain a better understanding of the backhand as an offensive, winning shot.
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About the Actor
Bollettieri has built one of the best training facilities in the world, the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, which he founded in 1977. Now known as the Bollettieri Sports Academy, the facility covers 158 acres and has become the most successful and diversified multi-sport training complex in the world. The success of his academy can be seen in the success of his students. His training system is recognized worldwide as oneof the best.
Bollettieri started out as a club tennis coach in the 1950s and once worked as a private coach for the Rockefeller family while serving as the director of tennis for all Rockefeller-owned hotels and resorts. He founded his first tennis academy, the Port Washington Tennis Academy on Long Island, New York, in 1969.
In 1999, The United States Tennis Association (USTA) named Nick Bollettieri the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) National Coach of the Year. He is a regular contributor to Tennis magazine. Bollettieri resides in Bradenton, Florida.
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Unfortunately, not all of Bollettieri's DVDs are as good as the Bollistic Backhand. However, the Sonic Serve is unbelievable and the Killer Forehand, while a bit to zany for me, is also pretty good.
One curious aspect: the video is more oriented around one-handed backhands than I expected. It is still useful for two-handers, but more on this would have been welcome. Among the many greats to emerge from Bolettieri's Academy, two handers dominate. More broadly, if you look at the lack of women hitting a one-hander today, it is fair to say that the one hander is almost obsolete on the women's side of the game.
One other plug: for parents looking to work with beginner kids, the best I've seen is Fast Lane Tennis by Joe Dinoffer. He is a corny dude. But the explanation about how to teach the strokes + good drills for instruction are very helpful.