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Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Bollistic Backhand DVD

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Now you can learn from the most famous and successful coach in tennis! Nick Bollettieri has developed and coached ten #1 players in the world (Andre Agassi, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Martina Hingis, Marcelo Rios, and Monica Seles), as well as a multitude of other world-class players including Nicole Vaidisova, Anna Kournikova, Mary Pierce, Jimmy Arias, Tommy Haas, Max Mirnyi, and Xavier Malisse, to name a few. His teaching techniques and effective coaching methods have formed the foundation for these DVDs, letting you share in his world-renowned knowledge.

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.

Human Kinetics' DVDs are coded for universal playback and can be played in all regions of the world.

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Nick Bollettieri is the most well-known and successful tennis coach in the world today, and his training program is recognized as one of the best systems for developing top players. He has developed and coached ten #1 players in the world (Andre Agassi, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Martina Hingis, Marcelo Rios, and Monica Seles), as well as a multitude of other world-class players including Nicole Vaidisova, Anna Kournikova, Mary Pierce, Jimmy Arias, Tommy Haas, Max Mirnyi, and Xavier Malisse, to name a few.

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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  • Actors: Nick Bollettieri
  • Directors: Human Kinetics
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Human Kinetics
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0019I9OGI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,112 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Wish all of the Bollettieri instructional videos were of this quality. My favorite of the three I purchased. Excellent emphasis on movement and positioning. Provides good motivation and advice. Video takes sufficient amount of time to demonstrate and explain important elements of backhand strokes.
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I own seven of Nick's DVD. This one is by far the best. This video stresses movement to the ball before it even mentions stroke production. I bought this video after considerable study of Fernando Gonzalez's forehand in slow motion. Suddenly, the idea of early preparation was driven home. All of those hours of having an instructor tell me to "get the racquet back early" coalesced. Although the DVD is on the backhand, it has done more to improve my forehand than any video I have seen. The emphasis on footwork and efficient movement to the ball is outstanding. The distinction between the drop step, the kick step and the short adjustment-steps is superb.

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.
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Nick's Backhand DVD is strong. It gets into some of the physics of strokes -- for example, the discussion of levers is very good. The emphasis on footwork / base (what Nick calls the "athletic position") is really excellent. Overall, this video exceeded expectations on non-obvious technical aspects of the game.

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.
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Helped me with some of the finer points that make the biggest difference. Hoping that the rest of the series is just as helpful.
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