testimonials from customers and subscribers to my free report and email tennis tips.
Let them speak for themselves.
The materials you have been teaching on the ETI Network and Building The Serve program are by far more helpful than most of the tennis instructional websites on the internet.
- Kwok Kwan
San Diego, California
"One of my 16 year old juniors loosened his grip and the serve improved almost immediately"
- Kevin Hawkesworth
"Your tip on the 3R's - ready/read/react was amazing. After I received this tip, I went out the next day to put it into use and what an amazing game I had.
I was able to put more points away because I was actually getting to the balls with plenty of time to get set up and react. Thanks so much. I can't wait to receive more tips from you and I cannot say enough how much I appreciate your help with my tennis."
After reading "Are you making these 5 costly mistakes on your serve?" I was able to implement the techniques and gain some additional power on my serve.
In addition, my balance is better and thus I am moving better to my first shot. Thanks a million!"
- Bob Hartwick
Harbor Springs, MI
"Your serve tips have helped me improve my JV (Junior Varsity) tennis team's serves across the board"
- Ann Loose
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Your "5 costly mistakes" piece was very helpful. ... I found some specific nuggets. One example: You seem to promote the idea of separating the toss motion from the serve motion, and static balance is the way to do it.
A big idea! Works for me! Thanks."
-Fred L. Carrillo
Hilton Head Island, SC
Your report breaks the [details] down to something I can understand.
I tried it out. It feels like that is the first time I know what I am doing when serving.
Although it will take me some time to figure everything out and get used to the rhythm, the information immediately removes fear from me.
I no longer fear what my next serve will come out as I now know exactly what goes wrong when my serve does not land in.
To say the least, your report is a lighthouse to me. I think I have finally found the shore after all these years."
"Jim, After reading your serving report my eyes were opened: I was holding my racket much too firmly.
After loosening my grip my serve improved and I do not get a sore arm after serving anymore. Thanks for the help."
- Daniel McCarry
First, let me thank you for the wonderful tips and instructions.
Second, I want you to know that I am 63 years old, played tennis for over 40 years, and now I play every day. I have no talent for the game, but I am a student of the game. I usually identify a small thing to improve but it typically takes me at least 6 months to incorporate it in my game.
Anyway, a few days ago I read your piece about a "cop or a watchmaker", and it dawned on me that I should try watching the racquet head of the guys I hit with, just as you describe it.
I tried it three days in a row with three different partners that I regularly play against. I've known that I strike the ball better than they do, but I had difficulties winning against them on a consistent basis.
Well, nothing short of a miracle happened!
The difference in our tennis ability materialized out of nowhere, I was never out of breath, most of the time in good position, and even toyed with them at times (a bit cheeky of me to say that!). To add to the enjoyment, the 3 gentlemen are respectively 35, 38 and 40 years old!
I confess that I have never experienced such instant improvement from such an excellent tip.
- T. N.
"Excellent, excellent. You really have captured the concept of the slice serve. That's the way that Dennis Van Der Meer personally demonstrated it to
me almost 25 years ago and and I still use it personally in my game that way.
Now, teaching it the concept, that's another story, but with your analogy, and perception, it gives me extra words to descibe the swing pattern and the toss pattern.
- Dave Gongora
"I have read several books and watched many videos trying to build a kick second serve. This video has, by far, been the most helpful of them all.
Of particular help was the slow motion completion of the swing and looking at your watch. Those types of visualization checkpoints are ideal. At age 56, improving my racquet head speed is the final task to making this my favorite shot."
- Ken Cassady
The Woodlands, TX, USA
"I tried the serve in the box exercise and both my cousin and I were amazed at the instant improvement. I got 10 out of 10 serves in instantly without much effort."
- Jeebee Yim
"As always your way of describing the essentials of a hit is great. I like your tips very much, because for me this is a good way to learn new "weapons".
Thank you Jim and I'm excitingly waiting for what is coming next."