Julian Krinsky founded The Julian Krinsky School of Tennis in 1978. As a former tennis player on the international tennis circuit, Julian played in Wimbledon and the French and Italian Opens. Julian represented his native South Africa and the United States at the Maccabiah Games, where he competed in tennis and squash, winning medals in 1969, 1973, and 1981. The Julian Krinsky School of Tennis is one of the world's foremost tennis programs.
Julian has been asked plenty of tennis related questions over the years and we thought it would be best to chronicle those questions with his educated answers.
Question: Julian, is it better to play with a one- or two-handed backhand?
Julian says, "I like a combination of both. Try using a two-handed return of serve and when at the net, a one- handed volley. When switching from a forehand to a backhand, don’t forget to quickly switch your grip. Many two-handed hitters do not change their dominant hand grip when going from a forehand to a backhand. Therefore, players end up with a weak one-handed volley with the wrong grip."
Question: I know I'm a good tennis player, but I can't seem to win my matches?
Julian says, "Visualization is about seeing a stroke or tactic in your mind and trying to imitate it. I always encourage our players to read Tennis Magazine and watch professional matches. Attending professional players in person helps you identify a stroke you would like to copy."