Tennis Tips from Julian Krinsky: Episode 2!

Posted by Caleb M. on Feb 15, 2012 11:55:00 AM

Julian_Krinsky_2010-5020Julian 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: Should I use a swinging volley?

Julian says,  "The swinging volley is gaining popularity, especially amongst young women.  This shot gives greater power at the expense of finesse.  Compared to the block or stop volley, good timing is vital to the proper execution of this volley.  Indeed, it is a very exciting shot if you can master it."   



Question: What do you look for when choosing a doubles partner?

Julian says, "Compatibiity. Look for a partner whom you like and has as much fun playing as you do. If you and your partner have the same outlook on the matches, you will have more fun. Your partner should also play at an ability level similar to yours. To be a good partner yourself, remember to treat your partner with respect on the court, be supportive and understand that everyone makes mistakes."
Question: What do I do if I lack speed on my serve?
Julian says, "Speed is not a serious criterion for a great serve. However, if you would like to increase your serve's speed, practice throwing tennis balls over the net and throwing old tennis rackets out of the court! This drill will help build your tricep muscels while teaching you to hip up at the ball when serving."




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Topics: Life at JKCP, Tennis Camp

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