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Live Ball Versus Dead Ball Training: Which one is better? - Prodigy Maker Show Episode 64
It’s a huge debate in tennis development circles. Which is better: Live ball or dead ball training?
On the show, Chris talks about the following:
- Live ball. What is it?
- Dead Ball. What is it?
- What is Magician and a Mechanic?
- The Spanish Way of drilling
- How games based approaches (GBA) relates to drilling philosophy
- Different ways to structure lessons and classes:
- Open-closed-open approach
- Closed to open
- Open to closed
- How to build discipline without drills
- How hitting with a 12-13 UTR is as exhausting as doing a basket drill
- Whether it is possible to develop a champion without drills
- Lluis Bruguera’s drilling philosophy
- William Pato Alvarez’s drilling philosophy
- Robert Lansdorp’s drilling style
- Jose Higueras’ drilling style
- How Chris’s coaching philosophy regarding drills has changed over time
- Why 8 out of 10 shots made might be more than enough or might not be nearly enough!
- Should consistency be built with basket drills or live ball drill?
Just in case you missed previous episodes of The Prodigy Maker Show!
Who is Chris Lewit?
Chris Lewit is a former number one for Cornell and pro-circuit player. He is a high-performance coach, educator, and the author of two best-selling books:
- The Secrets of Spanish Tennis
- The Tennis Technique Bible
He has coached numerous top 10 nationally-ranked players and is known for his expertise in building the foundations of young prodigies. Chris is currently working towards an advanced degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science with a focus on Biomechanics. Chris coaches in NYC and year-round at his high-performance tennis academy in Manchester, Vermont, where players can live and train the Spanish Way full-time or short-term.