Blueprint of the professionals
for all target groups

The visual system is the main provider of information for our brain. So the main focus is on improving visual skills. And that's why TennisGate uses the most modern and innovative movement and analysis tools for tennis for you, the coach of club and recreational players, competitive players or athletes, to enhance their performance. We discover and visualise details that often remain hidden. But they make all the difference to realise the potential. The derivations from these specifications help all target groups. 
Visualise movements

Recognise patterns

Study timing

Set guidelines

Recognise patterns and derive them for training


If we take all these situations and observations of the top players as a blueprint, then we need to establish technical and tactical guidelines. TennisGate helps with its visual coaching and gives recommendations for players and coaches at all levels of performance. Tennis players don't necessarily need to train harder, but smarter.

The Blueprint

Let’s look at a typical Rafael Nadal situation in this video analysis. He serves to the outside, runs around the backhand and plays a Forehand winner inside in. The ball comes up just behind the T-line, clearly next to the sideline (i.e. within a safety zone) but bounces far away to the back. The distance between the two impact points (ball impacts) is over 13 m.


The idea of the second ball bounce

Practicing with the second ball bounce is an effective way to develop tactical and strategic thinking in tennis. Even without an opponent, e.g. during a basket drill with the coach, the player can be shown the effects of his spin by marking a second ball.


Basket Drill

In this basket drill we transform this for club training (here exemplary for right-handers) and focus once on this Forehand winner, without the Serve. The learning objective control consists first of all of the target area. We mark this on the court with lines or marker cones. The coach feeds from the middle, the player starts from the middle, goes around the backhand and plays a Forehand Winner along the line, i.e. inside in. The focus is that the ball should land inside the safety zone and the two points of contact should be as far apart as possible. 


Safe net height

Rallye at the Madrid Open, with players Kyrgios and Nishikori. We measured the height of the ball (net height and distance to the ground). It is noticeable that both players clearly overplay the net (net clearance) and thus avoid net errors. 


Playing over the Mini Net

The observation of the top players on “net freedom” leads us directly to the implementation in training practice. The players place a mini-net behind the T-line and play over it. 


Stay away from the lines

From a tactical point of view, it is very interesting to observe how much or how little risk the top players take with their strokes and where the impact points (ball impacts) are.


The consequence for training: Reduce the court area

So when the best in the world stay “away from the lines”, the consequence in training is: simply make the court area smaller.

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