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Check out this Contact point exercise with @lyashvl and our Director of High Performance Leo Rosenberg. The goal here is to be efficient with your footwork and find the space to make contact in front of your body. Because there is no pace from hand feeds, you're forced to swing fast through the ball and generate more power from your legs if you want to hit deep, penetrating shots. Make sure to keep you upper body loose while maintaining intensity with the legs. @leoarosenberg #Repost @btl_tennis ・・・ #tennis #usta #tennisball #tennislife #player #newyorkcity #newyork #nyc #tennisnyc #darien #atptennis #wtatennis #training
Look at this lefty forehand weapon by our Director of High Performance Leo Rosenberg. In this drill, your goal is to play aggressive, advance forward, and be efficient with the use of legs. (1) Do not hesitate to recover quickly after hitting, even if you miss. (2) Position your back leg so that it's behind the shot--that will help you maintain balance and support (power). Do not rely on the upper body and arm to do all the work. It's always from the ground. (3) As you get closer to the net, stay aggressive and keep moving forward. Just get under the ball more and add more spin by accelerating faster. ・・・ #Repost @btl_tennis #tennis #player #usta #atp #itf #wta #tennisball #tennislife #forehand #footwork #athlete #training
Our Director of High Performance Leo Rosenberg was recently featured on @usta! ・・・ #USTA Coach: “Try hitting each shot on the rise with the contact point in front, and whenever possible, move forward into the court.” Check out this drill and drop a 🎾 in the comments if you found it helpful! 📽: @btl_tennis #playforlife #tennistraining #tennisdrill #tennistips #tenniscoach #tennis #instatennis #instasports
Director of High Performance
Leo is a certified USPTA Professional with a successful junior tennis and Division I college career. He represented the United States 14’s and 16’s Jr. Davis Cup teams in singles and doubles with Donald Young (current top 75ATP player) and won the 14 & Under World Team Championship in 2003 defeating Japan with Kei Nishikori as one of their players. Leo was ranked as high as 64 ITF in the juniors at the age of 15, and 964 ATP while playing college tennis. In his sophomore year in college, he had record of 18 wins and 1 loss. Leo was mentored by some of the most successful coaches in tennis; these include Michael Sell, Allen Fox, Jose Higueras, Billie Jean King Jr., Eliot Teltscher, Jean-Claude Labout, Mikhail Chesalov, and Vesa Ponkka.
Leo has a background in high performance coaching, where he assisted the men’s team at George Washington University, and women’s team at Kansas State University. While at Kansas State, Leo mentored an aspiring WTA player who reached 600’s in the WTA within one year. At JTCC in College Park, Leo was in charge of expanding the Champs high performance program, and worked with top national junior players. His training philosophy is to teach players to become problem solvers, to apply themselves, and train like each ball they hit matters- “being fully immersed in what you do, and practicing in the most disciplined, purposeful, and deliberate way will help develop the right habits. This kind of training is what makes champions, and it translates into every aspect one’s life.