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Chris Lewit is an internationally recognized junior development coach, former #1 for Cornell University and Pro Circuit player.

He is a celebrated educator and the author of two best-selling tennis books, The Tennis Technique Bible and The Secrets of Spanish Tennis.

Chris hosts The Prodigy Maker Tennis Show where he answers tennis development questions LIVE from his worldwide audience and debates the hot topics in high performance junior development.

Video replays of the show can be found at YouTube.com/ChrisLewit.

The Prodigy Maker Tennis Sho‪w‬ Chris Lewit

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Chris Lewit is an internationally recognized junior development coach, former #1 for Cornell University and Pro Circuit player.

He is a celebrated educator and the author of two best-selling tennis books, The Tennis Technique Bible and The Secrets of Spanish Tennis.

Chris hosts The Prodigy Maker Tennis Show where he answers tennis development questions LIVE from his worldwide audience and debates the hot topics in high performance junior development.

Video replays of the show can be found at YouTube.com/ChrisLewit.

    Episode 50 Prodigy Maker Show. Necesito El Ritmo

    Episode 50 Prodigy Maker Show. Necesito El Ritmo

    Necesito El Ritmo - The Importance Of Rhythm In The Spanish Method

    “Necesito el ritmo,”—“I need (the) rhythm”—is a common phrase heard on the tennis court in Spain, both from players and coaches. Rhythm, cadence, timing, and control are essential aspects of the Spanish style of training.

    Chris describes how rhythm relates to control:

    —Control of the body

    —Control of the swing and technique

    —Control of the feet

    —Control of the mind

    —Control of the emotions.


    What is rhythm and why is it important in Spain? How do you achieve good rhythm? Let’s explore Spanish rhythm in more detail!

    Join top junior coach Chris Lewit to discuss this topic and more and learn about the Spanish Way.

    Chris is now training players in the paradise of Manchester, Vermont at his club full-time and year-round. He is also still coaching privately in the NYC area.

    Come train with him in Vermont with full boarding or one on one in NY!

    Vamos!

    Thanks to the loyal audience for all your support and for your shares!

    Thanks for your thumbs up and likes. Thanks for your 5 star reviews on Apple Podcasts!

    —Follow Chris at these websites and social media links

    Website: www.chrislewit.com

    Blog: www.ProdigyMaker.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisLewitTennisAcademy

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrislewit

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/chris-lewit-tennis-academy
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrislewittennis/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/ChrisLewit

    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prodigy-maker-tennis-show/

    • 42 min
    The Prodigy Maker Show Episode 49. Volley Philosophy and Technique

    The Prodigy Maker Show Episode 49. Volley Philosophy and Technique

    Chris discusses his perspective on how to develop a world-class volley. The show is about philosophy and also delves into the key technical areas to develop in junior players.

    On the show:

    --Chris discusses his volley blueprint for most kids. What to prioritize and when.

    --Why "magicians" should be encouraged to volley more than other types of kids

    --The volley and net game from the perspective of the Spanish Method vis-a-vis the Israeli Method

    --How the Israeli volley style is different than the Spanish style

    --The best volley grip

    --Split step key points

    --The Y flow movement

    --Jump power lunge

    --The myth of the flat volley

    --The myth of the no swing volley

    --The importance of the spin volley and the topspin volley

    --Why players should learn how to spin the volley like a pool shark applies "english" to a cue ball

    --Is serve and volley dead?

    Chris breaks the topics down with his usual intelligent insights and simple approach. Enjoy this great volley episode! Vamos!

    YouTube show link:

    https://youtu.be/GsMIMZdl8EQ



    Chris is now training players in the paradise of Manchester, Vermont at his club full-time and year-round. He is also still coaching privately in the NYC area.

    Come train with him in Vermont with full boarding or one on one in NY!

    Vamos!

    Thanks to the loyal audience for all your support and for your shares!

    Thanks for your thumbs up and likes. Thanks for your 5 star reviews on Apple Podcasts!

    —Follow Chris at these websites and social media links

    Website: www.chrislewit.com
    Blog: www.ProdigyMaker.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisLewitTennisAcademy
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrislewit
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/chris-lewit-tennis-academy
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrislewittennis/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/ChrisLewit

    • 43 min
    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 48

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 48

    Curious about how the best coaches in Spain develop the volley?

    Secrets of Spanish Tennis author, Chris Lewit, shares his insights into developing the volley the Spanish Way, a rarely discussed topic. Chris discusses the principles and philosophy used in Spain when building the net and transition game.

    Chris busts myths about Spanish players and their ability at the net. Yes--Spanish players can volley well!

    Learn about the Spanish principles Chris has gleaned from some of the greatest tennis minds in Spain such as Lluis Bruguera, Toni Nadal, Pato Alvarez and Jose Higueras.

    Vamos!

    Apple Podcasts Link:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prodigy-maker-tennis-show/id1456148452?i=1000502129297

    Chris is now training players in the paradise of Manchester, Vermont at his club full-time and year-round. He is also still coaching privately in the NYC area.

    Come train with him in Vermont with full boarding or one on one in NY!

    Thanks to the loyal audience for all your support and for your shares!

    Thanks for your thumbs up and likes. Thanks for your 5 star reviews on Apple Podcasts!

    —Follow Chris at these websites and social media links

    Website: www.chrislewit.com
    Blog: www.ProdigyMaker.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisLewitTennisAcademy
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrislewit
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/chris-lewit-tennis-academy
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrislewittennis/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/ChrisLewit
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...

    • 59 min
    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 47

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 47

    Should My Kid Play Up?

    Chris discusses an article he has been working on for New York Tennis Magazine.

    He discusses the two most common perspectives on playing up in junior tennis and shares his insight into this thorny issue.

    Do the best phenoms in the world always play up against older and stronger opponents? Is it possible to become a champion while playing mostly kids your age and level?

    Tune in to learn more.

    Apple Podcasts show link:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-prodigy-maker-tennis-show/id1456148452?i=1000500298861



    Chris is now training players in the paradise of Manchester, Vermont at his club full-time and year-round. He is also still coaching privately in the NYC area.

    Come train with him in Vermont with full boarding or one on one in NY!

    Vamos!

    Thanks to the loyal audience for all your support and for your shares!

    Thanks for your thumbs up and likes. Thanks for your 5 star reviews on Apple Podcasts!

    —Follow Chris at these websites and social media links

    Website: www.chrislewit.com
    Blog: www.ProdigyMaker.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisLewitTennisAcademy
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrislewit
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/chris-lewit-tennis-academy
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrislewittennis/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/ChrisLewit
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...

    • 48 min
    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 46

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 46

    Developing Quickness and Anticipation

    A show full of rare insight!

    Chris breaks down how to analyze and build quickness and anticipation. He describes the Big 3 aspects of quickness and the three types of anticipation. Learn more about these critical elements.

    Chris breaks the topics down with his usual intelligent insights and simple approach.

    YouTube show link:

    https://youtu.be/QhYWm1zhQOo


    Show Notes:

    —What makes a player fast?

    —Why slow players can get to ever ball

    —Why fast runners can be slow on the court

    —How to train anticipation

    —Why players like Rafa and Novak get to every ball

    —How to develop quickness on the court

    —Why most parents and coaches misunderstand why players are slow and how to train them to get faster



    Chris is now training players in the paradise of Manchester, Vermont at his club full-time and year-round. He is also still coaching privately in the NYC area.

    Come train with him in Vermont with full boarding or one on one in NY!

    Vamos!

    Thanks to the loyal audience for all your support and for your shares!

    Thanks for your thumbs up and likes. Thanks for your 5 star reviews on Apple Podcasts!

    —Follow Chris at these websites and social media links

    Website: www.chrislewit.com
    Blog: www.ProdigyMaker.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisLewitTennisAcademy
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrislewit
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/chris-lewit-tennis-academy
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrislewittennis/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/ChrisLewit
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...

    • 44 min
    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 45

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 45

    The Dirty Tricks Department. The Top 20 Dirty Tennis Tricks

    Get more street-smart on the tennis court!

    Chris discusses common gamesmanship and cheating ploys he has seen on the junior, college, and pro circuits. His goal is to better prepare players for tennis competitions so they are ready for anything their rivals may throw at them.

    Show Notes:

    —Chris describes his new article for New York Tennis Magazine on dirty tricks in tennis.

    —Learn the illegal manipulation and cheating tactics to watch out for to become more street smart.

    —Chris also delineates the legal tools of manipulation that can be ethically used.

    —Chris shares some stories of his students who cheated and how he tried to stop it.

    —Chris also answers viewer questions on cheating and how to deal with it.

    —Chris believes it’s vital that players go to tournaments mentally prepared for cheating and gamesmanship. Don’t be naive!



    Chris is now training players in the paradise of Manchester, Vermont at his club full-time and year-round. He is also still coaching privately in the NYC area.

    Come train with him in Vermont with full boarding or one on one in NY!

    Vamos!

    Thanks to the loyal audience for all your support and for your shares!

    Thanks for your thumbs up and likes. Thanks for your 5 star reviews on Apple Podcasts!

    —Follow Chris at these websites and social media links

    Website: www.chrislewit.com
    Blog: www.ProdigyMaker.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChrisLewitTennisAcademy
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrislewit
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/chris-lewit-tennis-academy
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrislewittennis/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/ChrisLewit
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...

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Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

SKSS222 ,

Topical, in depth and insightful

Great podcast!

N-Kaushik ,

Great Podcast

A lot of things made sense as parent of a junior player - preparation, routine, mental, physical, and tactical aspects: hoping to incorporate these into my daughter’s tennis so that results start to reflect all the hard work and her play in practice. Great job Chris. Thank you!!

JHoltz ,

Great podcast

Really informative podcast for the parents of a junior tennis player!

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