54 episodes

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.

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 54--Why Is My Kid's Technique So Bad?

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 54--Why Is My Kid's Technique So Bad?

    Chris discusses the pitfalls players, parents and coaches face when trying to fix or build world-class technique.

    Show Notes to come.

    • 47 min
    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 53 BAD Tennis Lessons

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 53 BAD Tennis Lessons

    Episode 53 Bad Tennis Lessons

    We apologize for the recording quality. We were mobile and ended the show early due to poor internet connection. Still got a good 30 minutes of the show!

    —Show Notes—

    Chris discusses the myriad ways coaches give bad tennis lessons and helps parents and players to know what red flags to look out for.

    Chris touches on the following topics:

    —Red flags in Red, Orange, Green 10U group classes and privates. What to watch out for!

    —Red Flags everywhere:

    The 350 ball carts!

    The pot-bellied coach!

    The technical only coach!

    The tactical only coach!

    Coaches who check their phone or worse!

    And many more pitfalls found in bad tennis lessons!

    Chris also discusses bad tennis camps and academies and shares a brief primer on what he sees as the worst offense in an academy or camp setting:

    —Is the director on court working with players and overseeing coaches?

    —Is the fitness serious and professional or a joke?

    —What is the number of players in the camp and what is the coach/court to student ratio?

    And more insight!

    Arm yourself with good knowledge from Chris to avoid bad tennis lessons, sessions, and camps!

    Vamos!

    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...

    • 31 min
    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 52. Forehand Folly

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 52. Forehand Folly

    Forehand folly—not forehand volley!

    Toni Nadal says the forehand is the most important shot in the game. Agree or disagree? Regardless, why is the forehand taught so poorly with old technique?

    Chris discusses outdated forehand technique and teaching methods that are driving him crazy—but making him a lot of money because he has to fix the damages constantly.

    Learn how to avoid learning a forehand from the 70’s or 80’s that is still (Amazingly) so commonly taught. Learn about the stories of champions like Borg, Arias, and Bruguera who foreshadowed the modern forehand and broke the mold!

    Secrets of the modern forehand are revealed!

    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/

    • 46 min
    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 51--Serve Technique and Philosophy

    Prodigy Maker Show Episode 51--Serve Technique and Philosophy

    Chris discusses his serve philosophy and technical system. He answers technical questions from viewers and shares his insight from years in the trenches about how to build world class mechanics on the serve.

    Chris also shares some memories of his early apprenticeship with legendary Israeli coach Gilad Bloom, and how Gilad helped shaped Chris's evolution as a technician.

    Learn Chris's unique method to building the serve, key reference points and his developmental priorities.

    Also learn about Chris unique ONE SERVE philosophy.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    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

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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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