Founder and Chair of the Mouratoglou Academy, Patrick Mouratoglou is the most influential coach in tennis. After a successful start to his career with a number of high-level players, he became Serena Williams’ official coach back in 2012. The “Dynamic Duo” continue to make some of the greatest history in tennis.
One of the most respected voices in tennis, Cahill has served as tennis analyst for ESPN for the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open since 2007. As a top coach, he has guided three former #1 players (Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, and most recently Simona Halep).
Bouchard was the first Canadian-born player to reach the final of a Grand Slam in singles at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, and was also the first Canadian tennis player to be ranked in the top 5 in singles. She has an avid following across social media with over 2.1 million fans on Instagram alone, and is passionate about helping brands that she loves and growing the sport of tennis in Canada and around the world.
Haas, a product of the Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, FL broke into the tennis scene in 1996 at 18 years old, gaining widespread recognition after winning his first ATP title 1999. He won over 15 career titles in singles and was ranked as high as #2 in the world during his 22 year career span. Haas also won a silver medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Dustin turned pro in 2002 and is one of only two tennis players to remain undefeated against Rafael Nadal in multiple matches.
On court, he is renowned for his creativity, technique, speed, and entertaining playing style, delighting in pleasing crowds with his trademark trick shots. He also competed for Germany in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Bob and Mike Bryan
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, known in tennis as the Bryan Brothers, are the most accomplished doubles team in tennis history. Over their illustrious 22-year professional career, the duo claimed 16 Grand Slam titles and 119 tour titles playing together. They were ranked No. 1 as a team for a total of 438 weeks and finished 10 seasons as the world’s top-ranked doubles team. They have brought their competitive ferocity to Slinger Bag hitting sessions during retirement.
One of the most successful coaches in tennis history, Bollettieri is a pioneer of the sport, having created the tennis academy training model, the largest and most prestigious sports training academy in the world, and having coached and nurtured the talents of ten former world number one players across his 60 years in the industry, including Andre Agassi, Boris Becker and Monica Seles. In 2014 he was also inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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SLICE BACKHAND W/ DARREN CAHILL
Here Darren talks about some key technical points behind a good slice and how using it can give you extra time to recover.
ON COURT CARDIO DRILL (BEGINNER)
Starting from the middle of the court, move to hit backhands cross court. This drill comes with a recovery variation in order to increase the difficulty of the drill.
ESSENTIAL SLICE DRILL (ADVANCED)
Alternate hitting slice backhands cross court and down the line. To increase the difficulty of the drill, place two cones or markers as targets.
APPROACH SHOTS (INTERMEDIATE)
Using the oscillator, hit forehand and backhand approaches as they come from the Slinger Bag.
DEFENSIVE MOVEMENT DRILL
Use these settings to help work on your defensive game and movement. Shuffle back and hit with lots of spin and arch.
OFF-COURT CARDIO DRILL
Standing start, catch the ball and drop into a burpee, recover and repeat - anytime, anywhere!
SLINGER BAG OSCILLATOR TIPS
Coach Neaves walks you through how to get the most out of your Slinger Bag Oscillator.
DEFENSIVE FOREHAND DRILL
This drill comes with a recovery variation in order to increase difficulty level when wished.