Posts by Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy is one of the most sought after USPTA tennis pros in California. He is a top ranked senior open player and former multi-sport athlete at Cal Berkeley. He was the head tennis pro at San Domenico School / Sleepy Hollow Tennis Club in San Anselmo California for over 20 years. He also directed the Nike Tahoe Tennis Camp at the Granlibakken Resort for 10 years. Scott is also an associate editor for the world renowned instructional website

  • Slotting


    Virtually every stroke contains a “slotted” position of the racquet. It occurs at the moment just before the racquet is moved towards the ball. Acquiring this position is extremely important […]

  • Ready…Relax


    A lack of readiness is an all too common trait in many tennis players. It’s the old “hit and stand” syndrome that you see from beginners certainly, but also from […]

  • The Invisible Alley

    The Invisible Alley

    A few years ago I was involved in the Osmosis Clinic at Indian Wells in conjunction with the big pro tournament there now called the BNP Paribas Open. The clinic […]

  • Find and Use What Works Best For You

    Find and Use What Works Best For You

    This summer while teaching in Italy, I had the great pleasure of working with Vejdi Ural from Istanbul, Turkey. Vejdi, like so many players who are very passionate about tennis […]

  • Warming Up Correctly

    Warming Up Correctly

    I once had an opportunity to stand behind Pete Sampras on court at what was then the Sybase Open in San Jose, California. He was having a pre-match workout with […]


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