Bruce Gullikson: Games & Drills to Build a Successful High School Tennis Program Featuring Steve Paulsen

With Bruce Gullikson,

Tennis Professional (98th Street Athletic Club) and featuring Steve Paulsen, Edina (MN) HS Girls Tennis Coach & coach of 13 MN State Team titles (9 in a row through ’06)

Through the start of the 2006 season, Coach Paulsen has coached the Edina girls’ tennis team to victory in over 160 matches in a row as well as nine straight State Championships. This DVD is filled with more than 10 drills and games that Paulsen uses everyday in practice that has helped build Edina girls tennis into a tennis powerhouse. Paulsen begins with doubles drills. In these drills a lot of emphasis is placed on the first three hits, which is generally when the point is won. The drills in this section work on serve, volley, movement and consistency. In singles drills, the groundstrokes are the focus. Again, these drills work on consistency and movement. The DVD concludes with a number of games that stress fundamentals, but are done in a fun atmosphere. All these drills and games allow the players to hit a large amount of balls in a short amount of time while getting a quality workout. Interspersed between the drill segment is a Q & A session that reveal Paulsen’s philosophies towards building a championship program.

42 minutes.

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