Ever marvel about the way Martina Navratilova navigated the court with her supreme footwork? And wonder what fitness regimen propelled Victoria Azarenka to the top of her sport? Or simply been frustrated with an inability to direct backhands down the line?
Now, thanks to Tennis Channel’s latest digital platform, Tennis Channel Academy, users can hone their games through an all-encompassing collection of instructional videos on the network’s free app. The library features six categories—Instruction, Doubles, Fitness, Drills, Nutrition and Mental Game—and includes guidance from the likes of Navratilova, Justine Henin, Nick Bollettieri and Paul Annacone.
“Tennis Channel Academy lets users access expert advice from some of the most accomplished champions, coaches and fitness specialists in the sport, wherever and whenever they want it,” said John MacDonald, senior vice president, content programming.
“We know that many tennis viewers also play the sport recreationally. Creating an on-demand instructional resource for these fans is something we’ve wanted to do for some time and we’re happy to be able to roll it out now. We will continue to expand our instructional content offerings in the months and years to come.”
From discovering the perfect power breakfast to uncovering drills designed for doubles, the instructional streaming service offers an array of tips, techniques and strategies for tennis enthusiasts of all backgrounds. Additionally, Tennis Channel Academy provides coaching services from partners Tennis Evolution, Feel Tennis, Rhabit and Fuzzy Yellow Balls—content that has traditionally existed behind paywalls.