Jonathan Stokke is a former tennis player at Duke where he was an All-American in doubles. He played in the US Open twice and coached at Duke for several years after playing. He now resides in South Carolina where he coaches junior players and adults.
I wanted to have Jonathan on the podcast because of a lesson I saw him give at Tennis Con 7. He’s one of those great coaches who is crystal clear with his instruction and makes his lessons actionable for those who watch. His Instagram account has over 87,000 followers and for good reason.
In this conversation, we discuss:
- How to read your opponent’s serve & adjust your return position accordingly.
- The problem with your serve toss (including a drill to fix it).
- What high percentage tennis actually means, and why most people don’t understand this.
- The mentality to have against lobbers, plus advice from Rajeev Ram
Jonathan also shares a story from college when he and a partner used three different plays to get the same result. They basically fooled their opponents into thinking they were using variety.
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- Host of the Baseline Intelligence Podcast
- Jonathan’s Wikipedia page
- Mentioned in this episode
- Jonathan played and coached at Duke University
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