Ryan Reidy founder of 2MinuteTennis.net™ (Photo courtesy of Ryan Reidy)
The Tennis Review caught up with 2MinuteTennis.net™ head coach Ryan Reidy to find out more about the tennis instructional site and the man behind it.
What is 2MinuteTennis.net™ in one sentence?2MinuteTennis.net
™ is an instructional tennis website that uses two-minute long videos to help recreational players win more tennis matches.
How did the idea come up?
About two years ago, one of my long time students was moving across the country. She said she wished that I could still teach her even though she was moving. She literally said,”…just create a website where you teach all the things I need to play my best and I’ll subscribe to it!” And the idea for 2MinuteTennis.net
™ was born.
Which coaches inspired or continue to inspire you? First and foremost, my mentor has been Jim Klein. He is one of the best stroke technicians on the planet and my initial knowledge and love for the game came from him. I’ve also had the opportunity to learn from and work for the late, great Vic Braden. To this day, no one has done more for tennis when it comes to understanding the biomechanics of the game.
What motivates you to help club players reach new levels? It all comes down to helping someone enjoy the game more than ever. Tennis is hard…really hard. So to help someone hit a 100 mph serve for the first time or beat a really good doubles team, I get such a kick out of it. It’s hard to describe the feeling in words, but I’m the happiest when I’m on court teaching people to win more and play better.
Favorite players and what do you admire about them? My favorite player is Pete Sampras. I loved that he served and volleyed both first and second serves. And his matches against Agassi were legendary. Calm, cool, collected…he’s the best player of all time in my opinion.
First tennis memory? Haha…shagging balls on the court as a 5 yr old with my mom and older brother. I was so little I used a racket ball racket. But it worked! And as they say…the rest is history.
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Christian Deverille is a tennis writer with a diploma in Freelance Sports Writing from the London School of Journalism. He loves all things tennis, most of all the Federer and del Potro forehands.