MTM QUIZ

 
 

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of Modern Tennis Methodology and help you understand how the pros play the game and how MTM techniques can be duplicated by any level player. 


Instructions: Copy and paste the following statements with your responses into an e-mail using this link.  Your quiz results will be e-mailed back to you.


True or False


Q1: Children and beginners should be taught the open stance.

 True


 False

Q2: The greatest driving force in the modern forehand is the contraction of the biceps and pectorals.


 True


 False

Q3: Power with control in modern tennis come from waiting until the last second to discharge your force.


 True


 False

Q4: Although initially learning to swing is done at slow speeds, the stroke is the same used by the pros.


 True


 False

Q5: Top pros play tennis as if with the hand, the rest of the body moves instinctively to help the ball.


 True


 False

Q6: The ball slows down close to 60 percent from baseline to baseline even at the top pro level.


 True


 False

Q7: The serve slows down close to 55 percent from baseline to baseline even at the top pro level.


 True


 False

Q8: Rushing is usually the underlying cause of becoming tight and nervous in a real match.


 True


 False

Q9: Although professionals volley without an apparent grip change between FH and BH there may be some grip change at the heel of the hand.


 True


 False

Q10: The two motions that combine to give the ball topspin and sidespin are hitting up and across.


 True


 False

Q11: The open stance on the two handed backhand allows faster recovery.


 True


 False

Q12: Acceleration, more than velocity, is the key to controlled power.


 True


 False

Q13: The two key elements that must never be violated are timing and feel.


 True


 False

Q14: Volley with your hands, not your body.


 True


 False

Q15: Preparing early destroys your timing and your game.


 True


 False

Q16: The best way to find the ball is tracking with your racquet in front till the ball is near.


 True


 False

Q17: Teaching a closed stance forehand to beginner kids tends to remind them of their baseball swing.


 True


 False

Q18: Tapping the racquet gently on the opposite shoulder relates the end of the swing to the placement.


 True


 False

Q19: Counting to 5 (1 at the bounce, then 2, 3, 4 and 5 at contact) helps perfect your timing.


 True


 False

Q20: On the volley, stop firmly through the contact with the ball.


 True


 False

Q21: It is important for a new student to learn to make the hitting arm independent of the body.


 True


 False

Q22: When players prepare early they make mental images of what will happen to the ball instead of waiting and observing the balls actual flight and speed.


 True


 False

Q23: Teaching topspin strokes from the very beginning develops longer feel of the ball and builds in a safety factor and confidence.


 True


 False

Q24: It is preferable to lift your body like McEnroe and the Bryan Brothers as you hit the volley because it keeps the strings on the height of the ball longer.


 True


 False

Q25: Telling a student to “push” and “brush” the ball versus hitting the ball conveys the sense of approaching the ball slowly, feeling the ball, and accelerating on impact.


 True


 False

Q26: Staying down on a groundstroke traps the swing instead of facilitating it.


 True


 False

Q27: Top players, when serving the second serve, first hit up on the serve, then fall forward.


 True


 False

Q28: Turning & pivoting towards the ball is faster than side-stepping.


 True


 False