About Jose Benjumea

Jose Benjumea is a certified PTR Tennis Professional who has been teaching the game since 1974, mostly in Virginia Beach. Jose graduated from Old Dominion University, where he played on the tennis team.

Anatomy of a Point – It’s Not What It Seems

Question: When you're in a tennis rally, do you know when in the rally most of your points are won/lost?  Is it... a) 0-4 shots?   b) 5-8 shots?  or  c) 9+ shots? (Note: this question applies to all players across the full spectrum of levels and [...]

By | 2017-11-03T18:37:27+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mindset, Tennis Nuggets, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Doubles Partnerships – Keep Working on Them

"If you know how to play doubles, then you can gel as a team." - Martina Navratilova I watch tennis on television. I like the drama, the tension, the strategy, whether it's singles or doubles. Also, I tune in to the Hall of Fame commentators for their unique [...]

By | 2017-07-27T07:44:51+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Doubles, Tennis Nuggets|0 Comments

2 by 4, Part Ill — The Beginning of a Doubles Point

"CHANGE STARTS WHEN YOU SEE THE NEXT STEP" ~ Anon The Receiver - the two responsibilities for you are: To return the serve crosscourt - keep it away from the net player. Huge! And, To return crosscourt in such a way as to give you [...]

By | 2016-02-18T17:44:56+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Doubles|0 Comments

2 by 4, Part ll — The Beginning of a Doubles Point

"EVERY POINT IS A CHANCE FOR A FRESH BEGINNING" — Jose In Part ll of The Beginning of a Doubles Point (Part I click here), I am going to focus on the two jobs each of you in doubles is entrusted with if you're in [...]

By | 2019-02-06T15:01:16+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Doubles, Mindset|0 Comments

2 by 4, Part I – The Beginning of a Tennis Doubles Point

"When the ancients said that a work well begun was half done, they meant that we ought to  take the utmost pains in every undertaking to make a good beginning." — Polybius Okay, the four of you have had a proper warmup and now you're ready to begin [...]

By | 2016-02-18T17:24:10+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Doubles, Mindset|2 Comments