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.

Lean and Deliver

"INDECISION IS THE GRAVEYARD OF GOOD INTENTIONS"  - Anon Tennis, whether it's singles or doubles requires of you the ability to anticipate and to recognize patterns. Anticipation is one of the priceless intangibles you need to develop and keep sharp to grow and evolve your tennis game. [...]

By | 2015-06-05T11:22:27+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Categories: Doubles, Mindset, Tennis Nuggets|1 Comment

Alley Burn Allergies

"A SHIP IN PORT IS SAFE, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT SHIPS ARE BUILT FOR." Ineffective doubles players never get burned down the alleys. You'll recognize them by their allergic reactions when they get beat down the alleys - "she's not passing me down the alley anymore," [...]

By | 2015-06-01T21:48:06+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Categories: Doubles, Mindset, Tennis Nuggets|0 Comments

To the Net or Not – “7 Shades Green”

" Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread. " --- Alexander Pope Do I or don't I? Should I or shouldn't I? I guess it's time. It feels right, I'm going for it!  Or, no, I'm not going to the net, I might get lobbed, [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:23:19+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #1 The Short Ball

In my post  7 Shades of Green, I list 7 scenarios to look for to give you the opportunity to go to the net. This post focuses on the #1, the short ball. How do you recognize when you are receiving a short ball from your [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:23:19+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #2 Floater as a Volley

THE FLOATER AS A VOLLEY Most of you enjoy the game best when your opponents are giving you the balls you like, just as a tennis pro in a lesson gives you the friendly feed - the right bounce, the right pace... just right. It's [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:23:19+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments

7 Shades of Green – #3 The Free Trip

THE FREE TRIP - It's a free ride. Gratis. It's redeeming your frequent flyer miles. The Free Trip transition is one of the easiest tactics to execute in doubles but you have to recognize it, you have to  know what to look for. When you [...]

By | 2015-04-26T12:52:37+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Categories: 7 Shades Series, Doubles|0 Comments