Red Ball Wall Workout



We interrupt conventional wisdom with a red tennis ball and a wall.

Self reliance is the foundation of your improvement. The ideas you implement are just as important as the practice you put into them.

We give you the concept, the action plan and the inter-active coach to help you learn how to play tennis. Join us as we make tennis accessible to everyone for just $7 / month.


The fundamentals are crucial to the scalability of your game. The things you learn in the this course are the fundamentals you will refer to your entire playing life.

Brian takes your through the game of how to play tennis step by step. Each lesson is in easy to consume terminology with each concept demonstrated by one of Brian’s students with him right with you every step of the way ready to elaborate, interact and inspire.


Ever sail the ball long over court into the back fence and not understand how to fix it without hitting an abbreviated version of the “patty cake special”? Hint: you didn’t swing too hard.


Practice with purpose. Each video allows you a few days in between to hit the practice wall and tennis court and while you absorb each progression. Our video tips are of actual recreational tennis students just like you in 2-4 minute easy to consume lessons that work on specific tasks to that build your game gradually over time. You track your progress with Brian each step of the way. The entire comprehensive course will have you playing tennis in under 100 days.


Join our discussion boards, email Brian and post yourself playing tennis on your Facebook page by tagging @TennisTIP to get Brian’s feedback on your technique. We taken over 30 years of teaching experience while curating tennis instruction on the internet and brought it to one place under one system:


Start with our free orientation videos to get started followed by your first Pop Quiz so pay attention this is real life and comprehensive tennis lesson experience.

Kick start your tennis game with your first lesson today. Start clicking…

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Online Tennis Lessons Starring You.
Online Tennis Lessons Starring You.

Thoughtful, Purposeful, Fun & Not Too Serious Tennis Classes For Adults in Miami.

Miami, FL- As the only pathway for recreational tennis players in the county to improve your tennis game, it got me thinking one night as the sweat dripped off my brow under a waning moonlight night. When are you going to sign up for my class?

We offer adult recreational tennis players a trifecta of benefits including: Social Team Building Exercises, challenging and progressive coaching and superb workout (see referenced sweat above).

If you haven’t already I recommend following along on our Instagram Page to get a feel for our class culture and the fun we have. Or simply, be bold and throw caution to the wind and sign up for one of our playing levels below that suit your skills. Each class series including a night at the local watering hole with our group of fun loving players after class.

In the meantime, I’ll be here contemplating patiently your arrival to class.





Brian Lutz

A Few Friends Stop By The Miami Open

Miami, FL- Over the last several years I’ve been attending the “Players Party” as a launch to the Miami Open. This year to help connect fans to the players the host hotel asked me to emcee the event and interview some of the players. Here is the first installment with my one on one with Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal.

For my one on one interview with Rafa check out our Facebook page.

Brian Lutz
Backhand City
Find Your A-Ha Moment





Wanna find out what Rafa, David, Angelique, Agna and Stan’s favorite musical choices are?

Join me as I emcee the Miami Open Players Party in downtown Miami on Tuesday, March 21st. The festivities will start at 6pm with live entertainment, open bar and light bites. Mingle with ATP and WTA tennis players as I introduce the players who will be doing some live DJ work in the booth to keep the party hopping.


Join on of my classes to automatically get on the guest list. (Deadline to sign up is THIS Tuesday, March 14th). Here are your class options below to get the process started.



Maybe I will see you at the party.

Brian Lutz
Backhand City
Find Your A-Ha Moment

Ps. Note there are no refunds for the party or tennis classes. Be ready to commit.


Delray Beach, FL
Brian Lutz / Backhand City

I haven’t played a tennis tournament in about a year.

These events take planning, effort, training and patience. It’s 60 minutes exactly from my apartment in Coral Gables to the Atlantic Avenue exit of Interstate 95. On this trip I decided to bring a friend along who is an former ATP Player. It was his day off from work and wanted to pal along. I could use the company and decided some encouragement would not hurt.

When it rains in Florida traffic slows down a lot. But since I left and ample 3 hours in advance we still made it to the venue in plenty of time. But there was still lots to do. Pick up credentials, tickets and parking pass. Park the car in the RED lot about a 10 min walk from the facility. It was a busy day. We parked on the top floor. Negotiated which bags we thought security would let us bring in and negotiated a pre match meal or snack.

As I’m pulling into our spot the rain clouds gather. In the Wintertime in South Florida it’s typically very dry. But these rain clouds pulled in the from West Coast and were bring some Summertime intensity. It would be a close call or would it?

My phone is going off with multiple pings. I noticed several texts and call from a strange 561 (Palm Beach number I didn’t recognize). I was soon notified my 1st round opponent bailed on the match and I was granted a default. My friend started his high five dance. But I was conflicted. Yeah I’m in the money round now but really? High five dance? He said to keep it positive so I obliged with a fist bump as a compromise.

We proceed onward. I’m thinking I can get in a practice session at he very least. We rubbed elbows with some tour players. My fanatical friend got his picture with Juan Martin del Potro on his flip phone. I said to him “you can’t have a flip phone unless you are over 65.” I took the picture of him an the Argentine tennis hero and everyone was happy even DP was amused. I even got in the photo as my pinky took up the bottom of the image. He was like “Dude? What is that at the bottom of the photo? I said I wanted in the picture too.

We laughed that off and he went inside to the players lounge to get some autographs. Now if you have ever been in the players lounge it would be the modern version of a safe place on campus. There are no autograph seeking fans in there except for my friend. With Tennis Posters in hand he’s canvassing the room. He see’s everyone he wants and starts closing in. I suggested some small talk before the pitch. He’s said: “yeah, yeah good idea”.

Everything is going smoothly, he sees a few guys he played with in past, until the Tournament Director gets wind of him and undressed him verbally right in the middle of the players lounge. It’s crickets baby and my friend runs for shelter. He’s a bit shell shocked as the little kid in him just had his balloons float away at the Carnival.

I tried to rationalize. You probably caught him at a bad time. It’s monsoon like rain outside now and the skies are in full rage. I said this tournament owner has a 7 day window to make some money and this day is officially a wash out. I think you caught his ire at the wrong time I think you might want to apologize.

Moments later he and the director made up. He said you can get all the autographs you want just do it outside. Seemed fair enough. I told him to get back in their an enjoy the free buffet and catch up with some old friends Leander Paes wants to catch up. I’ll be back soon. I needed to check the schedule for tomorrows matches.

As I’m gone he and Del Potro run into each other again. And my fanatical friend is going back for more. He wants an autograph for his sister on the tournament poster now and just grabs a nearby pen. Now if you are familiar with the memorabilia business a blue pen is not the instrument of choice for autographs. One must have a Sharpie Autograph Pen. Accept no substitute. They are most importantly permanent, fast drying and legible with thick line and easy to utilize on posters, hats, clothing or tennis balls and non toxic so you don’t feel like a skunk as your wait for your celebrity prey.

As Del Potro heads to his waiting car service my fanatical friend notices how lame the blue pen looks on the poster and decides he needs a Sharpie and fast because he’s about to pull away. Miraculously he finds one and sprints to the waiting Porsche with Del Potro in the front passenger seat. Remember it’s pouring so he is worried the poster will get wet so rather than a polite knock on the German engineered window like a true fanatic he just opens up the passenger side door to the alarm of the Argentina’s living legend. He wasn’t too pleased after all he was getting wet.

Fortunately, all he was armed with was the best autograph pen money can buy or in this case borrow. He signed it texted me and said: “I think we better get out of here.” : )

I’m back the next day some 26 hours later. I came back for my match in the Finals as I waited for my opponent this is the picture I took. Sometimes getting where you want isn’t always easy but it sure is fun.


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Brian Lutz / Backhand City