Kristen Bleakley

USTA National 35's Singles Champion / Doubles Finalist
I was introduced to Craig by coach Renee Broxson. I began listening to webinars & strategy courses & was instantly drawn in. We listened to the entire singles strategy (some lessons more than a few times) all the way from Florida to Houston Nationals. The singles strategy erased any doubts & helped instill another layer of belief. Unseeded National Champion! 35s singles gold ball & 35s doubles silver ball on the first try (time to get on the doubles strategy). This is just the beginning & I am excited to have Craig and his wisdom along this journey.
Many thanks, Craig! These learning opportunities are the logical 21st-century evolution of tennis for coaches and players: rational and data-driven. I am amazed at how much confusion & folklore I can now dismiss in practice and matches. This is pro-level material for a fraction of the price I would have paid at a big-name tennis camp, and I can access it anywhere, anytime. Your webinars are bite-sized nuggets of tennis gold!

Sri Narsipur

Amateur Player - Syracuse, NY

Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Player - 20 Grand Slams
Craig has an immense love, passion, and devotion to the sport. He is a coach and an analyst and what he does, he does very well. He is devoted to that. He sees the game from every detail and different perspectives that are important for all of us players to take into consideration.

Andy Murray

Former World No. 1 - 3x Grand Slam Winner
What happens in matches, and what the numbers say, can often be very different. This is where Craig's work proves invaluable. Patterns and percentages are not always obvious but Craig is excellent at distilling and communicating the information.

Welcome to the world's best tennis strategy!

Craig O'Shannessy is widely recognized as the world leader in researching and teaching tennis strategy.

Craig has coached tennis at all levels of the game for the past 35 years. He has been the official strategy analyst for two Grand Slam events (Wimbledon & Australian Open) and worked with Novak Djokovic for three years (2017-19), helping guide the Serb back to No. 1 in the world while winning four Grand Slam titles.

Craig has also been the strategy analyst for the ATP Tour for a decade, analyzing the best players on the biggest stage in our sport. Craig has also worked as the strategy coach for the Italian Tennis Federation for the past six years, educating Italian coaches all over the country about new tennis analytics and patterns of play. He has worked alongside head coach Vincenzo Santopadre on Team Matteo Berrettini, helping guide the Italian to a career-high of No. 6 in the world.

Craig is also one of the preeminent tennis speakers in the world, teaching players and coaches the foundations of patterns and percentages. Craig has recently been the keynote speaker at tennis conferences in Melbourne, New Orleans, Munich, Hannover, Hong Kong, Rome, Milan, Turin, Copenhagen, Honolulu, Palm Springs, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Craig brings all of that experience to these educational webinars, using winning percentages to teach the best patterns of play when serving, returning, rallying, and approaching. Players at all levels of the game are benefitting from Craig's fun, instructional webinars.

Rich Krinks: A Webinar Success Story

Rich Krinks started tennis late. Now he is on a USTA National Championship Team!

"I started tennis very late as I am from Western Pennsylvania, where we play football, basketball, and baseball. I played college and pro football and never touched a tennis racquet until I was 40. 

Now I am 71 and truly love the game!

My competitive desire forced me to work on my game as much as possible, so I have read every book, listened to every podcast, attended many camps, and taken many lessons. Then along comes Craig OShannessy and Brain Game Tennis, and things started to click for me. Craig has highlighted many myths I didn't know about and made it easier for me to understand my game and my opponent's game.

His latest addition of webinars has been truly invaluable. 

I have been working very hard on my game, and our NorCal 65+ 9.0 Team made it to the National Championships, and we won it! I have also been to the 65+ 8.0 National Championships in the same year. 

Thanks, Craig, for all of your help."

Craig - Congratulations, Rich, on your well-deserved success. You have worked hard to elevate your game, and I am so happy the webinars have been a key part of your development. Keep up the good work, mate!


Friday, Oct 24: Webinar 33 - First Strike Tennis

Thursday, Nov 2: Webinar 34 - The 8 Serve Locations

Tuesday, Nov 21: Webinar 35 - Backhand Cage

Thursday, Nov 30: Webinar 36 - Make Better Decisions

Thursday, Dec 14: Webinar 37 - 25 Underrated Tactics

Thursday, Dec 28: Webinar 38 - Aggressive Returns 

  • You will receive a Zoom reminder email one week, one day, and one hour before the webinar begins.

  • All webinars and courses come with a 100% money-back guarantee.

  • Can't watch the webinar live? No problem! Purchase the webinar and watch the recording whenever you want.


  • You have coughed up a short ball, and your opponent is coming into the net. Is it best to pass cross court or down the line?
  • Is hitting the pass right at the opponent a valid option (yes it is), and why?
  • VIDEO: Study video of the best players in the world picking the correct option to pass down the line or cross court based on their position and what the net player is giving them.
  • VIDEO: The match footage will be paused right before the passing shot is struck. You make the call on what is the right option, and then compare your answer to what the player chose.
  • One specific passing shot excels in incorporating the net as another weapon. Which one is it?
  • Net players typically win two out of three points at net. Learn how to read their body to pass them and lower their effectiveness at the front of the court.
  • DRILLS: Learn what you should focus on the practice court to improve your passing shots in a match.


  • To best understand the relationship between server & returner, it is imperative to cut each service box up into four sections - not three.
  • With four locations in each service box, you get to best examine body serves specific to the forehand and backhand return, which is vital when analyzing second serves.
  • You will put all eight locations under the microscope, looking at first and second serve locations and win percentages.
  • Is serving wide in the Deuce court (Position 1) to the forehand return underrated?
  • Which 1st serve location has the most serves in the net? Which has the most long & wide? 
  • Which location will enable you to hit the most amount of Serve +1 forehands?
  • Should you be serving more at the forehand jam (Positons 2 and 6) on 1st & 2nd serves?
  • VIDEO - Learn the best drills to be able to hit all eight serve locations.
  • VIDEO - Watch serves to all eight locations, and learn where the ball will typically come back.
  • VIDEO - Expand your control over all eight locations for your own matches.
  • Know where to serve and why based on point score in the game.


  • VIDEO: See the best players in the world locking down opponents in the backhand cage. Watch how relentless they are to keep opponents on defense in the backhand corner.
  • VIDEO: Learn the best shot sequence to escape the backhand cage. It's not easy, but there is a specific part of the court to play to that releases pressure on baseline Position D (for right-handed players). 
  • Learn why this super strategy is used in almost every single game on the professional tour. It comes down to analytics and winning patterns.
  • Learn both sides of the equation. How to lock an opponent in the backhand cage and how to escape it. 
  • Percentages - figure out how many shots you need to hit to the backhand cage to gain the most leverage in the point. 
  • Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer. Uncover why the backhand cage was the most important tactic in their 40 career matches.
  • Novak Djokovic vs. Daniil Medvedev. Learn the specific shot sequences that help both players lock down their opponent in the backhand cage.


  • As we all know, tennis is such a mental game. The ability to out-think your opponent while staying in command of your emotions can be extremely challenging. Webinar 36 (Make Better Decisions) is all about keeping your head on the court, handling adversity, and being smarter with your decision-making.
  • Let's "pre-load" your decision-making skills before crunch time in the match arrives. Learn how to react mentally rather than emotionally in the heat of battle.
  • Improved decision-making comes from a variety of factors. It's about understanding the patterns and percentages of our sport as well as knowing the right way to react to specific situations that have a lot of influence over the final outcome. 
  • When is the right time to change tactics? When should you switch between primary and secondary patterns?
  • Learn how the best players in the world make better decisions in competition. It all starts with knowing who you are as a player and having clear options on how to defeat your opponent.
  • Better decision-making comes from having a clear head in battle. It comes from knowing the percentages in the moment and not hoping to pull a rabbit out of a hat on a big point. 
  • You need to create leverage in your matches. Making the right decisions with shot selection does exactly that.


  • There are so many different ways to win a point in tennis. Let's expand your arsenal with 25 underrated tactics that you are probably not using right now.
  • The 25 tactics involve serving, returning, rallying, and getting to the net to finish points. It's time to expand your tactical arsenal so you can surprise opponents with a wide variety of tactics.
  • EXAMPLE 1: The drop shot return is an excellent tactic against an opponent who likes to serve and quickly retreat behind the baseline to start the point. Don't hit the ball deep to their comfort zone. Step inside the baseline to return and hit a drop shot return - just like Roger Federer used to do.
  • EXAMPLE 2: Hitting a 1st or 2nd serve to the "jam" forehand return location is so underrated it's a joke. It's a smart serve to make the returner move off the ball and also to attack the size of the forehand backswing.
  • This webinar is all about exploring new options for your game. There are probably some tactics that you would like to try but are not sure if they are "legit" or not.
  • Add the surprise element to your game. Don't be so one-dimensional with your game. Expand your horizons and have a lot more fun with your strategy in matches.


  • Should you be more aggressive on your returns? Should you try and extract more Serve +1 errors from your opponent? The answer is absolutely yes, as this is a critical battleground in all matches.
  • Aggressive returning encompasses power, court position, taking time away from the server, unpredictability, and an attacking mindset - even against first serves.
  • VIDEO: Watch exactly how attacking returners such as Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Novak Djokovic, Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray, and Iga Swiatek go about their business of coming after the server. 
  • VIDEO: Learn the footwork and blocking technique of aggressive returners. 
  • Aggressive returning first starts with the right mentality. It starts with a determination to not be pushed around by a first or second serve. It's a frame of mind that is also backed up by match analytics. 
  • Do you feel like the hunter or the hunted when returning serve? Learn the correct psychology to be an aggressive returner and break serve more.

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