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!


  • Jul  27: Webinar 31 - 2023 Wimbledon Final: Alcaraz v Djokovic Analysis

  • Aug 17: Webinar 28 - Match Rituals

  • Aug 31: Webinar 29 - Volley & Overhead Technique

  • Sep 14 - Webinar 30 - Dynamic Defense

  • Sep 29 - Webinar 32 - Hitting Down The Line

  • 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.


  • Webinar 32 brings brand new data to our sport. We look at big data from 500+ matches to determine how many shots actually go cross and go down the line. This is literally "never-seen-before" match metrics.
  • When is the right time to go down the line? When should you pull the trigger straight down the line to finish eh point? How important is court position, balance, spacing, and spin over the high part of the net?
  • Down The Line Winners & Errors. This is the first time to see a detailed breakdown of down-the-line forehand and backhand winners compared to cross court.
  • Errors - Net vs. Out. What's the breakdown between down the line errors that sail long and wide vs. in the net?
  • Down The Line Defense. Typically, defense goes cross court, but there are specific instances that defending down the line is the right call.
  • VIDEO: Study Carlos Alcaraz going down the line hitting winners. Study his technique, footwork, spacing, and how he sets the point up to pull the trigger on the right shot. Also study when he makes an error, and why it happens.
  • VIDEO: Study Novak Djokovic going down the line in a rally with his forehand and backhand to get his opponent on a string and to wear them out.
  • ANALYTICS: Should you be hitting down the line more, or maybe less? Let match analytics help determine the right ratio, and also watch specific drills to get better at this specific part of the game.


  • Hawk-Eye heat maps clearly show players spend the most time standing in the Ad court. By cutting the Deuce and Ad courts in half, you get to understand the baseline on a much clearer level. 
  • The four locations of A,B,C and D may as well be summer, autumn, winter and spring. They are like the four seasons, all being different and unique in their own way.
  • What happens in A is vastly different to what happens in B - even though they are right the to each other. The same dynamic applies to C and D in the Ad court.
  • You will learn where most winners are hit to and watch video of the highest percentage patterns of play to clearly understand how to best organize your baseline attacking game.
  • You will also learn about where errors flow from the most on the forehand and backhand sides.
  • Patterns of play. Watch video as players get to "climb the ladder" witht their baseline patterns, which means they increasingly get more control of the point as it develops. 
  • Once you learn the different behaviors of ABCD, you will make better decisions during the point in your matches.


  • A point in tennis ends in only two ways. A winner or an error. This webinar explores the analytics of forehand and backhand winners & errors in 0-4 shot rallies and 5+ shot rallies. It also focuses on winners and errors with serving, returning, and net play.
  • The key is to learn where part of the court produces the most errors. You will then be provided drills to help you reduce your errors as well as proven patterns of play to extract errors from your opponent.
  • Learn the right competitive mentality so that you are focused on the most effective way to collect points in a match.
  • Learn all about "good errors" which are critical to becoming a better player. A good error is often the necessary stepping stone to hitting a good shot. 
  • VIDEO - Learn all about the "assist" shots that make winners possible. When you see a winner hit, quite often it is the preceding shots that enabled it.
  • VIDEO - Watch the "bad" errors that you want to eradicate from your game and the "good" errors that are necessary to improving.
  • VIDEO - Understand the best rally length and location on the court to force forehand and backhand errors from your opponent.
  • Tennis is not a game of perfection. It's all about finding the right mix of winners and errors and making your opponent uncomfortable on the other side of the net.


  • We find ourselves on defense quite often in a match. The ball is wide, low, or fast. It's coming with more spin than we like. It could also be deep or short. There are many situations in a match where we are uncomfortable, and the chance of making an error skyrockets. 
  • Dynamic defense is all about making the best decisions with tough balls.
  • Learn the decision-making process regarding the best time to defend cross court, down the line, lobbing, or even hitting a drop shot.
  • The word "dynamic" is characterized by constant change, activity, or progress. From a defensive standpoint, we get to "change" our defensive strategies, our "activity" is different based on the positioning of our opponent and progress is made from being on defensive to at least back to neutral. Quite often, a good defensive shot will actually have you on offense on the next shot.
  • VIDEO - watch the best players in the world defending correctly based on the ball they are given, their opponents plans, and their court position.
  • VIDEO - Analyze where the defending player is on the next shot, which is the true test to see if they defended correctly or not.


  • A ritual can be best described as "a series of actions or type of behavior regularly followed by someone." That's exactly what we are looking to establish. Winning habits with where you walk, how you walk, how you think, and how you process winning and losing points.
  • Match rituals are put in place so that when adversity finally arrives (and it will), you are best prepared to handle it. Your ingrained rituals battle the match adversity - and win!
  • VIDEO: Study the winning rituals of Iga Switaek and Novak Djokovic that helped them win Roland Garros this year. There are a lot of little things things that you probably didn't pick up on that are the cornerstones of their mental/emotional rituals.
  • VIDEO: Andre Agassi. Learn what return of serve ritual he always used to become one of the greatest returners of all time.
  • VIDEO: See the moments in time that strong rituals short-circuit adversity and help you navigate your way to victory without having a meltdown.
  • Players work so hard to refine their stroke technique. Developing strong rituals are just as important to winning matches. Copy the best rituals from the pro game.


  • Unfortunately, volley and overhead technique is often neglected on practice courts and in private and group lessons all over the world. As a sport, we are less proficient at the net than we were 20-30 years ago.
  • Volley technique starts with the right grip = continental. Learn how to find it and how to "click" it back into position between volleys. It's going to slip a little, so we need to constantly adjust it.
  • It's much better to think "catch" on the volley than "punch" the volley to improve your technique.
  • The use of the opposite hand is critical on volleys. Learn the five things that the opposite hand does to fine-tune volley technique to make this shot cleaner and simpler.
  • Learn the right mentality and targets to have with volleys. Sometimes you are on defense, sometimes on offense. Improve your technique and play the percentages.
  • Overheads are a vital component of being confident at the net. The overhead is all about "interior" footwork and early preparation.
  • Learn to prepare early on the overhead and use the wrist correctly in conjunction with the arm. Think of a basketball free-throw as well as a throwing motion.
  • "Catching" the volley with the right grip presents the ideal angle of the strings to the ball. It takes away the scooping motion, especially on low volleys.
  • Learn extreme grips for tough volleys that are low and wide.


  • Learn about the many momentum shifts that led to Alcaraz ultimately gaining the upper hand in the match.
  • Identify the primary patterns of play each player was trying to employ - and how to copy and paste these strategies into your own game.
  • Go through the 11-page Match Intelligence Report to understand the key statistics where each player dominated. Create personalized drills to make them a strength of your game as well. 
  • Alcaraz hit more winners than Djokovic with forehands, backhands, serves, at the net, and also returning serve. Examine the patterns that eventually gave Alcaraz the edge in the match.
  • VIDEO: Watch slow-motion breakdowns of key strategic match-ups such as run-around forehands, approach and volley, as well as the right time to play behind or attack the open court.
  • Learn why forehand errors in the 0-4 shot rally length were the No. 1 error for the match. This is definitely an opportunity to replicate for your own game. 
  • Learn how point score is directly related to employing primary or secondary patterns of play.
  • See how attacking Position A at the baseline was well rewarded for both players.
  • Study the two best players in the world on the biggest stage to learn the inner workings of their game as well as improving your own game at the same time.
  • 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.

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