Momentum - the great facilitator of shot making

Daniel McCain presented this webinar on 'Momentum -  the great facilitator of shot making' live from Virginia Beach, USA. During the webinar Dan took a close look at how the concept of momentum covers all things related to biomechanics and the psychological mode of operation of tennis players. It is the undercurrent, or hidden force that drives physical and mental performance. 

Daniel McCain Dan explains what exactly is meant by momentum and how it is the great facilitator of shot making.

At the end of the presentation, Dan held an open session to allow coaches and listeners to ask questions.

Born in 1979, Dan McCain has tennis in his blood. His father was Director of Tennis at Saddlebrook in Tampa and Dan and his sister both became College coaches. As a player he had career wins over players like James Blake, Taylor Dent and Robert Kendrick, but considers the highlight of his playing career to be winning the Boy’s 18 and Under US National Indoor title, just weeks after signing for a scholarship to play at the University of Michigan, where he graduated in Journalism and Psychology. His highest junior world ranking of 126 was achieved in 1998.

As a coach, Dan has travelled and helped players on the ATP and WTA tours. He has been a Division 1 College Coach, Tennis Academy Director, and USTA Manager of Player Development.

Dan is currently the Head Tennis Professional at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club in Virginia Beach. He contributes to numerous magazines and is the author of  Building A Champion: The Fundamentals of Playing & Coaching Tennis, as well as a goal setting journal called The I Formation: A Journal for Tennis, Goals & Life. His third book on which this Webinar is modelled is  entitled Momentum on the ATP tour is available now. Dan was the 2012 USTA Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year and has more recently been awarded the 2013 PTR Mid-Atlantic Pro of the Year. For more information visit

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