"Oscar is a great coach. In a few days he helped me regain my strokes and my feel for the ball."
Bjorn Borg, 5 time Wimbledon Champion and 6 time French Open Champion, in his 1992 comeback,
after having stopped competing for 10 years.
"Known and respected all around the world, Oscar has given us another great contribution with this book."
Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten, Three Times French Open Champion and Number One in the World in 2000. Oscar coached Guga Kuerten until he was 14 years old.
"I used to watch Venus and Serena practice at the Macci Academy. Richard Williams seemed to always be there, and sometimes Rick Macci would take part in the practice sessions as well. Rick seemed to be more of an observer than a coach the times I was present. I was totally baffled by the differences in the way Rick taught in those days as compared to the way the girls hit the ball. Rick's teaching techniques were more conventional, but the Williams sisters were standing open and they were really slugging the ball like today's modern tennis players. They hit with so much power and spin. The way the Williams sisters hit the ball reminded me of a couple of Brazilian champions my doubles partner and I beat in semi-finals of the Orange Bowl 18 and unders. They hit big topspin off both sides. My impression was that the Williams sisters had their own way of playing and they were not going to change their techniques to Macci's strokes. Now, since Oscar has taught me modern tennis, I realize that the Williams sisters were playing pro style modern tennis exactly the way Oscar Wegner taught back then, and he continues to do so."
Dr. Larry Buhrman, Austin, Texas
"Wegner strips tennis instruction of all those accepted phrases and directions that only clutter your mind and confuse.....I think you'll find it worthwhile to dump the past and join Oscar in your tennis future. In listening to him I've unlearned a few things myself that I long considered gospel....."
Bud Collins, Boston Globe, NBC.
“Oscar Wegner is a true pioneer in the game of tennis. I have a deep respect for Oscar's teaching and his passion to help others. My time on court with him during my professional tennis career was very valuable and many of the concepts he shared with me helped me understand my own game better. His knowledge of how the body actually works and the natural way tennis is played has helped shape my own coaching philosophies. Thanks for moving tennis forward, Oscar.”
Jeff Salzenstein, former Top 100 ATP World Ranked Player.
"Oscar: ... I have long acknowledged that your tennis teaching methods are light years ahead of those for most teaching professionals in our industry. I also happen to believe that our industry has complicated the learning process for so many players that they become discouraged and leave our sport too quickly. Your ideas simplify matters, and this is crucial."
Bill Mountford, former Director of Tennis, USTA National Tennis Center, site of the US Open, Flushing Meadows, N.Y and former Head of Coaching Relations and Competition for the British LTA.
"Oscar has broken the mold in understanding the modern tennis stroke. In working with him and watching super slo-motion sequences of the top pros, I have seen the genius of Oscar's analysis of their dynamics and technique. He has translated that into effective teaching methodology that is easy and fun to learn from."
Andy Rosenberg, Director, Wimbledon and French Open for NBC Sports.
"I recommend this method to other professionals. With this method we had positive results all over the world."
Carlos Alves. Carlos took Oscar to Brazil, learned his methods, and together they developed Guga Kuerten until he was 14 in 2001 (Guga was #1 in 2000, beating Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi), and also coached many other top juniors and pros, including Carlos' daughter Nanda Alves, #1 in Brazil.
"This book (Tennis in Two Hours) describes to a "T" what I felt when I was at the top of my game. It is amazing that Oscar makes it so simple to learn."
Martin Mulligan, Wimbledon finalist to Rod Laver in 1962 and three-time Italian Open winner.
"This system is amazing, like planting 250 seeds and getting 250 trees. All of the children I teach at the summer camp keep coming back every year, all of them. They learn quickly and they love the sport."
Bob Ruzanic, a Pennsylvania tennis coach and former Chairman of the U.S. Davis Cup Committee.
"Oscar's techniques are incredible. Back in 1982 he was with me (coaching) in Germany and the students called him "the American who taught tennis in two hours". Over and over, he had total beginners rallying 40, 60 balls back and forth in just two hours of instruction. He also helped the Weiden Tennis Club have an undefeated junior tennis team that year and get our main team to the Bundesliga."
Jurgen Fassbender, former #1 player in Germany and Top Ten player in the world.
"After introducing top juniors to the Wegner Method, I went from unknown coach with zero tournament students to head pro at Dwight Davis, largest public facility in St. Louis, Missouri, and home to the St. Louis Aces (Andy Roddick). IN NINE MONTHS! I just smile when coaches try to say your method is just for starters and intermediates, for I have used it with 5.0s and nationally ranked juniors, all amazed at how advanced but still simple to Play Like the Pros really is. Now even coaches take tennis lessons from me, but it's not me, it's your method they want."
John Carpenter, former Head Pro, Dwight Davis Tennis Center, St. Louis, Missouri.
"When my children were very young and just starting to play tennis, Oscar gave them drills that were fun to do. He generated an interest and eagerness for the game so that they wanted to play more, and as a result, they became motivated to play better. Oscar's relaxed style of teaching conveys a sense of comfort and confidence to his students so that they look forward to working with him and can enjoy the consistent improvements that result from his teachings."
Vincent Spadea Sr, father of former #4 American and 19th ranked in the world.
"Your teaching method is logical, easily understood, and works. Now I understand why Spain has so many players."
Jana Hunsacker, former Director of Tennis, U.S.T.A. National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, N.Y., the site of the U.S. Open Championships.
"About 6 weeks ago I bought your complete package. Fantastic. I had been teaching along your lines for some time. To see it all so perfectly laid out and confirmed has made such a difference to my coaching and to my pupils. I cannot thank you enough. I have been coaching for 10 years and have completed many many coach education courses, some very good but nothing has helped me as much as your method. I coach at all levels, but focus mostly on junior performance players. I find your method helps at every single level.
Many thanks, Alex."
"My team has won three NCAA titles and I have been named NCAA "Coach of the Year" twice. I say this only as a reference point. I was very fascinated with your work and have thought a lot about it since. I plan to use your methodology in my classes. In my pursuit of coaching excellence I was with you on many concepts and yet found many of the things you emphasized quite eye opening."
Bob Hansen, Univ. of California Santa Cruz.
"I've been a teaching pro for about 13 years. During that time I've come across many theories (some great and some not so great). I would usually test them in a lesson. If they work, I keep using them. Well, I've keept a lot of theories and material from your book and using them daily with my lessons, with great results!"
Scott Gilmore, Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
"Your method of simplifying the strokes and teaching beginners to "play like the pros" has benefitted hundreds of New York City school children and the teachers that train them. It's remarkable to see children rallying back and forth 20-70 times within an hour and I love hearing from them that "tennis is easy."
Sheri Slobin, Deputy Director of Programs for the NY Jr. Tennis League.
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