Once known as the Ice Maiden for her stoic demeanor and relentless competitiveness on the court, Chris Evert is one of the game’s greatest champions. During her career, she won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, once for 13 consecutive years by winning at least one major tournament. Now the International Tennis Hall of Famer is here to teach you the basics every player needs to elevate their game. From his signature two-handed backhand to his drop shot, Evert walks you step-by-step through every shot in the game. Beyond the short, she candidly shares the pitfalls of young stardom and gives you insight into the most significant moments of her career.
Technical: In her TopCourt class, Evert teaches you five strokes that were essential to her style of play and helped her dominate her opponents. As one of the few players on tour at the time with two hands on the backhand, she helped revolutionize the game. Now she shares the fundamentals behind her signature shot and shows you step-by-step how to find more confidence and consistency with your backhand. She also teaches you techniques and strategies for a successful serve and return. Add more variety to your game by watching his “The Volley” and “The Drop Shot” classes.
Drills: Evert teaches you four personally selected drills that will enhance the variety of your game. You can improve your movement, reaction time, and conditioning with his 2-on-1 and Up and Back drill. Evert also teaches you how to get comfortable in a live ball scenario by being patient and waiting for your opportunity to take your backhand down the line to put your opponent on the run in the “BH Neutral to Offense” drill. In her “Machine Gun Serve,” she teaches you to calm your mind, not overthink your technique, and let your body do all the work.
Live ball: Evert shares three different live ball options to help you practice match situations. These live ball drills teach you how to successfully manage and play a tiebreaker and extend your lead when standing during a match.
Episodes: Through a series of 10 “episodes”, you will discover a side of Evert that you have never seen before. Evert begins with her childhood, where she tells how she was an active young girl and often played tennis with her family to bring them all together. It wasn’t until her first professional tournament at age 13 that she saw the possibilities open to her on the world stage. As a young player, Evert was known for her hot temper and was not the stoic, emotionless assassin on the pitch that many remember her as.
Hear her share what changed her mindset and why she was given the nickname “Ice Maiden.”
Evert also shares his personal perspective on his rivalry with Martina Navratilova and what it meant for his career. She relives the epic 1985 final against Navratilova and how she overcame a 13-game losing streak against her. Coming into the 1985 French Open at age 30, Evert reflects on his career and discusses the mental side of the game, the invaluable power of belief and how to handle pressure. She explains how, at the end of her career, she struggled to separate herself from the perfectionist champion persona she had created during her career. She tells you that over time she’s come to realize what’s really important and how she wants to be remembered on and off the pitch.