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"As someone who has had sports as the center of his life. working with Steve has been a life changing experience. I played Semi Pro Ice Hockey for 15 years in New England and have been a Teaching Tennis Pro for 20 years and an avid golfer for 6 years. I met him 5 years ago and he changed the paradigm of playing and teaching tennis, but recently I have worked with him in golf and tennis and I can't think of any knowledge in sports that could even approach this knowledge. I truly believe it will change sports forever ,because if one doesn't start with the mind , they will always be forgetting the top priority and always be lacking in success. But a crucially important aspect is the dramatic increase in enjoyment which is really what sports is all about and is what everyone is missing unless all the processes are reduced to effortlessness. The body and mind are happy when in a fluid and effortless state. It's only icing on the cake when it also produces much greater success."
 
Dave Townsend


"I learned tennis from the ground up from Steve Yellin. I always enjoyed my tennis lessons as they gave me the experience of performing action in a state of freedom. Steve always focused on hitting from the right state of mind and left the actual technique as a secondary element. The technique, surprisingly enough, often adjusted itself automatically as soon as my mind became free from the outcome of the shot and how to hit the ball. It's been an amazing experience and quite mind-boggling as it did not initially make sense intellectually. However, the results speak for themselves. Over a period of 2.5 years I have progressed from barely a 3.0 player to one that can hold his own against 4.5 players and that between age 43 and 45! My technique has improved rapidly without putting much attention on it. It's been more a side-benefit. The real key has been that he has structured a habit in me to always focus first and foremost on what is most important in tennis and that is the inner experience or state of mind. Playing in this state, free from the outcome of the individual shots, one gains the freedom and flexibility to adjust to a given moment and situation and hit the best possible shot. It also results in a much higher level of consistency. Consistency typically wins the match, not a few great shots. As I was moving up in the ranks among the local tennis players in my community there was always one thing that set me apart from them and each level and that was that I always had a higher level of consistency. Even now where I am playing 4.5 and 5.0 players I often find myself being more consistent than they are even though they are the better players. I could not imagine learning and playing tennis any other way ".    
 
Peter Just


"Definitely I’m experiencing a significant improvement in my tennis since I started with Steve Yellin just one month ago. His approach is really unique and effective, where the typical mental struggling during the game about the many aspects of every single shot, the worries about the score or the opponent, etc. simply disappear and naturally more fluid and relaxed motion together with faster and more precise reactions take place. I would say, if there is some complexity on Steve’s method it is just to accept its simplicity". 
 
Jose Morales


"The method of the gap is very unique because it focuses on what is in between each shot. It's the complete opposite of what is taught to everybody else. The gap in between each shot is the most essential part of the game because it is what influences the result. Steve has taught us the significance of the gap. Because of this method we can now play with a relaxed and focused mind allowing us to hit effortlessly. It is a pleasure hitting the ball in such freedom and actually getting good results! We're accomplishing so much more by doing less! " 
 
Coral and Melodia Morales  


“Taking lessons with Steven revolutionized my thinking about sports: hard work, exhaustion and strain were replaced by using the bodies inner intelligence and effortlessness”.

“Steven managed to explain in simple words all the diverse processes taking place in the body while playing tennis. This newly gained understanding on it’s own already had a major impact on my game.”

“Steven’s instructions at first came unexpectedly but within minutes I was approach my task differently and subsequently my performance improved immensely.
 
Helena  Meyers 


Jerry Yellin - Vero Beach, Florida

I began playing golf in the spring of 1929 at Baltusrol Country Club in New Jersey when my father, the US Open Billiards champion, exchanged lessons with Johnny Farrell, the 1928 US Open Golf champion. I was five years old. I began competing after WW2 when I won the club championship at Cedar Hill in 1946 and subsequent championships at Crestmont and Old Orchard golf clubs in New Jersey. I was club champion at Old Orchard seven years in a row. I was on the New Jersey State Golf Association golf team and played in the Stoddard cup matches against other state teams. I also represented the United Sates in International competition. I thought many times about turning professional. I had the game, but not the mental attitude needed to compete on that level. I knew that from my experiences in state and national qualifying tournaments.

Several times, I was a stroke or two away from qualifying for the US Amateur or the US Open, with a few holes to play, when I got ahead of myself and thought about the newspaper headlines or what my father would think. Once, I was three holes up on the defending New Jersey champion with four holes to play in a quarter final match, when I saw my father in the gallery. I lost the next holes and the match, one down.

I continued to play good golf until I turned 81, four years ago. I shot my age when I was 72 and the last time at 81, and every year in between.  Plagued by pain in my back and an arthritic hip that hurt when I made a turn or bent down, plus the inability to hit the ball solidly or consistently, I reluctantly put my clubs in the garage and stopped playing.

A month ago my son Steven moved to Vero Beach to begin teaching the PMPM Sports program he had developed over a period of 32 years as a tennis teacher. He explained to me the knowledge of how physical motion breaks down when the mind interferes with motion and prevents the ability of the inner intelligence of the body to take over. This breakdown occurs when it anticipates events in the mind before they happen, when the mind “sees” into the future. He drew a few diagrams on a white board about these points and then took me out to the range. Even though he was my son, and everything he said made sense to me, I was skeptical.

We went to the range. I had not had a club in my hand for a long time. The drill he taught me had nothing to do with the mechanics of my swing. It had everything to do with allowing my swing to happen. Every time I hit the wedge, it was a solid strike of the ball with good distance and proper flight and it was effortless and painless, even though my back and hip still cause discomfort when I turn or bend down. This fact alone totally amazed me. I progressed through hitting shots with a seven iron, the fairway woods, and the driver. Best of all, the drill worked even better with the putter.

Steven has developed an amazing program that all golfers should take advantage of.

A day later, Steven made the following video of our session on the range.


PMPM Sports Golf Clinic Questionnaire

Name: Roger        Handicap: 14         Date: 8/8/09

1-10 responses. 1 representing how one normally feels and just average, 10 being completely different and much, much better.

  1. How much less mental effort did you use to get the same or better results with your swing? 10
  2. How much less physical effort did you use to get the same or better results with your swing? 8
  3. How much smoother was your swing? 8
  4. How much simpler did your swing feel? 8
  5. Did you feel you hit the ball farther using less effort? 8
  6. Did you feel you more solid using less effort? 10
  7. How much more repeatable did your swing feel? 10
  8. How pleased are you with this method of instruction in improving your game? 10 Beyond pleased

Players Comments: Quite possibly the best concept for life in general besides just the game of golf. There were life lessons learned here today. I will apply these concepts for future play.


PMPM Sports Golf Clinic Questionnaire

Name: Carol        Handicap: 20        Date: 8/8/09

1-10 responses. 1 representing how one normally feels and just average, 10 being completely different and much, much better.

  1. How much less mental effort did you use to get the same or better results with your swing? 8
  2. How much less physical effort did you use to get the same or better results with your swing? 8
  3. How much smoother was your swing? 8
  4. How much simpler did your swing feel? 10
  5. Did you feel you hit the ball farther using less effort? 7
  6. Did you feel you more solid using less effort? 6
  7. How much more repeatable did your swing feel? 7
  8. How pleased are you with this method of instruction in improving your game? 9

Players Comments: This will be a new adventure for me as I’ve always been a mechanically focused player. Freeing my mind will definitely improve my overall game.


PMPM Sports Golf Clinic Questionnaire

Name: Andy        Handicap: 5        Date: 8/8/09

1-10 responses. 1 representing how one normally feels and just average, 10 being completely different and much, much better.

  1. How much less mental effort did you use to get the same or better results with your swing? 9
  2. How much less physical effort did you use to get the same or better results with your swing? 9 for the driver, about the same for irons
  3. How much smoother was your swing? 9
  4. How much simpler did your swing feel? 9
  5. Did you feel you hit the ball farther using less effort? 10
  6. Did you feel you more solid using less effort? 10
  7. How much more repeatable did your swing feel? 10
  8. How pleased are you with this method of instruction in improving your game? 10

Players Comments: very much enjoyed the experience and the insights. Would like longer clinic with more drills.


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