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2017 10/Apr

Winning is a biproduct of doing all the right things. If you win & you’re not developing quality young people, then winning is worthless! The reality of our profession is that when our career in Tennis Coaching is over only few of us will have had the priviledge of coaching a player to be able […]

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2017 10/Apr

How the coach interacts with the athlete is still the number one determining factor for success and no advanced tech can replace that! If more information was the answer then we would all produce perfect forehands & backhands, we would have players with unbelievalbe hand-eye coordination & a lot more of us could call ourselves […]

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2017 10/Apr

If practice sessions don’t include game-like situations, we are developing players who excel in practice but not in matches. I have so often heard players say that they are brilliant in practice but they just can’t seem to get it out in matches & they just need to make it click now in matches & […]

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2017 10/Apr

To help a Tennis Players we need to pick their brain, get to know how they tick, how to best communicate with them & get our messages across. We can be the most knowledgeable coaches in the world but if we can’t figure out a way to get our messages across to the player right […]

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2017 10/Apr

Coaching isn’t about how much you know or what degree you can put on your CV. It’s about what you can get players to do on & off the court. Dominic King & Dean Hollingworth have both so wisely said: “The players don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” […]

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2017 10/Apr

Be consistent with your approach. Kids make mistakes. We help & support them. Next day we start all over again repeating the same messages. One thing that I have consistently heard as the most important characteristic for a Tennis Coach when I have interviewed more accomplished or experienced coaches than myself is that a Tennis […]

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2017 10/Apr

Facilitate an environment that values effort over avoiding failure. If we experience players that are constantly afraid of making mistakes it’s seldom a sign that the player is mentally weak or they need to go see a psychologist. Oftentimes it’s properly because of the way that we act & the things that we as coaches […]

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2017 10/Apr

Help increasing motivation by allowing young players some autonomy – the feeling of being able to have buy in & ownership of their own development is one of the most empowering things you can do for young aspiring Tennis Professionals. You as the Tennis Coach is of course going to help the player with the […]

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2017 10/Apr

The best Tennis Coaches that I have come across give to receive. If you want respect, respect the players. If you want your players to listen, listen to your players

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2017 10/Apr

If you speak a little less your players might think a little more which may lead them to be comfortable trying out a little more on their own. Earlier on I didn’t “Check my ego at the door” as one of my previous posts was called. I was busy trying to show all of the […]

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