Don’t be a Baby!  

The title of this article is something I said to one of my 10-year-old boys, who is striving to be a great tennis player. This isn’t something I would usually say to someone I’ve first met or would be easily … Continue reading

Self-Confidence in Tennis…a Vital Ingredient

All tennis and sporting greats have an abundance of self-confidence. To achieve, the player must have an ability to believe they can win and that they can be successful in their efforts. Consultants at the United States Tennis Association report … Continue reading

The Tennis Drills. Mixing it up

I believe that from an early age, players should be encouraged to experiment with all the variables you can perform on a tennis ball. This includes trajectory, spin, speed and direction. These tennis drills are a few you can use … Continue reading

How Do You Learn?

One thing that is very important as a coach or teacher, is to understand how your pupils, students or players learn best. If I was to go back to my early days as a coach, I would never teach anyone … Continue reading

Concentration Competition

Recently in my coaching sessions both myself and the other coaches I work with have been assessing the player’s ability to concentrate. As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, concentration is ‘the action or power of focusing all one’s attention’. This … Continue reading