Importance of Practice Matches

Importance of Practice Matches How many times have you seen a junior with perfect strokes losing to someone who has less than perfect technique? I have been in tennis for over 25 years as both a player and coach and … Continue reading

The Right Coach, at the Right Time  

There are many moments in a junior tennis player’s career that are of vital importance. The transition between under 12’s and under 14’s is one of those. During this period there are many obstacles that need to be overcome if … Continue reading

Mirror Reflections

I really felt it was high time to write this piece. Maybe it’s because, as coaches we might sometimes find it a bit personal or difficult to tell a parent. I mean it would be pretty forward, but sometimes honest … Continue reading

The Inside Look at an Elite Amateur Tennis Player

The Inside Look at an Elite Amateur Tennis Player Since there is so much information on the internet about how to perfect this or that tennis technique, I thought it would be very interesting for my audience to get an … Continue reading

Participation Trophies for Kids in Sport

Participation trophies for kids in sport. Why ‘pitching up’ doesn’t deserve an award A few months back, I read a piece that had been tweeted by a professional athlete and father, James Harrison of the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers. It was … Continue reading