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

How to Attract More Girls to Play Tennis

There are four times as many boys playing tennis in the UK compared to girls, so what is the reason for this and what can British tennis coaches do about increasing the numbers? I always like to write about topical items … Continue reading

‘Fix it’ Coaches

‘Fix it’ Coaches – Why real change can’t happen until there is first trust Something that I often notice in the coaching world is that us coaches just love to ‘fix things’. We start with an athlete or team and … Continue reading