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

Recognising the Situation

Recognising the situation I’ve had a few weeks to think about this article and during that time I have tried to look at my players and others to identify certain aspects of ‘Recognising the situation’. In tennis, this term is … Continue reading

Are you a “Hollywood” coach?

Are you a “Hollywood” coach? As coaches, we generally have a terrible tendency to coach in the same manner in which we were coached. We are often a generation or two ahead of our students, yet we expect them to … Continue reading

Coaching Longevity = Practice What You Preach

Coaching Longevity  = Practice What You Preach We tell our players to stretch, eat well, and stay hydrated, to get a lot of sleep and to take care of their bodies. We want them to do all the “little things” … Continue reading