Know You Are Average  

I am not a huge basketball fan but like most sports fan, I do enjoy the NBA Playoffs. I remember watching one game where the star player of the team was having a terrible first half and did not score … 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

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

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

Sport-Based Youth Development

Youth development: 10-year-old’s don’t need to be doing ‘set’ fitness programs 10-year-old kids should not be doing sport specific fitness training. They should rather be playing other fun games & sports to develop their athletic skills. Their ‘fitness training’ should … Continue reading