Ten Things that Great Coaches Do

Great coaches are great listeners. Great coaches are great motivators. Great  coaches don’t just communicate well, they connect. Great coaches are great teachers. Great coaches care. They don’t only teach and coach the sport, they teach life skills and lessons. … Continue reading

Tennis Is One of the Most Physically Demanding Sport

Male students often arrive at our place in horrible poor physical shape. I have inquired about this and they reveal that they are discouraged from participating in any physically demanding activity for fear that it will be too much for … Continue reading

Time Lag Between “Knowing” and “Doing”

A long and complex mathematical computation may take several trials to complete. Each trial is a practice run at getting it right. The combination of trial followed by “gestation” can take as much as three days. After three days there … Continue reading

How Tennis Parents Undermine their Child’s Progress

Student N in April 18 has an RPI of 410 and was making very good progress monthly. She will clearly get to RPI 70 before graduation next year. Before the USTA Level 4 in May she gets into a conflict … Continue reading

Command and Cooperative Coaching Styles in Tennis

Effective coaching doesn’t come in one form as every player is different and depending on the students and dynamics within the group. The coach has to select the best way to communicate to achieve the best results. It is very … Continue reading