Playing Up, Is It Value?

We hear tennis coaches claim that playing up is a good learning experience; but, it is? What one does not learn is technique because improving technique requires hitting thousands of the ”same” ball; this will not happen in any match; … Continue reading

What Should a Tennis Parent Tell Their Child Before They Go on the Tennis Court?

What should a tennis parent tell their child before they go on the tennis court? Only this: “have fun”. The reason is that a child has a way of misinterpreting almost anything a parent says. For example, if they say … Continue reading

Tennis Fear

Recent research from the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin shed some very interesting light on fear in tennis. Tennis is an eye-to-eye combative sport. Unlike team sports or individual sports such as track and field, tennis is … 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