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

Fourteen Principles of Mental Toughness in Tennis

1. Mental toughness can only be taught by someone who is mentally tough. 2. There is nothing on the web about mental toughness of any value. It is all pop psychology or pseudo psychology. 3. Most people can learn to … 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

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