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

Why Would You Want Your Kids to Play Tennis?

Tennis parents, look at these facts and make your own calculations: Odds of becoming a tennis pro 2 in 10000 or 0.0002. That does not seem possible. Break even for a pro is #150 or approx. $160K year. Dad how … 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

What Is The Biggest Challenge Tennis Coaches Face These Days When Working with Kids?

What is the biggest challenge tennis coaches face these days when working with kids? For many it seems tennis parents are the ‘problem’ in kids sport. But are they really? Could it maybe be, that in a lot of cases, … Continue reading

Tennis Parents – Just Shut Up and Clap

Tennis parents – “Just shut up and clap” (Back by popular demand!) Tennis parents, shut up and clap. That’s right, just shut up and clap. Let the kid has fun. They are not all going to be pro’s. Maybe they … Continue reading