Here’s a statement that should be obvious by now. Knowing how to hit strokes and knowing how to win under stress are different animals. The #1 statement I hear daily from concerned tennis parents is “My child’s the better player, yet they can’t win!” The solution lies in the school methodology of teaching. Here’s what I …

If the skill you selected was within your players’ capabilities and you have done an effective job of introducing, demonstrating, and explaining it, your players should be ready to attempt the skill. Some players, especially those in younger age groups, may need to be physically guided through the movements during their first few attempts. Walking …

Good tennis coaches recognize that athletes make two types of errors: learning errors and performance errors. Learning errors are ones that occur because athletes don t know how to perform a skill; that is, they have not yet developed the correct motor pattern in the brain to perform the skill. Performance errors are made not because …

What is Talent?  Talent is considered by most to be a genetic predisposition, a sense of natural ability handed down through the family gene pool. Expert educators in various fields agree that every’ decade one truly gifted individual walks through their door. Does this mean that most truly successful people aren’t genuinely talented or does it …

In my opinion, most of the ATP and WTA professionals you watch on^television did not demonstrate early phenomenal promise. They simply were solid athletes, with “potential who were nurtured the love for the game twenty hours a week. The best players were motivated by very powerful forces. Find out what is motivating your child? Common motivational …

The energy of our reasoning Tennis players acknowledge how their reasoning influences their body capacities and how it influences their feelings. Both body and feelings impact their tennis execution. Thought – body association Our musings influence our body significantly more than we know about. Entirely is a piece of our reasoning that influences our body …

Spaghetti is a favorite in most households with kids, but the traditional dish is loaded with carbs. Try this version with spaghetti squash and alfredo sauce to knock that carb count right down. There are several methods to prepare spaghetti squash. One fast method is to poke holes in the skin with a fork, then …

 The development of new racket technology and the evolution technique (grip changes, more spin and the quest for maximum power) have increased racket-head speed on all shots, which has profoundly affected the follow-through and how it is taught. The most important thing to remember about the follow-through is that, if you have a good swing path …

Tired of simply tossing fruits together to make fruit salad? Here’s a fruit salad that’s colorful AND has a deliciously unusual topping.   Quick & Easy Fruit Salad… With a Twist!   Print Prep time 15 Mins Cook time 60 Mins Total time 1 Hour 15 Mins   Tired of simply tossing fruits together to …

This delicious fruit and nut bar packs a powerful boost for energy and stamina. It’s chock full of dried fruit and nuts to give it the sweetness that kids crave and the protein they need.   The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar That Packs a Nutritional Punch!   Print Prep time 20 Mins …

If your child has a reoccurring nightmare of losing to pushers in tournaments, how is spending 6hours a day drilling the ball back and forth in an academy going to help? It’s not! ​ After tournament matches, the parent has to provide detailed information to the coach. This is done through charting or videotaping of the match. Unless …

Chicken nuggets are one of the most kid-friendly dishes that you’ll find anywhere. Check out this dairy-free version. And if you wish, adjust the breading flour to be gluten-free or even grain-free!   No Dairy? No Problem! Check Out This Dairy-Free Chicken Nugget Dish Kids Love!   Print Prep time 20 Mins Cook time 14 …

If your players can hit side to side and up and back, they have the ability to exploit their opponents by hitting to their weaknesses. This could be as simple as identifying that the backhand is weaker than the forehand and directing most shots to the weaker backhand side. It may be a little more …

Feeding is a way to introduce the ball in play during practice. Teaching your players how tomake “friendly feeds” to teammates allows you to move around the court to offer tips and suggestions. Feeding also helps players gain experience and confidence in handling the racket and ball. Each activity may require a different type of feed depending …

Footwork Tennis Drills Utilize these tennis backhand drills to build a lethal combo of techniques to dominate a tennis game.

As one of the most important strokes in tennis, practicing these service games on a regular basis your serve will improve gradually and consistently.

The following drills are all designed to improve your singles game rapidly and effectively. Enjoy.

Tennis groundstroke rally drills are created around the idea of rallying far behind the baseline and hitting consistently back and forth.

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Soccer is increasingly popular with young athletes around the country, perhaps because it is such a great team sport. There’s room for young athletes to shine in lots of different ways. For example, a child need not be tall if she is quick. He may not be quick, but he can become an expert in …

What’s the best way to help your players improve their tennis?  By playing and practicing tennis skills of course.  Therefore, much of the training for tennis should be sport specific.  Especially when it comes to footwork.  Many players work on their movement and footwork skills, but to have the best results they should emulate the …

It doesn’t matter if your child is an athlete or an artist, core strength is important no matter who you are or what you’re doing. You need a strong core to do everything from play a game of H-O-R-S-E with your buddies to playing in the Friday night football game to controlling your scissors in …

Tennis group drills are suitable for adults and juniors and often consist of practice games and drills that focus on the fun aspect of the game.

We want our children to be well-rounded in all areas; in the classroom, in social settings and on the ball field too. But when it comes to their athletic ability, how do we make sure that they’re reaching their highest potential? Are there certain diets, activities, or exercises we should push to help them succeed? …