Hydration is a standout amongst the most critical segments of athletic execution. It is particularly vital for tennis players since the game is generally played in sweltering, sticky climate, and without a period restrain. Sadly, a ‘one-estimate fits-all’ approach doesn’t work for hydration. Why? Sweat rate and sweat sodium focus fluctuate drastically between people. It’s …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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