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10 Things You Need to Know about Great Tennis Coaches

10 Things You Need to Know About Great Tennis Coaches: First of all, picking great tennis coaches that suits your child’s individual personality and contribute successfully to the players technical and tactically development can be a hard decision. What makes tennis coaches great? What are the habits and things they do made them great coaches? […]

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Nick Bollettieri on Tennis Parents and their Role in Developing Tennis Players

The role of the Tennis parent in developing tennis players is always going to draw debate. One of the most experienced coaches (and successful – coaches 10 world number 1 players) in the games history, Nick Bollettieri, wrote the following article on the topic (published on tennisrecruiting.net). Dan Materna – Nick Bollettieri coached 10 players […]

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Can’t throw, can’t catch: Vida Head Start Program to the rescue

There has been much talk about childhood development, particularly in the areas of obesity and physical activity. You may have seen or heard of a study by the Victoria University into the skill decline of our children. An article Can’t throw, can’t catch: Australian kids are losing that sporting edge highlighted “evidence is emerging that […]

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The importance of the right ball and court at the right time

by Christoffer Madsen The right ball at the right time My experience as a tennis coach in Europe is that all tennis players starting at a young age between 6-12 years old uses the right ball at the right time. In my development of several national champions in my club in Denmark, I found that […]

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What comes first the chicken or the egg? Technique V Tactic

What comes first the chick or the egg? The connection between tactical and technical development is paramount to the long term progress, enjoyment and development of the game for each individual. Technique is all time favourite topic for most people involved in tennis, be they coaches, parents, TV commentators and more. The majority of private […]

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Roger Federer warns against the perils of pushy parents

Tennis player Roger Federer says sports stars do not need pushy parents ‘babysitting’ them through their career. The following article was first published on the 26th of Dec 2014 by By Hannah Furness from The Telegraph. Young sports stars do not need pushy parents “babysitting” them through their career, the tennis champion Roger Federer has […]

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Andy Murray post training exercises. What can you learn from the Pro’s?

Developing your body for elite tennis is an ongoing process which needs to be planned and monitored. Tennis has no real off season, so as a result, players must continue to develop their physical strength, flexibility, mobility, agility, balance and core during competition play. So what can we learn from the Pro’s? Watch this great […]

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