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The Simple Rule of Tennis – The Ball Must go in!

The Simple Rule of Tennis – The Ball Must go in!

It seems like a pretty basic premise; if you want to win a tennis match, the ball must land inside the court. However, time after time, coaching forums fail to state the obvious, which is the basic principle of tennis. Regardless of how technically sound a stoke is,...

Top 5 Things People Should Look For In A Coach

Top 5 Things People Should Look For In A Coach

It’s easy to find a tennis coach. But how do you know if they are the right choice, what should players be looking for when it comes to hiring a new coach? Although there is no magic formula and sometimes doing a few on-court sessions is the only way to evaluate the...

Are You Prepared Enough When it Comes to Losing/Failing?

Are You Prepared Enough When it Comes to Losing/Failing?

Failing on your terms.   Tennis is a very unique sport if we talk about losing. Tennis players lose more often than athletes playing other sports. Professional players play up to 30 or more tournaments per year and there is only one winner each week. More than...

7 WAYS TO ENHANCE RESILIENCE IN YOUNG TENNIS PLAYERS

7 WAYS TO ENHANCE RESILIENCE IN YOUNG TENNIS PLAYERS

By Jane Taylor Resilience is a skill that is essential for all young people to develop. According to Benard (2004),“…personal resilience strengths are the individual characteristics associated with healthy development and life success”(p.13). These personal strengths...

Finding the Right Path for your Player

Finding the Right Path for your Player

As coaches, it’s important to foster positive development and create a supportive environment for players. One of the first steps in helping to assure positive outcomes is understanding that every player is different. Mandy Wilson, a renowned coach and player, can...

Margie Zesinger: Becoming the Best Coach You Can Be

Margie Zesinger: Becoming the Best Coach You Can Be

Throughout her career Margie Zesinger has done extensive work as a female tennis coach. Her passion for teaching the game has allowed her to work with many top athletes and organizations, including coaching on the ITF pro-circuit and the WTA tour. She has worked...

AccuTennis: Adam Sher and Tim Bainton

AccuTennis: Adam Sher and Tim Bainton

At this year’s WTCA New York Conference, we will welcome Adam Sher and Tim Bainton, two people who are making significant advancements in the world of tennis technology and analytics. Adam is the CEO of AccuTennis, and he is working with Tim, among others, to bring to...

Recognizing Where Your Player Excels on the Court

Recognizing Where Your Player Excels on the Court

A crucial part of coaching is learning how to accurately read your player so you know where to adjust their form and technique. In some cases, trying to “fix” your player can end up being detrimental to their current strengths and style of play. It is important to...

Coaching an Athlete Through Their Injury

Coaching an Athlete Through Their Injury

Due to the quick pace and sudden weight changes of the game, tennis players at any level are highly prone to injuries. If your athlete is dealing with the long, unwanted journey of an injury, help them understand the road in front of them and the tools they need to...

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