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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...

How to Coach During a Game Delay

How to Coach During a Game Delay

The uncontrollable nature of weather has the ability to test the mental toughness of even the strongest players. From a coaching perspective, knowing how to keep your player in the correct mindset, though not to over-coach them, can be a real test.   Having to come...

The Coaching Sweet Spot

The Coaching Sweet Spot

Brought to you by TennisPal  To Jason Stacy, coach to Aryna Sabalenka, high-performance coaching is so much more than preparing the body for competition, it is also about preparing the mind. Over the years, Jason has adopted a unique approach to training, entitled...

Stop Setting your Players up to Fail

Stop Setting your Players up to Fail

By Jamie Kirkman Insta/FB - @jjktennis All too often at tournaments I hear the following statement from parents and coaches “When you go out there today I want you to be more aggressive” then at the end of the match I hear this line “you made to many mistakes today...

Pushing Your  Player in the Correct Moment | Jesse Levine

Pushing Your Player in the Correct Moment | Jesse Levine

Jesse Levine has always been a competitor. As a professional tennis player, he rose to a career-high singles ranking of No. 69 in the world and defeated a number of top-ranked players throughout his career. Now a retired athlete, Levine has discovered that he may be...

The Hidden Secret in Tennis … Developing Momentum

The Hidden Secret in Tennis … Developing Momentum

By Conrad Singh At the highest levels of competitive tennis, it can be very hard to know who is winning or losing at first glance. One of the key concepts of understanding the inner game of tennis is that of momentum development. The key queutions are: How do you...

A Student Turned Coach | Jeff Salzenstein

A Student Turned Coach | Jeff Salzenstein

For as long as he can remember, Jeff Salzenstein has been obsessed with tennis. A self-proclaimed student of the game, he was constantly looking for ways to improve, which eventually led to him becoming one of the game’s most talented servers with an unexpected, yet...

Mastering the Return of Serve

Mastering the Return of Serve

By Jamie Kirkman How often do you as tennis coaches work on return of serve with your players? I hope your answer to this question is that you work on the return of serve very frequently, considering that the return of serve is the most important shot next to serving....

A Legacy Beyond the Court | Rosie Casals

A Legacy Beyond the Court | Rosie Casals

A few times in a generation, we are lucky enough to be introduced to athletes who not only transcend their sport, but transform it. Among those athletes is Rosemary “Rosie” Casals. Casals’ tennis career was illustrious not only on the court, but also through her fight...

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