All things tennis. Spring into Summer

It is a great time of year for tennis as the weather starts to warm up, the nights are longer and the summer of tennis starts to gain momentum. There are lots of opportunities to get involved at both the grass roots level at your local club and a national level with all things Australian…

Importance of the right ball with the right size of court - See more at: http://kidstennislessons.com.au/importance-of-the-right-ball-with-the-right-size-of-court/#sthash.JgK1fvkT.dpuf

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 the work with…

Why aren’t there more female tennis coaches?

“I think we’re pretty much outnumbered about 10 to 1 male coaches to female coaches on the performance side of the game, and it’s something I would very much like to try to rectify.” says Judy Murray. Tennis coaching has historically been a male dominated sport, particular at the elite player development levels. But why?…

Pat Rafter

Pat Rafter was one of the greatest exponents of the serve & volley, approach the net, style of game. But has this style of game become extinct? Many say it has but as the game evolves there will always be a place for this style if executed well. The following three video’s of Pat Rafter…

Top 10 confidence tips to Improve Your Game

The most important skill Self-confidence is probably one of the main reasons why players underperform when they go from practice to matches. It is the reason why when players or parents contact me, they ask me why they or their child can’t perform as well in matches as they do in practice. Confidence is one…

Tennis training without a tennis ball. What do the pro’s do? - See more at: http://kidstennislessons.com.au/tennis-training-without-a-tennis-ball-what-do-the-pros-do/#sthash.2Cr1XrAA.dpuf

The increase on speed in the modern game has placed extra importance on the physical side of the game. Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal have taken the men’s game to new levels in recent times, particular in the area of court speed and movement. Effective and efficient movement patterns, combined with a balance, flexible, strong…

Off-court mental skills training is essential and must be integrated into the player training. It should be viewed in much the same light as fitness training, tactical or video analysis. The mental skills such as concentration, emotional control or confidence, can also be improved with specific off-court training. Here are some practical off-court mental skills…

After working with many junior players in their development years (7 to 12 years) through my regular coaching, super 10′s team manager, Talent Development Coach (TDC) workshops and more, I have found that there is one certainty; no individual players development or pathway will ever be the same. One thing that is the same, is…

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