Coaching

As an athlete, sprinting can be your best friend in developing speed and power, which are essential for any athlete. However, the distance for sprinting depends on the athlete’s sport. For example, in tennis, the tennis player sprints a max of 15-20m for one ball. Therefore, the importance of shorter sprinting distances is utilized more within tennis players, as provides for performance enhancement on the court. The two common approaches in sprinting, within all sports, are a (1) short-to-long, and (2) long-to-short. The short-to-long approach has the athlete commencing sprinting at short...

MODERN TRENDS AND FUTURE OF COACHING

Being a good tennis coach has always been a tough job. It is not only about coming to the tennis lesson on time, hit some balls, or throw some ideas at the player. It's way more complex job than it might seems for many people. The whole philosophy of tennis players giving salary to their tennis coaches and in theory being a boss in this cooperation brings coach often to awkward situations. Walking on such a thin ice brings often very stressful situations without any feeling of security. It seems the coaching in tennis started to take some new...

MODERN ERA OF YOUTH TENNIS DEVELOPMENT

MODERN SOCIAL / ECONOMICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON COMPETITIVE TENNIS IN WESTERN WORLD

Countries with high quality of life are facing crisis in competitive tennis. This is a fact and I can prove it to everyone. Why is the percentage of recreational players rising and percentage of competitive players shrinking? Why are the young players in these countries not so successful? USTA is criticized by many for not doing a good job, Australia has all it takes, but there are not enough players breaking through international scene, London’s...

What is desire? The player should firstly understand it correctly to be able to assess herself/himself. Desire represents players’:
PASSION / DEDICATION / COMMITMENT / MOTIVATION / ENJOYMENT / LOVE & INTEREST FOR THE GAME

Player's attitude to the game affects directly or indirectly almost all of the mental factors listed below. It is amazing how much of a difference can be made by a high or low level of passion and dedication a player has for tennis. Desire means that no one and nothing will prevent a player from doing what is necessary to reach his goals.

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