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liz Sharman Coach, England

ok im new to coaching and need to come up with an overview?

ok im new to coaching and need to come up with an overview of a yearly plan as to what ill be coaching during the year. lets just say there are 8 weeks to a term and 4 terms a year. the group consists of 4 players ages from 5 to 7. what plan could be devised please? Lesley

Lesley Myers Coach, Australia

Psychology in tennis HELP! My daughter gets upset...

Psychology in tennis HELP!!! I have a daughter who is an excellent player who only started playing tennis seriously last yr at the age of 13. She is a much better player than all the people she has completed against in matches but always loses due to over hitting and getting upset if the wrong call is made (which happens frequently due to how fast she hits and serves) do we need some sort of psychological help for this. what is the best way to get this... books, councilling ??? any help would be most appreciated thanks

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What are usefull tips for a tennis lesson given to?

What are usefull tips for a tennis lesson given to kids 6 or 7 years old, complete beginners and in groups of 12 kids ?

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Tennis fund day activities

Hi I am organizing a family fun day for kids and parents in my After School tennis program and I am looking for fun games for both parents and kids to play. Give me some of your great ideas. Bradley

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What is my fault? Difficulty coaching some of the older players - advice?

Helo, my name is Fernando, I am a Spanish tennis teacher who started teaching six months ago. I am working in a public sportcenter and I am having some problems with adults. When I started I realiced that the students were used to playing tennis without any control. Young students told me that the other teacher only used to leave them play - he rarely explained them how to hit the ball. Consequently the do enjoy my clases and they are learning a lot and impoving their level of tennis. So far so good, but the problem is that with the adults I have the impression that they don´t like my clases. In fact some of them left the group at the begining. I try to mix different kinds of drills during the class and I usually finish it with a game like for example 21, winner........ But it seems that they don´t enjoy it. During the exercises most of them don´t try to do what I tell them. As a result, they don´t have a good level of tennis. But as far as I know, the other teacher was a tennis player who uses to play against them during the clases. As this is my first time teaching tennis, I don´t fell confidence and that is the reason whay I do´t like to play against them. Appart from that I think that this is not my role as a teacher. So I would like you to tell me how to deal with that situation. I don´t care if they leave me because this is not going to affect my job, but i wouldn´t like them to leave just because I like tennis and I like teaching tennis. Thank you very much for your help. I am sorry for my English. Best wishes!!!!

Fernando Coach, Spain

How to teach single and double-handed backhands to U10s?

teaching single and doublehanded backhands to under 10s

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How to run try-outs, getting 50 students down to 32?

There are 50 students, and I need to select 32 of them. How will you plan your try-out? Test for accuracy? Fitness?

Farhad Roshanaie Coach, United States of America

I want to improve my tennis toughness & play more aggressively - any tips?

I used to play on clay court for 20 years, now it's been two years that I've been exposed to hard court. About my game%3A I have a very good technique on all my strokes including volley, good kick serve, I am 192 cm. My issue%3A I was not taught to play aggressively, now in my matches I don't take the net; consequently, in spite of executing a high level tennis, I loose to some players that I never should. I've read some tennis mental toughness books, I teach them, but I don't know how can I change my own mental set. When I hit top spin (groundies), I enjoy and feel secure, even though it results in my loss and sorrow. I'm ready for change but how?

Farhad Roshanaie Coach, United States of America

Fun technique drills for 4-5 year-olds?

I could use some relatively easy technique drills that are fun to keep the kids I train interested. They have played for 4 months (beginners) and are aged 4-5. If you know some fun drills involving forehand and backhand I would very much appreciate if you'd answer this question! Thanks in advance!

Mari Milos Coach, Sweden

How to train kids with different abilities?

I train a group of six children on a mini tennis court aged 4-5. They have all different abilities. How do I give all of them the needed training without making it too complicated for some or too easy for others?

Mari Milos Coach, Sweden

Where do I find drill ideas for kids?

Hi! Any specific category for drills for kids ?

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How to correct the bad habit of under-slicing a forehand strokes?

Hi Many times you find new beginners, especially kids, tend to do the easier way of forehand shots by under-spinning/slicing the balls to get over the nets. I've tried a few ways but it's not to easy to change a habit. Please help. Thanks a lot. KT.

KT Teo Coach, Singapore

Best player - bad attitude/determination?

I have a learner that is super talented, he gets the game, he handles pace, power and depth well. He is aggressive and tennis just comes naturally when it comes to this kid but he lacks determination. I am really struggling to keep him motivated not to loose focus or to let one mistake make his shoulders hang for the rest of the lesson. Footwork is unfortunately a big problem and when he loses a point it's even worse, this kid is just draining me mentally every session, its a mental thing but i'm having trouble defeating it. If i'm too hard on him, he closes down and might as well stop and if i play too much and don't push him, he plays with no effort and just hit very sloppy shots. I do know that his situation at home is not good and i think it has a lot to do with his bad attitude on the court but i really need some advise, this is my hardest lesson to plan, what is most important about my lesson with a student with a bad attitude, no temper but just unmotivated and i don't want to give up because this kid really has the talent...he really can be the next junior champion in Africa if he really wants to. Would really appreciate some tips from the professionals that dealt with this before.

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What to teach first?

Hello. I have question for you all. What to teach first, for example a kid who is 6 years old? I am starting tennis coach career, so I need advices of you all. Thanks. :))

Mateo Coach, Bosnia and Herzegovina

tennis fun game for the kids

hi.my name is menn,could you send me a new fun game for the kids?thanks

menn Coach, Laos

tennis fun game for the kids T...

hi.my name is menn,could you send me a new fun game for the kids?thanks

menn Coach, Laos

What are usefull tips for a te...

What are usefull tips for a tennis lesson given to kids 6 or 7 years old, complete beginners and in groups of 12 kids ?

Archived User Coach

Tennis fund day activities Ten...

Hi I am organizing a family fun day for kids and parents in my After School tennis program and I am looking for fun games for both parents and kids to play. Give me some of your great ideas. Bradley

Archived User Coach

Best player - bad attitude/det...

I have a learner that is super talented, he gets the game, he handles pace, power and depth well. He is aggressive and tennis just comes naturally when it comes to this kid but he lacks determination. I am really struggling to keep him motivated not to loose focus or to let one mistake make his shoulders hang for the rest of the lesson. Footwork is unfortunately a big problem and when he loses a point it's even worse, this kid is just draining me mentally every session, its a mental thing but i'm having trouble defeating it. If i'm too hard on him, he closes down and might as well stop and if i play too much and don't push him, he plays with no effort and just hit very sloppy shots. I do know that his situation at home is not good and i think it has a lot to do with his bad attitude on the court but i really need some advise, this is my hardest lesson to plan, what is most important about my lesson with a student with a bad attitude, no temper but just unmotivated and i don't want to give up because this kid really has the talent...he really can be the next junior champion in Africa if he really wants to. Would really appreciate some tips from the professionals that dealt with this before.

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