Chunking, Deliberate Practice

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  1. joeygun

    joeygun New User

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    Greetings,

    I'm searching for resources on chunking and deliberate practice, particularly as it relates to learning the modern forehand. Videos, books, forum threads, etc. Thanks to anyone who can share leads, links or otherwise point me in the right direction.
     
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  2. LakeSnake

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    I'd like to see that too! Haven't had much luck finding that sort of specific resource for tennis (or music, my main thing). Daniel Coyle's "Little Book of Talent" might give you some good ideas, assuming he didn't send you. :) I do find that good teachers implement a lot of those things in general.
     
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  3. Ash_Smith

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    Take it you've just read the Talent Code?

    You are looking for a coach who uses a progressive teaching method. Teaching organisations who promote progressive teaching systems include the RPT (Spain) and the PTR (US), but whether the PTR progressions could be considered "modern" or not I'm not sure. RPT certainly would be by most coaches definition of "modern". MTI also has elements of progressive teaching.

    That's your "chunking" taken care of. As for deliberate practice - well that's up to you!
     
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  4. Baxter

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    Do you mean this:

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    Chunking is a memory process in which a number of related pieces of information are recoded on the basis of some recognizable organizing principle, such as ‘similarity’: stored and later retrieved as a unit, and by which recall is facilitated.
     
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  5. joeygun

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    Chunking

    I have not read "Talent Code" but will check it out.

    A decent forehand has always eluded me (57 yr old, 3.5 player, took up the game in 2009).

    I read about chunking and deliberate practice on a couple of the better known tennis sites out there.

    Guess what I'm really looking for is a sound progression for developing a consistent forehand.
     
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  6. TCF

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    Instead of or in addition to the Talent Code you should read the newer book called The Sports Gene by David Epstein. It goes much further than The Talent Code and shows that there is more involved with athletic success than just tons of deliberate practice.
     
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