Progressive Tennis (U10 tennis)

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  1. Ryoma

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    Just wondering what's the coaches options for progressive tennis. Progressive tennis is similar to U10 tennis in the states.

    Basically, it is using a game based approach for the youngsters to start playing tennis as a game instead of focusing on the specific stroke mechanism during the early stage. Also the use of smaller rackets, small courts and slower balls which is more suitable for kids.

    I found it interesting and could see the benefits of easing kids or beginner adults into the game of tennis. Just wondering when they make the transition to refine the stroke mechanism later on the program...
     
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  2. Ryoma

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    Nobody teach beginners or kids?
     
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  3. TheIrrefutableOne

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    never heard of the program, however I think at the younger ages you should split time between fundamental strokes, and games/fun stuff. There may be a small percentage of children that are ready for private/serious tennis lessons, and they should be treated differently.
     
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  4. SFrazeur

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    Progressive Tennis is Tennis Canada's system for developing kids using 36' and 60' courts or as they call it (1/2) half court and (3/4) three quarter court tennis. It is based around the game based approach with most of the drills on 36' using cooperative based "games" to learn to play the game. There are three levels to each court size in their program: Bronze, Silver and finally Gold.

    I have picked up a lot of good approaches to teaching kids from their program. The point of playing Tennis is to play the game. So a coach teaching beginners should have a that in mind when teaching. A great coach for beginners can make learning fun and enable ways for students to experience the play of tennis.
     
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