Tips for Finding a Good Coach?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by andyaycw, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. andyaycw

    andyaycw New User

    Jun 3, 2010
    Playing in the Junior division some 8-9 years ago, I tried a few different coaches, but could never really find one whose coaching style meshed well with me. Seemed like the coaches I I had either just ran me around the court for 1 hour and collected their money, or tried to change my strokes altogether.

    As an example: let's take the service motion. Most of the coaches I had always tried to force and change my serve style to a more traditional, flowing motion (think Williams) as opposed to a disjointed service style motion (think Roddick), regardless of how effective it was.

    So my question to you: how do you find a good coach willing to work with what you have, instead of trying to change something that is so fundamental to the way you play?
  2. Mahboob Khan

    Mahboob Khan Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    Visit various clubs that are close to you and review the work of various coaches. I would recommend a Certified Coach with great track record of developing players at national and international levels. This site might help:

    Also, you may like to visit and read articles. Under each and every article you will find the contact details of the Coach who wrote it.

    Good luck.

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