coach

  1. G

    High school coach does not care for results

    My daughter is a freshman playing on her high school team. She has a UTR of 8 while the next best player is a 7. The coach assigns my daughter to play singles position 3, trailing a UTR 7 and a UTR 5. In their 1st match against another school, first 2 singles positions lost. Only my daughter won...
  2. C

    Ideas for tennis camp or a tennis pro -- improvement desired

    Hoping for some great suggestions. My goal is to improve my tennis....be a better 4.0 doubles player. I have between now and April, 2020 to participate in whatever it takes. I live in Denver, CO but am willing to travel. I'm a retired adult player. So first question -- please recommend some...
  3. C

    Ideas for tennis camp or a tennis pro -- improvement desired

    Hoping for some great suggestions. My goal is to improve my tennis....be a better 4.0 doubles player. I have between now and April, 2020 to participate in whatever it takes. I live in Denver, CO but am willing to travel. I'm a retired adult player. So first question -- please recommend some high...
  4. A

    Good or Bad Captaining - What do you think?

    I'm a higher-rated 2.5 player (hahaha) and just joined 2 women's leagues, 2.5 and up on 3.0. The captains have very different approaches and I'm curious what you think about them. The 2.5 captain has given everyone an equal amount of playing time, approx. 4 matches for the season. She is...
  5. D

    Predict Coach of the Year for 2019

    COTY in the past few years - Toni Nadal Lendl Becker Magnus Norman Ljubicic Vajda Who will it be in 2019?
  6. gogo

    Who would be a good coach for Shapo?

    I don't want to jinx things, BUT, Marty Laurendeau has been off for 4 months now with a back injury and 19 year old Denis is trying to find his way. His mother has been a wonderful coach, but he needs someone at this critical juncture to step in and help him deal with some of his "problems"...
  7. J

    Is Stosur managing her career wrong?

    Hi, I’m a big Stosur fan. But this year has been very frustrating to watch. Not because she is not winning much anymore. I don’t care if she wins titles or not. But it is bad to see her playing with so little confidence, because she is actually a nice player with good sportsmanship. I would like...
  8. Jaymac77

    LTA British coach questions

    Is anyone here an LTA British coach? Had some questions regarding the qualifications pathway as an American coach and couldn't find what I was looking for on their site. Was hoping someone here has experience with it and what they had to do to become accredited/qualified. Thanks
  9. Znak

    Good/bad coaching technique?

    Question for any coaches on here/ players that have been part of group lessons. I have only taken lessons in France and the mindset of my instructor would be to teach one or two technical apsects, run us through them with drills, etc. And then give us immediate feedback while going through the...
  10. Jaymac77

    How do you respond to “what is your profession/job? (Coaches)

    Hi everyone, I’m a USPTA instructor and whenever I get asked what my job is or what I do for a living I’ve always been curious about what other instructors/pros reply with. For those of you that are certified and talking to someone who knows nothing about tennis what do you tell them when they...
  11. Kylo Reed

    How do INSTRUCTORS sculpt EXCEPTIONAL technique?

    How did the coaches/instructors of players like Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka develop such excellent technique compared to other instructors? Did they have more in-depth knowledge of biomechanics? Were the players just that naturally talented at technique? Did they read books? What sources...
  12. Aleksey Zharinov

    How To Choose A Great Coach (Part 2)

    How To Choose A Great Coach (Part 2) Being a good coach consists of few factors: extensive knowledge of technique, precise root error detection and effective methods of fixing it, constant feedback, ability to transfer knowledge to a student, ability to structure practice with the most benefit...
  13. Clara

    USPTA certification

    Is there anyone who recently took the uspta exam? I found some previous posts but those were from 5+ years ago. Thanks, C
  14. 3

    Info on some women's programs/coaches?

    Hi--any help would be appreciated. My daughter is looking at some various schools (to get a scholarship) and would love any helpful info. She is around 30 in her class (varies), but was a blue chip until recently (she was injured for about 4 months). She has a 4.4 gpa and goes to "regular"...
  15. C

    Novak Djokovic could have a new coach in place by French Open

    He's really trying to speed things up. NOVAK DJOKOVIC COULD HAVE NEW COACH IN PLACE BY FRENCH OPEN KAMAKSHI TANDON | May 11, 2017 Novak Djokovic won his first match without a coach on Wednesday. (AP) Novak Djokovic says he could select a coach within a few weeks, but would not comment on...
  16. guanzishou

    Robert Federer was the first person to tell Federer to drive his backhand more

    Robert and Lynnette Federer are established tennis players themselves. Kudos for them for producing one the best champions that tennis has ever witnessed ============= FEDERER'S BACKHAND WAS LIT IN INDIAN WELLS WIN OVER NADAL MAR 16, 2017 by Nina Pantic Roger Federer was on fire on...
  17. Wilhelm

    Pierre is the man

    Time has come to honor one of the most influential people in Roger Federer's career. This slam (AO 2017) belongs to the absentee master of building robust long-term physical condition. Pierre Paganini is a humble guy, always shy to speak to the media, rarely present in the box and never one to...
  18. FedFosterWallace

    Who's the best of the remaining coaches?

    Of the four semifinalists, who's got the best coach? Do you think anyone's got something up his sleeve to foil the opposition's game plan? I'd like to think that Ljubicic and Luthi have been doing some mad scientist stuff on the off chance that a deep run at a major materialized. That...
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