3 parts of learning/teaching tennis

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by jakeytennis, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. LuckyR

    LuckyR Legend

    Jun 2, 2006
    The Great NW
    Name a coach with more than 106 Pro titles.
  2. luvforty

    luvforty Banned

    Dec 17, 2012
    boy or girl? totally different story...

    friend of mine, 3.5 ish, coached daughter to D1 (excellent student also) full ride... lots of hardwork though.

    myself, would be about a 4.0 (tennis scale) golfer, 1 season working with daughter and she is already D1 material...

    you just need a logical mind to coach.
  3. TCF

    TCF Guest

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  4. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Oct 1, 2005
    This was a full scholarship. I know the details. She got into one school, then the coach of the newly formed team in the other school requested a release from the first school and threw in some extra stuff too.

    I know others who would be evasive about what the "full" scholarship really was.
  5. NLBwell

    NLBwell Legend

    Jun 18, 2004
    Teach the body to be comfortable with the proper strokes.

    I'm about training body movements - "Kinesthetic learning." If there is a problem with a stroke I help the student get used to the right feeling.
    I'm sure sometimes when posters see my advice to crack a whip, use a rope, use a baseball bat, chop a log, hold a glass of water, etc. they don't take me seriously, but these tips absolutely do work. I will ask the student to overemphasize parts of a stroke to get the feeling of the proper stroke.

    I also keep a constant running dialog in a lesson for auditory learners (though not a step by step breakdown of every little thing) and visually demonstrate everything for visual learners. However, since you want the body to do something, you must physically train the body. Sometimes it drives me nuts to hear everyone having nit-picky debates on pronation, supination, etc. These don't really help someone learn things on a tennis court.
  6. Ash_Smith

    Ash_Smith Legend

    Jan 18, 2005
    A green and pleasant land
    Then you are probably a very good coach :D

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