Do tennis coaches hate coaching adults?

It's a lousy position to be in for a coach. During the league seasons, most of the regulars in my 4.0-4.5 clinic are playing, so the club/coach will be a little more lax with the level of people they let sign up because they want to fill every clinic. When we all get back to coming every week though, we don't want to play with these lower level players, so the coach has to tell them to start coming to a lower level clinic, which irritates them because they've come to believe that they are 4.0-4.5 players, when they're not. So, the coach/club has to either lose the regulars, or offend the fillers.
In my case, the women at the desk told me that I'd have to let the lower level players know that they should go to the 3.0 clinic, putting me in a very awkward position.

And some players actually believe that a retail-level club pro job is like living the dream. If only they knew...
 
If you have garbage self-taught strokes, yes, you will hit your limit in a few months.

Have you ever taken lessons daily?
It takes 5 years to reach your true potential.
Nope. Maybe if i was younger and wealthier. But repetitive drilling just ends up hurting some part of my body these days.

Aggressive training is a young person's game. These days I'm just trying not to wreck another part of my beat up body. I feel like LeeD. Too many years of other sports on these old joints.

No it doesnt, you never stop improving in tennis, its just so complex and so much depth in it.
That's also not true since father time will make fools of us all. At some age, your ability to improve will stop and you'll be fending off deterioration. Then at a later age you will be steadily deteriorating. Finally one day you will not be out on the court anymore. Happens to us all.

I'm at the age where any improvement in knowledge and stroke production is being rapidly degraded by loss of foot speed, short burst acceleration and deteriorating eyesight.
 
No it doesnt, you never stop improving in tennis, its just so complex and so much depth in it.

You can reach quite a solid level in 5 years, but you can still make big improvements in the next 5 years after.
I am talking about diminishing returns.
Federer basically had his strokes by age 16.
Everything else was 5% tweaks.

It takes 5 years to develop your A-game strokes.
From there, you can tweak and adjust until the day you die.
And you need to constantly drill to maintain strokes.
 
I am talking about diminishing returns.
Federer basically had his strokes by age 16.
If you mean time it takes for you to reach a solid level on all ur strokes and know how to effectively hit all shots in matches against different balls and opponents, where you reach a level where you are quite high near your ceiling then yes you do reach such a stage, but i wouldnt say 5 years i would say 7-10 years
 
OMG guys TTPS will contradict himself and start random posts just to get a converstaion going. He doesnt believe most of what he says or probably even play.
Do coaches hate coaching adults? if you are able to rally and want to work on play they like it, most of them like hitting lessons. Feeding balls to kids and adults that want to do 3 lessons to play 3.0 is not fun.
 
OMG guys TTPS will contradict himself and start random posts just to get a converstaion going. He doesnt believe most of what he says or probably even play.
Do coaches hate coaching adults? if you are able to rally and want to work on play they like it, most of them like hitting lessons. Feeding balls to kids and adults that want to do 3 lessons to play 3.0 is not fun.
Correct, and there is only one exception to this. I am taking some lessons from one guy who teaches 6-8 hours a day, outdoors.
Yesterday, we did a hitting lesson in 90 degree heat, and I was wiped after the hour. And so was he.
I can't imagine doing that all day. I can bet you he was happy the next lesson was hand feeds to a 3.0
 
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