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  • You Can Coach Tennis. Calling all innovators, newbies, sunseekers, professors, motivators, builders…whoever you are and whatever your style, tennis needs your skills! With 5.9 million new players (and counting!) having picked up a racquet since 2020, there’s never been a better time to get involved. So step up to the baseline, share your ...
  • Ensure Success . The best way to make sure young kids have fun and learn well is to keep them experiencing success. We suggest using progressions, which are central to the teaching style advocated by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). That means slowly working up to mastering some basic strokes, and then putting the children through a series of drills to ensure those strokes become ingrained.
  • The resource is designed to support teachers and practitioners to deliver tennis in a fun, stimulating and engaging way. Judy Murray has used her extensive experience of working in schools with teachers and practitioners to develop a tennis resource designed for delivery in physical education for children and young people aged 5 -18.
  • Step 3: The Preparation. The first thing you do when you see the ball coming to your forehand side is that you turn to the side. The most common mistake is to use your arm a lot to go back; instead, you should turn to the side, and you should prepare the racket mostly with your off-hand.
  • Develop a tennis coaching philosophy. For coaches looking at how to teach kids tennis, Merlin’s advice is: “teach kids tennis, not tennis to kids. The child is at the heart of it, and we put that first, not the sport. He says the key to good coaching is recognising different needs and appropriate challenges.
  • Step 1: The Stance. A proper tennis serve stance is when your feet are positioned so that the front foot is pointing towards the right net post (for right-handers) and the back foot is parallel to the baseline. Basic serve stance gives you balance in all directions. The toes of the back foot are also roughly aligned with the heel of the front ...
  • Listed below are a “baker’s dozen” life lessons from the game of tennis that I heartily commend to you. Enjoy! 1. FOLLOW YOUR PASSION: In the spring of 1966, I was cut during tryouts from the “freshman only” boys’ tennis team, which meant 20 freshman boys (including most of my friends) were chosen ahead of me.
  • "OnCourt OffCourt products are helping thousands of kids in Spain improve their tennis. In Spain, over 500 tennis schools have invested in OnCourt OffCourt training aids. Special thanks to Joe Dinoffer for his innovative ideas that make teaching tennis more fun and effective." Fernando Delgado President, Technology Sport Select a category below:
  • According to the USTA, tennis participation has grown by 27 percent since 2020. There has also been a 44 percent rise in players new to the sport; many are looking for someone to teach them a little strategy and technique. Tennis is a fun and inspirational game, and so many valuable memories are made when people learn and play it.
  • Peter Fryer is a tennis writer and coach based in Derry Northern Ireland. He completed his professional teaching tennis qualification shortly after finishing university and has been teaching tennis for over 13 years. Peter began Love Tennis Blog in 2010 and contributes to the BBC and national media outlets. This article has been viewed 54,839 ...