i2c runs tennis programmes at nearly 40 venues so we have a huge amount of insight into what kids and tennis parents are looking for in a tennis programme. i2c Director Richard Marklow reveals the most important elements of a programme.
In 2018 i2c celebrated its 10th birthday. From humble beginnings, working around a kitchen table (yes, really), i2c has grown to be one of the UK’s largest providers of tennis coaching and training. Everyone knows that hindsight is a beautiful thing! So we asked i2c Director Richard Marklow to share the highs, lows, secrets and mistakes from 10 years in the tennis industry.
In this tip i2c Director, Richard Marklow shares the quick coaching tip that he estimates he’s used most in his coaching career! It’s about making sure that you keep the racket on the ball for as long as you can.
We know that the “go to” slice serve that is taught most commonly by coaches is to take the player out wide. However, when we teach a player to understand slice on the serve, there are 6 serves the player can hit!
Do you find that some players struggle to work as a partnership at the net when playing doubles? This can leave large spaces for opponents to find easy opportunities to win the point.
Use the Squeeze drill in your next doubles lesson to help your players build an understanding of covering different areas of the court together, taking control of the point at the net.