There is a lot of talk about the benefits of “multisports” and children not being focused on only one sport, particularly at a young age. Tennis and football are sports that tend to be played in different seasons. We interviewed i2c Director Mark Tennant, who leads our Coach Education programme, about how these two sports are complementary.
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Question: Is tennis a sending or receiving game? Traditionally I believe that tennis tends to be taught as a sending game. As you watch this clip – and the ones to follow – I want you to think about how we can help our players to be better at receiving the incoming ball.
We’ve all seen them, those kids who don’t know how to lose – the dreaded tantrum thrower. Parents are embarrassed, many coaches look the other way, opponents get upset. What is the answer?
In this third and final article in our mini-series on mentoring, I want my last words to come from the coaches who have benefitted from mentoring. Mentoring isn’t for everyone. What these coaches share is the reason why they prioritised mentoring and what it meant to them and their coaching business. I hope that sharing these candid thoughts will…