In addition to coaching a lot of talented young tennis players, i2c run a lot of junior tournaments. Many parents of young talented tennis players are confused and frustrated by the advice they receive. David Mullins provides sensible advice to parents.
Do you get your kids practising overarm throwing to develop the serve? If you do, then you’ll know that there is a problem! Read on for Coaching Tips to get players vertically throwing to develop the serve and an activity that parents can do.
The stresses around maintaining a healthy work-life balance are huge for people in all walks of life. However, the challenge of achieving work-life balance is particularly challenging for sports coaches when “normal” working hours are by necessity outside of the hours most people work. That makes it hard for coaches to spend quality time with…
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.
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.