i2c is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. 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.
As your players begin to develop more strength and hit the ball harder, they will need to also hit with more top spin. It can be difficult initially for young players to understand all of the advantages of top spin for them. We demonstrate how you can help players develop topspin. The key to this quick fix is to think about top spin in “levels” depending upon where you are on the court. Helping players with their top spin couldn’t be easier than with Nigel’s quick fix drill!
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.
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.
As Director for i2c, Richard has recruited many coaches. In this interview for Coaches on the Couch, Nigel asks Richard to share his top tips for recruiting.