Join me watching Nick Jacques from Tennis New Zealand, demonstrate his Tape That exercise live at the Evolutionics 2018 International Coaches Symposium.
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.
This short clip (filmed live in Finland) shows how we are developing simple awareness of space and the ability to send the ball away from the opponent at orange and early red level. Our observation is that in general, children spend too much time spent hitting balls down the middle of the court, usually with the…