Key notes from Mark Tennant’s presentation at the 2018 International Coach Symposium in Orlando, Florida The Scene in 2018 When I was a kid, playing computer games involved moving from one level to the next, usually as fast as possible. The first few levels were usually easy and a bit boring; the higher levels were…
The key to successfully moving young players from red ball to orange ball is to stop and reflect on the issues thrown up by the change in the playing environment for our young players. Progression and moving players up is good, provided that it is done in the right way and at the right time.
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.
It’s hard for kids (and parents) to know when they will move to a new age group and ball colour. In the U.K. mini-tennis age groups (red, orange, green) are aligned to the LTA’s tennis seasons.
Whilst working with the Romanian Tennis Federation in Bucharest Mark demonstrated 5 ways to develop the serve when a player moves from your red programme into your orange programme. The key points are a great summary of the points in our Developing the Serve Masterclass (enrolments are now open) and our full Developing the Serve Series.