Typical Workshop Agenda
-- Check In
1:00-1:30 -- Coaching
High School Tennis: Off-court Basics
The basics of managing the administrative, fundraising,
individual player development and other off-court aspects
of a high school tennis season
1:30-2:00 -- Planning Practices
The components of a complete, model practice are
discussed. Includes warm-up, before-and-after stretches,
technique and tactic work, drilling and conditioning.
2:00-2:30 -- Practice Like you Play: Theory
You don't hit 100 backhands in a row during a match. How
to create drills and practices that develop PLAYERS
instead of HITTERS.
2:45-3:15 -- Practice Like you Play:
On-court examples of match-play drills which improve both
shot-making and stroke skills.
3:15-4:00 -- Avoiding
Common Coaching Mistakes*
Youll learn why the most popular drills and
practice methods in the U.S. are pedagogically incorrect,
how to avoid them and how to run effective drills and
4:00-4:45 -- Stroke Mechanics*
The basic components of the serve, volley,
return, forehand and backhand are reviewed. Common myths
and spotting and correcting problems are demonstrated.
-- Mental Toughness
SEE the ball? BE the ball? Forget
the mumbo jumbo. . . learn practical applications of
5:30-6:00 -- Conditioning
Suggestions for team fitness and conditioning with
stretches, drills and workouts
Other avialable topics:
Intro to Sport Science
An overview of the sports sciences as they apply to tennis: Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Physiology, Nutrition, Motor Learning, Psychology, Physics
Planning the Season*
Recommended strategies for planning a season of drills and practices based on a pre-season phase, pre-competitive season phase and in-season phase.
Singles and Doubles Strategies*
A review of fundamental strategies and tactics, based on matchplay statistics.
Strokes and Shots*
A review of both the fundamentals and the latest international research which suggests that many fundamentals are obsolete.
Sports Nutrition Basics for Coaches
A review of what to eat and drink before, during and after matches; menu suggestions; fast-food options; etc.
Basic advice on team building, discipline, coaching styles, team rules, transition to college, etc.
Return of Serve*
An overview of footwork, technique and tactics shows coaches how to develop an attacking return.
Teaching Girls to Serve*
Both the “frying pan” and loop serves are discussed to show how to make both effective.
Building Tactics into Practices*
How to improve specific matchplay skills and the strokes that go with them.
We can develop one-day or two-day workhops.
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