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Online Tennis Coaching Academy

As a tennis coach I am always looking for new tennis drills and coaching resources. is a great site where you will find a collection of tennis drills, coaching tips,tennis fitness drills and lesson plans!


If you have any other great tennis coaching sites please list them.


Added by Dave Horne on May 22, 2011 at 12:36am — No Comments

Delusions of gender on the tennis court

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I’ve been perplexed by the scathing criticism that John McEnroe has received for stating that the women’s tennis season is too long. To be fair, what he allegedly said was, “There should be less events for women. You need an actual meltdown on court or someone to quit the game altogether… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 1, 2010 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Can Davydenko be coached by his wife?

DOHA, QATAR - JANUARY 09: Nikolay Davydenko of Russia kisses his wife Irina Davydenko following his victory over Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Final match of the ATP Qatar ExxonMobil Open at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on January 9, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

ome have wondered what exactly qualifies her for this role. My response is that in the same way that I suspect that Richard and Oracene learned a thing or two from their years of paying others to coach their daughters, then…

Added by tennischick on August 12, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Use your own body for tennis-specific strength

Don’t bother spending a lot of money on gym memberships or fancy workout machines. One of the best pieces of exercise equipment is staring back at you when you look in the mirror. It’s not only free, it’s something that you already have. Without any added weight, your body can provide all the resistance needed for a functional strength-training workout. It’s also…


Added by Steven White on June 23, 2010 at 3:26pm — No Comments

“Meet the Parents”

Coaching and teaching juniors can be a very rewarding experience. However, one thing I did not expect when I began my teaching career was how much time and…


Added by Steven White on June 14, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Percentage Tennis

What is percentage tennis? It means that, in any given situation, you would use the shot that has the greatest chance of success. Especially at the junior levels, playing the percentages is one of the fundamentals of successful tennis. Another way to look at percentage tennis is to play in a way that will make the most of your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. All to often, I see…


Added by Steven White on June 13, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

What everty tennis parent should know

More and more parents and coaches are introducing their kids to the game of tennis. As a certified tennis instructor, I’ve never been responsible for teaching so many children at such a young age.…


Added by Steven White on June 6, 2010 at 5:52am — No Comments

Does James Blake have any tennis left?

James Blake of the USA

I don’t understand the timing of Blake’s decision to part with his coach. I’m not saying that it was the wrong decision. On the contrary, I used to wonder why he hadn’t done it years ago.

Changing coaches must be one of the most difficult decisions a pro can make. On the one hand there is the comfort and familiarity factor, especially in situations like Blake’s… Continue

Added by tennischick on March 17, 2010 at 9:51pm — 3 Comments

Can we finally get rid of courtside coaching?

Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis - Day 3

I’ve always maintained that courtside coaching in tennis was a spectacularly bad idea. It has offended me at a lot of levels. For a start, I do not believe that all sports are created equal. An idea that may work well in one sport (such as mid-game coaching during a basketball match), simply may not translate well into another. Can you imagine a pair of figure skaters… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 23, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Courtside coaching, or an exercise in public humiliation?

...I found myself derailed by the bizarre view of courtside coaching in which the coach is attached to a microphone so that the TV audience can hear his every word. And what I saw in Maria Sharapova was a player who seemed utterly humiliated by the experience.

The humiliation started yesterday in the match against Kleybanova. The coach mentioned to Maria that he knew that her arm was tired but that he wanted to hit more slice serves down the line. She interrupted him snappily to… Continue

Added by tennischick on August 23, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Fixing your game..

I have been teaching professionally for almost 15 years now, if anyone has any tennis questions on how to fix any part of your game, please let me know and ill see if i can help out..

Added by BigMike on March 4, 2008 at 2:07pm — No Comments

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