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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

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