There are allot of tennis Coaches here That Talk about this Technique or that Technique or this Training method or that Training Method. I am also one of those types of Coaches to an extent. How do you Learn Tennis period? There are many ways. I don't know how many Tennis Pros or Tennis players out there take Lessons on a regular, Train, or just play at Local Parks & neighborhoods, I done all of it. And from what I know about my Tennis is that I am an exceptional talent and over my years I have learned to verbally communicate and physically teach the In's and Outs of my talent to other and make a decent living at it.
I usually get very frustrated when I encounter a tennis players that has been taken lessons for a long time and is looking to improve there game. They have these preconceived notions that there is a right and a wrong way of doing things. CoachV's Motto is There is no Right or Wrong way to hit the Ball. I even get agitated when I encounter tennis Professionals ( i.e coaches, tennis instructors, ball feeders) who Believe and Teach these types of ideas of right and wrong. I guess that in the beginning that having a foundation to build on is good. But What Are you trying to Build?
Many Places I have worked at want one thing. They want Clients there to spend money. I have never worked for a place where they wanted to make tennis players and give the life long gift of playing tennis, that's my catch 22. Tons of Majior Tennis Clubs and Academies Service Tennis Players. They Tell them What they want to Hear take there money and hope that the player will understand the info over time. I have Lost many players ( mostly Adults & Kids with Adult Tennis Parents ) due to the fact that I teach tennis and Not give lessons...What I Like to Call Service. servicing Definition is 1. helping or Doing work for another. In Tennis The Person Learning must to the work.
I have enough Clients to be called an Academy a Term Used Loosely here in Atlanta. I try to make Sales so i can feed my Family pay bills and Enjoy some of the finer things in life. But my teaching style is hard to swallow, because I tell the truth and give honest answers. I am struggling to the point where I am working a third shift job stocking shelves and Driving a Truck Making home delivery. Do I make a change in my Belief to Make Sales for my tennis programs or do i continue to teach and not service my clients and potential clients?
I will not Service clients even for Money. Its not Fair, Right or even Fun. What tennis Pros across the Nation have to do even if they are good, Bad, or mediocer. Tennis Instructors Have to learn how to teach and not regurgitate information. Also tennis Professionals have to give leeway for the tennis student to voice their own styles and talents to grow. This are the challenges the tennis Players face.
Im Tired I cant write anymore.