Daily archive Nov 10, 2011
Finding Your Tennis Coach

Finding Your Tennis Coach

Finding a quality tennis coach is a difficult task. As a general rule of thumb: Do not listen to what people say, look at their accomplishments! For example, many coaches will lie to you by claiming to have worked with professional players because they know many people are impressed by hearing big names.
Finding Your Tennis Coach: Educational Requirements

Finding Your Tennis Coach: Educational Requirements

The coach’s completed level of education by an accredited institution is significant since it is objective, meaning the candidate met established university minimum requirements, and for most people it is the foundation for a successful career. It also means that the potential coach had the determination to get through 4+ years of university classes. It...
Finding Your Tennis Coach: Work Ethic

Finding Your Tennis Coach: Work Ethic

Every person you talk to on the circuit is a genius and has coached top 10 players and of course can help you…but then reality sets in. Tennis is one of the few sports worldwide where unsuccessful coaches can keep well-paying jobs for years because they know the right people. If it was for their...
Finding Your Tennis Coach: Personality

Finding Your Tennis Coach: Personality

It is essential to be on the same page on a personal level – coach and player should trust each other and get along personally in order to have success. It is very important because coach and player will spend a lot of time, especially if they are travelling to tournaments together. Also, what coaching...
Finding Your Tennis Coach: Career Achievements

Finding Your Tennis Coach: Career Achievements

This one is a bit tricky and one should use Vladimir Lenin’s approach: ”Trust is good, control is better”. Most coaches will lie about their career achievements! Therefore, take the time and effort and double-check everything you can. Get in touch (e.g. facebook, e-mail) with some of their “former players” and find out first hand...
Annual Cost of Touring on the Professional Tennis Circuit

Annual Cost of Touring on the Professional Tennis Circuit

Pursuing a career as a professional tennis player requires €21,600 – €63,600+ annually, depending on duration & frequency of training,  ability to travel, number of tournaments played, and expertise of the coach. The coach’s level of expertise impacts overall cost, quality of player development, and career progress. Therefore, picking a quality coach becomes an important financial decision.  The...