Posts tagged "coaches"
WATCH FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 8: How to Improve US Tennis

WATCH FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 8: How to Improve US Tennis

In last week’s FIT 2 HIT episode I talked about why USTA president, Jon Vegosen, is wrong about the reasons for the decline of US tennis. Today I share my opinion on how to improve the state of US Tennis. Since this a very complex issue I focus on 3 main points: coaches, players and...
Coaches' Limited Nutrition Exposure Blamed for Player’s Performance Breakdown

Coaches’ Limited Nutrition Exposure Blamed for Player’s Performance Breakdown

A study conducted by Burns et al. (2004) Student Athlete Use of Nutritional Supplements and the Role of Athletic Trainers and Dietitians in Nutrition Counseling found that ~41% of athletes received nutrition information from their coaches, which often lead to a decline in players’ performance due to limited nutrition exposure by the coaches. Other factors...
Clean Pull (from floor)

Clean Pull (from floor)

The Clean Pull from the floor is being used to develop power via efficient energy transfer of the total body musculature. Regular and proper execution of the exercise will enhance the player’s stroke production and athletic capabilities. Therefore, having powerful total body musculature is desirable. The video and detailed exercise description below will inform you...
No Concept: Where Are Quality National Coaches?

No Concept: Where Are Quality National Coaches?

Putting it in simple terms: the level of junior tennis worldwide is sad! And who is mainly responsible for this sadness? The national federations and their coaches! Designing and implementing a concept for success is the national federation’s responsibility but even the biggest tennis federation of the world , Deutscher Tennis Bund (DTB), has no concept...
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...