Posts tagged "player development"
USTA President Wrong about Reasons for Decline of US Tennis?

USTA President Wrong about Reasons for Decline of US Tennis?

According to Jon Vegosen, Chairman of the Board & President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the USTA’a mission is “to promote and develop the growth of tennis…with focus on promoting and developing the growth of people through tennis”. When asked about an explanation for why “the US tennis hasn’t reached its own high...
Areas of Expertise of a Quality Tennis Coach

Areas of Expertise of a Quality Tennis Coach

A quality coach is someone who can continuously improve/develop the player’s abilities without injuring the athlete, since the best athlete is the one that is healthy (how much good does it do if you have the fastest serve but you can’t walk onto the court?). With reference to the aforementioned definition, the quality of coaching in...
Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Front Squat

Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Front Squat

In tennis conditioning the Front Squat is being used to develop the musculature of the lower body (legs). Regular and proper execution of the exercise will enhance the player’s athletic capabilities and aid in injury prevention. Therefore, having strong lower body musculature is desirable. The video and detailed exercise description below will inform you on how...
Power Clean

Power Clean

The Power Clean 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 on how to...
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.