It is common practice in the fitness industry to assess the client. A baseline is set where the Trainer/Client can track progress or lack thereof. In tennis, players take lessons and rarely if ever have an assessment. Pros/Players aren’t really able to track anything about the player’s game other than the fact that they won or lost. Before anyone takes a lesson there should be an Assessment including a Player Profile with such things as Short/Long Term Goals, What They Want From A Coach, Medical History etc. as well as a complete On-Court Assessment. The biggest mistake is to assume you know everything about your players.
TENNIS IQ Handouts
Marketing Ball Machines
Feeding from the Net
There are simple solutions to these issues…
Growing The Game
Many generous organizations have donated money to help grow the game of tennis. Once new players are introduced to the game however, it is up to us, the teach professionals, to turn the sport into a lifetime passion. In order to accomplish this…