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US OPEN 2017 report – practice routine

11:14 am
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US OPEN 2017 report – practice routine

 

 
Practice sessions are crucial. During training sessions players can work on their strengths, improve weaknesses, add new skills and build good habits to get ready for tournament performance. It is always great to watch and learn from others but when you have an opportunity to watch practice sessions of professional players during US OPEN this experience is invaluable.
US OPEN provides terrific opportunity to get closer to top athletes. Right next to the practice courts there is a screen where people can see […]

US OPEN 2017 report – New rules

10:40 am
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US OPEN 2017 report – New rules

 
US OPEN 2017 was a great experience because of many reasons. It was my first grand slam tournament as a coach and US OPEN was the first tournament that introduced some major rule-changes on ITF Junior circuit. If you want to discover what is new read on this article.
Players and coaches at Junior US OPEN got information that this tournament will be different than any other. ITF decided to test some changes and see the feedback from players, coaches, and the whole tennis environment […]

It is not acceptable coach!

10:28 am
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It is not acceptable coach!

 

 

There are many tennis coaches around the world. Some coaches treat their profession with the proper respect while others get on the court just to earn the living. We all start from the same spot but it is not guaranteed that we will all finish within the group of successful coaches. Tennis coach, as any other job, puts some duties and responsibilities on the worker so we have to be aware of these points, and make sure that we […]

Coach during the tournament

6:18 am
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Coach during the tournament

 

 

Every professional coach teaches young players to help them to improve during the tournaments. It doesn’t matter how well player is able to play during the practice session if he/she is not able to perform the same skills during the competition. Going on the tournament can be an exciting opportunity for the player to gain experience as also for the coach to see “what is going on” and to teach few more things. In my opinion, coaches have to coach more than […]

3 lessons learned from top 3 players

12:47 pm
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3 lessons learned from top 3 players

 

 
Opinions about statistics are different. Some coaches say that stats are crucial to develop own game while others claim that stats are nice visual numbers but they are not effective without relating these numbers to videos. In my opinion stats can help you but you have to use them in a proper way. You can use both general and specific stats with or without videos and make your game much better.
Thinking about statistics I was curious if I am going […]

Top 3 athlete-friendly snacks

10:44 am
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Top 3 athlete-friendly snacks

 

 
Tennis is no longer just a physical activity. To succeed at the top level you have to be prepared in all areas. Technique, strategy, mental skills, fitness preperation, nutrition, and recovery are aspects that have to be considered in planning your weekly schedules.
Working with many junior players I am constantly surprised (negatively) how poor decisions they make according to eating. It is important to understand that many times it is not their fault because it is result of lack of education or […]

Tennis tournament is a tempting environment

12:53 am
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Tennis tournament is a tempting environment

 

 

To become the best tennis player in the world you have to sacrifice a lot of things. This rule doesn’t apply only to tennis because it is visible in other sports as well. When your friends go to the cinema you have to practice forehands. When your class goes on the school’s trip you work on your serve. When your brother has a birthday and offers you a birthday cake you politely refuse and choose vegetables. Are all these actions […]

How high over the net should I play?

12:24 am
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How high over the net should I play?

 

 

Watching a tennis match it is clearly visible that the main goal of this sport is to hit the ball over the net, and inside the court. You can win just one point at the time, and each one of them is counted in the same way. It doesn’t matter if you hit a beautiful winner from the baseline or if your opponent made an easy mistake because the result is always the same – one point won.

Coaches around the world […]

Forbidden parental actions during the tournament

12:33 am
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Forbidden parental actions during the tournament

 

The role of the parent is crucial in developing successful tennis players. If parents cooperate with the coach the chances are really big that player will develop in the fastest possible way. Tennis career is a long-term process so it is important to take care of all details because one small thing can result in lost potential and early retirement of the player. All parents want to do everything for own child so is it possible that they do things that keep the progress slower? Unfortunately […]

When the coach is between the jobs

12:09 am
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When the coach is between the jobs

 

 

Tennis coaching job is a profession that many people dream of. Everyone who has ever had an opportunity to coach tennis players knows how rewarding this profession is. From the financial point of view being a coach is a great opportunity to earn a living while doing something we love. Not everyone has the chance to work in the profession that he/she is skilled at so we should be grateful every time we get on the […]

Learn from Anqelique Kerber – The 2016 Australian Open Champion

7:11 am
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Learn from Anqelique Kerber –

The 2016 Australian Open Champion

 

 

Each Grand Slam tournament is a must-see for anyone who is interested in tennis. The best players in the world get to one place to fight for the most important trophy. Of course season starts with Australian Open so players have to be ready to play seven matches in a demanding hot environment. 2016 gave us a big surprise since Angelique Kerber finished as the winner. She played great tennis, but it is always […]

Top mistakes of the modern training

9:29 am
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Top mistakes of the modern training

 

 

Perfect practice makes perfect. Training is everything. You play the way you practice. All these wisdoms are great, and really motivating for players, coaches, and parents around the world. If the practice is so important should we spend almost all day on getting our skills better? In this article I will describe the top mistakes of modern tennis training that you should avoid if you want to have successful and long athletic career.

It is true that only […]

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