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Von Sonntag zu Sonntag😄. „Mini-Ballschule für Kindergarten“ in Tübingen (Württembergischer Tennisbund, Weiterbildung für Trainer*innen mit DTB-Lizenz) zu „Neue Wege im Tennistraining“ in Regensburg (Bayerischer Tennisverband, Weiterbildung für Trainer*innen mit DTB-Lizenz). So spannend!

Neue Wege im Tennistraining from Frercks Hartwig

Constraints never end…

Following the principles of differential learning and the constraints led approach, we can change the constraints without repeating them the next practice. Regular variation without repetition and the trust in new studies about motor learning gives the coaches and the players more than a handful of various drills. This one is about changing constraints by starting from unusual points in the tennis field. This requires adaptation to all players and opens doors to new solutions of game situations.

Change rules – a double drill

Playing the game with rules outside the rules brings players in a situation where they have to solve problems outside the manifested behaviour. We can manipulate court size, rules, time, counting, context of the game and other settings surrounding the game. This improves tactics and skills. In this double drill players have to adapt the direction of the service, the return in a double, the netplay and particularly in the teamwork collusion between server and netplayer.

A vote against…

Direct instruction

On my blog about „new ways of coaching“, I’m talking about non-direct or non-linear pedagogy. But what would be life and science without doubt? This is the link to a text, where Paul Kirschner asks what happened to direct and explicit instructions. He pleads for a wider range in teaching methods and an end to demonization of direct instruction.

https://www.tes.com/news/why-you-have-got-direct-instruction-wrong?fbclid=IwAR0ElTlAV7Ci5g9gjIyr_6tMlpkzrt-zUnr2eDNHJULyxHNSbZQpp42lnS8

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