In the main season, this is in Germany in the months May to August, there is not so much time to think about theories or to read special literature about coaching. but it is the time of practice and developing drills.
One of my favourite – one of a lo – is the „Tic Tac Toe“ – drill, a constraints led coaching drill to improve tactics under pressure.
Training goals are improving tactics and mental strength, to play under pressure and having a lot of fun 🙂 .
The double field is enlarged behind the base line to the fence that surrounds the court (yellow lines). Draw additional lines from base-/doubleline to the fence
Drill to improve tactics, reaction, court recovery in doubles, dialogue, special skills like volley (topspin), withstanding high pressure and playing lob and smash.
And a lot of fun 🙂 .
Constraints-led coaching. Improve service, recovery and more
„Sprache schafft Wirklichkeit“ (Ludwig Wittgenstein
Über die psychologische Wirkung von Worten in der Kommunikation zwischen Coach und Spieler*in
Ein Artikel von Frercks Hartwig in Tennistraining Junior 3/2017. Über „Weiterlesen kommt Ihr zum Artikel.
Weitere spannende Artikel zum Kindertraining im aktuellen Heft.
A wonderful drill for doubles to improve recovery and arrangement with your double-partner. Implicit and constraints-led. Presented by Marc Philipp Detert at the „Tennisassistenten“-course 2017 at TC Rottweil.
Another constraints led coaching drill to improve service, return and recovery.
Whistle when you hit the ball….
This „Trick the mind-drill“ helps players in every stage, pro or beginner, to feel the rhythm, focus on contact point, set a signal for the partner on the other side, breath while hitting and its a lot of fun. Be sensible with neighbours 😉 .