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Whistle

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 😉 .

 

Trough the middle

Nonlinear pedagogy in coaching tennis. Another constraints led drill. This time to improve the precision of your service and to confront the returner with differing situations in a game situation. Serving through the „middle“ is an important skill for doubles.

Nonlineare Pädagogik im Tennistraining. Ein weiterer durch Einschränkungen manipulierter Trainingsdrill zur Verbesserung und Erweiterung der Bewegungs-, Technik- und Taktikoptionen. Ziele: Verbesserung der Auschlagspräzision und Konfrontation des Rückschlägers mit veränderten Rahmenbedingungen in Spielsituationen. Der Aufschlag durch die MItte ist eine wichtige Fähigkeit für das Doppelspiel.

Facebook groups in good discussions

There are very good discussions in some facebook groups about non linear (implicit) and linear (explicit) coaching in tennis. While we have a lot of studies about implicit learning in sports like basketball, cricket and volleyball, there is still a lack of targeted research in tennis. At the same time accustomed truths beginn to waver. Methodical traditionalism with clear statement to „technique coaching first“ is no more the only way to coach, yes it is heavily critisized.  Action approach and game based learning are essential elements in the Play and Stay concept of the ITF and of national tennis associations all over the world with changing constraints like balls, fields, rackets, rules and more. But there is coming up a confrontation between the representatives of a „both is possible“ and those who plead for the purity of implicit learning.

In any case there are some clues that indicate the need to overthink traditional explicit coaching that has a primarly focus on the players technique. Facebook groups in good discussions weiterlesen

Matt Kuzdub on dynamical systems theory and coaching tennis

Some things are wonderful 🙂 . One of them is to find somebody, who shares my convictions. Matt Kuzdub, tennis coach, and a facebook friend, has written a wonderful statement about non-linear pedagogy and the dynamical systems theory and what it means for learning and coaching in tennis. I am working with kids and players, who  come for one or two hours in the week to play tennis under the guidance of a professional coach. Matt is working with very ambitioned players and goes with them significantly more intense. But he shares my perception: there is a better way to learn and to coach. And it is evidence based!

http://www.mattspoint.com/blog/learning-in-tennis-an-intro-to-dynamical-systems-theory

Questions

To the most frequent articles in forums for coaches in social networks belong videos of players in training sequences. Coaches set pictures of their players from practice to get from other tcoaches tips for technical corrections.

In the comments on the videos you will find many motivated and well-meaning advices from colleagues from all over the world. In most cases, this is about „tips“ for changing the technique.

But there are also articles from coaches who ask the right questions about the videos: „In what context was the video recorded?“, „How are the results (not visible in the video) of the hit?“, „Balls were in play or is the play-off from the basket? „, ….) Questions weiterlesen

Peace of cake 2

Constraints led coaching: modify court-size.

(This drill is created by Chris Koehler, TMS Coach)

A and B play rallies. The size of court is modified (picture). This makes a difference and forces both players to a modified view on the game and on tactic.

You can play matches in the violet court or in the yellow court (advanced players). Picture 1 is for warm-up in the service-fields.

Players are forced to to overthink their strategies. Peace of cake 2 weiterlesen