A high range is to be replaced by a high learning intensity. Quality before quantity.
Prof Wolfgang Schoellhorn has published about new methods in motor learning in sports research. His studies about differential learning form one of the most important fundamentals in our learning and coaching approach.
We transform this theory in games and drills for tennis. In the book „Motor learning in practice – a constraints led approach“ published by Jan Renshaw, Keith Davids and others, Schoellhorn describes in the article „Stochastic perturbations in athletics field events enhance skill acquisation“ of 2010 why differential learning improves processes in comparison to traditional methods significantly.
But read here: Stochastic perturbations in athletic field events
Players A and B play points from the baseline, they play until 10. Coach is playing the ball in:
-the first of seven points starts with player A. A has seven strokes to win the point. If he hits the eighth, B wins the point
-with the second ball A has six strokes to win the point. If he hits the seventh, B wins the point
-with the third ball A has five strokes to win the point,…..
-with the seventh ball A has one stroke to win the point. If he hits second, B wins the point
-now B starts with the first stroke and has maximum seven strokes to win the point…..
Great book about Tennis psychology with a lot of drills. Most of them can be used in a constraints led approach. The following drill sets constraints by changing the rules for counting points. (Miguel Crespo, Machar Reid: Tennis Psychology, 200 + practical drills and the latest research. London 2006)
Players play points from the baseline: -the first point played counts as 1 point -the second and third point count as 2 points each -the fourth and fifth point count as 3 points each -the sixth and the seventh point count as 4 points each -the eighth and ninth points played count as 5 points each -the tenth point played counts as 6 points. Players play 2 sets of 10 points. The same player serves throughout the set.
Hier finden Sie die Präsentation zu meinem Vortrag mit Praxisdemonstration bei der C/B-Trainer*innen-Fortbildung beim Bayrischen Tennisbund in Oberhaching im Oktober 2017. Vielen Dank an die Teilnehmer*innen für Ihre Fragen und Diskussionsbeiträge.
Die meisten der in München vorgestellten Trainingsformen finden Sie über die Suche-Funktion im Blog oben rechts. Einfach „Drill“ eingeben.
This is the presentation at the coaches conference at the BTV in october 2017. It includes informations about „new“ or „alternative“ ways of coaching tennis evidence based.
Improving service, court covery and creativity in a game based and constraints led drill.
You can play f.e. 10 points from the deuce court side and 10 points from the add court side or you can play a regular counted game.
More about the contraints led approach and the service:
This might look easy, …
but the constraints led approach in coaching is a lot of preparation and a lot of knowledge about learning principles.
In this videos, Mark Upton and colleagues talk about creating an instability in the learner and the advantages of implicit learning.
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 🙂 .