This is science and evidence based coaching. In this exercise Tomaz Mencinger is using metaphors how we use them in implicit learning (Rich Masters). And he is working with an external focus on ball, racket and effects (Gabriele Wulf).
„The interactional nature also explains why certain components of performance practiced in isolation, i.e. “technique”, may collapse when task constraints (inclusion of opposing players) and/or individual constraints (emotions) change.“
Seven principles of nonlinear pedagogy in sports. Described by Mark Upton from The Player Development Project.
Frercks Hartwig: Effektives Lernen mit Inner Coaching. Coaches guide for a varied and versatile training. „Here is the coach supporter, companion and facilitator of learning processes“. Bezzenberger-Verlag, Heppenheim, August 2016
Coaching with metaphors. Goal: Improving service, hitting the ball in the highest possible point.
„Imagine to pick a cherry from the tree. The best fruits are hanging in the top of the tree. Throw the ball so high, that you can pick the best fruits with your racket (hand)!“