Schlagwort-Archive: Björn Borg

Science based or arbitrariness

There is a very exciting discussion in the Facebook Group Tennis.Haus about the review on studies about the game-based approach (GBA). This ranges from full approval to the GBA to the defense of the technology-oriented approach. Striking are in the debate but the nuances. After that, that’s just good for the athletes, what works. Even if scientific knowledge is completely neglected.

I am very divided. It certainly seems presumptuous to question the training practice of successful coaches. On the other hand, I am aware that numerous factors are responsible for the athlets success. Methods and didactics of tennis training are only one component among many. But would’nt it be more responsible to the players, if such successful coaches would coach to their obvious strengths even more evidence-based? The following is my answer on the discussion on Tennis.Haus.

„The thing is that you can become a very good tennis player if your coaches are strictly orientated towards an ideal technique and continuous technique corrections are elementary components of their training. Just like one of the most creative players of his time, Björn Borg said: Science based or arbitrariness weiterlesen

The warrior

This is a post by the engaged coach and friend of mine Dimitrios Katsanos, coaching tennis in Berlin. He describes what already Björn Borg postulated, being one of the best tennisplayers in the world in the 80s. It is a plea for „natural learning“ and meanwhile it is a confirmation for evidence based coaching. Wolfgang Schöllhorn and other scientists have shown, that implicit/differencial learning is essential for effective learning and creativity in the players game.

Kreativität und Lehrbuch-Regeln

Erinnern Sie sich noch an Björn Borg, den innovativsten und auch zu seiner Zeit erfolgreichsten Tennisspieler aus Schweden, „Erfinder“ der beidhändigen Rückhand, des Topspins und des defensiven Spiels von der Grundlinie? Dieses Zitat von ihm stammt aus einer Zeit, in der das rigide Techniktraining und wie wir es heute nennen, der „methodische Traditionalismus“ vorrangig den Lern- und Trainingsalltag von Tennisspieler_innen jeder Spielstärke bestimmt haben.

(Der Beitrag ist aus der Präsentation zum Workshop „Inner Coaching im Tennistraining“)