Coaching Tennis Successfully - 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Coaching Tennis Successfully - 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by United States Tennis Association
     
 

As a coach, your success depends on the success of your players. In Coaching Tennis Successfully, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) combines the expertise of winning coaches with the experience of USTA players to serve up a comprehensive guide that ensures your success. They offer specific teaching tips and mentoring concepts

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Overview

As a coach, your success depends on the success of your players. In Coaching Tennis Successfully, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) combines the expertise of winning coaches with the experience of USTA players to serve up a comprehensive guide that ensures your success. They offer specific teaching tips and mentoring concepts for managing a winning tennis program.

An organization known for its teaching prowess, the USTA explains how to instruct players in strokes, footwork, volleys, overheads, and serves. In addition to teaching the basics, this book will assist you in effectively integrating game strategies and tactical concepts into your lessons to facilitate the development of well-skilled, competitive players.

Reaching beyond strokes and strategies, this essential handbook covers both on-court and off-court management duties:

-Demonstrating a sound approach to coaching and playing tennis

-Maximizing practices with structured plans and drills

-Communicating with your team

-Training players to withstand the physical and mental challenges of the game

-Developing a mentoring relationship with individual players

As owner and operator of the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world--the U.S. Open--the USTA knows tennis. And, with access to some of the top names in tennis coaching, the USTA knows coaching. Competitive teams, confident players, and thriving tennis programs all emerge from educated coaches, so get the edge in this one complete guide--Coaching Tennis Successfully.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736048293
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
01/22/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
899,063
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I. Coaching Foundations
Chapter 1. Philosophy
Chapter 2. Communication
Chapter 3. Motivation

Part II. Planning for Success
Chapter 4. Building a Tennis Program
Chapter 5. Establishing Season Plans
Chapter 6. Planning and Conducting Practices

Part III. Teaching Technique
Chapter 7. Stroke Production
Chapter 8. Serves and Return of Serves
Chapter 9. Groundstrokes and Mid-court Shots
Chapter 10. Net Play, Passing Shots, and Lobs

Part IV. Teaching Tactics
Chapter 11. Singles Strategy
Chapter 12. Doubles Strategy

Part V. Coaching Matches
Chapter 13. Preparation for Competition
Chapter 14. In-Match Coaching
Chapter 15. Performance Evaluation

Appendix A: Off-Season Training for Tournament Play
Appendix B: Wellness regimen for in- and off-season training

References
Index
About the Author

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