Tips For Tennis Coaches

Use these tips as a blueprint for starting your tennis program and then update them every 3 months, so that you can stay on top of your program and also your coaching game. That being said, let’s get cracking!

Develop The Vision.

  • It all starts with you getting a clear vision of what type of tennis program, that you want to build.
  • Picture in your mind, how you want your program to look in 3 years and then in 6 years, down the road.
  • Your vision plan for your program, should be written out and then posted up in your office.

Set Team Goals.

  • At the start of every season, set team goals together with your team.
  • Ask them to take part in the planning and come up with some ideas for your goals for that season.
  • Never lower your goals either.
  • Instead push them to dig deeper and reach those goals.
  • Many coaches set goals, then during the season, they lower them for the players and this is the wrong move to take by coaches.
  • You job is to push them into their greatness and the only way to do that is to, help them develop grit in themselves!

Coach With Passion.

  • The more passionate you are about the game, the better results your team will get from your coaching.
  • My best tennis coaches were all passionate about the game.

There is real authentic power in coaching with passion.

  • It’s so contagious, that many of them will over achieve in their careers with you.
  • I would make that my main coaching theme for every team.
  • Bring passion to practice and bring even more passion to your team matches.
  • The main goal is to have fun with your team!