Coaching Tennis Technical & Tactical Skills PDF
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Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills is a practical resource that will help you become a better high school, club, or college tennis coach. With the expert guidance of Kirk Anderson, director of recreational coaches and programs for the United States Tennis Association, you will learn coaching and evaluating skills and then focus on technical and tactical skills of tennis, including quick tips on detecting and correcting errors in your athletes, cues athletes need to be aware of in various tactical situations, and key information your athletes need to know to make the appropriate decisions on the court. Skills are cross-referenced so you can see how the skills relate to each other and quickly determine how to use them in practice situations. Whether you are a veteran coach or just a beginner, this book will help you take your coaching to the next level by providing you with the tools you need to teach athletes the game of tennis.
Table of Contents
Part I Teaching and Evaluating
Chapter 1 Teaching Sport Skills
Chapter 2 Evaluating Technical and Tactical Skills
Part II Teaching Technical Skills
Chapter 3 Foundational Skills
Chapter 4 Strokes and Shots
Part III Teaching Tactical Skills
Chapter 5 Singles and Doubles Tactics
Chapter 6 Offensive Tactical Skills
Chapter 7 Defensive Tactical Skills
Part IV Planning for Teaching
Chapter 8 Season Plans
Chapter 9 Practice Plans
Part V Match Coaching
Chapter 10 Preparing for Matches
Chapter 11 During and After the Match
"Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills is essential reading for tennis coaches. It's all here in this comprehensive resource: teaching and evaluating technical and tactical skills for singles and doubles tennis, planning for the season and individual practices, preparing for matches, and communicating with players. Content expert Kirk Anderson is one of the best teachers and tacticians of the game of tennis, and in this book he's passed along his experience and expertise in a format that's easy to read and implement. I highly recommend it to new and experienced coaches."
The John L. Hinds Director of Tennis
Stanford University men's tennis coach 1966-2004
Winner of 17 NCAA team tennis titles as coach
Two-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association Coach of the Decade (1980s and 1990s)
1998 U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year
2000 ITA Coach of the Year
2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame inductee
Coach of 10 NCAA singles champions and 7 NCAA doubles champions
"Coaching Tennis Technical and Tactical Skills is one of the best books I've ever read on the subject, and it's one I enthusiastically recommend to any tennis coach who is serious about coaching. Kudos to Kirk for providing coaches with keen insights that will spell success immediately on the court."
General Manager, USTA Elite Player Development
U.S. Davis Cup Captain