Can Tennis Save My Life?

  The title may be a bit of hyperbole, but I am 42-years-old, I need to lose weight, and I have a stressful situation surrounding one of my children.  I don’t know if you have noticed, but Tennis Abides has had a bit of a sporadic last 12 months in terms of my ability to…

10 and Under Tennis: Tennis A-Z Free e-Book Review

Tennis A-Z by Lissa Johnston Free eBook Link – http://10u10s.blogspot.com/p/free-ebook.html I will provide a link to Tennis A-Z a few other times, but to give a sense of what I am reviewing I thought placing the link at the top was a good idea. 10 and Under Tennis: Introducing a Sport for Life 10 and Under…

10 and Under Tennis – Day 3 (Plus Instructing Lobs)

Group Dynamics As younger tennis players acquire skills at different rates, it is possible that a player become discouraged if a friend is progressing faster or if a friend becomes frustrated during an exercise or drill.  This is a situation in which an instructor must project positivity to the young tennis player.  It is important…

10 and Under Tennis – Day 2

The Age Group Working with younger kids is not completely new to me as I have 3 kids of my own.  I do think being as positive as possible is a major factor in instilling a love for tennis.  The 10 and Under equipment has made picking up some of the basic skills of tennis…

10 and Under Tennis Day 1

I have coached high school tennis as both a head coach and an assistant coach.  I have never taught tennis to kids younger than the 9th grade in the United States.  As a teacher at a secondary school, my natural position to share tennis with younger players has been at the high school level.  While…