As Roland Garros is in full swing, what are the benefits to our young players of playing on clay courts?
If tennis is a business then who are the sales people? Who was the person that got you into tennis? Who was the person that made you love the sport?
Traditional, outdoor, members tennis clubs are the backbone of the sport in Great Britain and provide important experiences that can’t be found elsewhere.
What makes a great tennis coach? What qualities are you looking for as a player or a parent in your coach? What do you need from the other coaches in your team?
This week the Tennis Foundation launched their new Business of Tennis programme to help indoor tennis centres grow participation.
How do you develop your team at your tennis venue? How do you make sure you have enough coaches and volunteers? Where do we find more coaches for our programmes?
Over the past 7 days, 220 players have competed in 297 matches on 6 indoor courts for a total of 73 hours.
In Great Britain currently, there are two systems that exist to support junior tennis competitions, Ratings and Rankings, and the existence of both is causing confusion.
For many years the number of children attending tennis coaching sessions has been far greater than the number of children playing competitions. Tennis coaching has become the activity rather than tennis itself.
The tennis road is long and complicated but how can we ensure that our junior players stay the course and get to experience everything the sport has to offer?
The Australian Open has once again been a fantastic tournament but it’s the singles finals that we will remember for many years to come.
Getting tennis played in school is crucial to growing the game and this is a challenge for many tennis venues and coaches across Great Britain.