The Summer of Competition

The summer holidays are here and it’s the start of six weeks of non-stop tennis competitions at venues all across the country.

Tennis in the sunshine

This past week I was lucky enough to spend some time at the WTA Mallorca Open, watching international tennis on grass courts in Spain!

Selling Tennis

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?

Join The Club

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 coach?

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?

The Business of Tennis

This week the Tennis Foundation launched their new Business of Tennis programme to help indoor tennis centres grow participation.

The Tennis Workforce

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?

Ratings v Rankings

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.

Is Tennis Coaching a sport?

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.