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.

The Tennis Journey

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?

Aussie Open goes old school

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.

Tennis in schools

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.

Performance v Participation

Should our priority be to get more people playing tennis or should we be focussed on producing future Wimbledon champions?

New strings, please

When did you last get your racket restrung? Are you sure you are using the right strings?

Growing tennis in Africa

To have the opportunity to see firsthand the impact that tennis can have on people’s lives in Africa was one of the most enjoyable and powerful experiences of my time in tennis.