|Jr Comp Finalists Dylan, Hannah, Jade and Marley April 2013|
Too few Coaching Programs include a competitive component as part of the learning process.
The truth is that tennis is a highly 'skill intensive' sport and thus requires repetition of those skills on a regular basis to maintain and improve. Just hitting is certainly fun in itself and as it is indeed a sport for a lifetime, the sooner we can progress to actually 'playing' then so much the better. Another truth is that competition actually enhances and accelerates the learning process!
When considering coaching - especially for juniors - look for providers who include some form of competition as part of their coaching program. and which are NOT considered an 'add on' additional expense.
Responsible coaches will tell you when your child is ready and it can be much earlier than you think. Dylan, pictured above is in year 4 and more than holds his own. In fact, all four players pictured have improved substantially since beginning competition. Their program includes both coaching and weekly highly organised matches, and for the a monthly fee which suits parents just fine! Organised 10 week holiday purposeful practice sessions are also included! Choose wisely but click here to see Toowoomba's Tennis Mason program.