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Coaching Your Tennis Champion

The Progressive Plan for Success

By David Minihan, Jeanne Payne (Edited by), Eileen Llorente (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 216 pages
Other Information: b/w illus
Published In: United States, 26 March 2008
Get a head start in developing young players with "Coaching Your Tennis Champion". QuickStart Tennis, the play format now used by the United States Tennis Association for junior tennis players, is explained with easy-to-follow instructions, tennis court diagrams, and photographs. Make the most of valuable court time with innovative tennis lesson plans created by a respected tennis instructor. Exclusive day-by-day progressive lesson plans covering 70+ games and tennis drills. The lessons are customised and grouped for players ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Use a lesson as is, or easily adjust it for your players' needs. All activities are labelled with approximate completion times to help you budget tennis teaching sessions. Lesson games and drills focus on motor skills, strokes, game rules, and point play. Plus! 30 additional games and drills to enliven your lessons and keep your students coming back. Big time-saver for teaching professionals. Fun know-how for volunteer coaches and parents.

Table of Contents

Introduction1 Keeping Kids On the Court, And Coming Back2 Thrilling New Ways to Make Learning Tennis Fun3 Have You Tried QuickStart Tennis? Plus, More Smashing Programs!4 Former Top Rank Player: Can You Be Your Child's Coach?5 Making the Next Tennis Weekend with Your Child Unforgettable6 Building an All-Star Team7 Easy as 1-2-3 Progressive Lesson Plans8 Don't Let the Egg Drop!9 Wiggle Those Hips: More Innovative Games and DrillsSelect ReferencesCreditsIndex

About the Author

David Minihan is best known for his work with A"grass rootsA"tennis. His coaching talents and programs have been recognizedby many awards from the US Tennis Association: Excellence inTennis Programming, Outstanding Contributor to USA TeamTennis, and the USPTA Oklahoma Professional of the Year.David is the Director of Tennis at the Westwood Tennis Center,in Norman, OklahomaA-- a 2007 USTA Outstanding Facility of theYear. David shares his strategies for teaching tennis and managingprograms in tennis magazines and at tennis workshops. David ismarried to Lisa and has two daughters, Aspen and Chloe.


CLIFF DRYSDALE, ESPN TV Analyst, Grand Slam ChampionA"David gets it. Tennis is first about fun and for teachers, how to make it fun. Learning is also best accomplished by progression. This will be a useful tool for every tennis parent and teacher looking to develop young players seriously or just introducing them to the joys of the tennis lifestyle.A"DR. DAVID T. PORTER, Chairman, USPTA Player Development Advisory Council, USPTA Master ProfessionalA"David Minihan's system will help you attract new players to the sport.A"GARY TROST, President, USPTA-Missouri Valley, Tennis Teaching ProfessionalA"An excellent blend of innovative tennis information and guidelines which is much needed in this highly competitive tennis world.A"PAUL LOCKWOOD, University of Oklahoma Head Coach, Men's TennisA"You can customize David's Progressive Plans to match your child's unique pace of tennis skill development. I only wish this book would have been available to read years ago.A"MARK JOHNSON, University of Oklahoma Head Coach, Women's TennisA"I have made a career of coaching tennis and I believe David's book will help coaches teach their children to appreciate the game and keep it fun.A"ANNE SMITH, Ph.D, Winner of 10 Grand Slam TitlesA"David Minihan's book is a great resource for parents and coaches. With the emphasis on fun, innovative lesson plans, drills and the new QuickStart program, his book provides the tools needed to develop young players' skills that keep them on the court.A"KEN FLACH, Winner of 6 Grand Slam Doubles Titles, Olympic Gold Medalist, Hall of Famer - USTA/Missouri ValleyA"As a former top junior and playing professional, I really like the ideas on developing a junior presented in this new book by David Minihan. This book will give a head start to all parents and coaches and be a very useful tool as it provides valuable information and insights into the world of junior tennis.A"JOHN NEWMAN, Former Playing Professional and Legendary coachA"One of the best tennis books on the market today and every coach should read it.A"BOB MCKINLEY, Member of 4 Tennis Halls of FameA"Making tennis fun is the key when introducing young players to the game. David Minihan has shown us some great ways to do that in his awesome book, Coaching Your Tennis Champion.A"ANDA PERIANU, WTA Touring ProfessionalA"Coaching Your Tennis Champion offers many games and ideas for the parents and coaches of tennis children. This resource will be great for the younger kids just picking up the racquet as it incorporates the QuickStart program geared towards younger players as well as ideas to keep tennis fun.A"

EAN: 9781932421156
ISBN: 1932421157
Publisher: Mansion Grove House
Dimensions: 24.41 x 16.84 x 1.35 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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