Do you coach college tennis?
Because if you do, you will want to read this article.
I would like to talk about college tennis coaching and the problems that I see happening in it now.
Many college tennis players will not be playing professional tennis, and that shouldn’t be their goal for going to college.
The goal is to reach their full potential as a player.
I have been watching video of college matches and teams and asking around to a few Japanese players that played in the US.
My next step is to go to a US college tournament and get a close-up view, of what is happening and then I will be able to make some more suggestion for them.
But, for now, there are a few things that I can address in this post.
And I hope you will share them.
College coaches need to make sure that the system that they have in place, is helping their players reach their full potential.
That’s really all that matters.
“If not, revise your system today or create a better one for next season.”
The ideal situation is to keep updating the one that you have in place right now.
College coaches have to step up their coaching game, so we can get more of these kids ready for the tour if they have the game for going that far.
Speaking of which.
Players should leave early, but only if they are mentally ready!!
“The level is so different and stronger on tour, but all college players who are dominating their opponents or the league they are playing in, can leave after 2 or 3 years and take their game to the tour.”
The other problem is,
I wish coaches would understand that.
They are not coaching tennis at this stage of their careers.
What they are actually coaching is the mental game.
And most don’t have a clue on how to coach it, instead, they are full of themselves.
Seriously, I watch these guys and heard many of them talk on Social Media.
So, this is something that I know about first hand.
All these guys need to start studying the mental game more, even become a student of coaching it and learn how to master coaching it.
And they should do this before they do anything else in their careers.
They owe it to their players, schools and the game itself.
Let’s leave it there for now, shall we?
They have to drop their EGOS and start focusing on getting results!!