Coaching “under fire” provides strategic and/or executional feedback between points like college tennis. You will quickly notice that tennis practice and tennis competition, pose very different challenges. Proper practice, like academic homework, deserves at least twice the minutes of competition.The “Academy Style” is used at all the major universities. College tennis is the only daily competition in which coaching is allowed during a match. That is why the best tennis coaches in the world are American college tennis coaches. They must learn to interject strategy and encouragement during natural breaks (30 or 90 seconds!) in play while watching 2 or 3 matches at a time!
Players looking to raise their level need that next level of “stream of consciousness”, the train of business like thoughts and evaluations, which reduces large swings in emotion, that elite players and professionals posses. After weapons and moves are standardized, the sport becomes more like chess than checkers. The beauty of the sport is that age and experience can overcome youth, strength, and speed. What if you had both?!!!