Arhive tag: tennis parents

How to best help your child develop as a tennis player

The following article “Staying Out of the Way” was written by Nick Bollettieri, 4 December 2013 and published on tennisrecruiting.net : I started teaching tennis in the mid 1950s. Not a day goes by where my mind doesn’t say, “here we go again.” My toughest lesson is not with my students – but with their parents. […]

Must read for tennis parents

All Sports Parents Must Read this Three interesting things college and elite athletes list as their worst memories playing sports growing up: 1. What was your worst experience as a child playing sports?The drive back from a game/match. My parent/s wanting to talk about it and ‘get into it’. 2. Who did you enjoy most being present at […]

A letter from your kid

Mon and Dad, I have a list of 10 things for you to consider: 1. Do you realize that tennis is one of the most unfair sports that there is? We arrive at a tennis tournament and the draw is normally 32 or 64 players. That means that my chances of actually winning the tournament […]

How to help your child develop better as a tennis player

There is advice for tennis parents who want their kids to become tour professionals as soon as possible. Parents and tennis players need to remember that the real success in tennis not how kids play in age 6-14.  Times when 12 years old tennis players won Junior Grand Slam (Martina Hingis), 16 years old Olympic […]

Tennis advice for parents

Junior tennis players are influenced by the actions, opportunities and feedback received from their parents. It is sometimes difficult for tennis parents to know what and how they should communicate with their child to best support them. This article will help give some advice on the best way to help your tennis junior so that […]

The top 5 big no’s of tennis parenting

  The 5 Top Things Sport Parents Do that Can Make their Kids Drop Out of Sport Parents have a huge impact on how their child or children feel about sports. It’s not easy being a parent to a sports child, as we only want the best for them. Sometimes emotions can take over as […]