In 2008 the WTA finally gave in to the increasing difficulty to police the words that come from the players box, and introduced on court coaching. The trouble was mainly because of the of the many languages used, with some English speaking players claiming it was unfair that a Russian player is free to have […]Read more "On Court Coaching"
Unbelievably, Doha in the desert had hourly battles with rain and the tournament spent much of the week underwater. It was the sort of light drizzle that us Brits get blamed for everywhere we go, and the players were frustratingly pulled off the court up to 4 times in a match. The main problem is […]Read more "Rain Delays"
Older players… what does this mean?Read more "AO 2017… Extraordinary or Concerning?"
Thanks to @KrisSoutar for suggesting this topic, I really think it is an interesting one and I would love to hear what you think. Do girls play with less variety because they aren’t capable or because coaches make the assumption they aren’t? As a kid I never really got the opportunity to find out if […]Read more "Girls play differently to boys you know…"
I had an absolute blast watching Jo march her way through to the semi final over the past two weeks, and I know you all did too! Consistent quality of strike, aggressive movement, amazing strength out wide and a cool calm focus on getting the job done, it seems like Jo has got pretty much […]Read more "A Lesson From Johanna Konta"
When I started coaching I didn’t realise that I would spend most of my time coaching standards, not tennisRead more "What Are Your Standards?"
Why can’t women coach men?Read more "Being a Female Tennis Coach"