“Jingle Bells”

Watch this game created especially for the holiday season! Jingle Bells will positively win over your juniors this week. Great for all ages. Works at controlling a self feed or hitting a specific zone on the court. Creates a fun way to bring consistency and competition to an activity. Works well with large groups and…

Positive Reinforcement

Consider following up your next lesson with a video tip. When you get to know your players, show them how much you care by sending them some extra reinforcements. Either make your own video or find a great tip on YouTube. When making a video, a little preparation is key. Think about your audience and…

Love To Serve!

Start your players with the skill to begin the game. Getting players to serve from the first day holding a racquet is important. Michelle Brown, USPTA Elite Professional Depending on your student’s age and/or ability, there are many ways to set them up for serving success at the beginning. Peanut Butter Jelly Time – I…

Helping a Debbie Downer (DD) See The Sunny Side of Tennis

Have you ever worked with someone who gets down on themselves easily? Ever since I saw the skit on Saturday Night Live, I’ve referred to this person (in my mind only of course!) as a DD. Finding the right words to help can be challenging. Tennis is more than tennis…I say this all the time….

Tennis is Transforming Positively

Just read the article in Forbes about how tennis is transforming and thought how appropriate that felt on a personal level. Our tennis family is currently in the process of transformation as we move from New England tennis to Florida tennis. Making that leap was not easy to do. It brought up the conversation of…

Keeping Score

Hello tennis friends! Today I am putting to out two videos to show you how I help new players learn to keep score.

Positive Character Building

How can we as tennis pros and coaches help build a player’s character and get the best out of them? Being mindful when audibly giving praise or criticism is a great start. Get to know the people you work with. Create a positive social environment. How do you bring out the best in your athlete?…

Engage Players Positively Everywhere!

Tennis culture: What is yours? Tennis Culture can be many things.  Top Instruction, of course, we wouldn’t be doing this without giving our best effort when we are on the court. As I heard recently at a conference, “What are you selling?” Of course I am selling tennis. That is the base, but it is…

Tennis is Positively a Family Game

Our family plays tennis together at least once a week. We play games that involve tennis development skills with our children two to three times a week. Our cheer is for Team Brown. Aaron and I work together as a team. Aaron and I both come from competitve homes. Those team building skills help us…