I’ve read many tennis coaching books and this one is very specific. If you are a coach or tennis enthusiast looking for drills and tips to implement in your game right now this book is a must read. There are golden nuggets that open your eyes literally to becoming a better tennis player one step at a time. Excellent and a quick read for visual training. Love how the chapters are chunked/bite size and to the point.
Why is ‘watch the ball’ actually harmful advice? What are far better ways to help your players see the ball better, and have a better chance to move into the higher levels of the game from 4.5 and above?
A mix of science, inner game, and many years of practical application provide lots of great solutions for what is the most variable thing that makes human beings unique, their vision. Each chapter ends with three to five practical action items to consider.
About the Author
With the publication of The Athlete Centered Coach, Bill Patton is working hard to influential sports culture globally. There is a revolution going on in coaching, and Bill has always colored outside the lines, so he is ready for new lines to be drawn. He used to take his toys apart to see how they worked. He turned those experiences into a strength. Now he creates innovative templates so that others can build on success and make it their own. He is most proud of winning an NCS Championship, and becoming a published author for the first time. Once when trying to speak another language to a player he thought he was asking if she was embarrassed, but he used the word for pregnant. That got sorted out later.
Bill Patton is Tennis Professional and is currently coaching his 7th different high school with 30+ years of experience in the field. He has coached at several schools with many great results. Mainly, the players had a great time maximizing their games, and playing on the teams. He is now featured on coachtube.com, with three different tennis courses.
Bill and his business partner Styrling Strother have started USATennisCoach, LLC which trains, certifies, mentors, and collaborates with high school tennis coaches.
Bill is a USPTA Elite Professional, PTR and MTM Professional. He has read over 100 books, watched over 50 DVDS, attending over 50 conferences and trainings for professionalism in the sport. “Bill is a student of the game”, says John Yandell founder of TennisPlayer.net.
Mr. Patton is married and has two children who are heading off to college. You can reach Bill via email firstname.lastname@example.org