Advanced Instruction for Beginners

  November 28,2016

Yesterday I was working with a beginner with decent feel of the ball but had no technique. She is an adult who has not played tennis since elementary school. I had to teach her how to rotate and no...

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Parent-Coach Communication

  November 28,2016

I am sorry that we have not spoken since Troy walked off the court the other day. My instinct is to always resolve issues right away. In this case, I thought things would simmer down. I overrode my...

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Excerpt from Jonathan’s Book – Creating Tennis Mastery

  November 28,2016

At age 12 in 1986, I was the U.S. National Tennis Champion on clay courts. My friend and rival Vincent Spadea was the U.S. National Tennis Champion on hard courts that same year. Ten years...

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Differences Between Tennis Coaching and Consulting

  November 28,2016

At the request of my good friend Xavier Proulx, I taught his friend Ramon, who was in South Florida for the day. Ramon, a golf professional by trade, was a fairly decent striker of the ball. Even t...

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Tennis Coaching: Balancing Accountability with Push

  November 28,2016

I (Jonathan Goldfarb) spent many years during my junior, college and professional tennis career learning and growing as an athlete. Today, as a coach and consultant, I stress the dual importance of...

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