Florian Meier’s best instructional vids of 2015

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Florian Meier, from www.onlinetennisinstruction.com creates some great, free, instructional videos. Here are some of his best of 2015.

Tennis Footwork: Split-Step Timing Lesson

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20 tennis exercises for groups of 3-4 year olds

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Here is a video I made showing you a load of exercises you can do with groups of 3-4 year olds. Enjoy! And comment below.


How to get free or very cheap photos to market your tennis program

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

You need photos for your tennis marketing right? For flyers, posters, Facebook etc. Needless to say, you don’t want to be just downloading them from Google as you might end up in hot water for copyright infringement. You can end up with a big bill for that. So here’s some ways you can get great photos for free and very cheap…….. Continue Reading »

Sending & Receiving Drill for 5-8 year olds

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

little kids tennis gameLittle simple but fun game for you here. Good for mini red players of 5-8ish.

This game is good for sending, receiving, catching and feeding skills.

It’s done in pairs so you can lots of children doing it with no standing in line.

Watch the video below to see the game.


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Stop taking tennis coaching!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Ok this is a bit of an extreme title – and not a very smart one coming from a tennis coach. But I wanted to get your attention and make a point.

I keep having the same conversation with parents lately – I’ve had about three in the last week and they went something like this: Continue Reading »

99 Ways to market your tennis programme part 11 – joint ventures

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

A quick post here, just talking about a few ways in which you can team up with other people where you mutually help each other. Examples:

  • Team up with someone who runs classes in your area and has a large client base, e.g. a Zumba teacher. You know that a Zumba teacher will see loads of mums – the ideal people to promote your tennis programme to. And in return, you’ll do the same for her. This could be by sending out an email to your respective clients, giving out flyers, putting something on your websites / Facebook pages or just an announcement at the classes. So basically she’ll tell her clients about you and you’ll tell your clients about her.

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Beach ball tennis

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Beach ball tennisUsing beach balls is a great way to make tennis easy and fun for very young children, and also beginner juniors and even adults. Have a look at the video below where you can see children aged 4 & 5 actually playing a proper game of tennis with a beach ball, which they couldn’t do with small balls. I sometimes have children as young as 3 doing bounce-ups with beach balls. Continue Reading »