Florian Meier’s best instructional vids of 2015

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

Tennis Footwork: Split-Step Timing Lesson

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99 Ways To Market Your Tennis Programme, part 14 – Free Stuff

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20 tennis exercises for groups of 3-4 year olds

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

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

99 ways to market your tennis program, part 13 – Facebook Advertising

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Sending & Receiving Drill for 5-8 year olds

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!

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.

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99 Ways To Market Your Tennis Progamme, Part 12 – Schools

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

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

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