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: (more…)

99 Ways To Market Your Tennis Programme Part 6 – A Decent Website

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Tennis Coaching Web SiteThere is no question about it. These days, you need a website – a good one. I can’t begin to tell you how much a good website can help you – in terms of marketing your programme and also the admin work it can save you. And it’s much easier than you might think to create one.  (more…)

2 very good books on talent versus practice

Monday, November 26th, 2012


As a tennis coach, a subject which really interests me is the whole talent verses practice debate. I’m always trying to get across to people how important repetition is in becoming very good at anything – sport, music.

Lots and lots of regular practice, repetition and quite a lot of failure on route to success. There are 2 very good books on the subject. I highly recommend reading them. (more…)

About this blog

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Hi – I’m Karl Stowell, a tennis coach based in Oxshott in Surrey, England.

In this blog, I’ll write about everything tennis coaching. I’ll put up videos of good drills, tips and articles. Everything will be practical. No long articles going into deep biomechanical detail of the strokes. Just stuff you can use TODAY to help with your coaching.

But not only about the on-court side of coaching. I’ll also blog about the business side of tennis coaching – creating a web site, marketing tips, ideas to increase your income, how to attract more players to your programme – and much more………

Please come back to this site as I’ll be adding content often. And contact me if you have any comments or anything you’d like to see on this site.

See you on court!