Skittles – fun game for little kids aged 4 upwards

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Bit of fun for the end of the lesson. This one needs foam balls and you’ll see why!

1) Lay out spots to put the kids in two teams in the positions below

Little Kids Tennis Drill Continue Reading »

99 Ways To Market Your Tennis Programme, Part 5 – What To Do With Your Posters And Leaflets

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Quick post here. In Part 4 we talked about creating leaflets & posters. In this post, lets just list how to get them out there. Please add your own suggestions in the comments. Here goes: Continue Reading »

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.  Continue Reading »

How To Run Successful & Profitable Tennis Camps

Monday, October 21st, 2013

How To Run Tennis CampsI have run tennis camps for several years now with great success. It’s such a win-win thing. The parents are happy because their kids are doing something worthwhile all day long in the school holidays, the kids love it (if your camps are good), the club or venue benefits from the income and exposure, the coaches get consistent work right through the holidays and………… as the organiser can make a LOT of money. Continue Reading »

99 Ways To Market Your Tennis Programme Part 4 – Leaflets & Posters

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

poster for blogIn part 5, I’ll talk about what to do with posters and flyers you have created. But in this part, we’ll talk about how to get them designed and printed.

But, before doing that, we need to talk about photos…… Continue Reading »

Great Tennis Instruction Vids From Around The Web

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

There are so many great instructional tennis vids on the web now, particularly on YouTube. These are great for improving your own game, but also to use as a tennis coach. In this post, I’m compiling some of those videos – and I’ll keep adding more. Continue Reading »

Finding a job as a tennis coach

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

This post will simply list all the resources for finding a job as a tennis coach. These resources will not be limited to any particular country, but I will mention whether they are international or for a particular country. I’ll be adding to this regularly, so come back again. Continue Reading »

99 Ways To Market Your Tennis Programme Part 3

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Text Messaging


Text message marketingThis one follows nicely on from email. Before I go into text message marketing, it’s worth saying that both text and email are, of course, ways to market to people who have already had some contact with you – hence you have their email addresses and mobile numbers. Later, we’ll also go into lots of ways to market to the wider community. Continue Reading »

99 Ways To Market Your Tennis Programme – Part 2

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013


emailBefore reading this article, please read Part 1

The first thing to say about email is that if you are sending out more than a few emails, you need to use a service to send them out – otherwise they won’t get sent. Your standard email provider won’t let you send out hundreds of emails at a time (although you may not know they didn’t get sent). Rather than go into detail here, please read my article on Mailchimp Continue Reading »

99 Ways To Market Your Tennis Programme – Part 1

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Capturing & Storing Information

This first one isn’t actually a way to market your tennis programme. More like preparation. Later on we’ll be talking about emails, text Tennis Coach Web Sitemessages and other things which require you to have all the right information for people who come into your programme or club.

So it’s vital that you get the right information from people right at the beginning. The information you need is: Continue Reading »