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    believe in the wall

    Hello to all:

    I guess we all have a passion, my passion is teaching kids to play tennis. I started teaching childrens tennis in Asmara Eritrea. At first I observed the coaching methodology from the coaches in Asmara, watched countless tennis coaching videos and attended a popular tennis school in Florida to gain the knowledge I thought was needed to be an effective coach. All the instruction was pretty much the same, and they all lacked one very important teaching method. The WALL or backboard--I could go on and on about its virtures but I will stop for now--hope to hear from any one that uses the hitting wall for teaching tennis to beginners.


    Will

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    Hello Will, welcome to TW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willrhaynes View Post
    Hello to all:

    I guess we all have a passion, my passion is teaching kids to play tennis. I started teaching childrens tennis in Asmara Eritrea. At first I observed the coaching methodology from the coaches in Asmara, watched countless tennis coaching videos and attended a popular tennis school in Florida to gain the knowledge I thought was needed to be an effective coach. All the instruction was pretty much the same, and they all lacked one very important teaching method. The WALL or backboard--I could go on and on about its virtures but I will stop for now--hope to hear from any one that uses the hitting wall for teaching tennis to beginners.


    Will
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  4. #4
    U r absolutly right , hiting wall is one of the best way learn, note that prior to this one must correct his raquet holding and action of stroke!

  5. #5

    Other beginner tips

    The wall is nice.its relaxing and non-judgemental for a beginner. Playing 1/4 court practices control over power. But, i have found that the most important technique for a beginner to learn is proper grips. In my opinion, the "shake hands" grip should be taught last,not 1st.attaining some mastery of the "backhand grip" will make or break a beginner.

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