Coaching

State Tennis prides itself as being at the cutting edge of coaching practises and currently is the only organisation in South Australia which is an exponent of the Internationally Acclaimed ‘Play Practice’ Approach.

Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports presents a clear alternative to traditional approaches that will revitalize the experience for the learner. It replaces mindless games and mechanistic training methods with creative and enjoyable practice that improves students’ skills and enhances their tactical understanding.

Play Practice focuses on teaching game play first instead of technique and skill —an approach that sets it apart from other games-approaches. It provides answers to many of the problems that learners face, such as being motivated reluctant or resistant. In teaching tennis, a game with high technical demands, State Tennis has thoughtfully designed all programs to fit the Play Practice philosophy.

Developed by Alan Launder, internationally known authority on the subject, Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sports provides both the theoretical basis and the practical plans for changing practice from drudgery to an educational experience young people look forward to.

State Tennis provides a range of coaching options for all ages, budgets and skill levels.