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Wayne Elderton: AceCoach e-Newsletter April 2013

3. May 2013

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Wayne Elderton: AceCoach e-Newsletter April 2013

In this installment, we will look at the specific definitions of each of the components. To fully understand them, it will take a lot of ‘unpacking’. We will do this in subsequent newsletters. The definitions have been fleshed out by top coach Larry Jurovich. These provide a framework to create learning activities and drills to develop each of the characteristics.

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LoveCourts: “GET MORE GAME”

26. April 2013

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LoveCourts: “GET MORE GAME”

Tennis is a game everyone who is reading this loves. We love watching the best in the game and then we dream of bringing their game to the court when we play. Of course, the vast majority of us may never reach that level of tennis. However we could ask ourselves: why can't every tennis player enjoy the game as it's played by the pros?

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Wayne Elderton: AceCoach e-Newsletter March 2013

22. March 2013

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Wayne Elderton: AceCoach e-Newsletter March 2013

Our first look will be to see this statement as a whole. Coaches day to day duties are often about particular details of development. For example, on court today, I worked on such things as, improving the timing of a player for return of a fast 1st serve, return of serve footwork for a wide shot, ensuring a player was focused and relaxed by improving the way they breath in their shot during pressure points. The day to day details can be in any of the Performance Factors. The challenge is, that working with this fine detail can suck a coach into an ‘isolated’, ‘micro mode’. What gets lost is the ‘big picture’ of the player. When you have a sense of the ultimate goal, it makes it easier to see how all the details you are doing fit together.

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Anonymous: Implies Bear is a Pot and Hypocritical

22. February 2013

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Anonymous: Implies Bear is a Pot and Hypocritical

Pierre, your articles are excellent and you are doing a great job of creating discussion and debate about tennis development in our country. Much of the focus recently has been national associations taking on a more active role, with a hands on approach, to the development of its players. One of the earlier arguments (which was interesting fair) was whether public money should be used to compete with, and steal business from, the private academies. It then moved towards the actual efficacy of these national training centers and whether they do indeed provide a better environment for the elite juniors. And now we have the issue of how demoralizing it is for local coaches to lose their players to the National Centers where their talent, hard work and commitment is robbed from them and perhaps in many cases, from the player as well

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Karl Hale: Ironman

18. January 2013

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Karl Hale: Ironman

I left Toronto via Atlanta on Wednesday morning. The flight from Atlanta to Panama City was 100% full of triathletes and their family members. So it is all becoming very real. I arrived on Wednesday evening in Panama City not knowing what was in store for the Ironman adventure. My taxi driver Dave was very friendly and was giving me the lowdown on the local scene in Panama City. I asked him if we could get my bike for pick up and how much extra it would cost. He said, “no problem, don’t worry about it.” So the good vibes began!

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Eddie Herr Tour 2012

14. December 2012

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Eddie Herr Tour 2012

Ekaterina (Katy) Shulaeva and Mike Hall had the pleasure of taking a team of ACE Tennis players down to Florida to participate in the Eddie Herr International event this past November. The event attracts the world's best junior tennis players from many nations to compete. As a bonus, there are local tournaments known as the "Casely's" for players to participate in prior to the Eddie Herr and after they were eliminated.

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