ONcourt: Parents are often unaware that their sons or daughters are following a specific curriculum for their development over an annual period. Understanding the basic principles of periodization is essential in developing training sessions which maximize the practices of the players. This type of planning and management is essential in giving order to the over 35 weeks of winter training intertwined with a variety of competitions, which have various levels of importance. The management of such a plan is essential to maximizing the development opportunities for all players. Click here to view the tactical training plan of ACE tennis for its top international program, which is based on its ACE Tennis Mantra.
With the first Grand Slam of the year winding down, I wanted to do a little introduction to the main draw players, who competed on the collegiate level before turning pro. This will be a short series of four parts: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, and women’s doubles.