Template for U12-14 Annual Planning

NOTE: This was the original template done in the summer of 2010 for the design of individual and group training annual plans for 2010-11. From this

template we at ACE tennis manage our athletes for the year. The problems we encounter in the design of these plans are:

  1. The dates for the major competitions at a national and provincial levels are always published late, but this problem can be overcome somewhat by using previous years dates
  2. National and provincial regroupings create difficulties as they are not  coordinated with the Academies and as a result are not part of the planning process

Another issue is a provincial association or national body announcing an ad hoc touring initiative in the middle of an important physical training cycle. This touring initiative done with the greatest intent becomes a situation where a player, coach, parent must decide on doing what is right for the player long term and passing up on a touring opportunity in the short term.

To view the template, please click here >>>.

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The two most widely reported second serve statistics in professional tennis are the number of double faults a player hit, and their second serve winning percentage. If we’re trying to understand the effectiveness of a particular player’s second serve, relying only on those statistics has significant drawbacks. Article by Michal Kokta.

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