TTI Courses

"The Teacher is accorded a great privilege, that of guiding and often shaping the thoughts and actions of others.”  - Marion Broer, 'Efficiency of Human Movement'

How to Use TTI

For those who have taught little or no tennis:

Our six one-week courses have been created in a sequence that will be most beneficial to you. We strongly advise that you begin with course number 1 ‘Foundations’ and follow that with course number 2 ‘All About The Strokes’.

For experienced teachers who have a desire to enhance their skills and knowledge:

We suggest that you take a look at the content of our one-week courses as well as the workshops. Based upon your self assessment, feel free to select any course or portion thereof that will satisfy your needs. If you are unable to find what you need, call us and we will create a way to meet your need.


Course #1


of Tennis


This course has been designed to equip tennis teachers with a foundation on which to build their teaching expertise. The purpose of the course is to give each and every teacher a better understanding of:

·  Our Roles as Teachers
·  Tennis Fundamentals 

·  Tennis and the Body in Motion

·  Teacher-Student Communications
·  Understanding Your Students as Athletes
·  Development Process - How Students (Kids and Adults)             learn

 Course #2

All about the strokes 

The purpose of this course is to examine and explore some of the physical concepts and sequences that we as tennis teachers need to clearly understand in order to provide our students with a foundation that will allow them to be fundamentally sound tennis players.

·   Styles vs Principles

·   Transferable Skills vs Finite Skills

·   Relationship of the Racket to the Ball

·   The Principles of Human Movement

·   Understanding Variables vs Constants

·   The Core of Each Stroke
·  "Shaping" the Strokes

Course #3

It's about them

Effective teachers of sport and movement, recognize that humans learn athletic skills in a experiential state rather than one of analyses and understanding. Individuals experience their own movements, their own rhythms, their own forehands and their own backhands internally through cycles of sensations that resonate throughout their bodies. Being aware of this, effective teachers employ strategies that allow the attention of the athlete to stay directed towards their core, where deep and lasting learning takes place

How do our students learn new skills?

·   Teaching Somatically (internally) vs teaching mechanically 

·   How the manner in which you communicate affects the             outcome

·   The Comfort Zone

·   Teaching in the zone

·   Building a player

·   Adding a skill


Course #4



The purpose of the developmental lesson is to provide young tennis players with a foundation that will allow them to grow without limit both as tennis players and as athletes. This course is designed to give each participant the tools they will need in order to effectively mold and shape their students. 

·   Developmental Lessons

·   Private and Group Lesson Formats

·   The Body - Stretching and warm-ups

·   Understanding Athletic Development

·   Strokes: Forehand, Backhand, Serve, Volley,
    Drop shots, Overhead, Lobs

·   Understanding the learning process

·   Grips and Stances

·  Footwork and Movement


Course #5





The Skill Specific Lesson is the lesson given by tennis teachers to meet the immediate and specific needs of their students. In order to be an effective "skills" teacher, participants need to be proficent in the areas of analysis, communication and must understand the learning process of the athlete.
Areas of focus will include:

Skill Specific Lessons

·   Private Lesson

·   Understanding the Learning Process

·   Creating Junior Development Programs

·   Spins and more Spins

·   Stroke and Player Analysis

 Course #6

All About 


"Coaching is the process of helping people and teams perform at the peak of their abilities. It involves drawing out people's strengths and helping them to bypass personal barriers and limits." - Robert Dilts

This course is designed to better equip coaches as they strive to help others reach new heights.

·   Understanding of % Tennis

·   The Big 3 plus 1

·   The Seven Strategies

·   Doubles 101

·   Designing and Directing Practice

·   Effective Communication for Coaches
·  Match Play Coaching

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