The Coaching Relationship

Rowden February 2021

• Most humans always seem to think that someone must be in charge. This is woven into the very fabric of society and every organisation and institution.

Training Themes

Rowden February 2021

Speed -- Emphasise 3 speeds, off the racket, through the air. and after the bounce and how to change each.

Maturity or What ?

Rowden December 2020

• Listening is important, giving full attention and doing this in the right way, giving up some of your own power, arrogance and self-will

Vision without Execution

Rowden December 2020

Vision without execution is just hallucination or daydreaming.

The Windscreen

Rowden December 2020

The windscreen is rather more important than the rear view mirror.


Rowden December 2020

Limits can be total, self-imposed or within your own ability.


Rowden December 2020

Excellence is not the result of some gene you were born with, some great talent or skill you possess, which you never had to work for; though some athletes do have some marginal physical or mental advantages, better stamina, faster reactions, bigger size, more explosive speed, higher level of concentration, the list can be quite extensive.

Looking for the Champion 3

Rowden December 2020

Most players, like most humans, are habitual and predictable.

Looking for the Champion 2

Rowden December 2020

The first stage in the development of any young player should be with the racket in the hand -- in other words the first priority should lie in the area of skills.

Looking for the Champion

Rowden October 2020

When a young player is referred to you for the first time and others seem to think he or she is a future champion, just what do you want to see from this promising prospect?

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