The 10 Commandments For Tennis Coaches


1. You shall not wear sunglasses when talking with your students or greeting anyone.

2. You shall always have a positive attitude.
3. You shall always remember your students’ names and greet them as soon as they enter your tennis court.
4. You shall not pick up, talk, or text on your phone during tennis lessons.
5. You shall never be late to your tennis lesson otherwise it is free for your client.
6. You shall not speak poorly of your fellow tennis coaches (or any clubs or tennis organization affiliations) regardless of their teaching methods.
7. You shall show respect to your clients and make them feel welcome even after they have stopped coming to you for lessons.
8. Once in a while you shall give free lessons to those who cannot afford them, and spend extra time with your clients who need more help.
9. You shall always look clean and smell nice.
10. You shall always look for ways to improve your tennis knowledge and share it with your students and younger fellow coaches who seek guidance.

Cosmin Miholca

Cosmin Miholca

Certified Tennis Coach

Check out my work at WebTennis24 where I share with you my best video tennis lessons, drills and tips for players, coaches and tennis parents.

10 Tips for Consistent Tennis Groundstrokes

consistent tennis groundstrokes
1. Prepare early.
Turn shoulders and set the racquet behind the path of the incoming ball before it bounces on your side of the court.

2. Contact the ball about waist high.
Don’t rush into hitting the ball right away, wait for it to drop below shoulder level especially if you have to hit a high bouncing ball.


3. Move to the ball using small steps to keep your body in good balance and be ready for late adjustments.


4. Recover quickly after you hit the ball.
Avoid standing and watching where the ball goes; watch it as you get ready for the next shot.


5. Aim your strokes at least two feet above the net.
Get down under the level of the ball so you can swing up on it.


6. Hit most of your shots cross-court.
You will have more court to hit to and a lower net to aim over.


7. Spin the ball.
The pressure created on top of the ball, by the spin, will make it come down into the court earlier.


8. Practice consistency.
Rally with your partner trying to make 10, 20, or 30 balls in a row during a rally.


9. Hit against the wall.
Challenge yourself to hit, let’s say 20 balls in a row; then go for 30, then 40, and so on.


10. Ultimately, tennis consistency is a state of mind… every time you practice, don’t accept to miss.
Every ball that comes your way is like the most important ball in the world. Hit it over the net no matter what.

Try to check as many of the above-mentioned tips in the list, and you’ll soon have more consistent tennis groundstrokes than your opponent. 

Cosmin Miholca

Cosmin Miholca

Certified Tennis Coach

Check out my work at WebTennis24 where I share with you my best video tennis lessons, drills and tips for players, coaches and tennis parents.