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GROWING THE GAME BY GROWING THE WAY WE TEACH IT by Stan Oley

GROWING THE GAME BY GROWING THE WAY WE TEACH IT

by Stan Oley

Stan Oley is the National Sales Manager for Playmate Ball Machines and a member of the teaching staff at Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Melbourne, Florida. During his 16 years as a teaching professional, he has been Director of Tennis at the international Tennis Center in Key Biscayne and Director of Tennis at Orange Lake Country Club in Orlando.

"Many generous organizations have donated money to help grow the game of tennis. Once new players are introduced to the game however, it is up to us, the teaching professionals, to turn the sport into a lifetime passion. In order to accomplish this, I feel that we, as teaching professionals, need to grow as well." read more

ARE YOU A TEACHING PROFESSIONAL OR A BUMPING PRO? by Stan Oley

ARE YOU A TEACHING PROFESSIONAL OR A BUMPING PRO?

by Stan Oley

"For the past eleven years, I have been very fortunate to travel around the country conducting seminars on how to teach tennis using a ball machine. After each seminar, I have the opportunity to talk to the teaching professionals. One of the most frequently asked questions is, "Do you have a drill book or video?" My reply is always the same, "Why do you want one?" The teaching professional usually tells me, "I am so burned out, it just seems like I cannot think of another drill." read more

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY DOING TO YOUR PLAYER IF YOU ARE FEEDING FROM THE NET? by Stan Oley

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY DOING TO YOUR PLAYER IF YOU ARE FEEDING FROM THE NET?

by Stan Oley

"Do your students lose to players that you feel are technically inferior? Do you constantly hear yourself saying, "Move your feet"? Do you take a special interest in the fact that you feel your players are very slow? (Some coaches hire fitness coaches just to increase their player's speed on the court, but still see few results). Do you feel as though your players play well in lessons but cannot put it together in a match?" read more