with Bill Mountford, USTA National Tennis Center Director of Tennis (NTC), US Open Director of Player Operations, USPTA Eastern Division President, Founder of the HEAD Junior Tennis Academy (NJ), USTA.com contributor ("Tips of the Week" & "Ask Bill" columns).
Internationally known for his success in teaching tennis, Bill Mountford has created an exciting instructional video specifically for high school coaching! With a combination of lecture-style teaching and on-court demonstration, Mountford reveals his secrets for becoming a successful coach. He begins by stating six simple guidelines for coaching: keep it simple, compliment profusely, avoid over-coaching, keep instruction concise, become a resource for tennis in the community, and promote the game. Mountford also gives his advice on topics such as ranking systems for players, conditioning, and building team unity. He uses on-court demonstration to illustrate four different innovative practice drills. Each drill is uniquely designed to emulate game situations as well as continually condition players. He discusses and demonstrates how to have a successful practice with minimal court space using drills such as "rotating approach" and "circle game". With drills such as "half-court king/queen" and "triples", Mountford demonstrates how to utilize a large number of courts with minimal players. Mountford shows how to design each practice to help you easily evaluate each player's true ability. He also provides tactics and strategy advice for both singles and doubles players. This DVD will benefit not only you, but also the students you instruct!