Over the past years, ELITE has brought many stories from our board of directors, member coaches and other figures in the tennis industry. The cornerstone of the GPTCA is our belief that there is no one-size fits all methodology to coaching performance tennis. In this Spring issue I am excited to continue the tradition of publishing articles, feature stories and op-eds that provides a forum where opinions are voiced, theories are tested and testimonials are heard. In this new issue which for the first time ever will be available in print and to non-members worldwide, I am proud to present such a strong line-up of contributors.
Roger Rasheed: Driven
Our cover story is Australia’s Roger Rasheed. As you will read Rasheed is bold, at times brash and definitely not afraid to make an impact. Agree or not with his ‘in your face’ methods, one cannot discount his most incredible success. And we have the facts to prove it.
by Robert Davis
Why My Academy Wins
Magnus speaks about the learning curve he has been on as the founder of his tennis academy. Running an academy has always had its challenges, but Magnus and his team of coaches are holding firm to their mantra that quality control on court and development of the person first, player second remain their top priority.
by Magnus Norman
What Worked for Me... Could Help You!
Todd Woodbridge offers a unique insight into the thought process of one of the greatest doubles players in the history of tennis.
by Todd Woodbridge
On Court with Sam Stosur
Tom Downs takes us on the court with Samantha Stosur when he was part of her team and charged with improving her backhand volley.
by Tom Downs
Effective Mentoring for the Person and the Player
Chuck is most proud of the amount of the mentoring systems that he has used to develop former players and assistants to become head coaches as well as national team coaches. To date, there have been 34, and still counting. His theory on Effective Mentoring for Tennis has been well researched, tested and proven to work.
by Chuck Kriese
Eat and Drink Like the Pros
Page has seen it all… from struggles to maintain hydration on the court, to checking urine color, to trying to decipher what is in a foreign sport food for safety. Even the pros don’t fully know how to eat for optimum performance.
by Page Love
The Jason Jung Journey
This is a great testimony from Jason about the real value of his tennis journey that will inspire all those who might be dealing with self-doubt.
by Jason Jung
The Art of Delivering the Message
Adam is one young aspiring coach who has been on an odyssey around the tennis world to discover the secrets, methods and strategies for player development from many of the tour veteran coaches. In his piece, he focuses on the pre and post-match communication between coach and player, and parent and player.
by Adam Blicher
The Prince of Physios: Q&A with Bill Norris
Bill, the founding father of the ATP Sports Medicine Committee, provides coaches with some invaluable advice with regards to injuries and high intensity training sessions on court and off court.
by Bill Norris
Tennis Teacher vs Tennis Coach
Former player and veteran ATP Tour coach, Scott McCain touches on a very complex topic, are you a tennis teacher? Tennis coach? Both? Or does it even matter?
by Scott McCain