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[tennisbiz] Re: Tennis Coaching Excellence

From: Miguel A. Hernandez <>
Date: Wed 27 Jul 2005 09:14:25 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Ron:

Add "enthusiastic" and I agree with you 100%

--- Ron Woods <> wrote:

> Dear P:hilippe,
> There are so many qualities that define a good
> tennis coach. Below I will
> list some I feel are very important and I know I
> will leave some out, but
> you should get a good response from your question
> and receive many answers.
> A good teacher will always make sure that the
> interest of the student comes
> first.
> This person should be:
> 1. Caring
> 2. Nurturing
> 3. Firm
> 4. Knowledgeable
> 5. Continue to strive for excellence by educating
> oneself on the game,
> teaching methods, training, nutrition, etc.
> 6. Patient
> 7. Positive & Energetic Attitude
> 8. Honest & Trustworthy
> 9. Lead by Example
> 10. Hard Worker
> 11. Loyal
> 12. Ethical
> 13. Honorable
> 14. Sense of Humor
> 15. Certified in some manner as proof of knowledge
> A bad coach would possess very few of the above
> qualities.
> Some qualities I feel a poor teacher possesses are:
> 1. Egotistical
> 2. Know-it-All Attitude
> 3. Loud and Abusive
> 4. Use Students accomplishments for personal gain in
> unethical manner
> 5. Untrustworthy
> 6. Unknowledgeable
> 7. Poor communication skills
> 8. Bad Mouths other teaching professionals and
> coaches
> 9. Does no continuing education or study of current
> methology of the game
> and fitness training.

Miguel A. Hernandez
PBI Tennis Director
Ritz Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa and Casino
Work (787) 253-1700 ext. 4132
Cell (787) 593-4509

Received on Thu Jul 28 2005 - 07:28:14 CDT

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