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How to beat an opponent you lost to the week before

coaching philosophy news Sep 17, 2020

By Val Febbo with Marc Sophoulis

It happens often in tennis, player A beats player B one week, and then a week later they have to do battle once more, and sure enough a lot of the time the result...

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Method to the madness of grunting

By Val Febbo

The notion of grunting has divided the tennis fraternity for decades, people love it and people despise it. With Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka facing off at the US Open it has...

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10 Steps to Becoming a Successful 'High Performance' Coach'

coaching philosophy Aug 27, 2020

By Marc Sophoulis

So, you have made the decision to become a career coach working in ‘High Performance’ sport?


The definition of 'High Performance' is usually referred to as the level of...

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Striking a balance - Early specialisation vs diversification

coaching philosophy Aug 19, 2020

By George Vogiatzis

We have all heard the glory stories. It goes something like this:

“Child picks up racquet at three, shows talent, dedicates everyday to working on their craft, tennis is...

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Mindfulness a key to living in the present: Sophoulis

coaching philosophy Aug 15, 2020

By Val Febbo

Mindfulness is becoming a more prevalent notion everyday, with more people adopting meditation as a pass time throughout what has been a dismal year on a global scale.

Tennis coach and...

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Creating Match Hard Skills

coaching philosophy Aug 05, 2020

By George Vogiatzis

Coaches and players work hard to develop technical, tactical, physical and mental skills that are reliable during competition. It is common practice to break these skills down...

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How being a tennis player can help you through the COVID Crisis

coaching philosophy Aug 02, 2020

By Marc Sophoulis

The COVID pandemic has been a challenging situation right across the world. It has sent people into lockdown, closed down sports centres and canceled sporting events right across...

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Getting to Know Marc Sophoulis - The Tennis Menu Head Coach

coaching philosophy Jul 17, 2020

Where it all began...

Marc has been a full time tennis coach since 2001 after injury and a lack of financial support cut his tennis playing career short. Working alongside his former coach and...

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Connecting the Dots

coaching philosophy Jun 08, 2020

Planning Considerations for Grassroots to Pro (LTAD)

By George Vogiatzis

Our role as coaches is complex to say the least. Most of us spend years, even decades, becoming masters of our craft to...

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Our Philosophy

coaching philosophy Mar 07, 2020

By Marc Sophoulis

Here at The Tennis Menu we aim to deliver coaches, parents & athletes with access to a collection of drills, activities and pathways to follow to develop the skills,...

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