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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Question On-court coaching

What do you think about on-court-coaching?

What can a coach do in a tricky situation? Usually they seem to be motivators only, say things like "come on" and so on.

I've heard what Pavlychenkovas coach told at 5:4 in the second set: Spin the return.

And what did she do? - Pretty much the opposite!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 10:00 AM
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Re: On-court coaching

hate it

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: On-court coaching

I hate it.! The wta tour is already full of mentally weak players. I think it is now a crutch that will create more mentally weak players......figure it out yourself.

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Re: On-court coaching

Hate it, part of what I enjoy about tennis is the fact that it's 2 players (or 4 in doubles) out there alone, trying to beat each other. Part of the skills of a top tennis players should be being able to deal with the emotional/mental highs & lows of a match, knowing how & when to change tactics if necessary etc, if they can't do that then it's something they should work on off court, not during a match with the help of a coach or whatever. If you always ask someone else how to do it, you'll never work it out for yourself.

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Re: On-court coaching

It's great for the game. Coaches interact with their charges during matches in basically every other sport.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Re: On-court coaching

on-court coaching is bad in my opinion, and i'm against it
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Re: On-court coaching

Hate it! You should be able to figure things out yourself, that's one of the reasons this sport is so great, or was great.
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Re: On-court coaching

I'm wondering how on-court coaching works when players having the same coach play against themselves. Example - Kvitova vs Benesova during Hobart final.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 08:56 PM
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I like it when the players figure things out for themselves. None of the other greats before this generation needed a coaching session, and they don't need them now either.

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Re: On-court coaching

I don't like on-court coaching

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Re: On-court coaching

I like it simply because no matter what the coach says, it seems like the players do the exact opposite.
Its 100% hilarious

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Re: On-court coaching

Totally do not like it at all.
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Re: On-court coaching

It sucks, players should be able to play, think and win on their own without coaches talking to them in the middle of the match. Why have the no coaching rule if you then can have on-court coaching? It's stupid.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2009, 10:52 PM
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Re: On-court coaching

I understand why people think on court coaching does not belong in tennis. However, I must say it is very interesting to listen to the coaches.
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