View Full Version : On-court coaching

Mar 20th, 2009, 08:20 AM
What do you think about on-court-coaching? :confused:

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! :bounce:

Mar 20th, 2009, 10:00 AM
hate it

Mar 20th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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.

Mar 20th, 2009, 07:26 PM
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.

Mar 20th, 2009, 07:33 PM
It's great for the game. Coaches interact with their charges during matches in basically every other sport.

lee station
Mar 20th, 2009, 07:35 PM
on-court coaching is bad in my opinion, and i'm against it :(

Mar 20th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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.

Caipirinha Guy
Mar 20th, 2009, 08:48 PM
I'm wondering how on-court coaching works when players having the same coach play against themselves. Example - Kvitova vs Benesova during Hobart final.

Mar 20th, 2009, 08:56 PM
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.

Mar 20th, 2009, 08:57 PM
I don't like on-court coaching :o

Mar 20th, 2009, 08:59 PM
I like it simply because no matter what the coach says, it seems like the players do the exact opposite.
Its 100% hilarious

Mar 20th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Totally do not like it at all.

Mar 20th, 2009, 10:15 PM
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.:o

Mar 20th, 2009, 10:52 PM
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.