PHILIP O’CALLAGHAN | Simplifying the complexity of tennis

PHILIP O’CALLAGHAN | Simplifying the complexity of tennis

Look at the attached picture below and think about how many actions in a tennis match —or season— are identical. No action is the same: It is not said by Philip or me, Rafa Nadal says it. Well, tennis training has always gone in the opposite direction to this principle. The complexity of the sport has been forgotten and has been trained by breaking it down and repetitively. Philip provides us with the key information so that your training has a real transfer to the game. So that your players can perform thanks to you, not in spite of you.

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Notes of the episode

Skill Acquisition for Coaches | Philip O’Callaghan

Philip O’Callaghan (@Mr_Tennis_Coach) on Twitter

5 Key Principles to Practice Design that every coach should know | Philip O’Callaghan

How to select the right practice activities | Philip O’Callaghan

Implementing the Constraints-Led Approach | Philip O’Callaghan

The Perception & Action Podcast | Rob Gray

Rob Gray’s Website

Nonlinear Pedagogy in Skill Acquisition: An Introduction | Jia Yi Chow, Keith Davids, Chris Button & Ian Renshaw

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