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The Art of Coaching High School Tennis: Planning for Success, Drills and Tips for a Season to Treasure [Kindle Edition]

Bill Patton
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Book Description

An intimate look at the techniques and relationships of high school coaches with their school, players, and parents. Along with very practical advice, there are anecdotes to inform great decision-making for you and your high school team. Coaches, athletic directors, parents, and even players will want to read this to navigate high school tennis and to share with others. Learn drills and tips to become a great tennis coach or player, and accompany the ranks of others who join the USTA, USPTA, and PTR.


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About the Author

Bill Patton started coaching tennis in 1988, and has 24 seasons of combined coaching experience with boys and girls teams. He is a certified USPTA Elite, PTR Professional, and MTM Professional. He has earned well over 200 units of continuing education with the USPTA. In a three season span, one of his teams swept the Team, Individual Singles and Doubles titles, setting a record for most participants in sectional individual play. During those three seasons, those teams also defeated two #2 seeds, and two #1 seeds in playoff action. At another school his teams won the only two league titles in a 44-year span for school. In Bill’s first year with a perennial last place team, the boys stopped their 37-match league losing streak, while the girls stopped their 71-match streak and were featured on local TV as “Team in the Spotlight, ” the highest honor weekly. Bill is married and has two teenagers heading off to college.

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  • File Size: 641 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Publisher: JETLAUNCH (March 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IU6M63U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,584 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource! April 29, 2014
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Bill has greatly articulated the process of running a highly successful high school program, pulling from his many years of doing just that!

As a first year high school coach, this book has been wonderful in filling in some of the unknown areas that only experience or a resource like this can provide.

This country's high schools are one of the places our great sport needs to do a better job of introducing tennis, and this book assists those who may or may not know much about the game to do just that!

Highly recommended!
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After reading "The Art of Coaching High School Tennis" I was impressed enough to invite Bill to speak at our Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association, coaches workshop. None of us were disappointed, his speaking was as good as the book.
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I just finished the book and the information was very helpful to someome like me who is entering professional (paid) coaching for the first time. I like the way Bill writes as if he's speaking directly to you.
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I had just become a volunteer High School tennis coach this spring and realized that playing tennis for 50 plus years in no way qualified me for the responsibility of teaching teenagers to understand how to compete while enjoying learning new skills. At the same time I was interested in making certain that the young men on the team learned to love tennis as a life long pursuit. This book, which I plucked from the offerings on tennis provided by Amazon hit most of the areas I wanted to learn about and served as a fairly good reference for answering my questions. As a byproduct, we enjoyed ourselves, had a great season and stayed out of trouble.
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More About the Author

Bill Patton is Tennis Professional and former high school tennis coach with 25+ years of experience in the field. He has coached at several schools with many great results. Mainly, the players had a great time maximizing their games, and playing on the teams.

Bill is a USPTA Elite Professional, PTR and MTM Professional. He has read over 100 books, watched over 50 DVDS, attending over 50 conferences and trainings for professionalism in the sport. "Bill is a student of the game",
says John Yandell founder of TennisPlayer.net.

Mr. Patton is married and has two children who are heading off to college.

Bill has attempted to write books over 20 times in his life, but failed until now, and it has been through the help of a life coach, that he has understood the deep values that motivate his writing. "Essentially, it's all about service, and my sincere hope is that you are served greatly through the material I produce. It's all 100% authentic, every word of is true to my way of thinking. I want it to resonate with you the reader", states Bill.




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