Everything tennis professionals, school coaches, and parents need to give young athletes the best chance of early success. Exclusive day-by-day progressive lesson plans with tons of new games and drills. Includes the all-new QuickStart Tennis Format.
Exclusive day-by-day progressive lesson plans covering 70+ games and drills. The lessons are customized and grouped for players ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Use a lesson as is, or easily adjust it for your players’ needs. All activities are labeled with approximate completion times to help you budget teaching sessions. Lesson games and drills focus on motor skills, strokes, game rules, and point play.
Plus! 30 additional games and drills to enliven your lessons and keep your students coming back.
Big time-saver for teaching professionals.
Fun know-how for volunteer coaches and parents.
Meet The Author Interviews for the media and club newsletter; speaking engagements; and support for your next Tennis event, fund-raiser, club & community activity: David resides in Norman, Oklahoma and can be contacted at David@westwoodtennis.com; 405-366-8859
David Minihan is best known for his work with “grass roots” tennis. His coaching talents and programs have been recognized by many awards from the US Tennis Association: Excellence in Tennis Programming, Outstanding Contributor to USA Team Tennis, and the USPTA Oklahoma Professional of the Year. David is the Director of Tennis at the Westwood Tennis Center, in Norman, Oklahoma — a 2007 USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year. David shares his strategies for teaching tennis and managing programs in tennis magazines and at tennis workshops.
Interviews for the media and club newsletter; speaking engagements; and support for your next Tennis event, fund-raiser, club & community activity: David resides in Norman, Oklahoma and can be contacted at David@westwoodtennis.com; 405-366-8859
What Others Are Saying “David Minihan’s system will help you attract new players to the sport.”
“David gets it. Tennis is first about fun and for teachers, how to make it fun. Learning is also best accomplished by progression. This will be a useful tool for every tennis parent and teacher looking to develop young players seriously or just introducing them to the joys of the tennis lifestyle.”
CLIFF DRYSDALE, ESPN TV Analyst, Grand Slam Champion
DR. DAVID T. PORTER, Chairman, USPTA Player Development Advisory Council, USPTA Master Professional
“David Minihan’s system will help you attract new players to the sport.”
“An excellent blend of innovative tennis information and guidelines which is much needed in this highly competitive tennis world.”
GARY TROST, President, USPTA-Missouri Valley, Tennis Teaching Professional
“You can customize David’s Progressive Plans to match your child’s unique pace of tennis skill development. I only wish this book would have been available to read years ago.”
PAUL LOCKWOOD, University of Oklahoma Head Coach, Men’s Tennis
“I have made a career of coaching tennis and I believe David’s book will help coaches teach their children to appreciate the game and keep it fun.”
MARK JOHNSON, University of Oklahoma Head Coach, Women’s Tennis
“David Minihan’s book is a great resource for parents and coaches. With the emphasis on fun, innovative lesson plans, drills and the new QuickStart program, his book provides the tools needed to develop young players’ skills that keep them on the court.”
ANNE SMITH, Ph.D, Winner of 10 Grand Slam Titles
“As a former top junior and playing professional, I really like the ideas on developing a junior presented in this new book by David
Minihan. This book will give a head start to all parents and coaches and be a very useful tool as it provides valuable information and insights into the world of junior tennis.”
KEN FLACH, Winner of 6 Grand Slam Doubles Titles, Olympic Gold Medalist, Hall of Famer - USTA/Missouri Valley
“One of the best tennis books on the market today and every coach should read it.”
JOHN NEWMAN, Former Playing Professional and Legendary coach
“Making tennis fun is the key when introducing young players to the game. David Minihan has shown us some great ways to do that in his awesome book, Coaching Your Tennis Champion.”
BOB MCKINLEY, Member of 4 Tennis Halls of Fame
“Coaching Your Tennis Champion offers many games and ideas for the parents and coaches of tennis children. This resource will be great for the younger kids just picking up the racquet as it incorporates the QuickStart program geared towards younger players as well as ideas to keep tennis fun.”
ANDA PERIANU, WTA Touring Professional
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Interviews for the media and club newsletter; speaking engagements; and support for your next Tennis event, fund-raiser, club & community activity:
David Minihan resides in Norman, Oklahoma and can be contacted at David@westwoodtennis.com ; 405-366-8859
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