Volume 02 | April 24th, 2020
Coaches Connecting
In hopes to bring you a little joy, offer a touch of inspiration, and to keep our tennis community connected, we coaches are coming together (virtually) to create these weekly newsletters for you. We hope you enjoy and don't hesitate to reach out, we'd love to hear from you. Stay safe!
Monday Match Play Q&A with Marin
Coach Eric's, Footwork is the Foundation!
I’ve always said footwork is by far one of the most important aspects of tennis; you can have a beautiful and solid swing like Federer, but if you can’t get to the ball, does it even matter?!

I'm sharing one of my favorite youtube channels that has 5 footwork drills you can do from home. Do these regularily for a quick at home workout and to earn the competative advantage when we are back on the court!
This channel has a lot of other "tennis at home" content. Check it out and let me know what your favorites are.
Healthy Eating with Coach Paulina
Home made beet-humus, to eat as a fresh spread with your favourite cracker.
I never liked beets before, but when I tried this spread recipe it turns out I can’t get enough of it! When mixed with humus, beets make for a delicious spread to eat. Kids can help as well by cleaning the beets and mixing.
Ingredients needed:
  • 2 medium beets cooked in water until soft
  • 1 can of chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • sesame oil and a bit of salt (to taste)
I used a mixer as you can see in the picture but you can use a blender as well. The final taste is a vibrant and fresh humus spread. Click here to send me your results.
Coach Alex, Beat your Best!
If you have access to a wall, in the garage or the basement, that you don't mind marking up you can use it as a hitting wall:
Put a piece of tape, horizontally, 3 feet from the floor (to mimic a net). Then make a box another 3 feet above that line as shown in the picture (Make box 1 foot by 1 foot).
If possible stand at least 20 feet back but 39 feet back would be best. use a soft or foam ball for shorter distances and to minimize possible damage
In one minute how many forehands can you hit into the box. Do the same on backhand side and then repeat doing forehands and backhands.
Work on finding a speed where you can get into a rhythm and maintain your technique. Practice everyday and try to beat your own record. Let me know how it goes.
From Coach Marc
This weeks video selection was brought to my attention by Coach Ralph, it is a fantastic 3 part series from Jim Loehr. He speaks on the following topics:
We hope you enjoy this weeks message and don't forget to take time for yourself and do some self reflection! 

Quote of the Week:
"Thankfulness and gratitude are the foundations of character and being able to serve others"
Jim Loehr