Tennis: Experiences and Hints for High-Quality Training

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Stimulation – Feedback

Players should be responsible for their actions and accomplishments.

Motivated players express their wishes during training and work independently on training content.

A trainer should stimulate his students and use feedback and praise in a targeted manner.

Training – Learning Atmosphere

An increase in skill level promotes self-confidence and the desire to play tennis.

Trying out and practicing should be done 50% without the supervision of a trainer.

Players should train with one another, help and support each other.


  • Disorders include emotions such as anger or excessive emotions.
  • Expectations or result orientation disrupt the execution and learning of actions.
  • Comments about a match affect a player’s experience and actions.

Based on her own experience as a tennis professional, Eva Pfaff uses learning theory and sporting principles for her work in competitive sports and in personnel development.

FTC Centre-Court – 4/2015

* Tennis = Sports, Competitive Sports, Personnel Development, Human Resources