With so many coaching centres springing up all around one is rather spoilt for choice. How do you decide which one suits you best?
Whichever the sport you choose a good coaching centre is essential. But how do you choose one? What is the criteria that make for a good coaching centre? Here are a few pointers that may help you choose the one most suited to your needs.
The first thing to look for is proximity. Spending too much time travelling could tire you and also make you irritable. The closer the academy, the easier it is to get to and from it. Make sure that your travel time does not exceed more than 15 minutes. You should be at your best when you arrive at the coaching centre, not hot, sticky and tired.
Check out if there is a hitting wall in the training centre. When you start out playing the game this is a very important part of learning because it is the best way to groove your ground strokes.
The tennis coaching centre must have coaches. Not only do they train you in the game, they also take care of your fitness both on and off court. Talk to them before you enrol. Your rapport with your coach is essential.
Always make sure to look at the infrastructure available. For example, during the rainy season you cannot stop playing tennis. So what option does your coaching centre provide? Academies that provide both synthetic and clay courts could be the answer.
Considering your finances is equally important. Keep in mind that more money does not mean better training or a place in the Wimbledon. So choose wisely.
Everyone says tennis is an expensive sport. Is it? Check out what’s available. The range of equipment available is really vast and the price range is varied, giving you a wide choice. There is definitely something to fit your pocket. The wise thing would be to shop around, check out different stores, compare prices and then make a decision.
General fitness is very important. It helps if you participate in other sports as well. Running, skipping and exercises that make you use your body weight are also good.