In this video we cover 6 things you must know to have a successful tennis try out.
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Thanks for watching!
always such practical advice and easy to follow.
Helpful video, thank you
Always respecting your coaching!
I also ask the players to showcase their volleying skills (effort?) when they are way a head on the scores to be considered as “double player” by the coaches.
I like that
I am a college tennis club president and I want to do challenge matches for members who want to travel to compete. Ideally, we would take 8 guys and 8 girls. We’d have about 15 guys try out and 10 girls try out. In the past we kinda just seeded everyone based on performance. What can I do to set up a bracket and make sure that everyone is properly seeded? Any suggestions?
I would make sure to have a feed-in consolation so that anyone that loses in the main draw has a chance to feed into the back draw and eventually play against players in the main draw. This will help in case you miss seeding a good player and they get knocked out in the first round.
Great advice! Winter here in Cape Town SA not much Tennis going on .On good days try to get out to work on my game.Thanks Darren
You’re welcome Darren
Great advise…will pass along to my boys team..starting this week.
Can you recommend a starting point for competing/constructing a “Ladder”. New season…not using my subjective mindset from last year’s players, and carrying it over to this season.(I know their at different levels) I’ve done some different formats over the years… Don’t have much time, about 2 weeks to work with..to come up with 7 top players(Varsity spots) out of 15 total on team. I can “eye-ball ” the first couple of days of Try-Outs…and draw that line of an “A” Squad + “B” Squad..Then start from there with challenge matches.But who plays who? first in those matches..
Just wanted to know how to do it fairly and everybody can have an opportunity.
Bruce, I would try to make it so that once your A and B groups are set, then you have challenges where you play EVERYBODY in your group. Then you can use a simple round robin format, but I would still manually set it up inside the RR so that the best players play each other near then last rounds.
Spot on- will share with some kids I coach and my daughters. Thanks Jorge!
Thankyou always for your suggestions and I am learning from your advice.
Jorge….you ARE the GOAT!! Great stuff!
Ha… thanks Will
Thanks for this! Really great advice and easy to follow! I will share not only with the girls tennis team this season during tryouts, but it’s great advice to anyone that plays USTA and plays against friends.
You nailed it. Thank you. Will be having my players access your website
You’re welcome coach Michael.
Jorge & team,
This is great. I posted this video on our high school team FB page prior to the start of practice in 6 days. We have a no cut team program however the kids wanting those top 6 Varsity spots still feel this pressure. Your 6 things to keep In mind I know will help them feel confident and prepared as we start our season. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing Wendy and thanks for being a no-cut program.
Thank you…passing on to 70+ girls and their parents! We run a true “no cut” program at JSerra Catholic High School in SoCal, so nobody gets cut. However, challenge matches determine team and practice squad assignments, so there is some anxiety. Your words of wisdom will be comforting for them. 😀🎾👍
Thanks for sharing Keith and thanks for being a no-cut program.
I find this to be great advice. I watch your videos daily and encourage my players to watch them also. I use your tips in my practices. I have coached high school tennis for 39 years and greatly appreciate your many tips!
Good information, as usual. Easy for kids to understand. Thanks.
Always enjoy reading your tips & seeing your videos! Great advice for try-outs. As a recently retired high school coach of 30 years, believe me I know good stuff when I hear it, and this is good stuff!
I find your videos to be very helpful! Thank you! ^_^
You just described both my high school and college teams…. tryouts start next week and I can already envision which college girls will lose because they overhit instead of working the point they way they were taught, or they lose because the believe they expect to lose to that girl.
Wonderful and very concise
Great lessons that apply to other sports and life in general
some very good advise…thanks.
thanks for lesson .Im pretty sure that I LOSE mostr of my matches only because I have no.6 problem
Very informative and will definitely be passed along. Thanks Jorge.
Thanks for this video Coach. It will help a lot.
Amazing points to remember and to teach young players.
and not just for young players…
Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us. I always expect good stuff from you because you always provide good stuff. Hope everyone’s spring season is positive.
Hi Jorge, Thank you so much for your valuable advice.
Thanks so much. Excellent points. Some very good life lessons as well.
Excellent points that are applicable to adult teams as much as juniors. Particularly the second serve concept.
Thank you for giving such brief, concise, valuable tips that are easy to implement and reminded over and over.
I will definitely pass along this advice along to my players. You are right on target, as usual.
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