Wimbledon, once again, the showpiece, clay court season – lessons learnt, hard court season ahead !
During this time on the ‘Pro Tour’ new outfits are about to be launched, new racquets tested, new contracts are forged ready to be released at the US Open. Management and Tournament Directors are negotiating for events and securing player deals.
It is also the time, whilst players are getting in valuable hardcourt surface practice and lead up tournaments, coaches are evaluating player strengths and weaknesses, along with the direction they are taking their ‘charges’ – what has been on ‘show’ and what has been successful in the first half of the year.
In many cases the ‘players’ are on a pre determined plan and growth of their existing game ………… however, a good coach will identify the subtle changes, and sometimes major adjustments in ‘tennis philosophy’. A good coach will react quickly to the requirements needed to keep their player abreast and moving forward.
It will be an interesting second half of the year to note the performers that can make this assessment and take their ‘game’ up a level.
Here’s hoping Australian’s are among these performances. I know Vintage Tennis will be up to date !