Paul K Ainsworth con Trophies, tears and line calls: The guide for tennis parents (English Edition)The biggest factor in any child’s educational or sporting development are their parents. We all spend considerable amounts of time and money on helping our children. 'Trophies, tears and line calls' will help how you consider how you ensure that your words and actions have the biggest possible impact on your child, both on and off court.
This book discusses all aspect of supporting your child’s tennis so you can make the best of their talents and the investment you are making. This includes choosing the right coach, deciding the most appropriate training, planning a tournament schedule and building their mental strength.
This is not the guide to making the next Andy Murray or Johanna Konta, if a blue print for that is ever possible. Instead this book is for all those countless parents who encourage their children at all levels of tennis, whether it is one group lesson a week, playing AEGON team tennis in the summer or being on the competition circuit from grade 5 to grade 2 tournaments.
‘Trophies, tears and line calls’ is a support manual to help you as a parent deal with the stresses and strains of tournament tennis, help your child reach their potential and stay in the sport for life whether as a player, a coach, a parent of tomorrow or maybe, just maybe, even a professional player.
Paul Ainsworth is a former secondary school Head, the author of seven books, TEDx speaker and regular presenter at national school conferences who now advises school leaders in one of the countries largest group of schools. Most importantly he is the dad of two junior tennis players and in ‘Trophies, tears and line calls, he shares his research, practical experience and even his mistakes so you can make the right choices for your child.