When you work with a player and you work as a coach you have to look to see if there is talent.
The player needs to have some kind of talent. It can take different forms. They could have great balance. They could have great strength. They could have a fast arm. They could be very tough mentally. They could have great hand-eye coordination.
If the player just has one of these talents then they are worthwhile to work with, it could just go be that they have good “balance” or could be they are “quick” on their feet.
Then the first thing to teach them is the forehand. And they need to be able to FEEL what it is like to hit a clean ball. Right in the middle of their racquet with their arm extended. So that way the player can understand that the technique does matter as opposed to flailing at the ball.
And then you want them to build some consistency with the forehand so they start to feel confident they can hit the ball a lot if they need to.
Then you move onto the backhand.
Then you develop topspin.
you want to teach the player to hit clean balls off of both sides and show them how to RALLY because you want them to understand what tennis is actually like.
-DJ ROBO BISCUIT