The Coach’s Blog

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Children and Tennis Stats – There’s an App for that
Recording tennis stats for children. We developed an app for that!

I’m a tennis coach, although I’m a dad of two children first. When my son, Tom (pictured above), first started competing in higher level tournaments, I recorded his match stats with pen and paper. It was just basic errors and winners type stuff.

As he became more experienced,

Forced Errors – The Forgotten Tennis Stat

Forced errors are the forgotten stat of tennis. Have a look at the stat sheet above from an old-ish match between Roger Federer and Xavier Malisse. See a row for forced errors in there?

Yet, do some quick maths and you’ll quickly realize that recording unforced errors and winners ONLY

Scoring Formats of Modern Tennis

Tennis scoring is one of the most brilliant inventions in modern sport. There aren’t too many sports out there where winning more points can still mean losing a match. While not overly common, such an anomaly happens more than one