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