The Coach’s Blog

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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

Recording Doubles Stats in Tennis
Recording stats for a doubles match - by team or individual?

When I was a tennis junior way back when, singles and doubles carried the same importance. In the decades leading up to the 90s, some would argue that there was a greater emphasis on doubles than singles.

Whether we like it or not, times have changed. Doubles isn’t televised