May, 2011

Monthly Tennis Tip: Motivating Kids.

In my 20 + years of working with kids, I have learned that there are 3 ways to “reward” an athlete for good performance: 1) Tangible Rewards (medals, athletic letters, stickers) 2) Communication Rewards (praise, publicity, smiles, thumbs up) 3) Activity Rewards (playing a game instead of doing a drill, getting to take a short rest, being able to keep playing) It’s a good idea...

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