A Progressive Approach to Teaching Racquet Sports to Large Groups: Part I

August 26, 2009

Most physical educators and squash coaches are not lucky enough to be able to solely coach talented, young athletes in a private lesson setting.  Most of are usually involved in teaching larger groups of untalented (and often unmotivated) youth or adults.  Traditional racquet sport pedagogy methods usually involved teaching using lines of students trying to hit full swings off an unrealistically perfect feed from a coach – with little time for individual correction in group teaching.  My first tennis teaching assignment (1975) was to teach 75 kids on three courts with two assistant instructors.

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