Kinesthetic Learning Academy - FREE Mini Course
Welcome to the Kinesthetic Learning Academy - FREE Mini Course. The purpose of this introductory online course is to give you a feel for what's possible when practicing tennis at home. It is a guide for parents, players and coaches in the post-COVID tennis world. Life as we know it is different. We will see an increase in private lessons as well as players improving their skills at home to complement weekly training. Parents can play a role in supporting their children to practice at home using the OnCourt OffCourt Kinesthetic Learning equipment shown in these videos.
We focus on the development of the continental grip. The activities have been designed to explore and experiment with home program solutions in a fun and engaging way (using the principles of gamification). Ultimately, we want the activity to do the teaching for you. We have also included three tips from the forehand, backhand and serve series.
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One of the biggest pitfalls in sports coaching is too much talking! Only a small fraction of people are pure auditory learners. Most, especially those gravitating towards sports, learn better in visual and kinesthetic environments. Coaches, parents and players this is your chance to learning some powerful Kinesthetic Learning challenge based activities and experience the difference!Let's Get Started
The Benefits of Kinesthetic Learning
One of the biggest pitfalls in sports coaching is too much talking! Only a small fraction of people are pure auditory learners. Most, especially those gravitating towards sports, learn better in visual and kinesthetic environments. More and more coaches are waking up to creating these optimal learning environments. Kinesthetic learning is especially powerful! It is what gives someone the “feel” for how to execute a particular skill. For example, in tennis gaining this “magical feel” is when everything falls into place and a young player goes from frustration to excitement hitting a topspin forehand! It’s the moment when they first start to “feel” the racquet brushing up the back of the ball. In this example, they have experienced kinesthetic learning. As coaches and parents, it is our job to bring in kinesthetic resources and tools to help our athletes “get it” and feel it as quickly as possible. As players, you too can take ownership of your improvement and use kinesthetic tools even off the court or on your own to improve. In golf and other sports, kinesthetic learning aids are abundantly popular with vast numbers of golfers using them to practice on their own to speed up their improvement. So why not tennis? The proof is in the statistics. Numerous studies show that kinesthetic learning speeds up improvement by more than 200%! So we invite you to be a game changer and change the way you coach, the way you parent and the way you play by taking advantage of kinesthetic learning techniques and tools.
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The wrist racquet is a great kinesthetic learning tool to help you with your initial turn on the forehand backswing. - check it out!