- Get an insider's view of individual instruction with Claire Pollard
- See how Pollard uses one-on-one coaching to help players see where they need to improve
- Learn how an individual instruction session can break up the week for your players and help the coaches focus in on specific tactical issues and technique challenges
with Claire Pollard, Northwestern University Women's Head Tennis Coach;
2008 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, ITA National Team Indoor Champions ('08, '09);
Big Ten Champions from 1999-2009, and 2012.
As a player, Coach Pollard, who was both an All-American and an Academic all-American, won the1989 NCAA Doubles Championship as well as back-to-back SEC Indoor and outdoor Doubles Championships (with former NU Associate Head Coach Jackie Holden, who also appears in this video).
Taking a practice day and dedicating it to individual instruction is hard work for the coach, but it's incredibly rewarding for the players on your team. It also helps break up a week of team practices and allows the players to take a step back and re-focus on the fundamentals.
By using one-on-one or two-on-one sessions with your players, you have extra time to focus in on fixing grips, improving stroke biomechanics and sharing valuable observations up close, reinforcing your teaching points using iPad video.
149 minutes. 2015.Tennis Videos