Beginners find that the simple, logical teaching progression
makes learning easier. Because of the slow motion learning it
allows even the most uncoordinated or unconfident person to experience
success.The cooperative approach takes the pressure off and reassures
people who do not develop as quickly.
Intermediates are better able to understand how learning
works and see what basics they may have missed. Practical methods
are given to help undo bad habits which will allow them to develop
Advanced players should have most of the physical aspects
of the game together so the main benefits for them come in the
mental and emotional areas. This program teaches advanced players
how to get into the "effortless" zone, stay in that
zone longer, and if they get out of that zone how to get back
Juniors are able to build a strong foundation which will
not inhibit their future development. They are also learning
important life skills which they will be able to transfer to
other areas of their lives.
Seniors get a good physical workout without putting as much
strain on their bodies. As we get older we all need some form
of physical exercise to keep our body functioning in a healthy
Mixed Doubles gets a real boost because the cooperative approach
makes it easier for couples to play together in harmony.
Ideal learning environment-The relaxed, supportive,
cooperative, and loving atmosphere creates ideal conditions for
Better physical workout-By working cooperatively and keeping
the ball in play longer, it gives you a better physical workout.
Tennis has always been categorized as an anaerobic activity.
Effortless Tennis is an aerobic activity.
Great mental and emotional workout-Not only are you getting
this great physical workout but you are also getting a wonderful
mental and emotional workout. Anything that can give you better
concentration, help you relax in tense situations, and can let
you work through some of your emotional trigger areas is something
everybody should do.
Better for your psyche-You feel better because you know that
you are working to make a positive change for our troubled planet.
Working cooperatively-A psychologically healthier approach
Reduces tension & frustration-The relaxed approach reduces
pressure and allows everyone to develop at their own pace. Failure
is ok. It is part of learning.
Boosts confidence & self-esteem-You can see and
feel yourself developing. Lets you know you can succeed at something
difficult. All you need to be is the best you can be, not what
someone else can be, or someone else wants you to be.
Makes learning easier-It makes learning easier by giving
a detailed map of the journey. Also by learning how to learn,
it will make it easier to learn the next activity you want to
Makes learning & playing more enjoyable-The cooperative
approach takes the pressure off, enabling you to enjoy the learning
process and become a better tennis player. You've got to have
Maximizes potential-A solid foundation in the fundamentals
allows you to develop to the best of your abilities.
Helps develop important life skills-Through learning Effortless
Tennis you develop the life skills of, patience, perseverance,
self-motivation, and self-responsibility, which will prove invaluable
in the rest of your life. It is virtually impossible to learn
this game without having or developing these attributes.
Less chance of injury-By learning how to hit the shots properly,
not trying too hard, and not muscling the ball, you are less
likely to get injured.
Greatly reduces reaction time-By programming the information
into the muscle memory you are able just to react to a situation
without having consciously to think about what to do.
Increases consistency-If you can keep the ball in play you
can have a good time. This is the first key to becoming a good
tennis player. You don't want to beat yourself. Remember, unforced
errors are the bane of all tennis players.
Promotes equality of the sexes-Finally men and women will
be able to play on equal terms, none of this macho, domination
Practice at home-Being able to work on and improve your
game without having to be on the court makes the whole process
easier and faster.
Cumulative effect-Because of slow motion learning and the
fact that we don't move on to the more advanced material before
the basic material is learned, there is better retention of what
was learned. For example, people have worked with me for 6 months
or a year and then for some reason or another didn't get to play
for a while. When they returned to the game they were amazed
at how much they remembered. The cumulative effect of the program
is one of the major benefits. Learn it right and it lasts.
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