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Simon Grieve
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Simon Grieve - Tennis Coach

Simon received a tennis scholarship from Francis Marion University, South Carolina, captained the team during the 1992/93 season in which time they were ranked 11th NCAA II and graduated with a B.Sc. degree in psychology.

He then worked for the Van der Meer tennis Academy in South Carolina for two years. During this time he gained the USPTR Professional qualification, worked with many WTA Tour players and travelled with juniors to world-class tournaments including the Orange Bowl and the Grand Slams.

Since returning to England in 1997, Simon has travelled with the ITF touring team around Europe, has passed the LTA's Performance Coaches Award and helped develop the Maidstone Tennis Academy. In 2007 Simon was appointed the Head Performance Coach of the East Kent Tennis Academy and the Director of Performance at the Canterbury Indoor Tennis Centre. He currently works with a number of promising juniors.

Articles & Videos By Simon Grieve
Open Stance Single handed Backhand
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 26/01/13

The following text is a brief explanation into the discussion of the most appropriate method of dealing with the wide ball for a young single handed player.

Views: 7373
Nadal: Service Improvements
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 05/01/13

Nadal Serve: A work in progress!

Views: 5910
Top 3 short instructional videos
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 18/12/12

Here we show the best videos that we have come across over the last week.

Views: 5096
Learning from the Pro's - Agassi on beating the defensive player
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 26/03/12

In an interview agassi talks about how he managed to stay focused to win a topsy turvy match against a lowly ranked inform defensive player.

Views: 4042
Nadal Training Session at the 2011 Masters Finals
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 20/02/12

Video of a Nadal training session during the 2011 master series finals in London.

Views: 7392
Huge Forehands from the 2011 Master Series Finals
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 05/12/11

An analysis of three great forehands

Views: 9691
Pronation - Essential for a great serve!
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 09/04/11

Two video clips focusing on 'pronation'. In the first clip Peter McCraw shows how to teach/learn the pronation action. The second video clip highlights in slow motion Andy Roddicks pronation of his fore arm during the service action.

Views: 12133
5 Minutes to create your own FREE website
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 14/01/11

This article explains how to make your own tennis website.

Views: 4740
'My Coach' - Player Goal Setting
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 08/01/11

'My Coach' provides the solution to becoming an incredibly organised coach.

Views: 3723
Create you own unique website name for a more professional look
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 24/11/09

How to create your own unique website name for a more professional look.

Views: 1915
How to use the 'Premium Controls'.
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 14/10/09

Creating and editing your webpages

Views: 2026
Requesting a link with a coach
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 14/10/09

Requesting a link with your coach

Views: 2074
How the player uses 'my coach'
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 08/10/09

The benefits of 'My Coach' from a players perspective.

Views: 2176
My Coach - an introduction
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 07/10/09

An introduction into using 'my coach' to improve motivation and communication between player and coach

Views: 2145
My Coach - How coaches and players link to each other
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 07/10/09

Linking a player or coach to your area

Views: 2109
The tennis journey - a parents perspective
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 26/05/09

Often you will hear parents say ‘is it really worth it’, and in certain situations if the goals are unachievable then maybe re-evaluation has to take place. Nevertheless, if tennis is used as the vehicle to help develop character, then competitive tennis (plus sport in general) is one of life’s greatest treasures.

Views: 3521
Teach it, Train it, Test it!
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 01/04/09

The three phase of a mental training fitness programme

Views: 2623
Listen to the Voices-A Personal Journey to Mental Toughness
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 11/02/09

As coaches we try to make practice situations, as realistic to real match pressure situations as possible, however, this is extremely difficult and maybe even impossible.

Views: 2634
Improving Agility for Tennis
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 10/02/09

Studies have shown that of all the physical factors required for tennis, it is agility more than any other, which separates higher-ranked players from lower-ranked players.

Views: 6148
Men Coaching Women
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 04/02/09

One afternoon following the conclusion of the qualifying matches at James Madison University a friend and fellow coach stopped by to talk to me, shaking his head. "I gotta get a life", he said,. "Coaching women is driving me crazy.

Views: 4344
Winning Tennis Matches. What Does It take?
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 17/05/08

Do you see yourself as a winner. This article discusses the neuropsychological factors of winning.

Views: 4342
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