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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
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: 4258
Pro-Shots Tennis CD
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 11/05/08

Over 300 video sequences of some of the worlds top players on a CD.

Views: 12962
Nailing the Basics Part III
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 16/04/08

Want to become a tougher competitor, someone who is much harder to beat? Then here are some practical ways to improve your game

Views: 3142
Strategy and tactics in tennis
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 16/02/08

One of the most difficult problems a coach faces is the development of an orderly approach to strategy and tactics.

Views: 5627
Nailing the Basics Part II
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 01/02/08

'Simplicity is Genius', Steve reminds us of the basics and provides some useful drills for point play.

Views: 2554
Nailing the basics Part I
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 16/08/07

Helping to develop an advanced understanding of the basics

Views: 2831
Mental Fitness
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 17/03/07

Advice for giving junior tennis players consistent and positive feedback after matches.

Views: 6366
Information For Tennis Parents
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 17/02/07

Children's desire to participate in an activity is usually prompted by people who have the most influence over youngsters.

Views: 3332
Nerve Busters
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 05/02/07

When was the last time you put yourself under real match pressure? When was the last time you got that tight feeling that is common with getting out of the comfort zone?

Views: 2695
Learning points from Indian Wells
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 07/04/06

You can watch all the tennis you want on TV, but from a learning perspective it does not come close to watching matches from courtside.

Views: 2283
Methods for Improving Tennis Training
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 01/01/70

This article will highlight a simple drill that is the ‘bread and butter’ of tennis training. The drill is done world-wide by thousands of people, but as bananarama sang, ‘it aint what you do, it’s the way that you do it!’ Imagine the way Coria hits forehands cross-court in practice; compare this to yourself or the players you coach, any difference?

Views: 3585
Online Tennis Training Diary
By: Simon Grieve
Added: 01/01/70

Players of all levels should be encouraged to keep a training diary and this website makes it both easy and fun

Judy Murray

Views: 6736
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