Coaches For Africa - Claudio Pistolesi

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What are the roles of the family and  coach in the development of a young tennis pro?

Claudio Pistolesi, international tennis coach, has a wealth of experience in professional tennis. These are his insights regarding the difficult balance that needs to be struck between a young player, his/her family and the coach.

What the coach should do?

The coach should always keep in mind exactly what their role is in relation to the player, whether they are experienced or still a novice. When the coach has to work with a fifteen or sixteen year-old boy, he has to provide the best environment (both physical and mental) for the player to develop into a professional in a smooth and relaxed way.