Understanding the Demands of the Game - Match Flow and Momentum

Understanding the Demands of the Game - Match Flow and Momentum



Tennis matches are dynamic events that go through phases as the match develops. Sudden changes can occur when momentum surges. The aim of the presentation is to explain the nature of competitive matches, and how developing players and parents of players can think about competitive tennis. Part of a wider, very comprehensive work on Match Flow and Momentum, this serves as an introduction to the wider work while offering some practical tips and drills for coaches.

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The Coach



USPTA Pacific Northwest


Alistair Higham

Alistair is an international expert on match play and momentum in sport. His work on momentum includes advising professional tennis players, footballs teams, coaches, players and athletes. Author of two bestselling books on momentum, his work is also showcased in sports exhibitions, the Wimbledon Museum and he presents on momentum at conferences across the world. Formerly LTA Head of Coach Education, he is an LTA Master Tutor, GB Team Manager for World Students Games and currently heading up the GB University Programme for the LTA.

Claire Carter

Claire brings over 30 years of high-level playing and coaching experience to her teaching.  She has worked with college-bound players, adult recreational players, kids and beginners.  She is a specialist in multiple aspects of tennis instruction, from high-performance training to cardio tennis programs and Adult Development.​

Claire's playing achievements include playing junior Wimbledon twice, playing on the WTA Tour from 1999 to 2001, and being a four-time All American at the University of Washington.   ​
As a coach, Claire has been an Assistant Tennis Coach of the women’s program at the University of Washington.  She has been a club teaching pro in Northern California, for over 16 years.  ​

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Caterory: Tennis/Strategy
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