A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I specialize in the development and synchronization of mental and physical skills, helping players of all levels to have the appropriate mentality, movement, technique and tactics for each shot and situation.
So, you want to hit the ball better?
Whether online or on court I am dedicated to helping you improve your technique and ball striking ability. In order to help you with this goal it is important that we don’t overlook the role that other skills play in helping you to achieve this.
The TPA Tennis Skill Cycle was designed to clearly outline, pinpoint and develop the key skills required to play great tennis, with the understanding that your technique will always be effected and influenced by many different factors, regardless of your age or level.
The TPA tennis Skill Cycle
The Key skill ingredients required to play great tennis:
Attitude: Having the appropriate short and long term attitude towards specific situations and the sport.
Information Gathering: Absorbing relevant information in the present and retaining it from the past in order to allow you to make appropriate decisions.
Decision Making: Making instantaneous and planned decisions appropriate for each shot and situation.
Action: Successfully executing the desired shot and movement.
Evaluation: Accurately reviewing your execution of these skills both during and after the activity.
I coach a boys tennis team in Charlotte, NC and we have been using TPA Tennis video analysis services to help in the development of our high performance kids. Tom has been a tremendous value in providing detailed analysis of our matches. We find his analysis to be very professional and insightful and a good complement to our on-court live instruction and coaching. Tom has a great understanding of the learning process and how to efficiently and effectively help players.
I've been hitting for about 10 years just for fun and decided to make an honest attempt at getting better. I came across Tom's videos on YouTube and found the general videos he made really helpful but it wasn't until I contacted him and took his online coaching where he would help me specifically and mate.... he knows his sh*t!
In 6 weeks I'm easily a better player with much more tools and really looking forward to working with Tom over the next 6 months to a year to see what we can cook up together.
Sometimes as coaches we can get caught up in only addressing stroke production. Tom not only looks at the big picture, his teaching philosophy outlines how one thing influences another. It's like a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces fit perfectly. It makes it easy for the coach, and easy for the student to understand how to become better. I would strongly suggest that anyone that wants to improve as a coach contact Tom Allsopp.
Tom is truly a professional tennis coach. 'Professional' implies dedication, efficiency, creativity, and a genuine relationship with their profession. Tom is not a replacement 'ball feeding machine with a voice'. He is an accomplished student of the game, continually investigating methods of how to help others learn, ever more quickly to become a genuine game playing tennis player. Tom cares about his players and the game. He is the real deal and the best value coach in town.
Tom and I started discussing tennis coaching methods about 3 years ago. He understands the skills that are required to play this game and how to effectively teach them. It's a refreshing change from basket feeding and generic technical jargon. I would really encourage any parent, player or coach to contact Tom to see how he can help you. You will definitely learn many things that are not easily available or often discussed. I will continue to reach out to Tom as I improve my coaching and the coaching of others around me.