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As a coach on the side line what sort of things should i be looking to say to my player
The first rule is to keep it simple and only give them a maximum of 3 things to think about. Since there is only a minute between games they don't have a lot of time to process a lot of information.
Try to keep it to things like where to serve and what types of serves are working. What type of returns are working and which direction you should aim for on particular strokes. Tell them how you think they are winning their points.
I often also ask them how they feel which will hopefully get some feedback if there is anything in particular that is troubling them. It is difficult to tell what is going on in their heads. For example they may be worrying about one particular serve of their opponents that you didn't really take note of. They may have only seen the serve once but have spent the rest of the game worrying about it. As a coach sometimes it is difficult to feel what is really on the opponents serve.
But if there is one thing I would stress again... keep it simple.
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