Welcome to Issue 2 of `On The Line`. This issue is largely dedicated to the `Play and Stay` programme, developed by the ITF and officially adopted by Tennis Ireland. What could be more important to us as coaches than that people play tennis, and keep playing tennis?
That’s why I think `Play and Stay` is the biggest thing to hit the game in years. One of the things I like about the programme is that each of the key elements contains a large dose of common sense: red, orange or green ball as appropriate for the player. Court size adjusted to suit the player, correct racquet size depending on the height of the player. A `Games Based Approach` – serve, rally and score from the first lesson. It`s the ultimate player centred method of introducing and teaching the game!
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