Hilton Head Island, SC
Chuck with George Sutton and Tayloe Savannah
Advaned Group Participants Justin
To my website. I semi-retired to Hilton Head in 2012 from Rhode Island where I managed Centre Court Tennis Club and also ran my own tennis program. I was fortunate enough to be able to teach youngsters who aspired to become good tennis players. During my 20 years of coaching youngsters, over 50 became All-State players. Six became State Singles or Doubles Champions. I also coached a high school boys' team and a high school girls' team. I was also an assistant coach at Providence College of both the men's and women's teams. Both of my high school teams won the State Title. I am certified by the USPTA as an "Elite Professional". I was named as high school coach of the year in 2001. Currently, I am working at the Port Royal Racquet Club here on the Island. I am available for private and group lessons.
This month's message from George
Are you looking for a group to enjoy some social tennis competition and to improve your strokes? I have a group of local players who enjoy playing to burn off some stress after their busy workday. We meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00pm and on Saturday mornings at 10am.
The cost is $13 per 1 hour session. There is no committment to particpate on a regular basis required. You may attend when it is convenient to your schedule. If interested, contact George at 401-487-2627 or email@example.com. He will place you on his email/text message list. The process is simple, George will send out emails/texts the day before a clinic. If 2 or more players respond that they can play, the clinic will be held.
Haley Tennis Bulletin Board
- Join us for a Free Tennis Clinic @ Port Royal Racquet Club on
Saturday April 1, 2017 at 10:00AM. Please register by sending a text or
calling George Haley at 401-487-2627.
- Join our Ladies Doubles clinic and play held on Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 10am. (click here for more information)
- Special custom tennis lessons available for youngsters and groups. Will
tailor lesson time(s) to your vacation schedule.
- I offer same day racquet stringing, call 401-487-2627 to arrange pickup.
- Please sign our guest book to receive information on new tennis programs. Click on the link in the menu bar.
Click on the camera for pictures of visitors taking
lessons with me at the Port Royal Racquet Club.
Connor practicing My Day at the Porsche Race Track
Ashley and Billy Kaleb Matt
Haley Adademy Students Erin with Korkbrae Clinic Students
Click on the camera for a stroll down memory lane. Enjoy the pictures taken
over the years of Haley tennis students, my high school teams, and various
holiday tournaments held in Centre Court. New pictures wll be loaded in the
Coach Haley's Tennis Tip of the Month
Form vs. Function
When teaching youngsters, it is important to teach them the proper form to use in all their strokes. Proper form will usually help the player achieve enhanced success and help him/her to avoid injury. That being said, there comes a point when younger players need to focus on more than beautiful strokes. They need to learn how to win. To achieve this they need to work at developing stratagies, tactics, and fast feet. They need to be able to improvise when they are being pressure by their opponent. Most of all, they need to develop a passion for playing the game. For adults starting the game, it is also important to develp good form. However, most adults don't have the time to practice very often. Therefore, their abillty to improve their footwork, tactics and stratagies will probably pay off greater dividends than continually modifying their strokes. Great form is an admirable attribute but the abilty to get the job done by improvising and using a good game plan might be the best approach for many players.
This Month's Quotes
"Freed from the thoughts of winning, I instantly play better. I stop thinking, start feeling. My shots become a half-second quicker, my decisions become the product of instinct rather than logic".
"I play each point like my life depends on it". – Rafael Nadal
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