Gestalt-Tennis classes opening day
Level 1 and Level 2 classes started today at Hackney Downs (London E5)
Really felt like Gestal-Tennis day at Hackney Downs this morning, with the start of the Level 1 and Level 2 classes.... we focused first and foremost on mindful breathing, then started to associate it with simple body movements, then added racket and ball with progressions from tap-up to rallying from baseline, Yes, there were balls flying outside of the court. But it was fantastic to see everyone really enjoying their breathing very consistently. And as every coach knows, any suggestion or instruction sticks only if the receveir feels it's right for them. From initial feedback, it worked particularly well on a couple of players with stressful jobs. Really looking forward to next week!