The organization in the player space (tennis courts) will depend on the specific tasks or exercises that the coach wants to encourage during training. The attention of that, will direct in how to organize the space that has it and the necessary materials, adapting it according to the age and number of students participating in the session.
Therefore, from the objectives and content that coaches want to perform, will adapt areas of play or learning environments (motor or hand-eye coordination) where students can develop their learning regardless of the teaching methods that are applied.
To build a play area or learning environment, the coach must organize a space and choose some materials that invite to be used for a specific purpose. For example, if we want to work on accuracy, just split the court in 2 halves and place 1 cone on each of the court baselines.
One of the strategies to be used by coaches, should be, recreating different attractive learning environments, suitable and adapted to the characteristics of the players and that these, at the same time, stimulate and motivate the players, so that they continue to work in different scenarios and plans.
Another vital aspect of the organization of space are the rotations of the players in both turn-waiting areas and assigned tasks, which the coach must monitor peripherally.
Here are some examples of the most common models about space organization and players used in our programs:
- Organization playing on the whole court (4, 6, 8 or more players).
- Organization playing on 1/2 down-the-line or cross court (4, 6, 8 or more players).
- Organization playing on 1/2 enlarged court (4, 6, 8 or more players).
Organizing players in space:
- Models of 3 courts, 2 coaches and 8-9 players.
- Models of 4 courts, 3 coaches and 12 – 16 players.
- Models of 5 courts, 4 coaches and 16-20 players.
- Models of 6 courts, 5 coaches and 20-24 players.
- Models of 7 courts, 6 coaches and 24-28 players.
More information in the course: space management