What is the GBA (Game Based Approach)?

Tired of taking the same old tennis lessons and hearing the same old tips with same the old frustrating results?

THE GBA IS A MORE INTUITIVE WAY TO LEARN TENNIS. Think of The Game Based Approach more like The Performance Based Approach. Instead of focusing on technique or "the strokes" first and hope you figure out how to use them in a game later, the GBA is the complete opposite. It focuses on getting you to understand how to play the game first and then uses technique as a tool to get you to perform better.

The GBA does not just get people to play "games" and ignore technique. It uses a systematic way of integrating the tactical, physical, mental & technical together. The way tennis is being taught is shifting away from traditional "model" based coaching.

If you're only hearing your coach tell you you're getting better but you're not really sure, get measurable results...find out what the ITF and players around the world already know.. The GBA is the best way to learn tennis.

Friday, January 30, 2009


A learner-centered approach does not assume that all people learn the same way. Some people are more visual, some are more auditory, and some are more kinesthetic learners. Just because a coach may have a vast pool of tennis knowledge may not make them great coaches. Without an understanding of how people learn the student won't receive the information. Learner centered also means to be systematic. There needs to be a plan for learning. It is not just to rally with a student and give "tennis tips." A learner centered coach always looks for "buy in" from the player when teaching. To explain why they are learning things as opposed to a teacher-centered coach who tells the student, and the student just accepts, no questions asked and if the player is having problems, it must be the players problem, not the coach...

Coming up next..
#3. The Global or Holistic Approach

Thanks for reading.
Neil Parker - GBA Tennis


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