Get Organized & Chart Your Way to Tennis Tournament Success!

Ban Animal Testing Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your tennis game, and that of your opponents, is the foundation for achieving consistent tournament success. You know what kind of grade to expect if you’re not organized and show up for a major exam without bothering to study the textbook. Why should you expect anything more by not charting and not studying the tennis textbook information that can give you all the answers to the next tennis tournament test!

 Charting is recording the types of shots that win or lose points in a game. It is also extremely valuable to chart when and in what situation these shots were made.  Knowing how you  reacted to your opponent’s shot selection and play strategy will help formulate the training regimen and adjustments that will correct past costly errors – both mental and physical. Understanding the psychology of match play can often be even more revealing than observing the physical skill set a player possesses.

 Patterns of play can be identified that can be exploited for your gain, especially when you begin pinpointing your opponent’s specific habits and tendencies – things they don’t even know they do! They will show up at your next match expecting to play the same opponent. However, you will be prepared to anticipate their habitual shots and repetitive play patterns because you studied the written record of that last match. They will suddenly look back halfway through the match and wonder what happened! You will definitely not be the same player they remembered from that previous tournament.

 Just paying lip service to charting match play point-by-point will never achieve that competitive edge you are seeking. Get coaches, parents, siblings, teammates, girlfriends, boyfriends, other players – people you can trust to chart your matches completely with a scorebook from Be consistent to regularly record your tournaments and have a plan to really look at the results. Use them to formulate practice drills and new play strategies that will improve your tournament outcomes.

 Don’t be the competitor that just shows up to hit the ball reflexively without any pre-match preparation or play strategy.  Being diligent to do your tennis charting “homework” will almost certainly earn you a higher “grade” in tournament success! Test Result A

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The C.O.R.E. of Junior Tennis

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If you are going to formulate tennis and life goals this year, it only makes sense to have the plans and tools to reach them successfully. Essential to the pursuit of a satisfying Junior Tennis experience are the C.O.R.E values of Communication, Organization, Relationship and Encouragement. Many people are involved in the development of a Junior Tennis Player – some may never actually meet one another, but still require a reliable method of communication to coordinate their efforts for overall goal achievement.

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 is a complete tennis analysis resource designed to establish and support these C.O.R.E. tools for everyone involved in the tennis    training process.

 C = Communication

Using TheTennisOrganizer Charting and Scoring System, critical player and opponent information is now readily available to assist coaches and teaching pros in having more focused instruction time – building on positive match skills and concisely identifying those that can be improved. This system is contained in a very cost effective and user friendly package.

This information fosters rational, productive communication rather than destructive confrontations – discussions are about what’s charted in the book rather than each person’s incomplete or flawed recollection of matches.

This also opens the door for constructive conversations even in those really difficult situations – like in between a disappointing loss and the next round’s match.

It’s much easier to have a consensus between players, parents and teaching pros about evaluating  match performance when TheTennisOrganizer charting details are available.

First and foremost, TheTennisOrganizer is a powerful communication tool!


O = Organization

Being organized is at the heart of tennis training and competition success – without it, chaos can dominate and choke out the pursuit of any and all goals.

TheTennisOrganizer Tournament Planner ensures the achievement of competition goals by listing pertinent information about future tournaments so as not to miss those important entry deadlines – it can happen easily!

The Calendar and Training Diary allows players to be accountable for tracking and evaluating the consistency of their preparation efforts.

Scouting Reports help prepare winning strategic game plans that provide a definite advantage over any opponent.

The Pre-Match Checklist makes it possible to pack with confidence and create a calm travel and competition environment – there’s no worry about leaving behind critical items – from shoes to racquets – and then having the trouble and expense of replacing them. That can cause serious tension between a player and their coach or family member, which then has an adverse effect on competition for the rest of the trip.  (A very simple, but good life lesson to learn!)


R = Relationship

Effective communication skills are a hallmark of good relationships and can even revitalize existing damaged relationships. Coaches often ask parents and players “how the tournament went”, and the response typically lacks the specific data the pro needs to tailor a training program that will improve play and outcomes. TheTennisOrganizer takes this formerly nonproductive relationship and helps establish a productive interaction based on detailed charting and analysis data that everyone learns to value.

TheTennisOrganizer is also a relationship tool because it helps eliminate many face-to-face confrontations as the focus becomes more about game and point statistics. This avoids the arguments that often result when personal opinion and interpretation collide rather than having a simple, clear dialogue about the factual charting information.

Players have even reported that their “excitable” parents are more calm, with less distracting eye contact, gestures and outbursts because they become so involved in the valuable charting they’ve been entrusted to do.

Parents have a better relationship with the coaches and pros as they now have the ability to make a positive contribution to the team effort focused on helping their player.


E = Encouragement

TheTennisOrganizer Charting information is not just a “stick” but also a “carrot”. Factual and meaningful encouragement can be given to your player about the successful aspects of their match play – rather than just useless platitudes or unsubstantiated compliments. Players place a much higher value on this type of encouragement.

Because of the detailed data gathered, it no longer is encouragement based just on match outcomes, but more about a deep sense of satisfaction that comes from managing all those C.O.R.E. skills that produce those outcomes.

These skills will carry over and positively influence any endeavor – whether it’s athletics, academics, personal or work related activities. The life changing value of this encouragement can never be overrated. 

It really is more fun to win as a direct result of improving the overall quality of an individual’s match skill set. This doesn’t happen in a vacuum – plans need to be made and actions implemented to accomplish competition goals. Communication must be effective and consistent to keep everyone moving in a positive coordinated direction. Organization is a key element in successful tournament training and participation. Players have crazy, busy schedules that can be organizational nightmares. Those schedules must be successfully managed and not allowed to become a major hindrance to goal achievement. Relationships need to be nurtured for a more fulfilling and enjoyable competition experience. Encouragement helps create a healthy psyche for the individual player that constant brow beating can never achieve.

We are all acutely aware of how critical the mental condition of a player is in the game of tennis – it’s often the very real difference between winning or losing!

Can all this be accomplished just through a scorebook & organizer? Of course not, but TheTennisOrganizer does help the motivated members of the  training team build and maintain the C.O.R.E. framework that can prevent the “little foxes” from spoiling what can be a very satisfying and successful journey for your Junior Tennis Player!

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Don’t you want to give your competitive tennis player an ADVANTAGE?

 Finally!!  A tennis scorebook & organizer for individual tennis players! is an All-in-One Tennis Score Book that allows every competitive player to:

 Chart & analyze 60 sets point-by-point using an intuitive & powerful tennis score sheet system – know what is working & fix what isn’t!

 Plan & schedule tournament entries

 Scout opponents – detailed charting helps formulate winnining strategies

 Record tournament match results

 Maintain a 52-week training diary & journal

 List contact information of players for warm ups & doubles

 Even itemize expenses & have a pre-match packing checklist.

All of this is contained in one scorebook – a definite advantage!

animations scorebooks are now being used worldwide by top players, coaches, teaching pros & academies!

Who buys this Tennis Scorebook & Organizer?   ($25.00 ea.)      Coaches, parents & players who are interested in improving tournament results! This Tennis Score Sheet & Analysis Guide gives real insight about the match performance of players and their opponents.

Available as a Player Edition for mainly USTA – ITF tournament competitors, School Edition, for High School & Junior High School team players, and College Edition, for all NCAA divisions, NAIA & NJCAA programs.

Also available as the Professional Edition …      ($27.00 ea.) Organized so coaches & teaching pros can effectively manage multiple players at tournaments – and their calendar, business contacts & expenses. Post match instruction is greatly enhanced by analyzing the tennis score sheet data.




  Both are 88 page, 8.5?x11?, spiral bound tennis scorebooks designed for individual player scoring in a team setting. They are great resources for coaches to collect detailed tennis score sheet data to help improve each player’s performance. Using this tennis score book can lead the entire team to a more successful season!

      Individual Player Improvement = Improved Team Success !!

  These Tennis Score Book products have a very powerful & positive impact on players and their school tennis teams.                                              ($25.00 ea. book) 

  With 20+ bulk score book orders, covers can add the school logo!
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When Should Tennis Players Learn “Strategy”?

     While watching an Australian Open semifinal match between Andy Murray and David Ferrer, I heard Martina Navratlilova make a poignant observation about the training and development of top junior players. Murray had begun to turn the match around and was stringing together rally shots that moved Ferrer “pillar to post” and set up several winning volleys. The effectiveness of  Murray’s match play prompted Martina to comment,  “When are players supposed to learn strategy?  Suddenly when they turn 18 and start playing on the tour?”

Of course, Martina went on to say these lessons must be taught at much younger ages –  it’s not a sudden, mysterious event that will occur when a player needs it most. Learning about strategy development is an integral and essential part of a player’s ongoing “schooling” and doesn’t just happen spontaneously.

 There must be an organized plan to teach match play strategy, a truth which is often ignored to the detriment of otherwise very talented players!

Too many think and teach that great tennis shots and speed will always carry the match. Rarely do you hear of  “skull sessions” anymore where junior players and coaches discuss tactical situations and pre-match mental preparation so players already know what to do in those game situations.

 My Dad has often paraphrased Emerson,  The man who knows how to do something well will always have a job, but the man who also knows why something works will always be his boss.

Knowing how and why to use certain strategies, in certain situations, against certain players will always prove to be a tremendous advantage over the player who just shows up with their bag of great shots and a mentality to just return the ball over the net –  as Andy Roddick so ably stated at the same Aussie Open, simply a “See ball, Hit ball” game plan. Be prepared to be the boss and control the match with your offensive plan rather than be the player who can only react defensively to what’s hit at them.

So how do you get to this point? Scorebooks are designed to facilitate the training process for the “thinking” player by providing the statistics & point-by-point match description that permits a thorough analysis of themselves and their opponent. Why? So the effectiveness of that match’s strategy can be evaluated and then modified to produce even more success in the future – it is the tennis textbook with the facts that can make you a smarter player. Know definitively which strokes are your weakest and devote the practice time needed to turn that situation around.

 I firmly believe, Start charting your match statistics & stop making the same old match mistakes!!

Don’t be doomed to repeat the same unsatisfactory results because you never change how you prepare for your matches. Tell your coaches & pros that you want to learn the why, not just the how, of playing tennis. “Study to show thyself approved”, and you can expect improved tournament outcomes.

 Don’t fail because you didn’t read Scorebook it has the answers to help conquer your next tennis test!

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