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Sixteen-year-old Ronnie Hohmann, who won the 2017 Eddie Herr 16s, recently had the unique opportunity to train with several players on the ATP tour. Both Ronnie – and his coach, Todd Widom – learned so much from these training sessions beyond just hitting forehands and backhands.
All junior players and their coaches can learn a lot from studying how the pros train. With so many pro tournaments across the world, there are typically at least one or two days before the main draw starts where the players are on site and getting used to the courts. Practice sessions – other than for some of the very top players – are usually free to attend and open to the public. Consider taking your junior players to watch and see what it means to train like a pro.
Coach Todd Widom made the most of his player’s time hitting with the pros and found a way to point out and then incorporate those professional behaviors with the players he trains. Hear more about what he learned and how he’s using it in this week’s episode.
You can find Todd online at www.twtennis.com.