Youth Tennis Tactical Progression with Todd Widom


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In our last episode, we discussed the youth tennis progression in terms of the Red, Orange, Green, and Yellow balls. This week we will discuss the youth tennis progression in terms of tactics.

Coach Todd Widom joins us once again to talk about the importance of integrating lessons on tactics alongside the technical training our kids typically receive. He gets into the details of how kids should learn the X’s and O’s of the game and how to tell when they are ready for a higher level of instruction.

If you have a child just starting out in tennis, do yourself a favor and listen to both Episode 43 and 44 to gain a more thorough understanding of the developmental process. And be sure to go back and read the Show Notes from Episode 43 as well.

To contact Todd, you can visit his website at You can also email him at or find him on Facebook or Twitter.

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