Winter is on and Christmas time is coming closer. We hear Coca-Cola ads with popular christmas song and stores are filled with christmas trees, ornaments, and things related to this special time. We all love Christmas. We spend time with family, we decorate our tree and put a lot of lights on our houses. But let’s not forget about gifts. There are important too!
Let’s face the reality – tennis coaches are specific. We think differently and we act like no other. This is not a problem for us to watch tennis matches during the night as well as spending a lot of money on Grand Slam’s tickets. Is it bad? I don’t think so but it is definitely necessary to include these characteristics while thinking about Christmas gifts.
Are you planning a gift for a tennis coach? Here are great ideas for Christmas gifts for tennis coaches:
- Coaching course
Tennis coaches love education because they can get better. Coach has to possess knowledge in many areas (psychology, nutrition, tennis, coaching, strategy, goal-setting etc) so you have a big opportunity to buy a practical gift. (check http://tennisisland.us)
Yes! Coaches are people of pen and notebook. They love to make statistics and show players areas that they have to work on. Nice notebook with a motivational quote on the cover will make your coach happy.
- Sports camera
New technology is really helpful in coaching so you should consider buying a camera. Sports camera are designed to work for many sports and tennis is no different. Wide angle and great quality are factors that will make analysis much easier and more effective than ever before.
- Clothes and shoes
Who doesn’t like to look well? Coaches are people too so pick new clothes and see this shine in your coach’s eyes. Times where tennis coaches were wearing simple white shirts are gone and now you can buy clothing that will make your coach stand out from the crowd.
- New racquet
The most important tool for any coach is his tennis racquet. New racquets are better and look nicer so think about this option too. But remember that you have to know your coach’s preferences according to racquet (weight, stiffness, company etc) because each stick is different and it has to work well for the user.
Tennis coaches travel a lot. They have to get to the courts day by day or they go to tournaments on weekends. Backpack is an equipment that all coaches should have so make a little research if this is the item that can make your coach happy.
- Sport watch
All professional coaches use watches during practice session. This little item helps them time the exercises or to make necessary adjustments during the practice according to the time left. Make sure it is easy to navigate because coaches don’t like to waste time during the practice!
- Tennis match’s ticket
Watching tennis live is an important experience for a tennis coach. If professional tournament is held near your city tickets will be a gift that your coach will really appreciate. If your coach has a favorite player make sure that tickets allow to watch him/her!
- E-book reader
As I said before coaches love education so books are part of it. E-book reader is a great option to have many titles available and to not put many kilograms in coach’s backpack. Buying one sport-title book with the reader is even a better option.
- Tennis book
Not everyone follows the trends so if you know that your coach loves to read paper books you have many tennis-related titles available in stores. Consider biographies that show inner access to professional players’ careers that coaches strive to get.
Coaches work with people so they have to present themselves professionally. Nice perfume will guarantee that your coach won’t be disappointed with the gift.
Gadgets are everywhere so let’s not forget about tennis coaches. Smartwatches are getting more popular so you can buy one if your coach likes technology. Make sure it is compatible with coach’s phone so he doesn’t have to buy new phone too:)
Tennis coaches are active people so smartband will help them monitor daily efforts. Steps counter, distance covered and pulse monitor are options that smartband should have to make sure that it can be used effectively.
Tennis coaches work hard especially during the summer time because of tennis camps. Having one pair of nice sunglasses will protect their eyes and will have a positive influence on person’s outlook.
Hat offers similar benefits to sunglasses. It is helpful during hot days and allow coaches to spend more hours on the court without negative side effects of challenging weather. Make sure it is created for athletes and the materials used give comfort while exercising.
Marcin Bieniek is a professional tennis coach and founder of instructional website http://tennisisland.us. Marcin has been working with USTA, top 100 ITF and WTA/ATP players. He is a frequent contributor to TennisPro and TenisKlub magazines and he was a speaker at International Coaching Tennis Symposium 2016 at Hilton Head Island, USA.