Observed teaching styles of junior development and club professional tennis coaches in Australia

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Hewitt, Mitchell and Edwards, Kenneth. 2013. "Observed teaching styles of junior development and club professional tennis coaches in Australia." ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review.
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Observed teaching styles of junior development and club professional tennis coaches in Australia

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AuthorsHewitt, Mitchell (Author) and Edwards, Kenneth (Author)
Journal TitleITF Coaching and Sport Science Review
Number of Pages3
Year2013
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
Web Address (URL)http://www.itftennis.com/media/145392/145392.pdf
Abstract

Diverse learning conditions and experiences are often created by employing different teaching styles and tennis coaches need to purposefully implement a range of teaching styles. This paper presents the findings of research completed on the observed teaching styles of 12 tennis coaches in Australia using Mosston and Ashworth's Spectrum of Teaching Styles (2008). The 12 coaches were selected
after completing a survey questionnaire about teaching styles and indicating their willingness to participate in systematic observations of their instructional practices. Results indicate that Junior Development and Club Professional tennis coaches commonly use two teaching
styles (Command Style-A and Practice Style-B. These teaching styles share common and complimentary pedagogical principles with direct instruction guidelines whereby the coach is in control of what the students are learning in addition to how and why they are learning it.

Keywordsteaching styles; development; coaching
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
520107. Sport and exercise psychology
390409. Learning sciences
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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