Cavill Academy

Homework for 9th Feb 2012

Hi Guys,

After our conversation last night, I hope you can put aside 10 minutes to do the homework. I know you have lots of other things to do but this homework isn't compulsary...it's just for those who want to develop ownership of their tennis to become a better player. By doing things for yourself outside of the sessions helps you be responsible and at the same time you will be learning more about the game.

We didn't do the serving exercises as it was so cold and I didn't want people stopping, so we'll do these when the weather is warmer.

You all need to create some goals for 2012! Without goals or targets, it is difficult to know what you are aiming to improve. This task may take 15-20 minutes but will be valuable for you, your parents and me plus any other coaches involved in your programme. Please go to the Tennis Manager section in the site and follow the steps below:

  • Click on 'create goal setting session'.
  • In the title write 'Short term techincal goals'
  • Select the end date on 1st May - This will give us 3 months.
  • In 'Goal Schedule' select 'Short' for short term goals
  • Then enter the name of your individual coach e.g. 'John Cavill'
  • In the box 'Goal 1', enter your goal e.g. 'Short takeback on the groundstrokes' or 'use chopper grip on serve' - This needs to be something you are working on with your technique.
  • Under 'Goal Schedule' select 'Technical' - you'll spot a spelling mistake which is going to be changed on the site :)
  • Then fill in all the other boxes making sure the 'Goal Schedule' is 'Technical' - If you can't think of 5 goals then don't worry, write as many as you can but think about something you are working on with your serve, forehand, backhand and volleys.
  • Once this is done, then click on 'Save' at the bottom of the page.
  • On the next page you'll see a summary of the goals and there will be a tab called 'Access Control'. Please click on this.
  • Click on 'Grant update access' and in the box add the user name of the person you want to share the info with. My username is 'john-cavill'. This will allow me to see your goals in my account. Then click on the button 'Add User'
  •  Then click on the button 'Submit' and that's it all done!

If you want to see your goal setting entry, then under the Tennis Manager section click on 'My Calendar' and it should be there.

If you have any problems then please let me know as it is important I am aware of these to help you and the site develop.

Over the next few weeks I would like to get your short term tactical, physical and psychological goals. I'm not too worried about the short term outcome goals at the moment, as I think we should set medium to long term outcome goals e.g. increasing my rating by 1st September. If you are keen and want to get on with setting the other goals now, then please go for it. I would like everyones short term goals in place by the end of the month and then we can start on the medium and long term goals.

See you all soon,

John Cool