RACER the book was written by Mike and launched at Trinity College, Cambridge on 11th July 2019 – copies of the book can be purchased here from Amazon.
‘RACER’ is one of the most exciting and innovative teaching concepts to arrive on the tennis scene and is exclusive to Mike’s Tennis Academy. The concept can apply from an absolute beginner to the world’s number one.
Psychology plays a large part in Mike’s teaching and the development of RACER is a result of years of on court experience, his diploma in Sports Psychology and studies in Psychodynamic Counselling.
RACER is generic and applies to all ages and levels of player. It breaks down the sequences which are required to hit a tennis ball and take a point in a game. It allows coaches to deal with the causes not symptoms and to make sure the pupil gains maximum benefit from coaching and the ability to analyse their own performance.
By analysing and understanding the intricacies of each component above – both as a concept in themselves and the interaction they have with each other – we are able to assess how they function with each person’s standard and/or age level.
The concept has received unofficial praise from experts around the world including the USA Performance Centre and leading tennis coaches.