GAINcast 171: ID and development (with Johnny Parkes)

You can’t talk about talent identification without talent development. And you can’t talk about technical development without physical development. Johnny Parkes is the senior manager of player ID and development at the US Tennis Association. In this role he’s sought to apply his philosophy: coaches need to incorporate, not separate. Integrate ID and development, and integrate technical and physical training. He joins this week’s GAINcast to discuss how one national organization is trying to reshape traditional development models and approach the local problem of player development.

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Notes and quotes

Johnny Parkes is currently the Senior Manager of Player ID and Development at the US Tennis Association. After growing up in England, he played tennis at the University of New Mexico. After working in a variety of coaching roles worldwide, he joined USTA in 2016.

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Further reading

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