Stephen Peterson is South American/Caribbean (sometimes referred to as a Brazilian due to his love of the country and having a residence there) is one of the most sought out Junior Development Coaches Worldwide. He has been coaching tennis Internationally for the past 20 years catering for players of all ages and abilities and is well established as an Elite High Performance Specialist.
At present through his company, Next Generation Tennis Coaching, Consultancy & Management Stephen offers; Adult and Junior coaching for all levels, School Programs, Summer Camp and Special Holiday Clinics, Corporate Programs, Hotel & Resort Programming, Residential, Club and Condominium Consultation & Management. He also focuses on Coaches workshops, seminars and higher level coaches education/courses which caters for the beginner coaches to the more experienced.
Most recent consultancy and coaching projects included a 2 year stint in Taiwan which included simultaneous smaller projects in Singapore and Shanghai.
Successful coaching at every age & ability level:
Stephen is extensively travelled and is extremely adept at successfully and consistently meeting and addressing the myriad needs of players both juniors and adults of many cultures and backgrounds.
Playing background and transition into coaching:
As a junior Stephen trained full-time at the world-renowned Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy Bradenton, Florida where he competed in various events around the world.
Following Stephen's playing career he found quick success in the coaching arena extensively working, developing and coaching juniors of all ages and abilities.
During this period Stephen has worked with players who have competed at the Junior Davis Cup, Junior Federation Cup, World under 14's, Davis Cup, Federation Cup and the Olympic Games.
Higher Level Coaches Education through On-Court Clinics, Workshops, & Seminars:
Stephen has also played a major role worldwide in conducting coaches education through on-court clinics, seminars, workshops covering coaching and developing players of all coaching ability levels. These unique type workshops and seminars were based on a progressive pyramid structure that he developed.
He has also written numerous instructional articles that have been published in various magazines and newspapers worldwide.
In one of his previous 7 year positions as Tennis Manager, Stephen developed and implemented extensive programming for all ages and ability levels that included; facility management and standardizing coaching systems over multiple facilities. This included 6 facilities (48 tennis courts), a coaching staff of 25 and over 500 active tennis players both adults and juniors.
Proven Development, Training, Coaching System & Methods:
Stephen developed the 3 Pillar System / P.Z.T. Progressional Zonal Training which is a progressive and systematic way of developing players. It utilizes and incorporates the main 3 cycles of development, the 5 zones of the court while understanding each players unique individual game style. To ensure smooth transition it specifically takes into account the Periodization Process Planning prior to competition.
Consistent & Progressive Layers of Development:
This proven system successfully progresses not only junior players but also adult players of all abilities very successfully and consistently.
The system clearly outlines and defines an approach that will keep each player no matter the age, ability with the enthusiasm and motivation to further advance their game through to the higher levels of development.
10 & Under Expertise:
Stephen is currently one of few coaches in the in the world with an exceptional, extensive proven track record in the coaching and development for 10 & under programming.
Main Areas of Expertise:
Stephen mainly specializes in Long-Term Player Development Planning & Parent Management, Junior Development Programming and Implementation, Facility / Club Management and Consultancy Services, On-Court Coaches Workshops and Seminars, Curriculum Development for all ages & ability levels, Individual Player Management, 10 & Under Tennis Curriculum execution along Mental Conditioning and Enhancement
& Tennis Specific Movement Patterns/Development.
Website Planning, Development & Implementation, Blue Print and Product Brand Development with an emphasis on Specific Target Marketing.
Stephen's Coaching Philosophy:
Along with his own unique style and blend, mixed in with his gift for coaching tennis he is also a specialist on the Spanish System and Methods of coaching, training and developing players.
Stephens’s Coaching Motto:
"work them hard, correct them and make sure they have fun”
Technique & Repetition drilling utilizing dead and live ball situations to perfect and reinforce basics is imperative. Equally as important is paying attention to each players unique game style. Consistently addressing those needs will set the platform for positive and progressive growth.
Favorite Tennis Players:
Other Sports Taught and Highly Active at:
Muay Thai / Kick Boxing
Traveling and experiencing different types of food and cultures, shopping, watching movies, collecting ornaments and fountain pens.
Favorite Sporting Teams:
- Brazilian Men’s and Women’s National Soccer/Football & Volleyball Teams.
- Golden State Warriors NBA Basketball Team
- New England Patriots NFL Football Team
Thai, Vietnamese & Korean
- Always give a person the benefit of a doubt and always take a person at face value until they have given you a reason to doubt them
- It doesn’t matter how many times you get knock down but rather how many times you can get back up
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WhatsApp: +63 995 537 3471