Templeton Tennis Ranch welcomes new coach
January 31, 2016
For the tennis player looking to take their game to the next level, a trip to the Templeton Tennis Ranch is a must. The tennis club recently recruited world renowned tennis coach Svetlana Krivencheva.
Great tennis coaches help bring their charges to the top of their game by identifying strengths and weaknesses and teaching superior techniques.
Known for her fast serve, in 2005, 9th ranked tennis player Brenda Schultz-McCarthy was having trouble at the net. Krivencheva, who was asked to analyze Schultz-McCarthy’s game, quickly identified an issue with Schultz-McCarthy’s reaction to an opponent’s overhead at the net.
Krivencheva helped Schultz-McCarthy correct her technique, improve her game and win a singles championship.
“My philosophy is to correct technique including footwork, and to help the player improve both mentally and physically,” Krivencheva said. “While some great players are poor coaches, I have the eye to find problems.”
At 13-years-old, Krivencheva became the youngest Fed Cup player in the world. She went on to represent Bulgaria in the Sydney Olympics and hold world rankings in both singles and doubles.
For the past 10 years, Krivencheva has coached players from 4 to 76 years of age.
One of the most difficult decisions facing tennis parents is finding the best coach for their child. While there is not a shortage of good tennis coaches, their temperaments and teaching styles vary dramatically causing some children to quickly lose interest.
Krivencheva encourages parents to introduce their children as young as 4-years-old to tennis. While she works on skills and coordination, Krivencheva believes the most important thing is that the lessons are fun.
“Tennis is fun like a big family,” Krivencheva said. “Tennis is about being healthy, happy and communicating.”
The brainchild of Ralph Goehring, the Templeton Tennis Ranch includes six lighted tennis courts, four lighted pickleball courts, a gym, a clubhouse and much more.
“We are very excited to have Svetlana join our club,” Goerhring said. “She not only brings world-level experience to our region, but she is very passionate about the sport and loves teaching all levels of tennis. She is driven to teach tennis to our youth and let them excel in this great life-long sport.”