What is Buddy Player And How Does It Work
what is a buddy player ?
A Buddy Player is someone who enjoys playing tennis and helping others by giving them support with any part of their game they are looking to improve, whether it’s just to feed balls, practice a particular stroke, make up the numbers if you’re a player down, or any other reason – it’s entirely up to you.
who can be a buddy player ?
The beauty of the Buddy Player concept is that anyone who has a love for tennis and a reasonable level of fitness can be a Buddy Player – young, old, beginner or professional. Whatever age or standard you play at, if you are enthusiastic and enjoy helping people you could become a great Buddy Player. It’s more about attitude than ability.
why would i pay a buddy player ?
There are three main reasons to book and pay for a Buddy Player. The first is to make sure that there is always someone available to play against. Secondly, it’s a great way for all players to support each other’s professional coaching. Finally if you want to work on a part of your game, paying for a session means you call the shots for what you want to work on something you probably wouldn’t ask your usual playing partners to do.
What does a buddy player cost ?
The cost of a Buddy Player will vary as you’re free to charge whatever you want, however we think it should be around a third of the price of your local professional coaches. Therefore for every three sessions you do as a Buddy Player, this would potentially pay for a lesson (for yourself or anyone else) with a professional coach. This is a great way for players or even parents of players to help towards the cost of their own coaching fees.
what are the various roles of a buddy player ?
The role of a Buddy player is not only to support players looking to improve their game but also to support coaches. Many coaches have said that it’s difficult for players that they coach to then go and practice the techniques they have learned. Buddy Players are a great way for players to work on their game and shots before their next coaching lesson.
what do i need to be a buddy player ?
Just the basics really – sports kit, tennis racket, a few balls and enthusiasm. Like any thing and with a bit of imagination you’ll be able to offer you customers more variety with some basic equipment. Cones for example can be a big help for footwork, target practice or zones on the court. We’ll have videos you can watch to give you some ideas.
what's the next step for me ?
In order to find or become a Buddy Player, first create an account by registering here. Once you have done this, you will be able to create a personal profile from the “add listings” section and add your own clubs and courts to the site.
Once you have created your profile, you will be able to arrange games with other Buddy Players or as a Buddy Player.
We’ll have video tutorials to help you every step of the way.
What is the directory on this site ?
The Buddy Play site offers something for everyone involved in tennis and the directory section of the site brings all services together under one roof. This offers a unique opportunity to build a fantastic tennis loving community, so if you have a business which is based around tennis why not join us and add a listing to our directory.