||Men | Women
|Division:||NCAA - Div. I
|Location:||Des Moines, IA|
|Head Coach:||Paul Thomson|
|Assistant Coach:||Amanda Aragon|
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#22 in 2012
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The following articles are relevant to the Drake women's team.
Quality Provides Quantity
Over the years, I have developed a system for my players that stresses
simplicity - as well as quality over quantity. Keeping things simple,
knowing what shot you are going to hit before you get to the ball, and
hitting good shots at a single good target usually leads to fewer errors,
more victories, and fewer defeats.
Countdown: Planning Women's Scholarships
NCAA Division I Women's Tennis is a head count sport, meaning that for
a given program, only eight women can receive athletic scholarships.
With six singles and three doubles matches - and in light of injuries
- a roster of eight can appear quite thin. We put the question to
NCAA women's coaches: What is your strategy when planning out your
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
In tennis I see players frame or miss-hit balls for a winner all of
the time. Players line up and take big swings only to have the ball
tick the net tape and barely drop over the net to win the point. Some
juniors and college players shake or hang their heads in disbelief
that they missed that poorly. They should realize that they won the
point. Players need to learn to take the good with the bad and the
Expectations of Athletes in College (Pt. 2)
Earlier this month, we talked with college coaches about the tennis
expectations of student athletes. Today, more coaches weigh in on the
question: "Can you quantify the number of hours that players spend on
tennis each week? What times of year are the busiest?"
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