Enjoyed Bill Patton’s article; he did a nice job of showing that the responsibility of fair play belongs to all; especially in high school tennis.
I agree Bobbie, and as the high school tennis coach it is his or her job to bring everyone together. Another article in that issue of TennisPro is by Styrling Strother, “What are You Really Telling Your Players?” in which he explains that what and how you communicate is important.
In my opinion it is easier to communicate when you listen to them and get to know them; one of the reasons I conducted Player/Parent meetings on the first Wednesdays of September, October and November, then we were ready to start conditioning in December and high school tennis practice in January. Knowing the expectations of being part of the TEAM, makes it easier to communicate.