• Membership Benefits

    Membership Benefits As more and more children turn to sport at a younger and younger age there is a need for coaches to really understand how to meet this need. The problem is that most of the information available to coaches focuses on models for older players. Read the Full Story

  • Coaches View

    Coaches View First the clothespins scoring system was an insane hit and now we've had our first little kids tournament and the parents and kids are so excited it's crazy. Evolve9 ideas have helped us improve and grow our program. The tournament helped the parents make the connection between what we have been doing in class and how it helps the kids learn to play. Thanks!

    Lori Mills - Racquet Sports Supervisor - Courts Plus/Elmhurst Park District

  • About evolve9

    About evolve9 evolve9 is the brainchild of Mike Barrell, a tennis coach with over 25 years experience and more than 15 just focused on the Under 10 age group. The team includes evolve9 Associates, Trainers and Territory Directors and its always growing. Read the Full Story

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Our mission at evolve9 is to help tennis coaches build better, more appropriate programs and teach with real quality, while considering the needs of each child.


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What a great speaker! Wonderful and needs to used again and again. Lots of Great suggestions, Enjoyed every minute of it and would recommend it to everyone. I learn so much!

First of all the workshop was tremendous. As a result I have been experimenting & incorporating what I learned into all my lessons, adults as well as juniors. The results have been astounding.
GY , Rochester NY

Mike's experience and enthusiasm for the 5 – 10 age group is obvious and I consider this one of the most worthwhile professional and personal development activities that I have undertaken.
RK, Melbourne, Aus

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