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Athlete–coach relationships: a case study from women’s professional tennis

WithFloris Pietzsch, Heather Watson

This chapter provides reflective observations on an athlete-coach relationship spanning more than five years within elite British tennis. It will draw upon Floris Pietzsch’s experiences as the strength and conditioning coach working alongside Heather Watson, a high-level British tennis player. It is intended that, through personal reflections, it will provide an understanding of some of the elements that contribute to maintaining an effective athlete-coach relationship and which can positively impact on performance.