The first training course students, as part of applying the Technique, experimented with playing tennis. Erika Whittaker reports:
Then we decided we would try playing tennis with our left hands. This we did in Battersea Park: keep your length, use your left hand and do things differently. Break the habit.
‘Love-40’ by Barbara Kent relates to her experiences of learning tennis in her ‘later years’, incorporating the Technique.
‘Mind tennis: Analysing the critical moment’ discusses the roles of biomechanical science, contemporary coaching and an Alexander inspired methodology of improving performance.
‘Kids on the court’ reports on Joe Boland’s experiences of teaching children tennis incorporating the Alexander Technique.
There is a brief footage of the first training course students playing tennis in Barstow’s film footage published in DVD.