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.