Most of a tennis professional’s day is pre-scheduled with lessons.
But tennis professionals do a lot more than simply teach lessons.
Tennis Professionals need to keep track of all of their lessons, meetings, extra help, and other time commitments.
All of this can be hard to manage but you can save time with Google Calendar.
All of us can be better teaching professionals when we can focus just on teaching and not managing.
There is so much for us to think about during the day. Keeping our schedules right should be the least of our concerns. Yet, there is nothing worse than when you think your day is done. Only to realize that you have another meeting or lesson that did not get put on the calendar.
Do you find yourself going out of your mind with too many things to do and your daily schedule is completely unorganized?
I would recommend you get organized and save time and headaches by consistently using an online calendar.
Everyone has a slightly different system of keeping track of meetings and appointments. Many still use paper calendars on desks and some use their phones.
Personally, I stay organized and save time with my Google Calendar.
Google Calendar is a free online calendar, and it’s easy to use to keep track of life’s important events. If you don’t just use Google, it also syncs with Outlook and Apple Calendar.
Here Are 5 Ways Tennis Professionals Can Save Time With Google Calendar
1. Schedule Sharing
You can share your schedule. Schedule your day and lesson plans. Share your calendar with family, friends and colleagues so they know what is going on. Take advantage of keyboard shortcuts to save time and get around the calendar quickly. Add events and even schedule your agenda to be emailed to you every day.
2. Always Access
You can access your calendar when you are away from your desk. Use two-way syncing to add your schedule to your smartphone or tablet. This way you will always know what is going on, and you will never forget another event. Set your calendar to be notified by email or text message when you need to be reminded about something. Use Google Calendar to list your events by participants, location or type. You will be able to see in an instant what you have planned for the day. Like I said earlier, this also works with Apple Calendar and Outlook.
3. Lesson Planning
Use Google calendar for lesson planning. Events are easy to repeat. Once you have set a schedule for one week, you can put in each subject or meeting on repeat. This way you do not have to continually add curriculum to a day. It’s already there. Just fill in the details. You can also change your date range view. Customize the date and style of the calendar to fit your needs. I personally setup my calendar using Appointment slots and just add my classes at the beginning of the week. I also add in what lessons I am teaching; setting them as “All Day” events. This makes it easy to move things around in case of a change of schedule.
4. Different Calendars
Google Calendar allows for a user to make different calendars. Most start with the default calendar but then you can add more as you go. All are color coded and easy to see what I am teaching on which day. I don’t have to keep on reminding myself of the upcoming topics and that saves me time.
An example would be to have a Junior Program and Adult Program calendar that you share with your staff. You would go in and edit each day as to what lesson plans you want taught each day and what needs to be accomplished. You would then share the calendar with your staff and they could log in each day and see the lesson plans.
5. Personal and Professional
Keep calendars straight by adding a separate calendar for personal needs as well. As I mentioned earlier, you can share Google Calendars. So I have my professional and my personal calendar, both being displayed at once.
I can easily schedule an event for either because both calendars are shared between accounts. My wife also has a Google Calendar account and we share our work calendars with each other. This makes the logistics of all of our kids events a little easier in our busy lives.
Anything you can do to make life a little easier is awesome. Google calendar will give structure and schedule to your classes, projects, meetings, and personal life. With Google Calendar and a Chrome app, you can have access to a read-only version of your calendar. This is awesome when you don’t have internet access and need to see your schedule in a hurry. You can also sync your calendar with a phone or tablet. Create or edit a calendar. Develop and add an event or share a calendar. Time is at a premium so take advantage of the tools out there.
I've been using Google Calendar every day for the last 3 years and it has evolved over time and I'm sure most of these things can be done with other online calendars so don't be afraid of going to an online calendar.