TENNIS footwork expert David Bailey believes an increase in the number of coaches will help lift the level of the sport in the region.
David, who is dubbed the "Guru" in tennis footwork and movement patterns, held a three-day training program with the International Tennis Federation regional scholarship holders in Lautoka last week.
He said there was room for improvement with the right methodology.
"The players are naturally gifted athletes which is a bonus in tennis," David said.
"Tennis is a sport where if you work really hard there are a lot of benefits which includes travelling, going to colleges in America or even playing professionally.
"The future of tennis in the Pacific is not only to rely on the kids but the level of coaching. So if programs are in place where the people of the Pacific want to be a coach and see a career in teaching then we will have more coaches and therefore more kids in the sport.
"In the end it is a numbers game. More exposure in the media, be it articles or more televised material then that is a great starting point. Sport in the Pacific is really popular and it is all about making the game affordable and fun with lots of competition."
David is the creator of the Bailey method which shows how the professional players move and teaches to move the same through simple teaching points and progressions.
He is the only person in the world to exclusively teach footwork and has studied over 30,000 video clips of the professional players to create his teaching method of movement. David has lectured in Singapore, Jakarta, England, Ireland, USA, China, Europe and New Zealand and has worked with over 13 professional players including former women's world number one Monica Seles and former world number four Jelena Dokic.
ITF Pacific Oceania development officer Gene Ridgway said David demonstrated to the young tennis players new ways to move and the reasons behind his movement method.
"Movement is a fundamental part of the sport," Ridgway said.