P Chekkadurai & C Stothart 1978
This is one of the most useful papers I have read. It recommends teaching new skills by starting at the 'end' of a sequential set of component parts.
I use this during the teaching of net shots and movements towards the net. When you read the paper think about how you normally coach a net shot to a developing player. Do you start with the stance-then movement-then lunge-then contact? Does that conform to the proposed'backward' teaching method ie starting with the last element first?
I have also found benefits for teaching the deep forehand and overhead backhand using this method.