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Adios 2020, bring on 2021 coaching philosophy Jan 01, 2021

By Marc Sophoulis

I’m writing this blog as the year 2020 has come to a close. Tired, physically and mentally, stressed and worn out. But as a tennis coach that’s almost the norm these...

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Competitiveness key for success a long career coaching philosophy Dec 24, 2020

By Val Febbo with Marc Sophoulis

Sport is all about competitiveness, the essence of it is winning and losing, so athletes must have that that drive to succeed in order to prolong their careers.

It...

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Coach from the end goal, and build your process to make it happen coaching philosophy news Dec 11, 2020

By Val Febbo with Marc Sophoulis

If you look at life like a novel or movie, it has its chapters, sequences and stanzas along with scenes of jubilation and complications. There are always goals, and...

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Despite the unknown for 2021, don’t change your preseason too much coaching philosophy news Dec 04, 2020

By Val Febbo with Marc Sophoulis

With the tennis fraternity in the complete unknown about when the season will actually begin, let alone the Australian Open, how should players and coaches actually...

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Six tips to help optimise sleep and recovery coaching philosophy Nov 16, 2020

By Callum Metcher

When it comes to an athlete’s recovery there is nothing more important than sleep. Sleep makes up around one-third of an athlete’s schedule so if you’re looking...

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Don’t engage in outside distractions whilst in tournament mode coaching philosophy news Oct 26, 2020

By Val Febbo with Marc Sophoulis

The 2020 French Open was fairly bizarre in many ways, for starters players wore leggings and long sleeves due to freezing weather, it was in September/October and...

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How to beat an opponent you lost to the week before coaching philosophy news Sep 17, 2020

By Val Febbo with Marc Sophoulis

It happens often in tennis, player A beats player B one week, and then a week later they have to do battle once more, and sure enough a lot of the time the result...

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Method to the madness of grunting coaching philosophy news technical analysis Sep 03, 2020

By Val Febbo

The notion of grunting has divided the tennis fraternity for decades, people love it and people despise it. With Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka facing off at the US Open it has...

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10 Steps to Becoming a Successful 'High Performance' Coach' coaching philosophy Aug 27, 2020

By Marc Sophoulis

So, you have made the decision to become a career coach working in ‘High Performance’ sport?


The definition of 'High Performance' is usually referred to as the level of...

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Striking a balance - Early specialisation vs diversification coaching philosophy Aug 19, 2020

By George Vogiatzis

We have all heard the glory stories. It goes something like this:

“Child picks up racquet at three, shows talent, dedicates everyday to working on their craft, tennis is...

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Mindfulness a key to living in the present: Sophoulis coaching philosophy Aug 15, 2020

By Val Febbo

Mindfulness is becoming a more prevalent notion everyday, with more people adopting meditation as a pass time throughout what has been a dismal year on a global scale.

Tennis coach and...

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Creating Match Hard Skills coaching philosophy Aug 05, 2020

By George Vogiatzis

Coaches and players work hard to develop technical, tactical, physical and mental skills that are reliable during competition. It is common practice to break these skills down...

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