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How to Keep Calm in High Pressure Situations coaching philosophy Mar 18, 2021

By Todd Corbin

Is there a secret to handling pressure packed situations both on and off the field/court?

Years ago, I was standing on the 18th green at a high school golf tournament with a 20-foot...

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The Five Minds of a Great Coach coaching philosophy Mar 04, 2021

By Lauren Skopal, Limber Sports Performance

Coaching requires drawing on multiple forms of knowledge and demonstrating a wide range of applied skills. Effective coaches recognise the need for...

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The King of Rod Laver Arena coaching philosophy technical analysis Feb 24, 2021

By Marc Sophoulis with Shane Liyanage

The night started with 17-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic as the raging favorite to claim his 9th Australian Open against the man who was on a 20-match...

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Where’s the game of women’s tennis going? coaching philosophy q&a slice of motivation Feb 18, 2021

By Marc Sophoulis with Shane Liyanage

In 1994, a woman by the name of Venus Williams changed the game of women’s tennis. At the ripe old age of 14 she entered the professional ranks of the...

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Players must use quarantine to become more mindful coaching philosophy news Jan 28, 2021

By Val Febbo with Marc Sophoulis

Lockdown and quarantine have been some of the most frequently used words over the past year, almost every country has had them throughout the pandemic that has...

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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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