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Listen Before You Speak slice of motivation Jul 28, 2020

Hi everyone, welcome back. Today's topic is called listen. Listening is an important skill that's a key to coaching, parenting, relationships and all facets of life.

We always think about what we...

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Kids are Not a Reflection of You slice of motivation Jul 21, 2020

Are you the parent of a promising young tennis player?

Are you taking your kids and driving them to training and tournaments and forking out money and everything that is needed for this game, this...

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Environments Shape Behaviour slice of motivation Jul 14, 2020

Kids are a product of their environment and we've all grown up as products of our environment. I used to wonder as a player why I was so negative. I was a very negative player. I'd get upset on the...

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Kids Are Not Young Adults slice of motivation Jul 12, 2020

Kids are not young adults. Although we like to think that when kids make mistakes that they knew that was going to happen. But as a parent myself, I know that kids don't mean to make a mistake....

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Match Day slice of motivation Jul 12, 2020

Hey tennis parents, I just wanted to have a chat about the match day of your child. When your child is playing on the court and you're standing behind after you've taken a day off work to go and...

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The Drive Home slice of motivation Jul 12, 2020

Hi to all the tennis parents out there. Hopefully I can give you another tip to help you assist your child in becoming the best player they can be. We're going to talk about the drive home.

We all...

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Strengths vs Weaknesses slice of motivation Jul 12, 2020

I often get asked a question from coaches I mentor and teach, "do you work on somebody's strengths or somebody's weaknesses more?"

That's a great question, it all depends on your student's...

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Success Leaves Footprints slice of motivation Jul 12, 2020

Pre-match preparation is an individualized process. Being individual and true to yourself and your routines is important. One thing I always talk to players about regarding pre-match routine is to...

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Training For Matches slice of motivation Jul 12, 2020

Have you ever thought that you practice better than you play matches?

Have you ever gone on court and tried to understand why the things that were happening in practice yesterday are not coming...

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Losing is Reality slice of motivation Jul 07, 2020

Losing is a reality of sport in general, but it's also the reality of life. We don't always win and one of the things that I find challenging is that players always have the expectation of winning....

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Dreams vs Goals slice of motivation Jun 14, 2020

Is your dream to become a professional tennis player? That certainly was my dream as a kid and every night I'd go to bed and think about playing at the Australian Open, having the crowd cheering...

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Developmental Readiness slice of motivation Jun 06, 2020

Developmental readiness is a concept that takes into account where a player is in terms of the overall development of their game physically. Tennis-wise, on the court, off the court and mindset...

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