Tag Archives: Attitude

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What do you say when you talk to yourself?

  • by wpadmin
  • May 18, 2018
  Research shows that you have 40,000 thoughts a day. 90% of this is with yourself of which 70% is negative. I bet you the great tennis players don’t fall into this 70% category because I really believe what you say is how you play!                      Read More >>
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Ying and Yang Energies

  • by wpadmin
  Ying and Yang has always been applied to the training of martial artists. It is in martial arts where a soft approach (Ying) is in harmony with a hard approach (Yang). I believe the same should be applied to tennis. If through movement you emphasize firm, assertive, explosive movements in combination with pliable, yielding […]Read More >>
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Act Quickly (But Don’t Hurry)

  • by wpadmin
One of my most influential mentors is a very famous legendary Basketball coach called John Wooden he would say to his players – ” When you hurry, you tend to make mistakes. On the other hand, if you can’t execute quickly, you may be too late to accomplish your tasks. It’s a delicate but crucial balance” I […]Read More >>
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Being ‘Up Tight’ is horrible for tennis!

  • by wpadmin
My definition of Up Tight is being angry with yourself and this not only effects your movement but also your strategy, racket head speed and concentration levels. It is just that…. Being Up and Being Tight. You need to be ‘Down and Relaxed’. If you are UP…. then you jump and use no lower body […]Read More >>
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Uptight = Poor Tennis

  • by wpadmin
  • November 6, 2016
Being ‘Uptight’ is horrible for tennis! My definition of “Up Tight” is being angry with yourself and this not only effects your movement but also your strategy, racket head speed and concentration levels. It is just that….. “Being Up” and “Being Tight”. You need to be ‘Down and Relaxed’. If you are UP…. then you […]Read More >>
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Never (ever) Give Up…!

  • by wpadmin
If you don’t know who Harry Hopman is, then I suggest you research and find out, as he is considered a pioneer of tennis coaching and one of the best tennis coaches of all time. He was the most successful Davis Cup coach to ever live! I am going to tell you a great story […]Read More >>