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Dealing With Matches you ‘Should’ win on Paper

Dealing With Matches you ‘Should’ win on Paper

It’s match day, you are playing someone that you feel like you should beat. What are some of the things/voices that come into your head ADDING pressure and what do you do to combat them, what’s your thought process for on paper should win matches? My mindset with...

Junior Parents – What is Your Role on the Team?

Junior Parents – What is Your Role on the Team?

Many girls report to their coaches that when they win their parent/s will be in a better mood. Players suggest things such as “I get more attention when I win” and “My parents get really angry when I lose.” A supporting role is critical to a player’s success. Tennis...

Players: Does Your Coach Really Care?

Players: Does Your Coach Really Care?

Let's face it tennis can be a pretty expensive sport. Most of the time the player/coach relationship is one of mutual respect and many successful moments and achievements. However, there are those families and players who have invested a lot of time and money into...

The Simple Rule of Tennis – The Ball Must go in!

The Simple Rule of Tennis – The Ball Must go in!

It seems like a pretty basic premise; if you want to win a tennis match, the ball must land inside the court. However, time after time, coaching forums fail to state the obvious, which is the basic principle of tennis. Regardless of how technically sound a stoke is,...

Top 5 Things People Should Look For In A Coach

Top 5 Things People Should Look For In A Coach

It’s easy to find a tennis coach. But how do you know if they are the right choice, what should players be looking for when it comes to hiring a new coach? Although there is no magic formula and sometimes doing a few on-court sessions is the only way to evaluate the...

Match Preparation 5 Tips for Success

Match Preparation 5 Tips for Success

Matchday can be stressful for a lot of athletes. Tennis can be somewhat unpredictable; you might play the best match of your life and walk away second best. It's all about controlling the controllable. Of course, strategy and game plans are critical pieces of the...

Creating Strong Female Athletes

Creating Strong Female Athletes

Femininity by definition is: The quality or nature of the female sex (Merriam-Webster). Coaches who work with enough female players will inevitably run into an issue that can plague many careers, the fear of gaining too much muscle and getting ‘too big’. As women’s...

Are UTR Rankings a Solution to a WTA Return in the Fall?

Are UTR Rankings a Solution to a WTA Return in the Fall?

We are all desperate to see tennis return in the fall, but the ultimate question is: What ranking system would be fair for everyone? Indian Wells wasn't playing this year, but before the tournament director canceled the tournament, Canadian star Bianca Andreescu had...

Are You Prepared Enough When it Comes to Losing/Failing?

Are You Prepared Enough When it Comes to Losing/Failing?

Failing on your terms.   Tennis is a very unique sport if we talk about losing. Tennis players lose more often than athletes playing other sports. Professional players play up to 30 or more tournaments per year and there is only one winner each week. More than...

USPTA Forms Partnership with WTCA

USPTA Forms Partnership with WTCA

LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has signed a formal partnership with the Women’s Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA) that will bring leaders of the tennis industry together and offer several benefits for members of both...

Dealing With Injuries and the Return to Competition

Dealing With Injuries and the Return to Competition

Tennis is a very demanding sport as it requires a lot of volume/intensity in terms of training (on-court and off-court) and tournaments on varied surfaces during almost all the year. Because professional tournaments are played in 36 different countries, jet-lag and...

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