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Why Winning Young Doesn’t Matter

Why Winning Young Doesn’t Matter

“But we’re investing so much money, we really need to see a return on our investment!” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the above or variations thereof from parents of kids 14 and under. And I don’t know how many times their daughter or son stands right...

What Martina Navrtilova Taught Me About Breathing

What Martina Navrtilova Taught Me About Breathing

People often ask me who my favorite player of all time. Hands down, Martina Navratilova! I will never forget my first time meeting her. I was 16 years old and had received the wildcard for the tournament in Filderstadt (the one where the winner gets a Porsche). Prior...

The Most Radical Mental Skill: Kindness Towards Yourself

The Most Radical Mental Skill: Kindness Towards Yourself

I know, I know…many roll their eyes when they hear the word self-kindness or self-compassion in the context of sports. After all, when talking about sports we’re inundated with terms that conjure up feelings quite the opposite of kindness–we’re going to war, fighting...

7 WAYS TO ENHANCE RESILIENCE IN YOUNG TENNIS PLAYERS

7 WAYS TO ENHANCE RESILIENCE IN YOUNG TENNIS PLAYERS

By Jane Taylor Resilience is a skill that is essential for all young people to develop. According to Benard (2004),“…personal resilience strengths are the individual characteristics associated with healthy development and life success”(p.13). These personal strengths...

Finding the Right Path for your Player

Finding the Right Path for your Player

As coaches, it’s important to foster positive development and create a supportive environment for players. One of the first steps in helping to assure positive outcomes is understanding that every player is different. Mandy Wilson, a renowned coach and player, can...

Margie Zesinger: Becoming the Best Coach You Can Be

Margie Zesinger: Becoming the Best Coach You Can Be

Throughout her career Margie Zesinger has done extensive work as a female tennis coach. Her passion for teaching the game has allowed her to work with many top athletes and organizations, including coaching on the ITF pro-circuit and the WTA tour. She has worked...

AccuTennis: Adam Sher and Tim Bainton

AccuTennis: Adam Sher and Tim Bainton

At this year’s WTCA New York Conference, we will welcome Adam Sher and Tim Bainton, two people who are making significant advancements in the world of tennis technology and analytics. Adam is the CEO of AccuTennis, and he is working with Tim, among others, to bring to...

Recognizing Where Your Player Excels on the Court

Recognizing Where Your Player Excels on the Court

A crucial part of coaching is learning how to accurately read your player so you know where to adjust their form and technique. In some cases, trying to “fix” your player can end up being detrimental to their current strengths and style of play. It is important to...

Coaching an Athlete Through Their Injury

Coaching an Athlete Through Their Injury

Due to the quick pace and sudden weight changes of the game, tennis players at any level are highly prone to injuries. If your athlete is dealing with the long, unwanted journey of an injury, help them understand the road in front of them and the tools they need to...

How to Coach During a Game Delay

How to Coach During a Game Delay

The uncontrollable nature of weather has the ability to test the mental toughness of even the strongest players. From a coaching perspective, knowing how to keep your player in the correct mindset, though not to over-coach them, can be a real test.   Having to come...

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