Sports Performance

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...

A Player’s Challenge | In Weakness Gain Strength

A Player’s Challenge | In Weakness Gain Strength

In divine scriptures it is revealed ‘power is made perfect in weakness’ and ‘for when I am weak, then I am strong.’1 Apostle Saint Paul’s motto may be adapted to the sports context, for it is fear of ‘weakness’ that may deprive an athlete from reaching his/her full...

In the Moment

In the Moment

I had the opportunity to meet Torben Ulrich, the great Danish Davis Cup player years ago in NY for a workshop on Ballplaying and the Buddhist Approach to Tennis. His philosophy is wrapped up in his response when he played the great Pancho Gonzalez and the reporter...

The Team Approach to an Individual Sport

The Team Approach to an Individual Sport

Late in the year we are being entertained by the Fed Cup and Davis Cup final and recently the Laver Cup was a massive success. Tennis, like golf, swimming and track may be considered individual sports, but increasing interest in the team events is taking hold, as some...

The Ebb and Flow of Summer Down Under

The Ebb and Flow of Summer Down Under

It won't be long before the players hit the courts for the Australian Open series. With a solid preseason under their belts and goals set for the upcoming season, it will be time to put all of that on the line and see how they match up against their fellow...

Why Women Should be in the Weight Room

Why Women Should be in the Weight Room

One week removed from the WTCA 2018 Conference in New York City and the energy and passion is still flowing. I keep going over the many wonderful presentations and keep jotting down many inspirational thoughts, ideas and visions. I am also going over my presentation...

Why Women Should be in the Weight Room

Why Women Should be in the Weight Room

One week removed from the WTCA 2018 Conference in New York City and the energy and passion is still flowing. I keep going over the many wonderful presentations and keep jotting down many inspirational thoughts, ideas and visions. I am also going over my presentation...

Developing Diagonal Deceleration Strength

Developing Diagonal Deceleration Strength

Tennis is an explosive sport, requiring players to react to emergencies with multidirectional movement through multiple planes for short bursts of time. Movements in tennis include lateral and linear motion, twisting, sliding and dynamic acceleration and deceleration...

Join The Community for Free

Get updates, event invites and notifications of new courses and content.