Sports Performance

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

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

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...

Can’t I just be a girl?

It’s so hard for girls to be girls sometimes. The pressure to perform like boys is instilled by parents, coaches and boys. Fathers born with a girl often say, I was hoping for a boy who would play tennis. Coaches often compare girls ‘lack’ of skill to the skill they...

8 keys to Mentally Tough Tennis

“Mental toughness” is a phrase that is commonly used in all sports to describe the superior mental qualities of the competitor. Most elite athletes report that at least 50% of superior athletic performance is the result of mental or psychological factors, and a...

Shifting gears from practice to competition

It is important that your tennis players learn how to shift mental and physical gears because there are numerous gears to shift and things to think about during a tennis match. Some of those gears include shifting from: offense to defense, from serve to receive,...

Mistakes Happen – Here is how to deal with them

Coaches, have you felt those feelings of regret that come along with making a mistake? It's common to feel a sense of frustration and anger after making a mistake particularly in a sport like tennis where you are responsible for every shot and there is no one else to...

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