Sports Performance

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

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

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

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

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...

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