Category Archives: Australia

Challenge yourself

TweetAs tennis professional coaches working with high performance junior players we are always asking them to challenge themselves … well what about us ! This is where we must also challenge the knowledge we are imparting … is it up … Continue reading

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Why we do what we do …

TweetCoaching in all forms has multiple benefits to us as people – fitness, health, tangible outcomes, enjoyment, remuneration, success, winning, not winning (strength), values, building character, self satisfaction. Like most things in life, if you hear nothing then you assume you’re … Continue reading

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old head … young shoulders or young head … old shoulders

TweetThere is a phrase … “you can’t put an old head on young shoulders” … well, at the recently completed US Open Tennis Championships this phrase not only is challenged but also the reverse ! Let us look at the meaning of … Continue reading

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T E D

TweetTennis Enhancement by Design … anything we build has to start with thoughts and ideas that we then translate to a design. As professional tennis coaches our job is to take this design, draft up plans then implement ‘the build’ to create … Continue reading

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Copy – or – Create

TweetAustralian Open concluded and much debate, analysis and view points taken away by tennis enthusiasts and experts. Around the world tennis coaches look at the successes and try to translate this to their students … thus the question … copy or create! … Continue reading

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Winning is about Head and Heart

TweetAfter almost forty years engaged in the professional tennis industry, the question most often asked is …  what is needed to win ? The Australian Open has just completed and the answer is evident for us all to see day … Continue reading

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Expectations

TweetExpectations … as a professional tennis player discerning between real, practical, hope, dream, make for the planning of performing and life ! Expectations … take some of all of the above and mix them together to find the answer, as it requires … Continue reading

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Target the targets

TweetPost – Wimbledon is a time for players to address the ‘targets’ that have been set earlier in the year and check that they are on track. Many professionals, as they approach the next Grand Slam (US Open), panic if … Continue reading

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Coaching ….. adding to the ‘craft’

TweetProfessional Tennis Coaches around the globe seek to do things better … or at least should ! Taking the form of conferences, engaging with colleagues, self analyzing tournament play, online viewing/reading, player watch, Federation coach development workshops … personal improvement … Continue reading

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Now for clay !

TweetWith the fanfare of the American season coming to an end, great tennis and crowds, the Pro Tour moves from hard court to clay ….. new footwear, new clothes, new conditioning and new mindset ! Clay takes on the style … Continue reading

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