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How to identify a Good High Performance Coach? May 15, 2022
Coaches are just humans and also make mistakes, one of the differences are that their experience and knowledge helps them to avoid making some of them. I’ve interviewed several great coaches trying to identify the:
 
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The Power Of Habits: How To Change Your State Of Mind By Changing Your Habits Mar 15, 2022

Our life is an endless circle of daily habits and rooted beliefs. The monotony has become a lifestyle, or as we may also call it, a ritual. 

People become prisoners of their defeatist thoughts. Everyone surrendered to negativity and failure and accepted their interim reality. 

But...

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Mental Toughness Mar 10, 2022
"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?" RUMI
 
I have heard so many people talk about the importance of being mentally tough. In theory, everyone knows it. Per definition, mental toughness is being resilient against challenges, being able to handle pressure and to...
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Mobility and intelligence Feb 10, 2022
It was January/2nd of 2021. Since I began coaching, I have been starting every January 1st with a morning jog. Just to set the tone for the coming year. Start the new year with passion and effort. This year I added a bit of weight lifting to my ritual , something I do here and there but not...
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Coaching Tools Jan 07, 2022
I was listening a few days ago to a coach asking how to change a belief on someone. She sounded like a very engaged coach that has done a good amount of studying of the subject. She was facing the challenge to eliminate a limiting belief that her client had. So she was kind of frustrated trying...
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Conscious Performance. Jan 01, 2022
There is a common belief that in order to perform at your highest you have to do it without thinking, so to say unconsciously. My experience however has showed me that many young players get to that level of expertise where they perform without thinking and eventually because  of a streak of...
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What is the real target? Dec 26, 2021
What is the real target?
 
We tend to think about goal setting in this way: I set a great goal, work for it and once I achieve it, I will feel great, I will be happy, I will be complete. My experience and science says that we have it the wrong way. The first work we need to do is to create...
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College Athletes Do It Better? Dec 19, 2021
A muggle’s immediate response may immediately be “No, they don’t!”, whereas a college athlete would certainly agree with the sentiment. But what is it that they supposedly do better?
 
We live in a society in which it often is encouraged, and sometimes even...
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What tournaments should I play? Dec 19, 2021
This is a very common question I receive. I think a good way to approach this question is by determining what outcomes one is looking for by playing tournaments. What do tournaments mean to a given player? That answer can vary immensely. It can be fun, prestige, belonging, love for competition,...
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I am not my results. Dec 19, 2021
If you are overly concerned with your results, your UTR, what other players, coaches or whoever else are thinking about you, maybe you lost track of the initial reason why you started playing tennis.
 
I have talked to hundreds of tennis players and the most common answer you get when you...
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Commitment 10X. Steffi Graf Dec 19, 2021
I came to Boca Raton on year 1994 to help Steffi to practice for a few weeks. It was time for her main coach to get some rest and family time.
By that time she has already won several Grand Slams. The year before she had won, what they called, “The Golden Slam,  all 4 Grand...
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Default in Roland Garros Dec 19, 2021

My doubles match was schedule to be the 4th match,

followed by on court whatever, starting at 9:00am. My dear friend Carlos asked me if I could go with him to do his laundry relatively close to the courts and of course I said yes.
 
Those days I was not all too clear about the...
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