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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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The day I decided to ask for help Dec 19, 2021

Probably the part that is most fascinating to me about the game of tennis, it’s what happens within you as you play the game.

The way the mental-emotional factors influence your level of performance. How you get the opportunity to learn yourself and grow in the process. This ...

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Coaching hats Dec 19, 2021
The coaching role has become a lot more complex these days than it was two decades ago. A lot more is expected from us coaches as the flow of information and knowledge has expanded tenfold. Knowledge not always translating into wisdom, as knowledge needs to be prioritized in order to be used...
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Your unique set of strengths Dec 19, 2021
1. Talents:
Talents are constant, is a recurring pattern of feeling, thinking and behaving that is used with a productive purpose. Talents are created from deeply linked brain synapses.
2. Knowledge:
A) Theoretical: concrete facts on the issue being treated. Theoretical knowledge is not a...
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Everything starts with a Vision Dec 19, 2021
I believe that every big achievement begins with a vision. However, the vision is not for everyone and at all times clear. In the title it says “YOUR VISION” because the vision has to come from inside of you. It has to be an intrinsic desire, it has to be authentic, only then you will...
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