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The power of Rituals and Routines Dec 19, 2021
Rituals have been around for centuries and are part of human nature from its beginnings. There are external and internal, physical and mental rituals (Thoughts focus and Language). Postures and thoughts that are capable of provoking in us certain emotions. Rituals have the property to...
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Why is discipline important? Dec 19, 2021
Tennis is a sports discipline. Discipline is one of the most important and useful skills that everyone could possess. Even though we all know of its importance, not too many people work on improving it.
 
Discipline is present on many areas of our lives, it is a close companion of...
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Self management & Leadership skills Dec 19, 2021
The capacities of self confidence, self control and self organization are always present when someone is performing at its best. So this is an area we have to pay attention to if you are aiming to get out the best of ourselves as coaches and our players.
 
If you do not posses self control...
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What to consider when setting goals Dec 19, 2021

Since a few years, the concept of Goals has invaded the area of high performance. We have been told that if we want to achieve something we have to start with a goal in mind and think backwards to set the action steps. Which is probably true if we are able to have the goal visible in front of us....

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It takes a whole town to raise a child Dec 18, 2021

Collaboration is a big one if we talk about hight performance. Coaching is a team effort. In the center is every single player as the most important actor. The coaching staff should be the one guiding the process. Other players are also part of the equation, even if not all of them are going to...

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How much effort do I need in order to learn? Dec 18, 2021

The question here is how to approach “training”. What could be your mindset in order to make faster progress and most importantly, to apply it when it really matters.

Effort: exertion of physical and/or mental power
Learning: to gain knowledge of or skill in through study,...
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Footwork reflections Dec 18, 2021
I tend to make a difference between movement in small spaces and on bigger spaces. Small spaces refers to maybe two steps and bigger spaces everything from three steps and more.
In small spaces is the moment where you can eventually take control of the point, so the precise adjustments in order...
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Pay attention to your energy Dec 18, 2021

Energy is a very big concept….is the capacity to work and it touches basically every aspect of our lives. By the way, all high performers I have the opportunity to be around, have had a lot of energy, so it must be important to understand how energy works. If you are up to big...

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Do you have control? Dec 18, 2021

To talk about control in the middle of a situation like the one we are living right now, is not simple. Certainly there are many aspects in life that we can not control, however as a tennis player, we have to work on exercising control over the aspects we can control. It is important to...

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Analyze and understand your outcomes Dec 18, 2021

Analysis

The interpretation of your results is a key element to keep on elevating your developmental process.
  • Analysis | Data and Measurements in order to Understand Your Game.
    • Performance Analysis | Status Quo. Where are you right now?
    • Goal Achievement Percentage | GAP | How much...
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Tennis as a human developmental path Dec 18, 2021
“Mens sana in corpore sano”
When I first heard that in school, I thought that was a good way to approach life in general. For some unknown reason for me at that point, I felt drawn to explore different aspects of myself.
 
Tennis is an excellent place to practice many...
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It’s about your Decisions Dec 18, 2021

DECISIONS

The STRATEGY/TACTIC and TECHNIQUE of the game are two very important areas of the game itself. This is what follows the interpretation of the perceived information.
 
So let us start seeing the difference between STRATEGY and TACTIC.
STRATEGY is the way you play, your plan and...
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