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Who is responsible for your outcomes? Dec 18, 2021

-Coach: John, when you get in that position, think about your consistency instead of hitting a very risky shot.
-John: it would have been in if the bounce would have been good, besides that, the wind moved it slightly out.

Locus of control is an individual’s belief system regarding the...

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What do you see when you observe? Dec 18, 2021

“You hit a crosscourt with your backhand, not too deep and your opponent makes a gesture you recognize because you have seen it from him before so you get ready for a drop shot.
Effectively, his hits a drop short. Seeing this in anticipation with the eyes of your mind, allows you to run a...

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Reflection on the power of rituals Dec 18, 2021
When an experienced tennis player is facing moments of pressure during a match, he/she goes to the things he/she do best and can control. These are, ways of playing, favorite shots and patterns but also RITUALS  to help them go through the pressure moments. Rituals can be used during the day...
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Effort and Learning 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, instruction...

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The learning arena Dec 18, 2021

Here are some thoughts that come out of experience both as a player but also as a coach.
One of the obvious goals for every player is to become the most complete player possible, meaning integrating the inner and the outer game.
Being technically sound in every area of the game is very important,...

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How to transform your tennis experience today! Dec 18, 2021

One of the most important aspects that you can take out of your tennis game right now and during every session is the way you feel.
That’s totally under your control. Winning is not, playing well is not. What you do with that it is. Tennis will give you the opportunity to develop your...

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Respect the Game Dec 11, 2021

The first thing is to respect tennis.
After many years on the tennis courts I have been able, from my perspective, to witness some generational and cultural changes.
Tennis has changed, there is no doubt about it, the question is, if it has really evolved in all respects. I want to make a small...

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The Parental influence. coaching Dec 11, 2021

As we just mentioned, besides the genetic predisposition, environment has a big influence on how much of our potential we are going to develop, and families are one aspect of the environment that brings both, genetic heritage and environmental input. Nowadays as some families posses enough...

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The high performer coaching Dec 04, 2021

This is a message of love. I hope it comes across this way. Buddhists say that there are three poisons that produce suffering: greed, hatred and ignorance. I have seen and experienced suffering in tennis more than once, in myself and also in the families that bring kids into this sport with very...

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Redefining High Performance coaching Dec 04, 2021
What is exactly what we call High Performance?  Is that something that presents as an external result? Or is it an internal attitude?
 
After many years in search of High Performance but specially trying to understand what it is and where it comes from, I’m starting to find a...
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Repetition is the mother of all skills. coaching Dec 03, 2021

We are what we repeat on a consistent basis. My experience has showed me, that at times good intention could end up resulting in a bad outcome; even if the intention is honest, it could be honestly inaccurate.
I believe that there are two components that can’t fail in order to become a high...

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