Arhive tag: juniors

How to help your child develop better as a tennis player

There is advice for tennis parents who want their kids to become tour professionals as soon as possible. Parents and tennis players need to remember that the real success in tennis not how kids play in age 6-14.  Times when 12 years old tennis players won Junior Grand Slam (Martina Hingis), 16 years old Olympic […]

Tennis advice for parents

Junior tennis players are influenced by the actions, opportunities and feedback received from their parents. It is sometimes difficult for tennis parents to know what and how they should communicate with their child to best support them. This article will help give some advice on the best way to help your tennis junior so that […]

The top 5 big no’s of tennis parenting

  The 5 Top Things Sport Parents Do that Can Make their Kids Drop Out of Sport Parents have a huge impact on how their child or children feel about sports. It’s not easy being a parent to a sports child, as we only want the best for them. Sometimes emotions can take over as […]

How to recognize talent in tennis

How to Recognize Tennis Talent This article Talent Identification in Tennis was written by Dave Samuels. I hope you will find it interesting and useful. Spotting talented junior athletes who might have an aptitude for tennis is part art and part science. In addition to speed, strength, power, coordination and balance, tennis players need a variety of […]

Prevention of overtraining in junior players

I am very surprised that very few parents and coaches conduct constant control of their tennis players’ health condition. What’s important to understand is that sports medicine possesses a huge deal of knowledge that regular physicians are not aware of. If junior tennis players train for more than 10 hours a week and participate in […]

Success is a Choice! 

Champion minded athletes make choices that lead to success. There’s just no way around it – success takes consistency and hard work. By making good choices, you take positive steps in the right direction everyday to earn you a slight edge. Your commitment to making good choices impacts how far you will go. Aim to […]

Antifragile children and super champions

Originally published in Los Angeles Sports & Fitness, November/December 2016 by author Brian Mccormick  Inside the former middle school turned community center in East Babylon on Long Island, aspiring basketball players train under the tutelage of Jerry Powell in a sweltering gym built decades ago. Stuffed into this small rectangular space, 30-40 players go through drills […]

Three characterstics of a mentally strong tennis player

1. The Mind is everything  It can be your best friend or your biggest enemy. When you choose to act, think and stay positive, especially during pressure situations in matches, the better chance you will have of succeeding.  You will be surprised how many better skilled or talented players you can beat just by keeping ‘it […]