Arhive tag: mentality

Must read for tennis parents

All Sports Parents Must Read this Three interesting things college and elite athletes list as their worst memories playing sports growing up: 1. What was your worst experience as a child playing sports?The drive back from a game/match. My parent/s wanting to talk about it and ‘get into it’. 2. Who did you enjoy most being present at […]

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 […]

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 […]