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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 […]

Finding Your Greater Purpose In Life

Passion is important, but it isn’t enough; you need purpose to succeed. You’ve most likely heard the saying, “Follow your passion.” I’ve discovered passion is not enough to achieve what really matters in life. To achieve happiness, contentment and fulfillment, you need to have a deeper purpose. What’s the difference between the two? Passion is […]

The value of kindness

Kindness matters more than one might think. Developing into a good person is even more important than developing into a good athlete. No matter how gifted, skilled, or accomplished you may be, you will be remembered by how you made others feel. In the world of top level sports, there are many highly-skilled athletes, some […]

The greatest athletes in the world crave feedback !

Want to know what the very best athletes do better than the rest? They are open to feedback and criticism. They believe the only way they are going to progress is to receive feedback from their coaches and their team. They don’t get defensive or take it personally. Instead, they hear it for what it […]

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 […]