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Are You a Good Tennis Doubles Partner? Here's what you do.

Since it's Valentine's week, let's give love scores to our opponents and share the love with good tennis partner habits!

Communication between partners is the key to a great doubles team. The right chemistry produces a powerful feeling of teamwork. The best tennis duos compliment each other — a feisty finisher with a calm, cool and...

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Want to be a winner? Time to start acting like one!

It’s match day. You didn’t sleep well last night. Your body aches and you’re not excited about your doubles partner. How do you play a match well when you’re not feeling like your best self? What do you do? 

Acting — go for an Oscar winning performance! Bottom line: You need to act how you want to feel.

The...

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Top 11 Tennis Tips For Watching Live Matches

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This One Goes To Eleven!

It's so exciting to see top players in person. It's not only entertaining, it can be educational if you know what to look for. Here are our top 11 tips for the recreational player watch and learn from high-level tennis matches:

  1. Sit in the end zone if possible — it's the best vantage point to see tactics.
  2. See if...
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Move your New Shot from Practice to Prime Time

That new slice backhand you’ve been working on may be sizzling on the practice court yet in a match, it tends to sail out of control. Often, when you learn a new shot, you'll find it fairly easy to hit in practice, but almost impossible to use in a match.  

You're not alone. This was a...

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Refresh Your Mindset and Rediscover the Joy in the Game

At 38 years of age, Roger Federer is still playing the best tennis of his career. He’s the Michelangelo of tennis!

One of the things that impresses me the most about Roger is his obvious love of the game. He’s played tennis virtually his entire life. He’s won 20 Grand Slam titles (and counting!) He has accumulated more money...

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A Powerful Habit to Build Positive Team Culture

Unchecked Sarcasm can Derail Team Spirit

The word sarcasm is derived from the Greek language, meaning “to strip off the flesh.”  Yikes! I definitely recommend sharing this definition with your tennis team — and your teenagers. Sarcasm is so prevalent in our culture. I worry that many athletes are losing the ability to be...

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What To Do When Your Doubles Partner Is In A Dip

We can all agree that double dipping is not great holiday party etiquette. But how do you deal with a dipping doubles partner in a match? We believe that you can get through it — together — with your partner. 

Everybody has clunker days where your shots are just not there or you are making bad shot decisions. It is good to be...

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USTA Ratings Week: Handle the Results Mindfully

The USTA Released Computer Ratings This Week...

...and one of three things happened: You got bumped up. You were bumped down. Or, most likely, you stayed at the same rating.

You may be feeling happy, sad, or indifferent. You may feel these emotions consecutively or all at the same time. Your USTA rating shapes your tennis plan for the next full...

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Recycle the Head Trash and Reflect Your True Self

Do you believe in yourself as a tennis player? Why is self gratitude such a struggle for some of us?

I’m re-reading Noah St. John’s book, The Secret Code of Success. St. John talks about our “head trash” or the subconscious roadblocks that keep us from acting on our real hopes and dreams. His “funhouse mirror”...

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50 Things To Say To Your Doubles Partner

November is the month of gratitude and, this week, let's celebrate and appreciate our doubles partner. It's so powerful to connect with your partner between each point. Even a small comment creates solidarity and a positive feeling on the court, but only if you say something nice!

I promise you'll win more points when you support each other...

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