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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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Attitude of Women’s Tennis Gratitude — 5 Things to be Thankful For

Tennis is a beautiful game. Let’s take a few minutes to appreciate the fact that we’re learning, we’re putting ourselves out there and, yes, maybe we’re just a little bit addicted! And that’s okay.

Camaraderie   ‍ 

League tennis takes a highly individual sport and makes it more about the team. And...

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Hand Tennis — Focus on What You Can Control

Pros often tell you to “feel your racquet strings” when hitting the ball. The best way to start is to work on your tennis hands. The racket face is going to do pretty much what the palm of your hand does. So, this week I want you to play tennis focusing on your hands.

  • Air tennis — shadow swings on or off court, no tennis ball
  • ...
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Double Dutch For A Better Cardio Tennis Workout

 

“I love to play tennis. I’d prefer devote my time and energy to tennis rather than training in the gym.”

Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone. Most tennis players want just enough fitness to stay healthy for their time on the courts. Me too! That’s why I love double-duty exercises that will improve my fitness and...

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Turn Toward Your Doubles Partner

In my experience of working with doubles teams at every level, from recreational to league to high school to college, the same problem always presents itself. When I watch these teams play, they look like two ships passing in the night.

Most doubles partners tend to move in parallel lines between points. Or, as I often call it, “parallel...

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Stick it!

 

“Ready position” ....“Racquet back”

Most ladies league players I work with nail these first two steps on the groundstroke checklist. Then the next big milestone is contact. We all LOVE hitting the ball. We all get excited at contact.

I’m more interested in what happens with your stroke after contact. Most...

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The Surprising Power of Atomic Tennis Habits

As a coach, I’m always interested in finding ways to improve my players’ performance. Recently, a good family friend, Christine Carter (author of Raising Happiness and The Sweet Spot) suggested reading James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits. I’m loving it! It’s inspired me so much, I’ve decided to blog about the...

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