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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.

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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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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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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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Be Relentless About It - Fill that Emotional Tank

 
Recognition is a major tank filler. At Cal, we taught our players that filling each other’s  Emotional Tanks is one of their most important jobs.
 
Remember, The E-Tank is like the gas tank of a car – if it’s low you’re not going to go very far. When teammates E-Tanks are regularly filled, they end up doing...
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Play Your Best with a New Partner

 

Have you ever wondered how the best doubles teams handle the pressure of competition? How do they consistently perform at their best—individually and as a unit? How do they sustain great teamwork despite individual differences in game style and personality?

The best doubles players get the best out of themselves and their partners—no...

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