The most important stroke in tennis. There are opinions that this is a serve. There are people who say it is return. Modern coaches like to pick forehand as the most important stroke in tennis. Where is the truth? I think it is not vital to have a debate about which one is the first,… Continue reading The benefits of serving wide
We practice hard. We put more on-court hours to get advantage over opponents. We spend more money to make sure that our performance goes up. Then comes the tournament. The test of our skills. And we lose the match… What should we do right now?
Tennis is definitely an individual game. Player has to deal with different obstacles only by himself. Of course there is a parent or coach sitting next to the court but this support won’t be enough while facing break point in the final set or while missing an easy put away into the fence. Player is… Continue reading 3 different self-talks in tennis
It is never easy to admit own mistakes. Especially if you are really ambitious. I know it is better to find excuses why we didn’t achieve things in the past and just move on. But tennis and life are not easy. If you want to achieve great successes in the future you have to learn… Continue reading Why didn’t I achieve my dreams?
Tennis players learn new things every day. They practice forehands and backhands to make sure that they can finish these easy balls from the middle of the court. They spend many hours in the gym to be stronger, faster, and to prevent possible injuries. They also put some extra effort to develop mental habits and… Continue reading Values in tennis
Another 2 weeks spent in South America. After having great experiences in Colombia the next 2 tournament were held in Ecuador and Paraguay. Both are beautiful countries but we didn’t go there on vacation. ITF tournaments are never easy and if you add some extreme conditions that we met during this trip you start to… Continue reading Ecuador + Paraguay = Valuable lessons
Career of a tennis player is not a piece of cake. Not only it consists of continuous ups and downs but it also lasts for many years. Successful professionals play for almost 30 years so it is important to have this time-distance in mind. Because you can’t take the time back…