PLAYING IN THE WIND

Navigate Like A Sailboat Captain St. Petersburg, Florida – It’s March now and already gusty winds are making its presence known here on the west coast of the sunshine state. For us tennis players, this means dealing with pesky windy conditions on the tennis court. It’s enough to make you want to snap your racquet … Read more

States of Mind

Peak Mental Performance Quick Tip Imagine that your mind is like a leaf floating effortlessly on a calm, flowing river of your thoughts and feelings. When the water turns rough, the leaf, although thrashed about in the water, never struggles to get out of the water—it just continues to just “be” and go with the ride. Then, … Read more

PROBLEM: LOOKING OVER AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COURT

Solution: Focus On Contact With The Ball How many times have you missed an easy shot because you were focused more on the spot on the court on your opponent’s side of the court than on what’s taking place with your stroke? Countless, right! And how many times do you yell to yourself, stay down, … Read more

THE SCOOPING FOREHAND: Dropping The Racquet Head Well Below The Wrist During Contact.

Instead, imagine swinging across a table when executing your forehand One of the common problems I see students make is allowing the racquet face to “droop” well below the wrist and hand when trying to execute a forehand (see photo). I refer to this as scooping at the ball because it resembles what you would … Read more

Seeing Is Achieving

Using Visualization To Improve Your Tennis Game “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This adage is one of the goals of visualization. Visualization is still a buzzword when discussing peak mental performance. Many have heard of the term, many more use it without consciously knowing it, and I believe just as many have little understanding of what it … Read more

Psychology of Tennis Transformation

Adjusting your tennis grip

Change Is Always Challenging Whenever athletes make changes in their methods, especially when the old method is habit, it becomes a mental battle more than a physical battle. All athletes at every level, regardless of their abilities must go through the same process of change—they have to eliminate old habits and replace them with something … Read more