There are few elements in tennis that are more black and white than today's focus... It's 100% universal. High level players (anybody north of 4.5 NTRP) always use it. Low and intermediate players almost never do. It takes very little effort to execute, but the payoff is huge: much quicker response to opponent's shots, more
Yesterday I began the story of a crazy situation in my college career that unexpectedly produced the best doubles of my life... At the last minute I was asked to pair up with the best player on our team for the individual NCAA tournament, a huge jump from my normal spot of 6 singles and
My junior year of NCAA tennis thrust me into a crazy situation that unexpectedly produced the best doubles of my life... In this post and tomorrow's I'll unpack the top 6 lessons I learned from my experience. Practical mindset, tactics, and strategy insights that you can implement in your very next doubles match! First, a
Yesterday I revealed some surprising truths about Roger Federer... He's sometimes totally unmotivated and it took him years to figure himself out mentally, just for starters. If you haven't already read that post be sure to do so because it contains 4 priceless lessons that you can apply to your game immediately. You can read
The other day I stumbled on something truly priceless... It was a random brand video that Roger Federer did with Credit Suisse where he was answering questions about being "mentally fit". Even though it was only 2 minutes and 36 seconds long it was PACKED with insights related to getting the most out of yourself
What keeps you from improving your tennis technique? It's an invisible, evil force... Seriously. I'm not joking or exaggerating. Every single time we work with a VIP student we fight against it... You clash with it during your lessons, practice sessions and especially in matches. I had never thought of it as a "force" until
Really important story to share with you this morning while its fresh in my head... Yesterday Kevin and I played two sets against each other for the first time and it really highlighted something in my head that's critical to your success. It's a mindset shift that can 100% determine the difference between competitive success
Ever get angry on the court? Some people deal with it constantly. I was actually in that position back in college and it made me miserable on the court! In this tennis podcast episode I'll reveal my top tips for how to deal with it.
Everyone seems to hate playing pushers and today we will be discussing what we can learn from pushers. I want to begin with a quote from a very good friend and longtime doubles partner, Mark: “There’s another name for pushers; Winners.” The reason people hate playing pushers is because they have a knack for winning.
Our question for discussion today comes from Fabrice who asks: “I had myself a moment of discouragement yesterday, when I got out of a practice session. Even though I have seen some clear progress, I am still not consistent--hence not confident in certain shots. I feel like I hear over and over the same advice,