MINDBOX

Being Confident

March 17, 2021

What does confidence mean? It doesn't mean cocky. Take confidence by respecting your opponent and being true to yourself. Reach for the stars and leave footprints on the moon. Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker. Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed…

Two Outcomes

March 10, 2021

In many ways, tennis is binary. Win or lose. But the mental aspect makes it much more complex. Learn the two outcomes principle. Adapt this for your style of play to win more. Coach: Aleks Szymanski, Founder of Tennisletics, and Certified Mental Coach. Bio: Founder of Tennisletics and tennis fanati…

Mental Consistency

March 3, 2021

Consistency is key to tennis success. Mental consistency is critical. With the right mentality, you can grind out wins more times than not and be successful as a player. Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles. Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Exce…

Greatness

Feb. 24, 2021

What are you worried about? To be great, you need to learn how to manage the struggle and unleashing your true greatness. Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker. Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior (2011, 2012). 12 years expe…

Stress

Feb. 17, 2021

Despite what people might say, when it comes to the tennis court, stress is largely good. Learn how to manage stress by eliminating the small things and focusing on what you can control. Coach: Aleks Szymanski, Founder of Tennisletics, and Certified Mental Coach. Bio: Founder of Tennisletics and te…

Dealing With Stress

Feb. 10, 2021

We all have to deal with stress on the tennis court. Harness the good stress. Learn how to be aware of different levels of stress with a color-coded system and handle those difficult situations. Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles. Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 ye…

Choosing Your Doubles Partner

Feb. 3, 2021

There are many opinions on how to choose doubles partners. Get practical advice on the best ways to find your optimum partner or help put partners together. Coach: Kendall Brooks, head tennis coach Bio: Former head women’s tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas for six straight seasons.…

Ready, Set, Go

Jan. 27, 2021

It's time to get ready, get set, and go. Start competing at the highest level. You are facing yourself and understand your purpose. Go looking for success. Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker. Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja W…

Concentration

Threat or Challenge

Jan. 20, 2021

Like many other sports, it is much easier to focus on threats rather than embracing the challenge. Stop placing so much emphasis on winning or losing. Learn how to flip things around and change your mindset. Coach: Aleks Szymanski, Founder of Tennisletics, and Certified Mental Coach. Bio: Founder o…

Concentration

When Things Go Wrong

Jan. 12, 2021

Inevitably, things go wrong. Learn how you can help your juniors manage themselves to focus on the things that can be controlled to de-escalate the situation. Coach: Positive Coaching Alliance, better athletes, better people. Bio: Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organizati…

Motivation

When Tennis Meets Hollywood

Jan. 8, 2021

Listen to how Ashley got involved with the movie 'Battle of the Sexes' with Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Coach: Ashley Weinhold, current professional American tennis player. Bio: Current professional American tennis player. Winner of Girls 18 National title in 2007. Highest singles WTA ranking was …

Strategy

Why Mistakes Are Good

Jan. 4, 2021

Mistakes and failure will always happen when your juniors are playing hard. They need to be encouraged as making mistakes through effort are a critical part of personal development. Coach: Positive Coaching Alliance, better athletes, better people. Bio: Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a nationa…

Confidence

Confidence Issues

Dec. 31, 2020

Confidence is a tricky and fickle thing in tennis. Discover how to understand how to evaluate what is affecting you and how to overcome confidence challenges. Coach: Kendall Brooks, head tennis coach Bio: Former head women’s tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas for six straight season…

Strategy

Prepare Like A Pro

Dec. 27, 2020

Why is the preparation at the pro level so much better? Learn to get the mind and body ready. Visualize to relax and prepare and give yourself the best chance of achieving your potential. Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles. Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on …

Motivation

Be Extraordinary

Dec. 23, 2020

How far are you willing to go? Look hard at yourself. You need to work that little bit harder. Your opponent will be ready for you. Be extraordinary. Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker. Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior…

Motivation

Federer's Mentality

Dec. 18, 2020

What was it like to play the young Roger Federer? How did his mindset change as he matured? Discover lessons we can learn from the GOAT's mentality. Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles. Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled at doubles to re…

Strategy

Post-Match Analysis

Dec. 15, 2020

Reflecting post-match on what worked and what didn't can be useful. Get three key things to consider to get the most out of this activity. Coach: Kendall Brooks, head tennis coach Bio: Former head women’s tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas for six straight seasons. In 2018, brought …

Motivation

Nadal's Attitude

Dec. 11, 2020

Hear first-hand stories about Rafael Nadal's approach to tennis and his mental toughness and attitude that makes him one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles. Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled …