MINDBOX

March 17, 2021

Being Confident

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 motivatio...

March 10, 2021

Two Outcomes

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, ...

March 03, 2021

Mental Consistency

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...

February 24, 2021

Greatness

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 fitnes...

February 17, 2021

Stress

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 Ten...

February 10, 2021

Dealing With Stress

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 w...

February 03, 2021

Choosing Your Doubles Partner

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 te...

January 27, 2021

Ready, Set, Go

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...

January 20, 2021

Threat or Challenge

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 Szym...

Concentration

January 12, 2021

When Things Go Wrong

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....

Concentration

January 08, 2021

When Tennis Meets Hollywood

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. W...

Motivation

January 04, 2021

Why Mistakes Are Good

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 a...

Strategy

December 31, 2020

Confidence Issues

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 ...

Confidence

December 27, 2020

Prepare Like A Pro

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...

Strategy

December 23, 2020

Be Extraordinary

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...

Motivation

December 18, 2020

Federer's Mentality

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: Tur...

Motivation

December 15, 2020

Post-Match Analysis

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...

Strategy

December 11, 2020

Nadal's Attitude

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 ...

Motivation

December 07, 2020

Managing Anger

Don't let anger affect you. Anger is your enemy. You need a clear mind, heart, and soul. Anger will not give you satisfaction. Stand tall, swing with power and grace. Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speak...

Motivation

December 03, 2020

Playing When You Are Exhausted

Tennis is physically demanding and takes you to your limits. How can you handle the moments when your body says 'no more'? Get some practical tips that work. Coach: Kendall Brooks, head tennis coach Bio: Former head women’s t...

Motivation

November 30, 2020

Be Mentally Ready

The greatest athletes are mentally tough. They find ways to 'be ready' to perform on the biggest stages. But what does that mean? What tools do they use to get themselves prepared? Coach: Estevam Strecker, head tennis coach B...

Motivation

November 27, 2020

Building Confidence

We need to learn to build confidence every single day. Don't relate confidence directly to winning or losing matches. Take something positive for long-term success. Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP ...

Confidence

November 24, 2020

Regain Your Confidence

Losses in tennis are inevitable. How do you handle these losses? Discover how to apply the lessons and mentally prepare for the next match. Coach: Estevam Strecker, head tennis coach Bio: Former head men’s tennis coach at St....

Confidence

November 23, 2020

Best Of Five Sets

Hear epic Davis Cup stories to understand the true value of playing best of five sets and what you can learn from longer matches. Coach: Dennis Ralston, American tennis legend and Hall of Famer. Bio: Right-handed, former Amer...

Strategy