MINDBOX

Motivation

Managing Anger

Dec. 7, 2020

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 speaker. Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in Ameri…

Motivation

Playing When You Are Exhausted

Dec. 3, 2020

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 tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas for six straight seasons…

Motivation

Be Mentally Ready

Nov. 30, 2020

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 Bio: Former head men’s tennis coach at St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas. Secon…

Confidence

Building Confidence

Nov. 27, 2020

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 titles. Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled …

Confidence

Regain Your Confidence

Nov. 24, 2020

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. Edward’s in Austin, Texas. Second-straight Heartland Conference Coach of …

Strategy

Best Of Five Sets

Nov. 23, 2020

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 American tennis legend whose playing career spanned the 1960s and 1970s. NCAA …

Motivation

Go Beyond Goals

Nov. 21, 2020

Go further. Go beyond your goals. Look beyond practice. Get competitive and take training to the next level. Every day is a 'work day'. Go get it. Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker. Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior (2…

Motivation

Compete With Grace

Nov. 20, 2020

It is more important than ever to help your juniors understand how to compete with grace and integrity. Discover why their 'personal brand' is incredibly important. Coach: Positive Coaching Alliance, better athletes, better people. Bio: Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit orga…

Motivation

A Day On The Pro Tour

Nov. 18, 2020

Find out what it is like on a typical day in the life of a WTA Pro at a tournament. 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 World Number 181 on O…

Motivation

Losing The First Set

Nov. 17, 2020

You have lost a close first set. What next? Learn to make adjustments and mentally prepare for the second set to give yourself the best chance of success. Coach: Estevam Strecker, head tennis coach Bio: Former head men’s tennis coach at St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas. Second-straight Heartland Confe…

Strategy

Warm Up Analysis

Nov. 16, 2020

What can you do in the first five minutes to better understand your opponent? Discover practical tools that you can use every time to assess the player on the other side of the net and help you win more. Coach: Beverly Bowes, Former WTA top 50. Five-time all-American. Bio: Earned top WTA 50 world r…

Emotion

People Watching You

Nov. 15, 2020

How can people watching you affect your game? Are they for you or against you? Discover how to use a crowd's negative energy to your advantage. 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 reach c…

Strategy

Getting Two Steps Ahead

Nov. 14, 2020

Tennis can be like a game of chess. Discover how you can outwit your opponent and get two steps ahead. Coach: Mark Hildebrand, high performance (parent) coach Bio: Began as Head Pro at the Green Tree Tennis Club in 1997, where both junior and adult programs won back to back city championships. In 2…

Emotion

Be Yourself

Nov. 13, 2020

Be yourself on the court. Be natural. Don't try to be something you are not. Experience shows it won't work. Learn to let go and be yourself. 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 reach car…

Confidence

Self-Confidence

Nov. 12, 2020

Self-confidence is a feeling of trust and judgment. It can be an all-conquering potion. Combat negativity to preserve confidence. Learn to use previous successes, visualize the future, and set realistic expectations. Coach: Aleks Szymanski, Founder of Tennisletics, and Certified Mental Coach. Bio: …

Confidence

Conquering The Pusher

Nov. 11, 2020

How do you play against the 'pusher', the player that gets everything back? Discover some great strategies and tips. Coach: Ashley Weinhold, current professional American tennis player. Bio: Winner of Girls 18 National title in 2007. Highest singles WTA ranking was World Number 181 on October 10, 2…

Concentration

Distractions

Nov. 10, 2020

Discover how arousal levels and self-talk can affect you. Learn to embrace the challenges that you experience on the tennis court. Set your mindset right and achieve your potential. Coach: Aleks Szymanski, Founder of Tennisletics, and Certified Mental Coach. Bio: Founder of Tennisletics and tennis …

Confidence

Problem Solving

Nov. 9, 2020

What do you do when you are losing a match? Learn practical tips and techniques to help you problem solve in the moment and change your situation. Coach: Beverly Bowes, Former WTA top 50. Five-time all-American. Bio: Earned top WTA 50 world ranking. Five-time All-American at the University of Texas…