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mauro_chrisChapter Twelve

FIND YOURSELF A GOOD COACH

“In high school, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure. He’d tell me to shoot 25 times a game, and I’d say, “No, I can’t do that, everyone will hate me.” “You do it.”, he’d say, and even though I didn’t do that all the time, he kept pushing me to be better. If success or talent were on floors, maybe I saw myself on the fifth floor. He always saw me on the twentieth floor. As a result, I climbed more floors when I was with him.”

- Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Duke University Basketball Team

The greatest tennis players in the world have all had a coach, or coaches to help them get where they are. Having a coach, mentor, guide, or teacher is indispensable. Roger Federer is [click to continue…]

puzzle1Chapter Eleven

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER, Part 1

It’s time for you to put it all together. I’ve told you what you need to do, but you don’t have to do it alone. Plenty of us out here have been in your shoes, and we all have the common denominator of wanting more out of this great game. You have to remember that there’s a reward in the journey, and here’s what I mean. This literally has the power to change your entire way of looking at your tennis game:

“Success on the tennis court does not have nearly as much to do with your results as it has to do with the kind of person you have to become to get those results.” -Coach Kyril

Make no mistake; this game will [click to continue…]

Become A Learner

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YOU MUST BECOME A LEARNER

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” - Tony Robbins

Think again back to that time when you first discovered that tennis was interesting.

Okay, now that you remember when it was, forget about it for just a moment, and try to [click to continue…]

Will Skills

lion_gazelleChapter Eight

WILL SKILLS

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up and knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion that day, or it will be killed and eaten. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up and knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle that day, or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or a gazelle; when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”

- Anonymous

In order to attain that which you truly desire in your tennis life, you will be developing your will skills. Earlier I mentioned that will springs from desire. This is quite true, and the quickest way to make remarkable breakthroughs in your tennis game is [click to continue…]

The Power of ‘Why’

question-markChapter Seven

THE POWER OF WHY

“A man can bear any ‘how’ if he has a big enough ‘why’.”

- Friedrich Nietszche

Now that you have focused on discovering the key elements of your game that you need improve on in order to succeed on the court, you are going to lay the groundwork you need to enslave your enemy and make him do some work for you.

We are now going to turn our attention to [click to continue…]