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December 3, 2019

You can never stop learning but I must admit, I wasn’t prepared to learn something from what I thought was a ridiculous tradition from our boy’s high school tennis team. In fact, it has been a full year since the that tradition ended with a pair of seniors that started...

November 19, 2019

Tennis can get frustrating.  Sometimes it's nice to look at the pros and realize they struggle in their matches a lot more than you think.  Before getting frustrated in your next tennis match over a missed shot, let's take a look at some stats that might put things in...

October 27, 2019

Tennis, like many sports, satisfies our human needs; making it fun to keep pursuing and improving upon.  More specifically, there are six needs that all people value.  It is worth noting that how you prioritize these needs determines the direction your life goes.  Thes...

October 11, 2019

I asked that very question to my team and got a variety of replies that didn't satisfy an answer that would always answer this question.  For example, some would say "hit more errors" or "make less first serves" but that doesn't answer the question.  Andy Roddick learn...

September 22, 2019

Don't think of pink elephants.  Whatever you do, don't think about pink elephants.  Let me guess, that's hard to not picture in your head?  Whenever you tell yourself "don't" and follow it with an action you are trying to avoid, all you are doing is reinforcing that av...

August 25, 2019

From 1908 to 2003, the British Cycling Team has won an astounding....1 gold medal.  That's right, they were on the bottom of the totem pole for decades as they were consistently considered one of the inferior teams in the Olympics.  Then came Dave Brailsford, the new p...

August 11, 2019

We often think that there is one opponent in every tennis match and that is the player(s) on the other side of the net.  Craig O’Shannessy, one of the best in the world with studying and understanding tennis strategy, claims there is a lot more to it.  Let's dive in an...

July 15, 2019

14. That’s how many points Roger Federer won more than his opponent Novak Djokovic in the men’s Wimbledon final.  He was also only broke twice in the entire match while Djokovic was broken 3 times in the second set, twice in the fourth set and once again in the fifth s...

June 30, 2019

It was the day after Rafael Nadal's semi final win over Fernando Verdasco at the 2009 Australian Open that he knew he was in trouble.  After playing one of the best matches in recent memory, Nadal could barely walk.  His win over Verdasco took over 5 hours long.  Now h...

June 17, 2019

For those that have been playing tennis for a number of years, it's no surprise that the most help needed in improving one's game is between the ears.  This blog is going to focus on the aspect of "learned helplessness."  Instead of going into great details of the past...

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