Hi Jorge, very interesting, I can not see the button to print this article, could you help me
I will email it to you.
Great comments Jorge,
I personally don’t like to get into the who/what sport is better etc… because you should love what you are doing and a well rounded athlete is I think what most of us want. Multi-sport players are always developing and sometimes they are finding their “true” calling.
To follow with what I think your point is though, the personality/perseverance to play your best under any and all conditions (can be tough). That is a great skill to learn (I did it the hard way when it comes to facing the chippy player).
This is an area we as teachers need to develop in younger athletes, how to develop a calm productive demeanor and the highest ethical conduct on & off the court.
I did not always take the high road and I learned from this (the hard way), but showing how to hold your head up high especially under adversity is a great area to develop.
I guess what I am saying is, the good guy/girl does finish first even when they lose;-)
Thanks coach Brian. Good points that you made
My daughter is a 9 year old ( orange ball ) county level player and has just made her first tennis tutorial video for young players. We both enjoy your tutorials and wanted to know what you thought about it.
Thanks for the advice
Jared and Emily
From Eastbourne UK
Thanks Jared. Good luck on your tennis journey.
Hello , I’m Lance Stoudenmire a tennis teacher at a Jr. college in the Cleveland Ohio area
Keep up the fine work. I enjoy your coaching videos.
They are great help to me and my students.
Outside the college I also do over 200 private lessons April – Oct.
Hope to meet you one day.
Thanks Lance. Good luck with your students.
I also believe tennis and soccer are the most balanced sports out there. What I mean by that is, athleticism & skill combined. Some sports like golf are very skill-oriented, but not as heavy on athleticism, meaning strength, speed, and stamina. Others, are weighted heavily towards athleticism, like basketball, football, and track. Tennis and soccer combine both aspects to make it winnable by a highly skilled person (someone who practices like crazy and perfects the skills needed to play) over someone who is simply athletic (I’ve seen good athletes beat people who’ve played basketball much longer and have more skill because they can simply run by them or out jump them, etc.). If a less athletic person practices more, they will often beat the “better pure athlete” in both soccer and tennis by making up for their lack of athleticism with skill. However, you do need a minimum amount of athleticism to play because of balance, running and speed that are so important, so you cannot be completely unathletic and play. Good video, and thanks.
Thanks Gene, you make some really good points.
Great information for athletes and parents. How could I get a copy of the list? You keep referencing “just hit the print button”.
The printable version is on my tennisdrills.tv website. But, I just sent you an email with it attached.
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