Is Tennis The Most Difficult Sport?

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This video discusses the reasons that tennis may be the world’s toughest sport.

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  1. Gabriel Fainguersch
    April 24, 2017 at 10:51 pm · Reply

    Hi Jorge, very interesting, I can not see the button to print this article, could you help me
    Thanks!!!

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 25, 2017 at 4:56 pm · Reply

      I will email it to you.

  2. Brian
    April 20, 2017 at 1:56 am · Reply

    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;-)

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 22, 2017 at 12:33 am · Reply

      Thanks coach Brian. Good points that you made

  3. Jared
    April 19, 2017 at 9:50 pm · Reply

    https://youtu.be/lHYSLoXMjEc

    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

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 20, 2017 at 12:51 am · Reply

      Thanks Jared. Good luck on your tennis journey.

  4. Lance Stoudenmire
    April 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm · Reply

    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.

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 20, 2017 at 12:52 am · Reply

      Thanks Lance. Good luck with your students.

  5. Gene Desrochers
    April 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm · Reply

    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.

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 20, 2017 at 12:52 am · Reply

      Thanks Gene, you make some really good points.

  6. William
    April 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm · Reply

    Jorge,
    Great information for athletes and parents. How could I get a copy of the list? You keep referencing “just hit the print button”.

    thanks
    William

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 20, 2017 at 12:55 am · Reply

      The printable version is on my tennisdrills.tv website. But, I just sent you an email with it attached.

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