The 5 Types of Teammates in Tennis


This video discusses the 5 types of teammates that can be on a tennis team.

Project Details

  • Date May 2, 2016
  • Tags Mental Toughness

Responses (14)

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  1. Roger White
    November 16, 2019 at 12:39 pm · Reply

    Great series of videos Jorge!
    I play Padel in Spain (which is always a doubles game), but there is no Padel equivalent in English of what you talk about. Obviously some things are different but much of your material applies to both tennis & Padel and I have found it really helpful. Particularly the psychology aspects eg WIN etc etc Thank you!

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 17, 2019 at 4:04 am · Reply

      Thanks Roger

  2. christophe
    May 29, 2017 at 11:42 am · Reply

    very interesting, thanks Jorge

    i think i’ll try to say a word of that to my crew this afternoon, see where it goes but i’m sure it’s for the best.

    thanks again


  3. Jane Gens
    June 20, 2016 at 12:27 am · Reply

    I teach in a school district as well as on the tennis court and my teaching peers are not always so positive. I will seek out the opportunity to share this video with them; and I want to thank you for addressing this life social skill that was broken down so well by you. I have shared a few tennis videos by you already with my students. Many don’t play tennis but the message is just as good no matter what they have a passon for. My favorite is- What Kind of Person are you becoming….. Thanks Jorge

  4. Allen Neuwirth
    May 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm · Reply

    Always good advice from Coach Jorge. This video is no exception. I’ll try it with my team.

  5. CJ Dill
    May 5, 2016 at 3:05 am · Reply

    I echo the good stuff here, Jorge. Even as coaches, we need to make sure we emphasize the positive…it feels SO different for both of us, coach and player. Creates a true learning experience. Great reminder!

  6. DeWitt Thomson
    May 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm · Reply

    That was beautiful. In my Fl. Senior League I run into these types all season.I will use this to nip negativity in the bud when I see it on my teams.
    All the best

  7. Annie
    May 4, 2016 at 5:21 pm · Reply

    Awesome video. I’m a high school coach and I play on several Usta league teams per season. This is so true and I love the way you break it down into the types. I will definitely use this.

  8. Scott
    May 4, 2016 at 5:17 pm · Reply

    Thanks Jorge, I plan to use this in the fall with each player giving out 3 and if they receive more than 3 that they will need to send out an additional encouraging comment. (Trying to make sure everyone gets at least 1-2 from teammates.)

  9. Coach Al
    May 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm · Reply

    I am #1.

  10. Anni Miller
    May 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm · Reply

    Amen!!!! This is,life in a microcosm eh?!! Too bad we can’t all see the world as Number One’s! As Tennis Coaches our image and teachings go,way beyond the court…sad that more pros,,coaches, teachers don’t focus on this stuff( the guts of the matter) compared to technique! Oh well , good thing there are Pollyannas to shore the Team up!!! Have a great day Jorge! πŸ˜ŽπŸŽΎπŸ‘

  11. Isa
    May 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm · Reply

    This is really good.
    When listening to all 5 I intentionally only thought of myself and to be honest I’d have to say I’ve been guilty of all of them. OUCH :O-
    But I guess that’s good right as now I know to focus on # 1

  12. John
    May 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm · Reply

    Thanks coach Jorge! I am a 6.0 USTA Mixed Doubles captain for 3 years now and follow a lot of your videos. Thanks for all your great pointers! I totally agree with you here, you’ll always get better cooperation with positive comments!

    Thanks for all you do for tennis!!!

  13. Scott Appledorn
    May 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm · Reply

    Good stuff Jorge. Blew out my knee recently. Been layed up. Finding myself feeling sorry for myself and being negative. I’m extremely glad I watched this, my friend. Thank-you.

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