The REAL reason to play Tennis Tournaments


A discussion about the REAL reason you should be playing tennis tournaments and what your goal should be in each tournament.

Project Details

  • Date June 28, 2017
  • Tags Mental Toughness

Responses (7)

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  1. Jane Gens
    April 17, 2019 at 3:22 am · Reply

    This is short but extremely valuable information! Can’t thank you enough for this one Jorge because you can apply it to not just tennis but real life! I teach tennis but also PE and FACS at a school in NY Parents and players need this concept! It is all about moving forward no matter where you are at and this is the way to do it. Thanks Jorge. Jane

  2. StuML
    August 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm · Reply

    Nice one Jorge (as always). Every time we put ourselves out of our comfort zone we get the opportunity to learn, whether we take the opportunity is dependent on our mind set. Thank you,

  3. Dee
    July 20, 2017 at 3:34 am · Reply

    Good attitude. Your clips are an excellent way to start the day, thank you coach!

  4. Gary Tan
    July 20, 2017 at 3:29 am · Reply

    Thanking you for posting this. Had a discussion the other day with my own kids who wanted to know why schools had to have exams, and boy do they dread it. My only reasonable offer to them as to why, was that there was a need to take a ‘snap-shot’ of of what they have learnt and remembered and that there was really no other way for the teachers/school to know the state of each child’s learning. Hence the need to find out what strengths and weaknesses each child has through a ‘snap-shot’ at a given point in time of their school careers. So I believe your ‘notion’ of a feedback is completely inline with that teaching concept and you are right in that if a child should ‘want to know’ how they are doing with all their training, the normal thing to do is to play and find out thus removing the negative pressure building normally associated with playing tournaments. Another hit here, Jorge!

    • Jorge Capestany
      July 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm · Reply

      Thanks Gary!

  5. Brian Grabowski
    July 20, 2017 at 3:07 am · Reply

    Thanks Jorge. Learning, sometimes overlooked for skill building when playing tourneys!


  6. Ding Dis
    July 20, 2017 at 12:21 am · Reply

    I agree with you on why play tournaments or even just matches. The player either win or learn, and that’s the attitude to adopt especially among recreational players.

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