Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Tennis Topic of the Day: "What the World Can Learn from Roger Federer", by L. Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated

1. Change is difficult; but obsolescence is worse
2. Don't live quarter-to-quarter
3. Embrace rivalry
4. Leaders set the culture
5. Balance is key

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tennis Stroke and Photo of the Day: The Federer One-Handed Backhand

Photo courtesy: Julian Finney/Getty Images 

"Federer's one-handed backhand remains one of the rarest and most beautiful shots in tennis." Peter de Jonge, Wonder Year: How Roger Federer Upgraded His Game, New York Times Magazine (August 24, 2017). 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tennis Topic of the Day: 13 Life Lessons from Tennis

1. Follow your passion.
2. Happiness is about how you choose to view things.
3. If it is to be, it is up to me.
4. Practice makes perfect.
5. Better is best.
6. Play to your strengths.
7. Critical thinking is critical.
8. Civility makes a difference.
9. Character matters and performance counts.
10. Pressure is a privilege.
11. How can I help?
12. Seek first to understand. 

13. Have fun. 
--- Douglas R. Conant, Fortune 500 CEO and ex-Collegiate player at Northwestern University
Courtesy: "13 Life Lessons from the Game of Tennis," (Nov. 11, 2014) ConantLeadership.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tennis Topic of the Day: 5 Health Benefits of Playing Tennis

1. Cardiovascular benefit
2. Muscle development
3. Tactical - Brain development
4. Coordination improvement
5. Self-esteem 

Article: 5 Health Benefits of Playing Tennis
Courtesy: Active.com
Author: Michael Cramton

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tennis Topic of the Day: How Emotion Becomes Behavior


1) Emotional > 2) Psycho > 3) Neuronal > 4) Muscular
Courtesy: Tennis Warrior

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tennis Topic & Video of the Day: How to Practice Effectively


Courtesy: TED-Ed

Effective Practice
1. Intense focus without distraction
2. Consistent, quality repetition
3. Target content or weakness at the edge of your ability
4. Multiple, daily repetitions with short breaks
5. Repeat the practice in your mind or imagination
(*Purposeful practice in progressions towards a goal.)