Friday, January 9, 2015

Tennis Topic of the Day: Spanish Tennis - The redeeming value of suffering

"[Spanish coaches] stress the same principle: suffering. Suffering to the Spanish means mental toughness, perseverance, and a fighting spirit. It is part of the tennis culture and every young Spanish player is expected to learn to fight and suffer on the red clay - to never give up. Rafael Nadal demonstrates this mental strength better than any other professional player. . . . Spanish players are taught to be fighters but also to be humble sportsmen. There is beauty in the toughness yet humility and integrity that typifies the Spanish mentality."

Chris Lewit
Chris Lewit Tennis Academy, New York City, NY USA
"The Secrets of Spanish Tennis: Suffering", found on
Web: (January 2015 Issue) 

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