Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tennis Quote of the Day: Continuous Explosive Bursts

"Tennis is about both speed and endurance. It's about being able to produce those explosive bursts - stop and start, stop and start - and doing it over a prolonged period of time." 

-- Pierre Paganini, fitness coach for Roger Federer quoted in Tennis View Magazine, (Wimbledon 2015 Issue), p. 44. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tennis Quote of the Day: Courage

"Tennis is far more than a test of strokes, strategy and athleticism. It is also a test of character. You are out there by yourself, and nobody is going to save you if you falter. You must have the courage to absorb whatever mental punishment the game inflicts without flinching . . . courageous players accept their failures without wincing, whining or feeling sorry for themselves. They are prepared to make rational adjustments as needed and move on with a positive attitude. They realize that choking is just part of the game. Like the pros, you must accept it quickly, without drama, and keep chugging along."

Allen Fox, Ph.D., Author, Coach and former Wimbledon Quarterfinalist, from "The Meaning of Courage", Tennis Magazine (July-August 2015), p. 76. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tennis Quote of the Day: Tracy Austin on Tennis' Life Lessons

"Tennis is often an all-consuming sport . . . Every so often [we] have to step back and realize that tennis is an amazing teaching tool. The game itself is great, but the life lessons it can impart are far more valuable . . . discipline . . . time management . . . problem-solving and critical thinking . . . independence  . . . self-reliance . . . develop[ing] relationships with others."

-- Tracy Austin, Former World No. 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion from Tennis' Life Lessons, Tennis Magazine (July-August 2015), p. 10. 

Friday, June 12, 2015