Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tennis Quote of the Day: Tennis, Life and Confidence

"Tennis is arguably one of the best sports to teach "life skills" as it mimics life in that we are totally reliant on court on ourselves; we experience highs, lows, euphoria and crushing panic at times and every other emotion in between . . . [and] tennis requires a "solid brain" to get to the highest levels of the sport. There is no guarantee that on any specific day or match you will play awesome! Actually most of the time, you will struggle with something! So what is left? Let me think about this little word "confidence". What does it mean and how does one get confidence? Confidence starts the moment you get up in the morning to play your match! It is a mindset one has to have long before you hit the first ball. [It is] the knowledge that you have done the "hard yards" and you have been there before etc."

Johan Kriek
Grand Slam Champion, Australian Open 1981, 1982
Owner, Johan Kriek Tennis Academy

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