Focused Tennis Energy

Focused Tennis Energy

You guys know that I am always trying to gain the edge, on coaching the mental game by reading and studying it everyday.

Tennis is 90% mental!!

As a mental coach, you have to consistently ask yourself this question,

“How can I get my students, to master how to play the mental game better”?

Then you have to keep asking yourself that same question for your whole coaching career.

If you are a competitive tennis player, then you need to asking yourself this,

“How can I master playing the mental game”.

I think it’s time to change the names of the tours to,

(The ATP Mental Tennis Tour or The WTA Mental Tennis Tour).

Just joking guys.

No, but seriously.

The fact is that the top ranked players in the world, I mean the world class players here, have LEARNED how to focus their energy on court.

The reason for this is, they practice it everyday.

While the lower ranked players never work on their mental games in practice.

“All top tennis players can block out defeats, setbacks and outside forces and stay focused on their tennis goals.”

While the other players tend to struggle and keep struggling in their playing careers.

Which brings me to my mental tip that I have for

5 Ways To Master Your Net Game

5 Ways To Master Your Net Game

Here are 5 ways that you can master your net game in 3 months.

We have a lot to cover here, so let’s just dive right into this article!!

Doubles is fun when you really get into it and I would start working on all 5 of these tips as fast as I can, if I were you.

Okay, listen up closely.

1). Your Form.

Watch video of some great net players and study their forms.

Notice what they do before, during and after they make contact with the ball.

Then you need to work on your form, by doing some shadow swings, I meant to say, shadow volleys for about 10 minutes.

After you do that, move on to step 2.

2). Repetitions.

After you have your form together, have someone feed you balls.

Make sure that you are adjusting your form, while you are doing the reps, because through these adjustments, the form will start to take shape all by itself.

The thing you have to always remember about repetitions is that.

The repetitions will create your techniques and your form.

But you must keep adjusting your form, while you are doing them.

3). Live Ball Drills.

Now try a some live ball doubles drills with your friends or team-mates.


3 Tips For Coaching Players

3 Tips For Coaching Players

Many of you high school and college coaches are at the end or near the end of your season, so I thought I would write a post on how you guys can finish strong and start getting ready for next year.

I think there are 3 things that can help you guys do this.

Check them out here and tell me what you think about them in the comment section.

1). Prioritize

Sit down with your seniors and make sure that they are set for where they are going to attend schools next year, also help them mentally prepare for it.

Hopefully they already have their tennis scholarships by this time, so sit them down and talk to them about how they can mentally prepare for playing at that next level.

After that, talk to your returning players and tell them what you want them to work on during the off-season and what you need from them next season, and give them a training schedule to work with. You may want to let them help you with their schedule, then that way, they will be more apt to do it.

2). Maximize

Maximize your time with your players and use this time to reconnect with them.

The season

Learn Tennis Faster

Learn Tennis Faster

Do you want to learn how to play tennis faster?

Great, keep reading please.

The first question that I have for you is this,

“How many shadow swings do you do a week now”.

If you aren’t seeing the results on court, then you need to be doing more of them off the court.

Tennis is a motor skill sport.

This is a game of movement and FEEL.

So in practice and in your lessons, make sure that you are working on your shadow swings as much as you can.

The more the better too, the first thing I do with all my students is have them start doing more shadow swings off the court.

You also need to be working on them before practice.

Get in some extra reps at home, you can and should do these reps before you sleep, that way, your subconscious mind will be working on them while you sleep.

Try to watch some videos before you practice the swings, to get a clear image of the stroke in your mind, then stop the video and picture yourself doing the stroke.

Then start doing your shadow swings.

Start off slowly and build up speed for the swing.

Don’t grip the racket so tight either, because this

6 Simple Ways to Choose the Right Tennis Shoes

6 Simple Ways to Choose the Right Tennis Shoes

If you want to be the next Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or even Serena Williams, it’s going to take a lot of practice and hard work. However, one thing you can automatically rely on is a good pair of shoes. Check out these 6 simple ways to choose the right tennis shoes.

Stabilize Your Heel

Tennis puts a lot of pressure on your heels. Choose footwear, like Diadora shoes, which has secure but soft cushioning at the heel. Unlike other parts of your feet, the heel has to be stable. So heel support is necessary.

Also, do you see that extra aglet (that’s what the lace holes are called) beside the top most one? Yeah, isn’t it weirdly positioned? Actually, there is a good explanation for that. And by the way, that’s called a heel or lace lock. When you lace up your tennis shoes up to topmost aglet, run the lace into the lace lock, leave a small loop, then run the laces around the top of your heel and into the opposite loops. Fasten it up by pulling on the laces (the loops will close) and tie your shoes normally. Voila! Secured laces, secured heel.

Bend and Twist

When you

3 Things To Do Before A Tennis Match

3 Things To Do Before A Tennis Match

Preparation loves success in any sport.

Before your tennis matches, make sure that you are mentally prepared to play them.

Today I have 3 solid tips for you guys, that I want you to try out, before your next match and please implement them on the day of the match.

“Match play is all mental and only the mentally strong players win their matches.”

Okay, let’s take a look at these great tips here.

1) The Mental Battle

Get your mind right before you step out there, by doing some warrior meditation in a quiet place.

After you have your thoughts under control.

“Picture yourself playing your best tennis on court, feel that emotion that comes with it and also talk yourself up with some empowering affirmations”.

The object here is to embrace the challenge and get your mind ready for mental warfare. (Shout out to Scott Bolan)

2) Go Over Your Battle Plan

Okay, after you get your mind ready for the match.

Take another look at your battle plan.

Again, picture yourself out there executing your shots and doing it under pressure.

Tennis is a feel game and if your plan doesn’t feel right for that day, tweak it a bit and focus on seeing it through.

3) Have a

Win The First Point

Win The First Point

Today I’m going to teach you how to start winning more games in tennis matches, by winning the first point in every one of them.

The first point is every game is very important.

So play it hard and play it smart, never give away a cheap first point.

This is one tennis tip that I want you to try out in practice today, because you need to build your tennis game around this solid tactic for match play.

“Also learn the best way to play against different styles of players, by playing them more in practice matches.”

Most players just throw away the first point, because they don’t get a good look at it.

What do I mean by this statement?

Getting a good look at the first point, is playing it smart and focused.

Do you ever think about things like this?

Well, you should!!

The first point should be used to set the tone for the match, so fight for that first point of the match, play it at a high level, after you finish playing it (win or lose), play the next one harder.

Now, if you can win those first two points in a game, you will win that game.

Here is another

3 Tips For Better Tennis Concentration

3 Tips For Better Tennis Concentration

The best way to start playing consistent tennis in your tennis matches, is to learn how to concentrate better.

In this article, I want to cover 3 tips, that can help you start winning more matches, so let’s check them out, shall we?

1). Meditate more

We are living in the tech age, with mobile phones and Facebook, Twitter and everything else on the internet.

So, it’s becoming more difficult for us to concentrate for more than 5 seconds at a time.

Meditation will help your tennis and your mental game.

Keep it simple too, find a quiet place somewhere and just focus on your breath, until your thoughts are still.

2). Hold The Thought

Create a thought, then hold that 1 thought for as long as you can.

Then do it again and again, before each point.

Imagine if you could hold the warrior thought for 15 minutes at a time.

Each tennis point will last for about 5 seconds, a game could last for about 5 minutes and a set could last for 30 minutes.

Think about that, while you are doing this exercise.

Because the longer you can concentrate during those points, games and sets, the more you are going to start winning.

3). The Refocus Technique

This is when

8 Tips For Competitive Tennis Players

8 Tips For Competitive Tennis Players

Are you a competitive tennis player?

Fair enough.

Here are 8 great tips to help you become a better tennis player, at any level and in any league.

Listen up, if someone is successful in this game, they got there by doing the hard work and we have to study and learn from them as much as we can.

It’s sad that so many tennis players don’t model their games, after the Champions of the game.

I mean success is right there in staring them back in the face and all they need to do is study and apply what they learn, to their own style of play.

Does that make sense?

Okay here they are.


The key to your success as a tennis player, don’t believe it, and you are doomed to fail. Look at the way you think and talk and if it weaken you or makes you feel bad, stop doing it.

You must always be aware of what you are thinking about throughout the day.


If you don’t believe in yourself, it’s not going to happen.

You can practice hard and play hard, but when the pressure is on you, you will choke, sorry, but those

3 Tips To Break Your Opponent’s Serve

3 Tips To Break Your Opponent’s Serve

Do you struggle with your return game?

Many tennis players do.

In this article today, I am going to show tennis players how they can start breaking their opponent’s serve in matches.

The serve and the return of serve, are 2 of the most important shots in tennis, so make sure that you are working on both of these shots everyday in practice.

Today, I have 3 tips that I want you to try out in practice.

You must stay with this too, commit to working on it for at least 2 months.


They will carry over into your match play.

1). Make them serve at your pace

Find out what type of pace they like to serve at and then do whatever you can to disrupt it.

All it takes is making them wait for those few extra seconds before they serve, that can start getting to them emotionally during a match.

My high school coach taught me this smart tactic for play and it is the key to throwing them off their rhythm.

Tennis players like to find their own rhythm while serving and many times, it’s the little things that can get to them and this is one of those things.

This tactic will get them angry,