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In tennis is easy be bad with us

Tennis teaches me every day how easy it to play very bad for the players who are at the beginning of their professional career. These are young people, boys and girls of 18-21 years, who despite having quality of play and physical fitness cannot accept mistakes, are not confident in the court and negative about themselves. In other words, they are not tennis players accustomed to face errors and difficulties as normal and every days obstacles to overvome and above all they do not enjoy, because for them it’s an experience heavy and problematic. In my experience thing there are many more young people in the face of these difficulties choke rather than trying to master. The only way to change this situation is to start teaching to manage their emotions and thoughts in the court. At this regard, an important aspect to teach consists in the pause management (during the match but in the sessions too). Tennis players have to acquire a system allowing them to recover from the physical and mental fatigue, soon after, to get in the best mood to start a new point. This approach to the game should be practiced daily. They must know that the tennis technical and athletic component have to be trained along with the mental and that there is not a point in a game where all three are not present.

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Are you a coach accepting the mistakes?

Athletes and coaches need to accept mistakes as a unique opportunity to obtain future better performance. To know how a coach reacts to the errors of the athletes ask him/her these questions:
Which coach are you?
1. When athletes do some good actions, approximately how many times the percentage that you answered with a reinforcement? _______%

2. When athletes are very committed (regardless of outcome), how many are in percentage the times you’ve responded with a reinforcement? _______%

3. How many times have reinforced the athletes for their accuracy in the field, for their support to the teamates and to have accepted the rules of the team? _______

4. When athletes make a mistake, approximately how many are in percentage the times you answered with a:

  • Encouragement _____%
  • Technical instructions provided with an encouraging style _____%

5. When mistakes are commtted,  have you strongly emphasized the importance of learning from them? Yes No

6. You have strongly emphasized the importance of having fun during training and competitions? Yes No

7. Have you told your athletes to do their best is what you expect from them? Yes No

8. Have you told them that winning is important, but that commitment to improve skills is even more? Yes No

9. Have you said or done something to help your athletes to apply what they have learned today in other activities in their lives (for example, do the right things at school, at home or in social life)? Yes No

10. Something to think: would you do anything different if you had the opportunity to repeat this workout or this race?

Tennis winner is the player doing one error less of the opponent

In tennis win who makes less mistakes. In Australia, Diokovic lost against Stanislas Wawrinka after more than five hours to have committed three errors more than his opponent. Karin Knapp lost for only two errors more than Sharapova. What should these matches teach players? In the court it does not matter how many mistakes you make, the important thing is to make one less than your opponent. At this point a match fought, in which they play even 100 points, one players can also win by committing even 30/40. This fact shows how important it’s for the players to accept their mistakes with the awareness that in a match won they will do may errors. Conversely, if after the first error you begin to speak against yourself and lose self-confidence, the effect will be to increase the probability of being wrong even more. To do mistakes, instead, is part of the physiology of the game. Typically, the winning player is the best to accept them.

Reached 1.000 blogs

I’ve reached the number of 1.000 blogs, beautiful experience because writing forced me to think in a synthetic way with the aim of elaborating comments and ideas are not trivial and not based simply on common sense. Sport in all its forms, from easy walking to the top level is a serious matter and requires that all participants develop, through their practice, an adequate sports culture founded on two basic ideas:

  1. movement is life and
  2. improve is legitimate but at the same time we have to know how to accept our limits as they are.

If we learn to practice the sport with this attitude it will be easier to accept the difficulties and failures that are part of it. We also need to become aware that sport should promote personal well-being and not being practiced at its expense (doping and culture of the “only who wins has the value”).

To win it needs to lose

“I make mistakes, that’s why I always win,” said Russell Coutts yesterday, 4 times champion of America’s Cup  with three different teams. The same phrase it has already been said by Michael Jordan: “In my life I have failed often and I continued to go wrong. Which is why I’ve been successful.”

Easy to say when you’re a star world … but if it is true? If it was just how you react to errors the difference to be a good athlete or a champion? In this case, the secret  consists to accept the mistakes, do not experience them as personal failures but as a necessary opportunity  to find the right way to perform.

Do you think at a coach of a young athlete who tells him/her: “You must be happy to make mistakes, because only in this way you can understand the right track.” How many coaches do you know who speak like Coutts and Jordan?

Accettare per cambiare

Lontano da casa finora il Palermo ha raccolto solo un punto. L’allenatore, Devis Mangia ha detto ”Non deve diventare un peso, ce la giocheremo.” Avrei detto invece: “E’ un peso e lo supereremo.” Perchè per cambiare, bisogna prima accettare i limiti di un determinato momento senza negarli.

A lezione da Thorpe e Woods

Credo che Thorpe e Woods vadano seguiti e ammirati per ciò che fanno. Non parlo dei risultati sportivi ma della volontà di volere provare a se stessi che si può, coa? Il primo che dopo essersi ritirato si può nuovamente raggiungere altissimi livelli e il secondo che non finito, nonostante sia intorno alla 50° nel ranking. E’ possibile che vi siano anche risvolti economici alla base di quetse scelte, ma non sono di certo sufficienti a mettere nuovamente la propria faccia, sapendo di rischiare di non farcela. Questo per me è il punto fondamentale, l’accettazione del rischio, probabilmente questa è anche la caratteristica dei fuoriclasse, accettare gli errori e le disfatte ma essere lì con tutto se stessi nel volerci riuscire. Noi lo faremmo?