Finding the Sweet Spot of Tennis Parenting (ft. Simon Wheatley)
Welcome to Season 10, Episode 17, of the ParentingAces Podcast, part of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. In this week’s pod, we chat with LTA Coach/Educator Simon Wheatley about the importance in finding that sweet spot in our relationships with Parents, Players, and Coaches.
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By now, you’ve likely heard of the Tennis Triangle in terms of junior tennis development. Simon Wheatley takes the triangle metaphor to a whole new level as he works with players, parents, and coaches to help them be the best version of themselves.
Simon’s approach marries coaching and psychology, as well as real-life experience. You will hear him talk about The Sweet Spot vs. The Sour Spot and what parents and coaches can do to avoid the inevitable drama that comes up along the way. I urge you to watch/listen then to reach out to Simon with any questions or concerns you may have as you go through the Junior Tennis Journey.
You can purchase Simon’s book at https://corecontext.co.uk/sweet-spot/ – this link includes a 50% discount off the retail price.
As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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