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Managing Mind & Body Throughout a Tournament ft. JY Aubone

Welcome to Season 11, Episode 18, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. Coach JY Aubone is back to discuss how junior players and their parents and coaches can best manage both the mental and physical challenges during the course of tournament competition.

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Both JY and Lisa have been asked numerous times about the best way for a junior player to manage themselves throughout a tournament. Whether it’s the warm up, cool down, hydration, meals, sleep, or another facet of competing, there are so many variables when your child is competing. Knowing how to best help them, especially when they are playing multiple matches a day for 3 or 4 (or more!) consecutive days, is an ever-changing challenge. Each tournament is different. Each child is different. Being willing and able to adapt as needed is one of the keys to success when it comes to making sure the player has the energy needed to compete as well on Day 4 as on Day 1.

JY has extensive experience both as a player and as a coach. He has played at the highest levels of our sport and has coached players at every level from beginner to Top 20 on the ATP tour. And he’s seen junior competition change from playing 1 or 2 matches per day to now playing up to 4 matches a day. Teaching a junior player what to do before, during, and after each match is key to helping them become better competitors. In this episode of the podcast, JY goes through some very specific steps every player should take to have the best possible tournament experience.

If you have more questions or would like to get in touch with JY, you can reach him via his website, If you aren’t already, be sure to follow JY on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well.

In this episode, you will hear JY talk about “dynamic warmup” – for more information on what that is and how your player(s) should prepare for practice or matches, watch this podcast with Dean Hollingworth (click here).

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Intro & Outro Music: Morgan Stone aka STØNE

Audio & Video Editing: Lisa Stone


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