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Mental & Emotional Training with Peter Scales

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Welcome to Season 9, Episode 2, of the ParentingAces Podcast! This week, we are discussing how to help junior players with the all-important mental and emotional side of tennis. Our guest is long-time high school coach and author Peter Scales.

Teaching a young player how to hit forehands and backhands is something many great coaches can do. However, also teaching them how to problem-solve and stay calm and focused is a bit tougher. Peter Scales seems to have found a successful approach to helping his players develop these skills while enjoying the journey.

One his biggest messages to his players is giving your all every time you set foot on the tennis court. Peter discusses how he reinforces that lesson and how he explains its value as a bigger Life Lesson.He also shares tips on how we parents can help our children in this area.

Peter mentions a couple of great books in this episode. Click the titles below to go to the ParentingAces Shop on Amazon:

Jeff Greenwald’s The Best Tennis of your Life

Jim Loehr’s The Only Way to Win

To purchase Peter’s book, Mental and Emotion Training for Tennis, order it from Our Premium Members and Patreon Patrons get a 25% discount on the Coaches Choice website by using the code shared here.

To learn more about Peter and to contact him, visit his website at

As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our NEW intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on FacebookTwitterInstagram

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