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Parenting Healthy Mental Toughness Project with Dr. Anthony Ross

Welcome to Season 10, Episode 6, of the ParentingAces Podcast, a proud member of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. This week, the topic is Mental Toughness but with a twist!

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Dr. Anthony Ross grew up in the Australian Outback, not exactly a Tennis Mecca. He went on to become a top junior player and was recruited to join the Pepperdine Men’s Tennis Team where he earned All-American status. After college, Anthony turned pro but retired when he realized he couldn’t make a living on tour. While completing his professional run, he transitioned to coaching and got involved with his home tennis federation, Tennis Australia. Once Anthony started working with juniors, he quickly realized the importance of parent support for developing players so he created parent education workshops in conjunction with Tennis Australia. The parents bought right in to Anthony’s process, and he’s had tremendous success educating parents throughout his home country.

In recent years, Anthony has brought his approach to Tennis Parents worldwide. He realized he needed to create a course to share with parents and has now launched the Parenting Healthy Mental Toughness Project, a 6-part online series that coaches and academies can purchase for the parents of their junior players. A portion of the proceeds go to charity, making this even better. Guest presenters include Rob Barty, father of Ash Barty, and Peter Smith, former Pepperdine and USC Men’s Tennis Head Coach and father to 3 tennis-playing sons.

Hear more about Anthony’s philosophy on coaching mental toughness and why he feels the parents are Key Players in the process by listening to or watching this week’s episode. If you are a Tennis Parent who would like to participate in the course, please share this episode with your child’s coach or academy so they can purchase it at a discount!

Anthony has generously offered a 10% discount to anyone purchasing the program using code PARENTINGACES. For more information on the project, you can reach out to Anthony directly at [email protected].

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 If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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