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Improving the Mental Strength of Young Tennis Players

Today's Guest Post is from Aleks Szymanski (bio below). Enjoy! Tennis is a sport that requires enormous skills and both physical and mental strength. While there is a great deal of emphasis on helping players perform to the best of their physical ability, to compete at the highest levels, players of

Acceptance, Going With the Flow and First Round Matches

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EDITOR'S NOTE: My friend, Bob Litwin, wrote the article below and gave me permission to share it with y'all. Bob is in the middle of playing the 70-and-Over Grass Court National Championships at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. He has won this tournament in the past and is the top seed in

Refusing to Lose with Tami Matheny

  Click the white arrow below to listen to this week's podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/parentingaces/Tami_Matheny_podcast.output.mp3   Tami Matheny became a Mental Game Coach in 2008 and started Refuse2LoseCoaching, LLC.  She knows the role the intangibles play in career success and longevity and has had experience with working on the mental skills at the collegiate level with

What the Heck is Neuro Priming?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/parentingaces/Frank_Giampaolo_podcast.output.mp3   We all know what mental toughness is and have likely heard various ways in which to train tennis players to do better in this realm. There are many methods and many mental coaches out there, several of whom have been featured on the ParentingAces website and podcast over the years. In

Our Impact On Our Children’s Development

The passages below are excerpts from a rather lengthy email I received this morning from sports psychologist, Dr. Jorge Valverde.  I am reprinting them with his permission. Our responsibility as parents is like a mountain:  the bigger the mountain to climb, the stronger we must become, and our strength must come

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