Girls Varsity Tennis
Building your inner coach: Brett Ledbetter
What separates players and people? Why do some people handle adversity better than others and achieve higher levels of success? In this TEDxYouth Talk, Brett tackles these questions by providing insight from championship coaches, a world-renowned performance psychologist, and a surprising ESPN game clip.
Jorge Capestany: Best Footwork Tip
Best footwork tip? Count your touches on the court between shots. Be aware so you can improve your footwork and be ready for each shot. Increase your footwork number to increase your chances for success!
Surviving Tryouts: Jorge Capestany
Jorge reviews 6 tips to survive tryouts and playing v. your own friends 1. Need to have empathy: don't forget your opponent is nervous too! 2. Errors v. winners. Instead of thinking about winners, why not reduce your errors? 3. Consider hitting two second serves to ensure you get first serve in! Don't have to smash every overhead 4. Show FIGHT & EFFORT! That's 100% in your control. Impress your coach :) 5. Win the battle between the points. What's your routine? 6. Expect good things. Don't assume someone better than you just because they used to be.
#1 Mental Toughness Tip: Jorge Capestany
Remember, it's all about perspective! You might love your winner but your opponent hated it. You might be angry at your unforced error but your opponent loved it :) Every shot can be viewed simultaneously as "great" or "terrible" depending on what side of the court you are on! No judging! Use the data of your shots as information. Remember that positive means good and useful thinking so how can you use your data in a positive way? Use the data to be POSITIVE with yourself on the court.