Tennis Rockers

Is self-consciousness holding you back in building better tennis skills and a developing a great tennis game? You know, that hyperawareness of where you are lacking and how it measures up to where you think you should be in comparison to the coach, other students, or players on the adjacent court? In this episode, we continue to explore the concepts of vision, will to conquer, and will to know in the context of taking on a court persona (a nickname that carries a visual and tactile sense of who you temporarily are in your lesson) and how that can help ditch self-consciousness and dig you deeper into developing physical, emotional, and mental skills needed to play tennis well.

Show Notes

Music students learning to play an instrument emulate the player (a persona) they want to be (a vision) all the time.  It helps them ditch some, if not all, of their sense of self-consciousness to focus on the lesson and connect with the teacher and what they want to achieve.  Music students come to their lessons with a will to know and the teacher (similar to the coach) must create an atmosphere that encourages students to struggle.  

With each new piece of music a student brings to a teacher, the teacher may struggle in order to figure it out or show it to the student.  They make mistakes and the student makes mistakes - they go through the struggle together - and there is a tremendous sense of satisfaction which both student and teacher feel together.  

Are tennis coaches and players feeling that sense of satisfaction?   Are coaches going through and appreciating the struggle their students are engaged in?  Are you working with a will to conquer (must win or accomplish something) or a will to know (a sense of curiosity and a desire to work together) coach or student?  

In this episode we move the ball a little further down field in figuring out the vision by adding:

* Nicknames
* Personas
* Signature shots 

Happy new year!
Thanks for joining us on our journey!

What is Tennis Rockers?

Are you ready to re-imagine and reconstruct the way you realize not just the game of tennis but all the other ways you compete in life? Tennis Rockers pull together beliefs, concepts, ideas, people, and values from a cross-section of multi-disciplinary fields for the purpose of doing things a little different. Tennis Rockers don't just want to change the game, they want to help people think about changing how they see and live their lives.

Coach Claude and coach Sully cordially invite you to put the pedal to the metal and join an unconventional conversation on tennis and life. Nothing good comes from standing still.