You have great skills, tons of knowledge to share, and a deep passion to teach the game of tennis - but is your internal commentator confusing you about what you about where your students skill is at and putting undue pressure and in turn creating anxiety and false expectations about how easy it should be for them and where they should be by now?
You might have forgotten the hundreds of hours and thousands of balls it took you to acquire that one particular skill. Don't let your inner commentator mislead you into thinking it's easy.
While the commentator can help us make decisions and steer us away from things that aren't good for us, it can become a bit of an invisible barrier to our growth and personal development both in the sport of tennis and in our outside lives.
The internal commentator can interfere (as a student) with our acquisition, processing, and practice of newly received information. It can also interfere (as a coach) with our interpretation (of a students skill level), our forceful teaching (will to conquer) of specific concepts, and our ignorance of the pace at which the student needs to proceed in order to acquire these new skills.
In this episode we arrive at one problem with the coach/student relationship - projection of the coaches skill/abilities onto the lesser skilled student.
Have you seen this in yourself? Are you ok with it or is it time for a change?
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.