How many students are coming to tennis with a vision of who they want to be or who they want to play like? In music circles, it is routine for a student to come in with a very distinct idea of who they want to be and who they want to play like. This "vision" gives them a place to start and functions as a home base to come back to and develop themselves against while they struggle to acquire their skills. A vision speaks from the heart - when you fall in love with something, you are much more likely to keep coming back and giving your best. Whether trying to acquire the skills of a great artist, guitarist, or sports professional, a vision is the fire that becomes the flame that can burn brightly inside the hearts of those who yearn for greatness.
Maybe more students need to come to their coaches (like aspiring musicians do with their music teachers) with a vision of who they want to play like or be like. Maybe more coaches need to start asking questions to help students get at their vision and refer back to that vision in lessons. Maybe facilities should start offering vision classes and establish dream boards for students that give them a reference point.
Take the lead from music and music stores - the kid who comes in wearing the concert t-shirt (like tennis clothes), holding the instrument that a famous musician plays (like the tennis racquet), and asks if you can show him how to play like that musician (tennis player) already has a vision.
Maybe your coaches or students do too - you'll never know until you ask and follow through:)
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.