Tennis Rockers

In our checklist life, is our "will to conquer" (winning or getting it done and off the list) getting in the way of our "will to know" (to learn, reflect, and process new concepts and techniques) and ascend in the development of our tennis skill? In this episode, we leverage and contrast the will to conquer against the will to know in the pursuit of your higher tennis vision to discover the proper blend of conquer/will in the tennis lesson.

Show Notes

In our previous episode, we introduced the concept of vision to the tennis lesson.  You know.  You see the vision of yourself as having the one-handed backhand of a Justine Henin or Roger Federer.  It's a mental picture that eggs you on to be better at your tennis than you were the day before.  When you come to a tennis lesson with such a vision, what stands in the way of executing it and how will you work towards achieving it?

In this episode, we address another invisible barrier to the acquisition of that vision - the will to conquer and the will to know.  In our conversation, we uncover this hidden approach that most people hold as an operating principal.  We discuss its influence on our ability to acquire skills such as a coveted one-handed backhand both as a theoretical precept and in actual practice of a tennis lesson.  

We'll touch on issues related to:

* Not being self-conscious but at the same time being self-aware 
* Letting go of getting good quickly
* How the will to conquer breeds self-consciousness
* Identifying whether you or a coach has a will to conquer or a will to know
* How to balance the will to conquer against the will to know

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.