Tennis Rockers

Could doubles be the key to getting more players to engage in the proactive side of tennis? Could it also be the key to getting younger players into a "team mentality" of tennis? Join us on our journey as we explore the concepts of proactivity and doubles play!

Show Notes

We spend all of our time teaching and learning "reactive tennis" (how will I hit this ball) and no time learning "proactive tennis" (what will I do to set myself (and/or my doubles partner) up to hit effective shots or to force the opponent to hit return shots to me that lead to a setup or a winner. 

All that time spent practicing "reactive tennis" may be unknowingly leading us into the "fixed mindset" trap of responses:
  • This isn't how we play tennis!
  • Why do we need to learn this?
  • Can't we just play?
  • Aren't my strokes good enough to win?
Cutting the "neural pathways" in working on proactive tennis (strategy) is difficult, especially for new players and so it's tempting to ditch it in favor of the "fun" of just hitting.  

But the "reactive tennis" mindset can become an invisible barrier to improving our game.   A barrier that can lead to emotional plateaus or trenches which cause us to become deflated, lose confidence in our game and skills, and for some to walk away from the game for awhile or forever.

We think doubles could be the key. 

Doubles forces players to focus on tennis from an emotional and mental place of being proactive rather than reactive.  It could also build that illusive team environment that people complain tennis is always lacking.  

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.