Is being a pro all about the equipment? Maybe for a pro just starting out, but for someone whose been teaching for a few years it's not. Maybe it's about many more intangibles - emotional and intellectual aspects that a pro brings to the tennis court that counts. In this episode, we explore more about what you need and don't need to be a tennis pro.
It's not always what you think.
Yes, for those who are just starting out, it can be the hardware (the racquets, cart, and cones) or the acknowledgement of their past achievements. But for those tennis pros in it for the long game, it's more about the software.
In this episode we talk tennis pro software - what it takes for our resident pro to be good to go:
- Be engaged with students
- To have at least one connection (with a student) moment
- A student who doesn't resist what you're teaching
- To be able to introduce and work with a student on a concept or technique that involves struggle
- To have time to reflect and process on where the student's development is at and what you can bring to them
- To receive an emotional reaction that the student is being emotionally effected - no indifference allowed
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.