The Importance of Warming up Before a Match

The importance of a proper warm up is something that is widely overlooked, especially on the junior tennis circuit. A good warm up is not only important on the physical side of things, but possibly even more important on the mental side. Learn how to warm up like the pros in this short video. Have you ever asked yourself questions like – Can how I warm up determine the outcome of a match? How long should I warm up? Should I have game plans for every match? What are the benefits to a lengthy warmup vs. a quick 5 minute hit-around? What do the professional players do before a match? Watch this video to find out all of these answers and much more!

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How to be the best Tennis Parent possible!

You hear it said over and over again- “be a better tennis parent”. You may wonder how do I actually accomplish this, or how to I improve what I am currently doing? Christy Hey,with www.juniortennisshow.com talks about her junior tennis career and the things that her parents did to help her through the pressure of competitve junior tennis. Parents have the ability to change their childs experience either for the positive or negative. I think parents underestimate what an imprortant role they play in shaping not only their childs tennis career, but also their life. Listen to this blog and learn four important tips to help you and your child.

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Is College Tennis in Your Future?

Are you dreaming of playing tennis in college? Maybe your goal is to land a lucrative scholarship…or to use college to launch your pro career. Whatever your results as a junior, you should consider a college tennis career. To make sure you choose the right school requires planning, persistence, and basic marketing strategy. This short video post at filmed at Yale University will help you move closer to your college dreams. For my complete interview with Yale University Tennis Coach Alex Dorato, visit the JuniorTennisShow.com    Steve Siebold  ( 2: 38 )

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Why Junior Tennis Rankings mean absolutely nothing!

Have you found yourself worried about your junior tennis ranking? Trying to take any strategy possible to beat a player of a lesser ranking, because you are worried that if you play aggressively you might lose and hurt your ranking? We have all been there. Junior Tennis rankings are unfortunately a reality, and many times they become the most importance influence on a juniors game and identity. It is very easy to get trapped in the rankings game. I remember worrying about my ranking as a junior every time I stepped on the court. Many times this caused me to try to push the ball or play it safe instead of working on improving my game. In the long run this hurt my game. If you are a junior tennis player or junior tennis player you need to watch this video and learn exactly why junior tennis ranking mean absolutely nothing!

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Junior Tennis Parents: BEWARE

As the parent of a junior tennis player, I’m sure you’ve considered the long term impact of your child’s junior tennis experience. For a child who simply enjoys the game and friendly competition, the experience is easy to navigate as a parent. The secret is to keep it simple and make sure your child is having fun. Parenting a child who has a burning desire to win matches is much more complex. To this child, the junior tennis experience is extreme, and will undoubtedly be the most important overall education of his/her childhood. I’m not exaggerating. I know dozens of junior players I grew up with in the 1970’s that leveraged the lessons they learned on the court into world-class success in business and life. I also know former national champions that were pushed so hard by their parents that they turned to drugs and crime. Two of them are serving life sentences, and their crimes were the manifestation of the frustration they experienced in junior tennis, most of which came from overly ambitious expectations placed on them by their parents. These players made their own decisions and are responsible for their actions, but their parents set them on a collision course at an early age. Being a competent junior tennis parent is an important job that will impact your child for the rest of his/her life. Watch this short video and make a decision today to be the most educated, informed tennis parent on the junior circuit. Your son/daughter will thank you for the rest of your life.   Steve Siebold  ( 6:30 )

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How to Close out the Big Points

If you have ever played competitive junior tennis then I am sure you been in this situation..you are up  5-4 ,40-30 serving for the set and you just need this point to close it out. The pressure is building and you are nervous. Your mind is racing trying to decide how you will play this next point. What do you do? Christy Hey from the www.juniortennisblog.com discusses ways to help you win those important points. They say that it is the big points that determines the outcome of close matches. Christy has interviewed pro players that have been in these exact situations, even against players like Federer. How do they handle the pressure? Watch this important blog and implement these ideas in your next match.

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Developing World-Class Concentration in Matches

During my 12-year junior tennis career, I learned an on-court concentration technique I still use today. With all the distractions that present themselves in a match, world-class concentration and focus are the keys to winning–especially on big points. Watch this short video and try this technique in your next match. It could make the difference between winning and losing.  Steve Siebold  ( 4:54 )

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The Four things every junior player should do after a match

What should you or your Junior Tennis player do immediately after a match is over? Should you discuss the match? Simply forget about it? What if the outcome was a victory? What about a loss?
There are many unanswered questions in regards to post match situations for todays junior tennis player or coach. Watch this important video to learn exactly what steps to take as soon as a match is over, win or lose. Once you learn these four steps you will be amazed how quickly you see improvement and enjoyement out of your tennis experience.

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More College Scholarship Strategy

Christy Hey is right: doubles is key in college tennis, and every college coach looks for people who can play doubles. In this short video, I expand on Christy’s advice on how to sell yourself to college coaches. This information will give you an edge on your competition.   Steve Siebold  ( 5:27 )

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The Importance of Doubles for College Tennis Scholarships

Christy Hey from the JuniorTennisBlog.com discusses the importance of being able to play doubles in college tennis. She talks about the benefits of learing doubles as a junior and why this will help every player increase their odds for a scholarship. Christy has interviewed lots of college coaches and they all agree doubles is a key element in regards to recruiting. Watch this video and find out exactly why all of the coaches across the country want to see a junior with doubles experience.

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