Junior Tennis Parents Deadly Mistake # 7

This is the final deadly mistake in this series of 7, and it’s probably the most important. I’ve seen hundreds of new and experienced junior tennis parents make this mistake, and it’s one that could negatively affect your child for the rest of his/her life.    Steve Siebold

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The Importance of Proper Nutrition for Junior Tennis Players

Christy Hey from the Junior Tennis Blog discusses nutrition, and why it plays such a major role in the development of junior tennis players. This is a can’t miss episode where you can learn what some of todays leading experts have to say about this topic. Todays athletes are continually evolving, and if you don’t practice these tips it will be almost impossible to keep up with the level of fitness needed to compete in the junior tennis world.  Watch it twice and take notes!  With these helpful tips you can be on your way to a proper diet that will help increase your overall peak performance.

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Choosing Between a Personal Tennis Coach vs. Tennis Academy

It seems to be an age old question? Should my child go to a tennis academy or should I hire a personal coach? Junior Tennis parents and players have been asking this for as long as competitive tennis has been around. In this blog we take time to explore the benefits and drawbacks to both scenarios. While both have both positives and negatives, sometimes the child’s age or personality might be the deciding factor. Watch this video blog at  www.juniortennisblog.com and help make the decision easier, whether your child is just starting out or is already in competitive tennis.

 

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The advantages of playing other sports for Junior Tennis Players

Have you ever wondered if you should play other sports besides tennis as a junior tennis player? According to top tennis experts, playing other sports helps to make you a more well rounded player. In fact many of the top players grew up playing multiple sports because of the added benefits. Christy Hey discusses how other sports can help add more agility, balance, and endurance to your tennis game. Listen to this blog and let us know what you think!

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Venus Williams is wearing WHAT?

The 2010 French Open is currently under way and the Junior Tennis Blog is talking about all of the hottest topics! Exciting matches reviewed, can’t miss insights and of course, the hottest topic of all, what is Venus Williams wearing???

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Junior Tennis Deadly Mistake # 6

This video is about how to handle winning and losing as a junior tennis parent. Too many well-meaning parents buy into the philosophy of “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser”. This is not for you. In a few years most wins and losses will be forgotten, but how YOU, as a parent, respond to them will be remembered forever by your child. Watch this video and avoid this dangerous trap.  Steve Siebold ( 6:00 )

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Burnout in Junior Tennis

Burnout is something that most tennis players feel at some point in their career. Many players eventually end up taking time off from the sport and a large number put down the racket and never touch it again. I was able to speak with John Isner, currently number 19  in the world, about how he has been able to avoid burnout throughout his career.  His love for the sport and interest in other things has kept tennis fun and fresh for him.  Listen to this blog and learn how you too can avoid burnout. This is a must listen for all competitive junior tennis players and parents.

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Junior Tennis Deadly Mistake # 5

This is one the most common mistakes junior tennis parents make, and it has the power of destroying your relationship with your child. Competitive junior tennis is an extremely intense experience for kids who really want to win. While coaching a competitive player make look easy, it’s not. Junior coaches usually have years of experience as a player and coach, and have developed a unique set of skills designed to give your child the best chance of maximizing his/her junior tennis experience. Don’t be as concerned about your kid winning Wimbledon than you are about teaching them life lessons they can leverage down the road. Watch this video for deadly mistake # 5… and be sure to avoid it.    Steve Siebold

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Why Roger Federer Deserves More Recognition!

Roger Federer is truly a great champion. But even more than that, Roger Federer is an amazing person and one of the best  ambassadors the sports world has ever seen. In today’s society of sports stars gone bad, Roger is one star who has his priorities in order. All over the news and media we hear about Tiger Woods escapades, NBA players pulling guns on each other, NFL stars in getting into trouble at strip clubs and the list goes on.  It would be nice if for once we heard about the champions who get it right, not only on the court, but as a role model to the millions who watch them every week! So I will say it, thanks Roger Federer, for being not only one of the best tennis players to ever walk the planet, but for being an even better person!

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Junior Tennis Parents Deadly Mistake # 4

This mistake is well known by tennis professionals, but very few tennis parents understand it’s negative effects. Remember as a tennis parent that your child’s coach may be reluctant to school you on your role, for fear that they might offend you. Like everyone else, tennis pros and coaches have bills to pay and don’t want to jeopardize their jobs. It’s up to YOU to take responsibility for your own education as a tennis parent. How you handle deadly mistake # 4 will have a HUGE and long-lasting impact on your child. Please study this video carefully and make whatever changes necessary.  Steve Siebold
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