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Are You Fit Like Nadal?

Have you ever lost a tight match because you were not as fit as you needed to be to play your best? Are you as strong as you need to be to beat the next level of players in your age division? If so, keep doing what you’re doing. If not, watch this short post about getting more fit. And check out the interview Jay Travis did with one of the top fitness trainers in professional tennis on the JuniorTennisShow.com   Steve Siebold  ( 2:00 )

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Junior Tennis Strategy: Training on Different Surfaces

Most junior tennis players spend their time training on one surface, but drilling and playing matches on different surfaces will make you a more well-rounded player. Ever surface has different characteristics that will improve your overall game. Watch this short video as we discuss the advantages of this strategy.   Steve Siebold  ( 2:26  )

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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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Junior Tennis Parents: 7 Deadly Mistakes

Forty-years ago I started playing competitive junior tennis, and it was an experience that changed my life and impacts everything I do to this day. The interesting thing is junior tennis parents are still making the same mistakes with thier kids. I call them the 7 deadly mistakes, because they can have repercussions for a lifetime. This is why I co-founded the junior tennis show, along with Jay Travis and Christy Hey, two outstanding former juniors from Florida State University. Junior tennis presents a much larger opportunity than most parents realize; far larger than making it to the pros or even getting a college scholarship. Teaching pros and coaches rarely address this huge opportunity. Not because they don’t recognize it, but because they know kids wouldn’t understand it and parents are usually more focused on winning and rankings. Listen to this audio post. It could literally change your childs life.  I’ll look forward to your comments.    Steve Siebold  ( 9:00 )

 
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