People come to learn forehands, backhands, strategy, fitness and mental skills and often walk away with deep looks into who they are and who they can be.
“I am the greatest” is one of the most outrageous stories one could come up with.
I have debated the idea of confidence with sports and business clients many times. I have often taken issue with the idea that we lose it if not performing well.
University of Michigan tennis team is betting on the story model of high performance helping them defeat the best in the country at the NCAA championships
I have learned not to give advice. Instead I share what I’ve learned on my way through life.
Here’s what I have learned when in that uncomfortable place of not knowing what to do:
You went from being a losing champion to being a mensch. A person of integrity and honor. Someone who does the right thing.
You have shown us that people can change.
There is nothing better than playing doubles with someone that you love to spend time with.
This morning I read that the great American runner, Steve Prefontaine, would have been 65 years old today. He had said: “Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.”
For those of you who have been following my tennis journey over the last 16 years , you are probably expecting to read about my annual ambivalence about putting in the work again.
I often write that I have redefined winning in a way that almost every match has wins. The sweetest of wins is when all that is important to me comes through in the big matches, the finals of the National Championships.