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Championship skills

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We all try to learn from top athletes in the world. Whether we play tennis or basketball there is a lot to take from watching Roger Federer or LeBron James in action. We can see how they move, what decisions they make and how they use own strengths to dominate opponents. Of course these are really important qualities but there is one that we can’t omit if we want to get to the top of tennis world.

 

Tennis performance is based on technical, tactical, physical, and mental skills. If you want to achieve your potential and get own […]

Major changes on ATP/WTA Tour

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Major changes on ATP/WTA Tour

 
2019 is coming closer and closer. If you already don’t know there are going to be a lot of changes on ATP/WTA Tour. ITF decided to implement “ITF Transition Tour” from the beginning of the next year. What is the reason? Actually there are few.
“The creation of the transition tour is based on ITF research that shows that while over 14,000 players compete each year in professional tournaments, only around 350 men and 250 women break even financially without consideration of coaching […]

Experiences from 2 tournaments in Mexico

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Experiences from 2 tournaments in Mexico

 
It is time for some hot climate. Mexico City and Merida. 2 really high-grade ITF tournaments for the best players in the world. As a tennis coach from Europe going to so unique places like Mexico always make me want to learn as much possible. And this time was no different. I took a lot of great coaching lessons from there.
 
Mexico is really far from Poland where I live. I had to take 2 flights to get there and the second one was […]

Experience at IMG Academy

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Experience at IMG Academy

 
Recently I was visiting IMG Academy during ITF tournament „Eddie Herr”. This tournament is a celebration of tennis where players compete under 12, under 14, under 16, and under 18 years old. Additionally there are many professional players who are there at the same time and they prepare for the next season on tour. Is there a better chance to watch other coaches and players and get invaluable experience?
 
It was my first time at IMG Academy so I was trying to get as much as possible […]

US OPEN 2017 report – tennis job

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US OPEN 2017 report – tennis job

 
Working with top juniors on a daily basis is a great experience. Being able to travel to different countries and observe various players is a possibility to compare approaches, training methods and individual preferences. But US OPEN is a different story. During tournament in New York I was able to compare juniors to top stars. And the differences are so visible…
 
We all know that tennis performance is not the same at junior and professional levels. Different demands, different goals and different time […]

US OPEN 2017 report – pressure everywhere

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US OPEN 2017 report – pressure everywhere

 

 
Pressure is available at all stages. It doesn’t matter if you play national tournament or US OPEN you will have to deal with a lot of stress. The higher the level the more stress you should expect. Is it possible to learn to deal effectively with these challenging conditions?
 
My trip to New York gave me a lot of new inceptions. Sitting on Arthur Ashe stadium was a great opportunity to not only watch top players in action but also to see […]

US OPEN 2017 report – practice routine

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US OPEN 2017 report – practice routine

 

 
Practice sessions are crucial. During training sessions players can work on their strengths, improve weaknesses, add new skills and build good habits to get ready for tournament performance. It is always great to watch and learn from others but when you have an opportunity to watch practice sessions of professional players during US OPEN this experience is invaluable.
US OPEN provides terrific opportunity to get closer to top athletes. Right next to the practice courts there is a screen where people can see […]

US OPEN 2017 report – New rules

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US OPEN 2017 report – New rules

 
US OPEN 2017 was a great experience because of many reasons. It was my first grand slam tournament as a coach and US OPEN was the first tournament that introduced some major rule-changes on ITF Junior circuit. If you want to discover what is new read on this article.
Players and coaches at Junior US OPEN got information that this tournament will be different than any other. ITF decided to test some changes and see the feedback from players, coaches, and the whole tennis environment […]

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