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Curing performance anxiety

8:23 am
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tennis instruction

CURING PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

Overcoming performance anxiety is a very common developmental issue. Many parents report that their athlete’s extreme competitive anxieties are masked with pre-match physical illnesses, fake injuries and/or preset excuses before each important match. Yet their player avoids any talk of solutions to remedy their anxiety issues.
Sadly, avoidance only magnifies their anxiety and keeps competition scary and uncomfortable. This growing fear fuels the player’s lingering self-doubt. Fear of confrontation […]

Serve analysis

5:04 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Serve analysis

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is showing a different perspective to analyze the serve.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Endure tennis journey with pleasure

4:16 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Endure tennis journey with pleasure

 

 

Physical preparation is getting more and more important in modern world of tennis. Professional players have numerous people in their staff to help them maintain peak performance for the most of the the year. Many years ago, tennis players didn’t pay attention to the physical side and it wasn’t common to spend additional time on off-court training. Nowadays, changes in the game and new equipment forced players to be in top shape to have chances for being one of the […]

Emotional control

4:38 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Emotional control

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the secret on how to control emotions to get better results on the court.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Bad performance

5:07 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Bad performance

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is sharing the secret on how to win matches while playing badly.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

I would like to work on my forehand!

4:40 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

I would like to work on my forehand!

 

 

My forehand is awful – said player after losing the match with easy forehand into the net. This mistake was one of many unforced errors committed from the forehand side. Player knows that he has to work on this aspect to become a better player and to beat many more rivals. He wants to take private lessons with a good coach from the academy and improve this area as soon as possible. He calls the coach, sets up a lesson for […]

Endurance for tennis

5:00 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Endurance for tennis

 

 

 

In this lesson, Marcin Bieniek is explaining tennis-specific endurance and methods that should be used to improve this skill.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Constant adjustments while analyzing performance during the match

5:58 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Constant adjustments while analyzing performance during the match

 

 

 

Tennis tournaments are exactly the same for tennis players what war is for soldiers. Everyone wants to beat opponents and win the battle so we have to prepare ourselves for a hard work. Professional athletes like Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer need 2-3 hours before the match to prepare so it shows how important each aspect is for the performance. Junior tennis players don’t show the same professional behavior and too often it results in poor playing. 30-45 […]

“It is my fault” mindset

6:05 am
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tennis instruction

 

“It is my fault” mindset

 

 
           
Human beings tend to complain about many situations. Junior tennis players? They love it. Young people are impatient and they have a false mindset that everything in life should be comfortable. They show this approach at school (underperforming is a teacher’s fault) as also in sport (lack of new tennis balls responsible for poor results on the tournament). Many of these situations look funny from the adults’ perspective but if not addressed properly at the young age, it can be a limiting factor […]

Professional preparation before the tournament’s match

12:38 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Professional preparation before the tournament’s match

 

 

 

There are many reasons why tennis players take part in competitions. Some of the players want to check their skills in a real environment when pressure goes up so tournament is a great opportunity to do that. Others want to add some trophies to their shelves so the main reason for competing is a willingness to win. Balance between both of these factors is the best option to develop as a tennis player but we can’t forget about one […]

Lob as a smart solution

5:40 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Lob as a smart solution

 

 

 

Tennis is a sport where execution, not placement decides about who wins the point. This freedom allows using any stroke to hit the ball. It doesn’t matter if most of the players use it or maybe you are the only “freak” to come up with a given action, you should stick to successful responses. In players’ minds, there is a conviction that some of the strokes are reserved for “professionals” while others are used by “cowards”. Lob is definitely one of […]

Character development on the tennis court

5:47 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Character development on the tennis court

 

 

 

Parents sign their kids for tennis lessons for many reasons. Mostly, the most important reason of a new activity for a kid is to make him/her interested in this sport and to help developing different physical abilities like coordination, speed and agility. As parents have different expectations according to the participation in tennis lessons, coaches also vary with their methodologies of what they should teach. Some coaches focus solely on tennis skills while others believe in a broad approach while […]

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