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Curing performance anxiety

8:23 am
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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 […]

Emotional control

4:38 am
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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

Constant adjustments while analyzing performance during the match

5:58 am
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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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“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 […]

Character development on the tennis court

5:47 am
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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 […]

Problems with return

6:39 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

Problems with return

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is talking about mistakes while returning the serve and how to effectively react to them.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

It is all about the response

5:33 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

It is all about the response

 

 

 

Action or reaction? Which one is more important while playing tennis? These questions are hard to answer with just few words so that is why I have decided to write an article about this important aspect. Tennis is a game where many things are uncontrollable so players have to constantly adjust their decisions to achieve good results consistently. Among these factors we can point out score, weather conditions or opponent’s performance. On the other hand, strategy, physical and mental sides […]

The mental side of tennis

5:53 am
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tennis coach Bieniek

The mental side of tennis

 

 

In this video, Marcin Bieniek is giving tips about how to approach negative situations on the court and don’t let them control our actions.

 

Video created by Marcin Bieniek

Positive attitude as a key to success

9:23 am
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tennis instruction

 

Positive attitude as a key to success

 

 

 

The difference between team and individual sports can be easily found in mental skills. In sports like soccer or basketball, players don’t have to perform well to win the match. Teammates can take care of any poor performances of an individual so any weakness is not as visible as in tennis. On the other hand, tennis is one of the sports that the whole focus is put on the one particular athlete. Every success and failure […]

Tennis as a life-time teacher

5:47 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Tennis as a life-time teacher

 

 

 

People start playing tennis because of many different reasons. Some people want to add another activity to their lives so tennis looks like a good choice. Other human beings choose tennis because it is popular and they want to be up-to-date with seasonal trends. There are also people who step on the tennis court because it looks fun and it involves many health and social benefits. Looking at all reasons of starting tennis, we can’t forget about parents […]

Prepare the plan for winning

9:02 am
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tennis instruction

 

 

Prepare the plan for winning

 

 

 

Professional tennis players often talk about strategy and game-plans during the post-match interviews. They explain what they have tried to achieve during the game and what has been working well and which aspects have to be corrected. All these things confirm the importance of a proper preparation for the tennis match so all players should learn how to do it. Many players think about preparation as a running around the court and doing some dynamic stretching. Unfortunately, this process is […]

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