Mental

IMPROVE YOUR TENNIS LEVEL WITH SELF-TALK

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Many times we see tennis players motivating themselves on court, with phrases like “Come on!” or “Got it!”. Or we see how they give instructions to themselves, like “Fast!”, or “Position”. Is this useful for players? Do they do this in an instinctive way, or do they learn how to do it? Normally, these kinds of techniques are part of their training and the mental work they do, which every day becomes more and more important in the professional tennis world.

#10 SUCCESSFUL HABIT FOR OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

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Sport is fair. Life should be fair as well. We may make mistakes, but if we persist, a new opportunity will come along. It will always end up appearing. But you should be prepared, working, looking forwards with confidence but not in a rush.

#9 SUCCESSFUL HABIT FOR OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

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With 17 Grand Slams in his pocket, Roger Federer has lost multiple finals since 2008: to Nadal four times, once at the French Open, once at Wimbledon and once at the US Open; and to Djokovic, three times.

This amounts to more than ten Grand Slam finals lost – we can only imagine where he would be in the ATP ranking. However, today I’m not going to talk about the matches in particular, or about tactics, physical condition or mindset. Today I want to commend Roger Federer as a role model, as a player who respects his rivals when he is defeated.

#08 SUCCESSFUL HABIT FOR OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

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Tennis is an individual sport. However all the preparation, the travel, etc. is normally done in a team, the team who stands by you in both the best and worst of times – or at least that’s how Emilio Sánchez Vicario has experienced it.

#07 HABIT FOR OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

Quote Emilio Sánchez Vicario for overcoming Adversity

Controlling timing and breathing are two powerful tools which help us to plan our next steps and overcome difficulties. If you are capable of perfecting these skills, your ability to overcome challenging situations increases. You just have to work at it.

# 5 SUCCESSFUL HABIT FOR OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

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When we speak of challenges and achievements in sports, we tend to speak about great deeds with clear goals. But it is not easy to set objectives: they must motivate us and push us to succeed. For this reason, we have to set goals that are achievable and realistic.

Why Tennis?

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My name is Jose Luis Soto Rojas, I am 24 years old and I have been playing tennis since I was old enough to hold a racquet in my hand without dropping it. Even though I call it a hate/love relationship, tennis has become a very important part of my life, which I personally consider a lifestyle rather than just a sport or a hobby.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF THE ASC INTERNCONTINENTAL PROGRAM

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It’s fundamental that our children and young people practise sport, not just for health reasons but also to acquire healthy habits. But it isn’t always easy for young people to combine sport with studying and the academic achievements needed to guarantee their futures. Find out how, in the Sánchez-Casal Academy, we can help you.