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Imagine what it would be like to have access to the thoughts, reasonings and concrete steps of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable Tennis Coaches in the world? – That was what I was wondering back in 2015 when I set up this podcast as a part of my learning process in my attempt to one day be a Tennis Coach on the Professional Tour. Listening to the show you will get an in-depth insight into how these Tennis Coaches help Tennis Players thrive as Humans, develop as Tennis Players and ultimately perform as Competitors in the big moments.

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Imagine what it would be like to have access to the thoughts, reasonings and concrete steps of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable Tennis Coaches in the world? – That was what I was wondering back in 2015 when I set up this podcast as a part of my learning process in my attempt to one day be a Tennis Coach on the Professional Tour. Listening to the show you will get an in-depth insight into how these Tennis Coaches help Tennis Players thrive as Humans, develop as Tennis Players and ultimately perform as Competitors in the big moments.

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For anyone who wants to learn about how to be a better coach or player or tennis parent these podcasts are very informative on all aspects of the game of tennis. I highly recommend it!!

Outstanding information!

By CoachBetts - Jan 24 2018
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By far my favorite tennis coaching podcast. Excellent content every episode. Adam is a great and inquisitive host!

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By Kathy O'Brien Alex - Apr 15 2020
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For anyone who wants to learn about how to be a better coach or player or tennis parent these podcasts are very informative on all aspects of the game of tennis. I highly recommend it!!

Outstanding information!

By CoachBetts - Jan 24 2018
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By far my favorite tennis coaching podcast. Excellent content every episode. Adam is a great and inquisitive host!
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The Adam Blicher Show: Dissecting High Performance In Tennis

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Rank #1: #80: Frederik Nielsen – The Process is the Best way to be Result-oriented

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Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Freddie Nielsen. Freddie turned pro in 2001 and is still an active player on the doubles circuit. At the same time, he is coaching Swedish youngster Mikael Ymer and stepped in as Davis Cup Captain for Denmark at the end of 2019.

You’ll get to know:

  • The importance of a Playing Philosophy
  • The danger of short-term Ranking Goals
  • Why “Work Hard” might be a misleading advice

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps:
01:00 Freddie’s value set
05:45 Collaboration with coaches
08:15 Finding a good coaching collaboration
10:45 How to Coach Freddie Nielsen
13:00 The importance of communication skills as a Tennis Coach
14:10 Why Freddie decided to pursue a professional career in tennis
16:00 Being a tennis coach
17:00 How Freddie got involved as a Tennis Coach with Mikael Ymer
18:15 The biggest lesson of beginning to Coach for Freddie
21:00 Overcommunicate in the start of a coaching relation
22:00 The importance of a philosophy as tennis player
24:45 Why ranking goals don’t make sense
26:30 Let’s not all be the same
28:10 Freddie’s decision to accept the position as DC Captain
30:40 Be in a more professional environment
33:40 I’m an over achiever
35:20 Stubbornness
37:00 The process is the best way to be results-oriented
42:00 Find a way
43:30 The danger of short-term ranking goals
48:30 Freddie’s excitement about tennis
49:30 The importance of diet
50:15 Work right > work hard (Feeling the ball)
52:20 Doing is more important than being motivated
55:30 What quality of life is
56:20 Decisions are not motivated by money
56:45 Mom, dad and Christian Engell
59:15 The results can’t make up for compromised values
61:30 Freddie Nielsen’s advice to players, Parents and Coaches

Enjoy your listen! 

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May 23 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: #15: Mark Kovacs – Implementing Sport Science in Your Daily Practice

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Mark Kovacs (@mkovacsphd)

Mark is the Michael Jordan of Sport Science & World Class at translating very complex science into applied information that coaches, players & parents can use.

In this episode you’ll get to know:

How to conduct training sessions simulating match situations

Why you should always look at groundstrokes & the serve from the ground up

How you can learn from everyone if they meet 2 criteria

Get to know more about Mark at wwww.mark-kovacs.com & the iTPA at www.itpa-tennis.org

Enjoy the show!

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Dec 29 2015

52mins

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Rank #3: #19: Merlin Van de Braam – Demystifying Mental Toughness

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In this episode you are going to listen to Merlin Van De Braam. Merlin is excellent at demystifying Sport Psychology. He is currenty working for the LTA, has earlier been traveling as a coach on the ITF International Touring Team & as he holds a Masters Degree in Sports & Exercise Psychology Merlin is not just guessing when he guides us through the mental part of tennis.

In this episode you’ll get to know:

Where you start as a coach when you want to work on a players mental toughness

The Four C’s of Sportpsychology (control of emotions, confidence, commitment, concentration)

Merlin’s opinion on doing outbursts

Get to know more about Merlin by going to TennisIcoach where you can read the published articles he has made.

Enjoy the show!

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Jan 19 2016

55mins

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Rank #4: #70: Frank Giampaolo – The Soft Science of tennis

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In this episode I’m delighted to welcome back Frank Giampaolo for his 2nd visit on the podcast. In the last episode with Frank, which was number 40, he discussed how to best be a tennis parent and support your children in their tennis journey. This time around Frank is digging even deeper into what he calls ”The soft science of tennis” which is also the title of his new book that recently got released. I had the honor of getting an early copy of the book and was so excited about the way that Frank is able to make soft skills very concrete and easy understandable that I reached out to Frank to get him back on the Podcast and elaborate on his findings and the reasoning behind the new book.

You’ll get to know:
– How to use personality profiling
– How to develop character and nurture life skills
– How to manage fear and risk

Before we dive into the interview Frank has been so kind to offer free e-books for the first 20 people who email me on contact@adamblicher.com – so don’t hesitate to reach out if you wish to secure yourself a copy of the brand new “Soft Science of tennis

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 The computer analogy
03:40 Project oxygen
05:11 The 4 sides model
08:30 Succesfull communication
10:00 Personality profiling
11:10 Pre- and post match talks
14:00 Verbal vs nonverbal communication
14:50 Conscious and unconscious mind
19:30 Myers Briggs
22:30 Introvert vs extrovert
27:30 Sensate vs intuitive
30:30 Thinkers vs feelers
33:00 Judgers vs perceivers
39:30 Developing character
41:30 Nurturing life skills
43:00 The 168 hour rule
46:40 Managing fear and risk

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Aug 09 2018

57mins

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Rank #5: #81: Dario Novak – The Why, When & How of the Tennis Split Step

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Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Dario Novak. Dario has for the past 15 years attempted to translate scientific findings into practical advice and have worked with the likes of Christina McHale, Marta Kostyuk, Donna Vekic and Borna Coric.

You’ll get to know:

  • Why the split step is important
  • 3 different types of Split Step
  • How to practice the Split Step

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps:
01:00 The studies on the Split Step  
05:10 The reason to pay attention to the Split Step
07:45 The differences in Split Steps in tennis
11:30 Tools to practice the spilt step
14:30 Basketball, jumping rope and music
16:00 How to use a basketball to better the Split Step
18:15 Using a jumping rope to improve the Split Step
19:30 Practicing the Split Step on after the serve
20:45 Practicing the Split Step during ground strokes
23:00 Using video and imitating the pro’s
24:40 The example of Caroline Garcia
26:40 Believe in your instinct
27:00 Defining a proper workload
28:10 Little steps, watch the ball
30:20 How pro players and recreational players watch the ball
32:00 The power of single words
33:30 You have got to have a long-term plan

Enjoy your listen! 

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May 30 2020

36mins

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Rank #6: #8: Steve Johnson Sr. – USTA High Performance Tennis Coach & father of a Professional Tennis Player

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In this episode you’ll get to know:
How a football is an essential part of learning the serve
Why staying in college was the most difficult thing for Steve Johnson Jr. to do
What being the “Big dog” means & how to do it

Make sure to visit www.sjtennis.com to get to know more about Steve & current coaching opportunities.

Enjoy the show!

01:30 Being a Parent & Coach
4:10 College
5:30 What Steve got out of college
07:15 What it takes to be on the Tour
08:30 How tennis builds character
10:30 How a football teaches the serve
11:30 How Steve Sr’s role changed when Jr was 16
13:30 Peter Smith
17:36 Being a big dog
26:10 Tennis must go in the calendar first
29:30 What do you need to sacrifice as a family
32:15 The importance of loosing
35:30 How to manage the disappointment of losses
39:15 Number 1 skillset for a parent
40:50 Defining roles
42:15 Most valuable lesson learned
44:30 How it is dealig with losses today for Steve Sr
47:40 How things would change if rankings was like in golf
49:10 What Steve believes that everyone else think is crazy
49:45 Quality over quantity
50:45 How hard it is to be on tour
52:45 The reasons of the many routines
56:15 Advice to the coaches

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Nov 10 2015

59mins

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Rank #7: #14: Jared Donaldson – The Story Of The Top Ranked American Teenager

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Jared is finishing 2015 as the top ranked American Teenager on the ATP Rankings & in this episode you’ll get to know:

Why he choose to go to Argentina at the age of 14

What it was like training with Roger Federer

How Jared cope with the up’s & down’s as a tennis player

Follow Jared’s progress on Instagram @jared_donaldson

Enjoy the show!

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Dec 22 2015

43mins

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Rank #8: #44: Diego Moyano – The USTA Player Development

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In this episode you are going to listen to Diego Moyano, Diego was a professional player himself with a career high of #130 in Singles. He has previously coached players such as Guillermo Coria, Fernando Gonzalez, Paul Capdeville & Carlos Berlocq. In 2010 Diego joined the USTA player development & is currently the Lead National Coach.

In this episode you’ll get to know:

– About USTA Player Development

– How they challenge the players & develop responsibility

– How to develop problem solving

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 The Development program at USTA
06:20 What the USTA are looking at
09:33 Challenging the players
15:43 You have to earn it
19:40 It’s a marathon
22:30 Responsibility
26:54 Problem solving
31:30 How fast the best players pick up things
33:30 You have to earn it
34:33 Keep moving
42:52 When parents loose the ability to be parents

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Dec 27 2016

48mins

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Rank #9: #55: Kris Soutar – Fostering Smart & Happy Players

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Today you are going to listen to Kris Soutar, Kris has worked as a full time professional for the past 25 years. He has coached everything from Scottish & British National Champions to Tennis Europe, ITF ATP & WTA Ranked Players. He has worked as a consultant in USA, presented at UK national Coaches Conference & won multiple awards for his coaching & furthermore been working with Judy Murray to build bigger & better coaching workforce in Scotland & surrounding areas.

You’ll get to know:

– The difference between a High Performance Coach & being high Performing as a coach
– How to foster smart players who love tennis
– The effectiveness of giving tips

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 Genius game
03:30 Davis Cup
07:52 What makes people tick
09:37 Remote coaching
11:16 What true high performance is
14:13 High performance vs high performing
15:40 Personality test
18:15 Values
20:40 Remote coaching
24:30 Goal setting
29:00 High level without good coaching
32:05 Smart players who love tennis
36:30 It all starts at the match court
41:00 The importance of working with someone
45:30 Needs vs Wants
49:00 Play sight
51:15 Playing always comes first
55:00 Get uncomfortable as a coach
58:20 The people not the tennis
59:30 Ban Coaching for a year
1:03:00 Volunteers managing professionals
1:09:36 Giving tips
1:09:35 + 5 min
1:11:15 Changed my mind about
1:12:16 Givning tips
1:15:15 Working with likeminded people
1:17:16 Start with the competiton program
1:25:00 Get to know more about Kris

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May 23 2017

1hr 39mins

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Rank #10: #7: Andrew Moss – How to determine Mental Strength by a number

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  • 01:37 Reason to start cleaning the lines
  • 04:07 The clutch index
  • 08:07 Isner, Raonic & Karlovic
  • 08:52 Bautista Agut
  • 09:52 Fognini
  • 11:07 Berdych
  • 13:37 How you can use the clutch index
  • 15:22 Mistaken close with lucky
  • 21:27 Break through age
  • 28:07 Allocation of prize money
  • 32:07 Grand Slam seedings
  • 37:27 What needs to change in order for the trend to change
  • 40:32 Does it benefit the sport with the big stars?
  • 43:07 What Andrew has changed his mind about in the last couple of years
  • 44:57 IPTL
  • 47:27 What has become more important for Andrew
  • 50:51 What needs to change in order for more data to be available

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Cleaning the lines blog

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Nov 03 2015

52mins

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Rank #11: #49: Mark Tennant – Learning How to Play the Piano

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In this episode you’re going to listen to Mark Tennant, Mark has been a Coaches educator for as many years as I haved lived. He has worked with the LTA, Tennis Europe & the International Tennis. Mark was further more listed by the New Zealand sports organisation CoachSeek as one of the top 50 most influential coaches in the world.

You’ll get to know:

– How to navigate through the jungle of information
– The importance of mentoring
– The best Tennis Book you have never heard about before

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps:
01:30 Have we become too well educated?
04:20 The piano
06:00 How to play the piano
07:50 How being a Tennis Coach has evolved
16:00 The myth of the ATP or the WTA Forehand
18:40 Drill vs Live ball
21:15 Integrity
23:10 Mentoring
30:30 Extremely privileged
31:30 The want of a player & a coach
35:30 Legacy
38:30 Book recommendation
40:30 The most important person
41:30 No purpose
42:34 Coach should work equally hard as the player
47:46 A lot of listening
47:37 Get in contact with Mark

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Feb 28 2017

49mins

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Rank #12: #45: David Wilson – Marginal Gains

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In this episode you are going to listen to David Wilson, David is a Performance Coach from Ireland and is a Ph.D graduate from Trinity College Dublin, in the field of Education. David has spoken at several conferences, including Tennis Coach Ireland National events as well the Tennis Europe & the ITF Worldwide Conference.

In this episode you’ll get to know:

– The marginal gains tennis coaches can adapt from outside of our sport

– The importance of having an emergency plan

– The difference between being a Tennis Expert & being a Great tennis coach

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 Emergency plan
03:25 Identify what might go wrong
04:21 Marginal Gains
05:53 The Importance of Stability in teams
07:14 The Transition period
08:30 Pareto’s principle
10:00 Discpline & standards
11:15 Ownership & responsibility
13:10 Tennis Expert vs a Great Coach
13:40 Scope for improvement
14:51 Overcomplicated communication
16:30 Accountability
19:10 The grey area
20:26 The constant questioning of our selves
23:30 Building Relationships
24:25 Getting feedback as a Tennis Coach
26:36 An open mind
29:35 The players perspective
30:00 Watch matches
33:00 David’s Inspirations
39:00 Inefficient coaches education
42:15 Be adventures

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Jan 03 2017

45mins

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Rank #13: #64: Allistair McCaw – Championminded

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This is a round 2 with Allistair McCaw which many of you have requested. Allistair barely needs another introduction on the podcast, but shortly he is a Sports Performance Specialist with more than 20 years of experience. He has trained a host of world champion athletes including Grand Slam Tennis champions, PGA Golfers and Olympians. Further more Allistair has written the book called “7 keys to being a great coach” and on this very date October the 7th his latest book “Championminded” is published world wide.

In this episode you’ll get to know:

– What Champion Minded means
– How Kevin Anderson changed his self talk
– Why you need to seek out though leaders not cheer leaders

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 Championminded
04:00 Communication of the young generation
06:05 Average- vs champion minded
14:40 How Kevin Anderson changed his self-talk
18:20 Confident or cocky?
20:00 How to act on Social Media as a tennis player
22:40 Being comfortable being uncomfortable
24:15 Though leaders not cheerleaders
26:30 Being Championminded is a choice

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Oct 07 2017

27mins

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Rank #14: #34: Jeff Coetzee – The difference on a Good & Great Doubles Player

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In this episode you are going to listen to Jeff Coetzee, Jeff is a former professional player himself reaching a career high of #12 in doubles & #184 in singles. He represented South Africa in Davis Cup for 10 years & participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Jeff has worked at the Schuetler-Waske Tennis University & has coached singles players like Andrea Petkovic, Cedric Marcel Stebe & Angelique Kerber. Jeff is currently the coach of the two doubles teams consisting of Cabal & Farah and Klaasen & Ram.

In this conversation you’ll get to know:

– The difference on a Good doubles player & a Great one

– How players often neglect the basics of doubles & what the basics are

– What makes the Bryan Brothers the best Doubles Team ever.

Enjoy the show!

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Oct 18 2016

38mins

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Rank #15: #60: Alon Moritz – Developing a Match Strategy

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Alon Moritz is what he himself calls a high performance advisor to CEO’s of Tennis & CEO’s of businesses. He has previously been a national coach for Israel & helped players such as Marinko Matosevic & Marcel Granollers develop strategies in life & on the court. Currently Alon is working with Ivan Dodig.

You’ll get to know:
– The steps of creating a Match Strategy
– How & why to train Defined Concentration
– Why Bresnik & Cahill are such good coaches

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 Wimbledon Final: Cilic vs Federer
03:50 Creating a strategy
05:46 Business to tennis
07:20 Developing a match strategy with a tennis player
09:30 Defined Concentration
12:00 Calming yourself down in high pressure situations
14:15 Mikael Tilström & Magnus Norman
15:50 Gunther Bresnik & Darren Cahill
17:40 No model fits all
18:30 If you stop playing you stop tinkering
21:15 Ice baths doesn’t work
22:15 Minimize injuries, optimize power
23:30 Be who you are
24:35 Alon’s Advice

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Aug 01 2017

28mins

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Rank #16: #41: Edgar Giffenig – Developing Stroke Flexibility

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In this episode you are going to listen to Edgar Giffenig, Edgar has been a National Coach in Mexico, Germany & the States. In 2013 he published the book “Developing High Performance Tennis Players” & he is currently the partner of the online Tennis Education platform Tennisgate.com.

In this episode you’ll get to know:

– What stroke flexibility is & how to develop it

– How Women oftentimes hit harder than they run

– The story of the Magic Wand

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 Lessons from 3 different National Federations
06:59 Biggest takeaway with a small budget
09:11 Capitalizing on great players
12:23 The downside of having large funds
13:43 Stroke flexibility
20:14 Dealing with competitive pressure
22:39 Process vs resultorientation
24:47 How Edgar organized his thoughts
29:42 How women hit faster than they run
33:02 Why Edgar would never go fulltime on tour as a coach
35:10 Teach yourself
37:42 Antroprometric streotypes in tennis
40:32 Every coach is not good for every player
42:01 Why you learn a lot from newly started coaches
43:33 Edgar’s favourite books
45:10 Different players, different approaches
46:10 Why Edgar is NOT huge on statistics
47:32 The truth is always in the middle
51:07 How the culture has changed
53:26 Over organized practice schedules
56:37 It’s all about the player
57:35 The Magic Wand story
58:21 Get to know more about Edgar

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Dec 06 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: #30: Alberto Castellani – The Tennis Paradox

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In this episode you are going to listen to Alberto Castellani, Alberto has been on the Professional Circuit for more than 30 years coaching a bunch of top 100 players & to name a few he has coached: Janko Tipsarevic, Rainer Schuettler, Ivo Karlovic, Marc Rosset & Hicham Arazi.

Alberto is recoqnized by the ATP as one of the only 50 coaches World Wide as an international Tennis Coach where the conditions to be accepted is to continously bring or work with players in the top 100 on the ATP-Tour. Further more Alberto is the president of the GPTCA (The Global Professional Tennis Coaches Association) which has the only ATP Certified Coaches Education in the world.

In this episode you’ll get to know:

– What the Tennis Paradox is

– How Coaches & players often do not know what concentration is

– Why training the Mental aspect of tennis is like training the Technical one.

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps

01:30 The tennis Paradox
04:14 Why a lot of players are mentally weak
05:56 What does concentration mean
07:58 How to train concentration
13:34 Bioenergetica
16:10 Level of activation
19:36 Mental aspect when coming back from injury
26:38 No guarantee for success
28:22 Human > tennis player
34:18 Autoritarian coaching
37:18 Empathy & intelligence
39:04 Learning
40:48 The story of a former top 30 ATP Player
43:39 Why Alberto doesn’t like the “Australian”
45:16 Lack of time spent on mental training
45:44 To rest well is as important as to practice well
47:14 Alberto’s advise

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Sep 20 2016

54mins

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Rank #18: #22: Claudio “The Tailor” Pistolesi – 10 players to the top 100

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In this episode you are going to listen to Claudio Pistolesi. Claudio (@cpistolesi) is a former Junior World Champion & top 100 singles player. He has brought 10 players from the outside of top 100 to the inside & worked with players like Söderling, Hantuchova & Bolleli

In this episode you’ll get to know:

The mentality of a professional tennis player

When it’s time to move on from a coaching relation

How Claudio keeps updated every year

Get to know more about Claudio by visiting www.claudiopistolesienterprise.com, give a shout out on Twitter @cpistolesi or be one of more than a thousand people to follow Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise on Facebook.

Enjoy the show!

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Mar 04 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #19: #36: Simon Wheatley – Common Issues & Solutions in the Tennis Serve

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In this episode you are going to listen to Simon Wheathley, Simon has been a Performance Coach for more than 10 years working in Great Britain. He has written 3 resources on mini tennis, authored the ‘Developing the serve resource for 10 & under’. Further more “The biomechanics of the serve” with age and gender guidelines for the LTA

In this conversation you’ll get to know:

– How the development pathway at the LTA works including the Tennis Passport

– Common mistakes in the serve & how to correct them

– How & why Simon often uses the phrase “Just find 10 percent more”

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 The development pathway in the LTA
05:30 The need for a tennis passport
08:02 The passport
09:54 Why LTA seperates boys & girls
11:00 Why having more female coaches in tennis is important
13:06 Female Coaching Community
15:20 National Camps at LTA
17:03 The tennis serve
21:40 Common problems in the tennis serve
24:13 Developing the tennis serve
25:23 What to do before using video
29:03 Coaching Feedback
31:42 Why supervision is essential for every tennis coach
32:52 What players remember you for
34:12 What is a successful Tennis Coach
35:14 The opportunity of a tennis coach
36:23 Commitment more important than motivation
38:40 Difference on younger & older players
40:25 Coaching the performer & then the player
41:48 Raise your level with 10 percent
42:52 Planning & reviewing
45:46 Louis Cayer
46:38 The power of coaching
48:01 Engaging the parents
51:27 Parent’s must not feel like being on the outside
53:09 The mental part is not 80 % of tennis
57:01 Coaching foot work
58:07 Rally, attack & defence
60:28 Don’t settle for mediocrity

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Nov 01 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: #68: Dave Bandelin – Guidelines for life

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Have you ever experienced your players going for a week or two to a foreign country on a fancy tennis academy and you find your player coming back with a changed grip, awkvard looking technique or what you just used month trying to build comepletely colapsed – Here is an interview with a guy who built a secondary camp and touring academy around NOT changing technique. Dave Bandelin, is a former division one coach of Texas El Paso and was awarded New coach of the year back in 1986. He then moved to Scadinavia and spent 10 years coaching in Hölviken tennis before starting EuroElite that has now got close to 200 players signed up for camps and travels every year.

You’ll get to know:

– How Dave teaches guidelines for life
– The Concepts of Euroelite
– How tennis is not always fun

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps
01:30 Why EuroElite was started
03:12 Where is EuroElite Now
07:37 The screening process
19:10 The Match paper
24:50 Taking risks
32:08 5 basic patterns of play
34:15 What Euroelite doesn’t do
37:23 The short game + fitness
43:15 Don’t get too excited
44:30 Breathing
48:32 Neutral to neutral
53:00 Freedom to older players
57:00 Curtesy and respect
62:15 Tennis isn’t always fun

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Mar 06 2018

1hr 10mins

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