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The Adam Blicher Show: Dissecting High Performance In Tennis
55 minutes | 7 days ago
#98: Howard Green – Stand out, but don’t burn out
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Howard Green. Howard spent six years in the Royal Marines Commandos. Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan he has extensive experience in preparing ITF, ATP and WTA players and Currently Howard is the Head of Strength and Conditioning at USN Bolton Arena High Performance Tennis Academy which he has been for ten+ years. You’ll get to know: Non-ego-confidence Setting up physical fundamentals for tennis players What tennis players can learn from the Marines Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:30 Rehersal03:40 Mnemonics07:40 Non-ego confidence11:10 Why the Super Movers programme15:20 Providing tennis players with the best possible fundamentals22:00 What the Super Movers programme is all about28:30 The key shapes32:00 Determining the load of tennis drills36:00 S&C on the professional Tennis Circuit40:00 Speed up learning by sharing on social42:00 Don’t be afraid to copy experienced coaches43:30 The application of bungees in tennis46:00 Don’t take away the tennis player’s opportunity to learn47:30 You have to do extra The post #98: Howard Green – Stand out, but don’t burn out appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
21 minutes | a month ago
#97: Michael Geserer – There are no short cuts in tennis
In this episode you are going to listen to Michael Geserer. Michael did not pick up a tennis racquet until the age of 17 but managed to play qualifying for all Slams and a career high singles ranking of #198. Formerly Michael has among other coaches Julia Goerges and is currently the coach of Jen Brady. You’ll get to know: Jen Brady’s attitude during Covid-19 How to plan so you can adjust The importance of empathy and listening Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:30 Communication with a player during Covid-1903:50 Jen Brady’s approach and attitude in the Covid-19 period05:15 Looking forward to the Australian tennis swing 202106:15 The German Tennis Coaching License07:30 Planning as a tennis coach to adjust towards the outcomes08:10 Empathy and listening09:10 Respect10:25 The tennis player and the whole human being is closely connected11:55 The opportunity to practice in Regensburg12:30 The environment in Regensburg13:15 Experience and passion13:45 Use your time it’s valuable14:30 Learn and gather information14:50 Surround yourself with positive people15:15 I believe in planning15:40 Swedish tennis coaches have predominantly been the inspiration16:15 Long term commitments > short term commitments17:00 How to go about long-term commitments with a player18:30 How reach Michael Geserer The post #97: Michael Geserer – There are no short cuts in tennis appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
#96: Luke Passman – “How to safely increase the number of serves”
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Luke Passman. Luke worked 6 years at the Soto Tennis Academy as the Head of Sport Science Support and have for the past 2 years been the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at The New York Mets. You’ll get to know: The Google Earth Analogy Why and how to quantify Tennis drills What Tennis can learn from Baseball Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:30 How to safely progress serve count in tennis08:00 Using the Google earth analogy to help tennis players11:00 Why there is a need to quantify tennis drills15:30 How to balance intensity, repetitions and volume in tennis practices18:00 How to plan a tennis player’s weekly practices from a physical point of view20:10 How tennis coaches can approach S&C coaches to plan a tennis player’s schedule24:00 What tennis can learn from baseball27:10 What Luke would change where he to go back to Tennis S&C29:30 Why you need to build strong relationships as an S&C Coach30:45 Problem solving coaching and how to get organizations to change31:30 Why technology needs to be on tap not on top332:40 The biggest myth is that tennis players can’t lift weights34:50 How different approaches work in different cultures36:00 Favorite Books: “The Chimp Paradox” and “Conscious Coaching”37:00 Luke Passman’s advice to tennis players, parents and coaches38:00 How to stay updated on Luke Passman The post #96: Luke Passman – “How to safely increase the number of serves” appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
#95: Carl Maes – Why we sometimes should practice hitting outside of the court
Hi guys, in this episode you are going to listen to Carl Maes. Carl spent 6 years at the LTA as Head of Women’s tennis, he has been the director at the Kim Clijsters Academy and have coached the likes of Kirsten Flipkens, Yanina Wickmayer, Sorana Cirstea and Kim Clijsters for more than 10 years. Carl is currently the Director of High Performance at the Tenerife Tennis Academy where his aim is to establish an international training environment for high performance players and he is further a part of the expert team at Orange Coach Exchange where it’s possible to attend Webinars with all of the experts or smaller “Locker room sessions” with Carl or get his advice all by yourself in 1 to 1 sessions. You’ll get to know: Why the arm shouldn’t be fully extended on the serve What the zone of truth is 3 essential aspects to include in women’s warm up Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:50 Why we need to hit outside the tennis court04:25 How to organize the practice court with 3 players on court07:20 The Zone of truth10:05 Why the arm shouldn’t be fully extended on the tennis serve12:50 Anticipation > execution in the drive volley18:50 The 70-70 Concept for female tennis players21:05 Practicing the 3rd ball during the warmup for female players24:20 Put tools in your toolbox and then learn how to apply them26:50 Making Tenerife the new European Dubai of tennis28:20 If you have a why you will find the how30:20 More money poured into your child’s tennis is not always better30:20 More money poured into your child’s tennis is not always better32:20 Know where you in the tennis land scape as a tennis coach34:20 Emotional intelligent leadership37:10 Zoom out and reflect before you act 40:20 How to reach Carl Maes The post #95: Carl Maes – Why we sometimes should practice hitting outside of the court appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
38 minutes | 5 months ago
#94: Nick Horvat – The Power of Basics
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Nick Horvat. Nick has been the assistant coach of Mario Ancic and coached the likes of Sofya Zhuk, Timea Babos and Donna Vekic. Since 2015 he has further been a scouting agent for Yonex. You’ll get to know: Why it’s not always a mental problem How to get the best out of practices at tennis tournament Why education is important for tennis players Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:00 The Mario Ancic story04:40 Why it’s not always a mental problem07:10 Getting the best out of practices at tennis tournaments10:50 The power of basics14:00 Choices15:30 Physical and mental capacity as a tennis player20:50 The importance of repetition22:05 Practicing what you preach23:15 Practice matches26:20 Inspiring players27:40 Why education is important for tennis players30:40 The importance of patience as a tennis coach31:20 Perfectionism < good enough32:06 The possible pitfall of changing tennis coaches32:40 How tennis teaches commitment33:45 How Nick Bolletieri was a pioneer in tennis35:00 The medals are for the ones who are ready to dig deeper35:45 How to stay updated on Nick Horvat The post #94: Nick Horvat – The Power of Basics appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
#93: Emilio Sanchez Vicario – Habits build Character
Emilio is a former top 10 singles player and world number 1 doubles player. He is a 5-time Grand Slam winner and won the Hopman Cup alongside his sister Arantxa in 1990. After he retired as a player, he set up the Sanchez Casal Tennis Academy with his former doubles partner Sergio Casal in 1998 where former students include Daniela Hantuchova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Grigor Dimitrov and Andy Murray. He captained Spain to Davis Cup victory in 2008 and was in 2017 awarded the ITF’s highest accolade, the Phlippe Chatrier Award, for his contributions to tennis You’ll get to know: About empathy and connection How you need to care and have a strong voice What you’ll learn from tennis for life Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:00 The coach needs to be behind the player04:25 Ex pro tennis players have an advantage, but…07:15 The ideal coach has to care and have a strong voice08:45 Empathy is key in tennis coaching13:05 The difference on the best and the rest in tennis18:15 Habits build character22:30 Respect, effort and discipline no matter your tennis level28:00 What you will learn from tennis as a human being32:35 The line, height and speed of the ball34:00 The mindset of a tennis player36:45 The tennis triad39:40 How to stay updated on Emilio Sanchez Vicario The post #93: Emilio Sanchez Vicario – Habits build Character appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
#92: Hans-Peter Born – A new priority on the tennis practice court
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Hans-Peter Born. Peter was for 26 years in charge of coaches’ education and 14 and Under development in the DTB (the German tennis federation). During his tenure at the DTB Peter has overseen the development of the likes of Laura Sigemund, Sabine Lisicki, Angelique Kerber and Sasha Zverev. Peter has been a part of the ITF coaches commission since 1996 and even though he is recently retired from his position at the DTB he can’t help himself from being engaged in the world of tennis on and off the court. You’ll get to know: About the difference between Junior Tennis Development now and then Peter’s thoughts on traveling as a Junior Tennis Player How Peter has changed his mind on changing grips Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:00 A new priority in practices03:49 Intensity in practices05:00 Placement of serve, return + 1 in tennis practices06:36 Beginner vs performance player07:50 Create open game situations on the tennis practice court 09:12 60-80 serves in a 90-120-minute practice10:55 There is a difference on a 1980 and 2020 Porsche12:30 The difference between before and now in junior tennis development15:40 The amount of international travel at an early age18:00 Moderate travel 12U + 14U internationally20:30 The change of carpet courts21:15 Always have a purpose as a tennis coach 22:00 Changing grips24:45 Communication is key26:15 Clearing roles between coaches and players27:35 Less is more as a tennis coach 28:35 Rather 90 good minutes than 180 average ones29:10 Why the resistance against changing the practice court30:35 Hans Peter Born’s inspirations32:55 Hans Peter Born’s advice to tennis parents, tennis coaches and tennis players33:20 How to stay updated on Hans Peter Born The post #92: Hans-Peter Born – A new priority on the tennis practice court appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
51 minutes | 6 months ago
#91: Mike Barrell – It’s my game. Getting tennis players to think, play and explore
Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Mike Barrel. Mike has taught tennis for 30+ years and is the founder and CEO of evolve9. He specialises in coach education and program management for tennis coaches and centres. Among others he has worked on programs for USTA, Tennis Australia and the LTA. You’ll get to know: About the police, doctor and bartender About over- and under achievers How to actively listen Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:00 The police, the doctor and the bartender 05:25 The 3 learning principles 07:15 Creating independent critical thinkers 09:35 How when you are born influences who you will develop into 15:50 Over and under achievers 21:25 Active listening 27:25 Kids perception of time 30:10 Why we need to appreciate “sticky” in a training group 38:30 Having a question mark rather than an exclamation mark 42:00 Shut up and listen 42:30 Broad vs narrow 43:35 Be aware of how data is interpreted 45:00 Mark’s favourite books 45:25 Mark’s favorite persons 47:35 Mark Barrell’s advice to tennis players, parents and coaches 49:40 How to stay updated on Mike BarrellThe post #91: Mike Barrell – It’s my game. Getting tennis players to think, play and explore appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
#90: Izo Zunic – If you change the way you see things, things you see change
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Izo Zunic Izo is a tennis coach with a special passion for personal development. For the past 7 years he has been coaching on the WTA tour where he has coached the likes of Ani Mijacika, Tereza Mrdeza and Magda Linette. He is a part of the Star River Professional Tennis Team and runs the IMP-attitude community. You’ll get to know: How simplicity > complexity How ressourcefullness > ressources Why you need to clear roles and goals Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:00 How Izo Zunic got into coaching on the professional tour 03:25 The Star River Professional Tennis Club 04:10 The start of IMP Attitude 06:46 Imp-attitude 15:25 The obstacle is the way 17:45 Be the shark in the ocean not in the aquarium 19:00 Creating a community to feel accountable 20:00 Simplicity always win against complexity 21:00 Copy habits not coaching methodologies 21:30 You do not know what you do not know 22:25 You don’t lack resources you lack resourcefulness 23:25 The information is available, how we use it is the question 24:35 Roles and goals 25:30 How to connect with Izo ZunicThe post #90: Izo Zunic – If you change the way you see things, things you see change appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
60 minutes | 7 months ago
#89: Carlos Goffi – Why not practice under situations of a match?
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Carlos Goffi. Carlos’ coaching career began in 1975 at the Port Washington Tennis Academy in New York, by recommendation from his mentor Harry Hopman. He has written the book “Tournament Tough”, directed Nike tennis camps for 30+ years and been the coach of both John and Patrick McEnroe. You’ll get to know: The seperation between green, yellow and red points Why “play your game” might be a misleading advice The difference between hitters and players Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:00 How Izo Zunic got into coaching on the professional tour03:25 The Star River Professional Tennis Club04:10 The start of IMP Attitude06:46 Imp-attitude15:25 The obstacle is the way17:45 Be the shark in the ocean not in the aquarium19:00 Creating a community to feel accountable20:00 Simplicity always win against complexity21:00 Copy habits not coaching methodologies21:30 You do not know what you do not know22:25 You don’t lack resources you lack resourcefulness23:25 The information is available, how we use it is the question24:35 Roles and goals25:30 How to connect with Izo Zunic The post #89: Carlos Goffi – Why not practice under situations of a match? appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
#88: Michael Baroch – Respect, Trust and Good Communication
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Michael Baroch. Michael was coached as a junior by the legendary Tony Roche and went on to becoming Tony’s understudy and hitting partner for Ivan Lendl. He has had coaching stints with Mark Philippoussis and Maria Sharapova. Worked with the Vietnamese and Chinese Davis Cup Teams. Currently Mark is the founding director of Coaching at MITS (Melbourne International School) which has a base in Melbourne and Singapore. You’ll get to know: Why the best players improve fast The importance of getting to know the person How Ivan Lendl taught him attention to detail Enjoy the show! Timestamps 01:00 Meeting Tony Roche02:00 Tough but fair03:00 Living abroad from 12-17 years of age04:25 Not only a coach (compassion)06:00 Respect and trust09:30 What you see is what you get10:25 Physical and mental intensity11:30 Being able to put instructions into actions quickly13:00 Why the greats are able to improve their game all the time14:00 The story of MITS (Melbourne International School) 15:45 More Asian champions are coming19:05 Get to know the person first21:25 Why you can’t expect every player to look you in the eye24:00 Dealing with parents25:10 Take care of information overload26:20 Asian tennis is coming27:50 More emphasize on the mental aspect of tennis30:00 Don’t increase volume of practice leading into tournaments31:05 How Ivan Lendl taught attention to detail34:00 Wayne Dyer – The Power of Intention35:35 Prioritize the mental aspect of tennisThe post #88: Michael Baroch – Respect, Trust and Good Communication appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
43 minutes | 8 months ago
#87: Ruben Neyens – Making an Impact as a Tennis Coach
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Ruben Neyens. Ruben is the head of Coach Development at the Dutch Tennis Federation. He calls himself a kid’s tennis tutor and has a special emphasis on the Physical Aspect of tennis. Ruben is a researcher and a tennis coach trying to bridge the gap between science and the practice court. You’ll get to know: His 4F Method How to make an impact How to package your content Enjoy the show! Timestamps:01:00 The 4F Method07:30 Developing your own method08:50 Soft skills as a tennis coach11:05 Making an impact as a tennis coach12:30 The pyramid of development27:05 You can’t study experience27:50 Ask for mentorship30:10 Coaches education 2.032:30 How Corona has helped development33:30 The packaging of content34:30 Be careful of thinking you know a topic35:20 Make sure your professional life is not all of your life36:20 Sharing is caring36:45 You can’t own a drill37:45 From Good to Gold40:45 Have a destinationThe post #87: Ruben Neyens – Making an Impact as a Tennis Coach appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
37 minutes | 9 months ago
#86: Philipp Born – The Most Effective Serving Patterns
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Philipp Born. Phillipp is a researcher and a tennis coach trying to bridge the gap between science and the practice court. You’ll get to know: The 4 different serving patterns The most used serving patterns What to focus more on in practice Enjoy the show! Timestamps:01:00 How the presentation came about01:45 The background of the PhD-study04:30 The big V07:45 Serving patterns explained11:20 The most effective serving pattern13:30 The Top 3 findings in PHD20:00 Misconceptions on the practice court23:15 Listen to older coaches24:00 Technology in tennis is still in its infancy25:45 The importance of parents in tennis27:00 Don’t play points without serve and If a junior forget about winners28:12 What you should focus on as a junior28:50 Tennis is a great life teacher30:00 The 2nd serve 31:50 Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert33:15 Philipp Borns advice for tennis players35:40 Stay updated on Philipp BornThe post #86: Philipp Born – The Most Effective Serving Patterns appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
#85: Patrick McEnroe – Treat everyone fairly, but not necessarily the same
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Patrick McEnroe. Patrick was ranked as high as #28 in Singles and #3 in doubles as a player himself. He has been the General Manager of Player Development at the USTA and have had the longest stint in history as the 38th Davis Cup Captain of the United States which included the overall victory in 2007. Currently Patrick is working at the McEnroe Academy in New York, he is broadcasting for ESPN and recently started his own Tennis Podcast called “Holding Court” You’ll get to know: What life event improved Patrick’s coaching How to organize the practice court How to adapt to players Enjoy the show! Timestamps: 01:00 What Patrick was the proudest of doing at USTA02:50 Jose Higueras in the USTA Player Development05:00 The principles at USTA Player Development07:20 Why slower surfaces are better for Player Development09:05 How Patrick McEnroe approached his role as Davis Cup Captain11:15 What made Davis Cup Special12:15 Look for what you can learn from the great players14:30 Becoming a father improved my coaching15:45 What Patrick McEnroe is excited about during Corona16:35 Implementing e-learning post corona17:20 Mixing feeding drills and playing points in practice19:05 Why hitting against the wall might be a good idea20:10 Adapting to the necessity of your player21:50 You have to learn to deal with failure22:55 A great player is often happy and well rounded24:30 Treat everyone fairly, but not necessarily the same26:20 Listen and acknowledge27:35 How to stay updated on Patrick McEnroeThe post #85: Patrick McEnroe – Treat everyone fairly, but not necessarily the same appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
31 minutes | 9 months ago
#84: Rohan Goetzke – Tennis is about teaching; Teaching is about listening to your Student
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Rohan Goetzke . Rohan has been working at the Dutch Federation, been on the tour with the likes of Mario Ancic and Richard Krijcek, he was director of Tennis at IMG and is currently holding the same position at Court Sense Tennis. You’ll get to know: How to be consistent as a Tennis Coach What tennis players Rohan did his best work with How to not cause harm Enjoy the show! Timestamps:01:00 Being consistent as a coach 03:05 Don’t be too strict on your philosophy 05:40 Getting the federation and private coaches to work together07:00 Some of my best coaching have been with players who never made it09:40 You have got to trust your team for period of time before you judge12:00 How to approach contracting with tennis players13:40 It’s a long journey don’t rush it16:15 Getting good at Tennis is tough18:30 How to interpret data20:05 Serve and volley in tennis 23:10 Galloway, Wooden and Knight23:45 Take care that you are not creating creating more harm than good27:45 Get to know more about Rohan GoetzkeThe post #84: Rohan Goetzke – Tennis is about teaching; Teaching is about listening to your Student appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
24 minutes | 10 months ago
#83: Li Pingwei – To What Extent can Junior Results Predict Future Ranking?
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Li Pingwei. Pingwei is a tennis coach and doctoral researcher in elite sports focusing on tennis. Her research provides evidence-based facts for coaches, parents and federations regarding talent selection, prediction and development. She is the founder of the China-Europe Tennis Platform, which aims to promote the exchange of coach education, high performance training and scientific research between China and European Countries You’ll get to know: The correlation between Grade A Wins & Senior Ranking From What age Ranking Benchmarks become relevant The 60 % Curve Enjoy the show! Timestamps: 01:00 Why look into the relation between junior success and future success03:30 Grade A ITF results compared to Senior Ranking06:30 From what age does ranking benchmarks predict senior success09:00 Don’t give up because of poor junior results10:45 The 60 % curve13:30 The opinion of 34 National Coaches on transitioning16:40 Outliers18:25 Becoming a better coach19:00 Always have a goal in practice19:30 No one size fits all 20:00 Being a good tennis coach is like being a good chef20:50 Li Pingwei’s inspirations21:50 Li Pingwei’s advice Enjoy your listen! The post #83: Li Pingwei – To What Extent can Junior Results Predict Future Ranking? appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
32 minutes | 10 months ago
#82: Sven Groeneveld – Coaching Principles
Hi guys, in this episode you’re going to listen to Sven Groeneveld. Sven has been a coach on the ATP and the WTA Tour for the past 30 years coaching players such as Monica Seles, Mary Pierce, Michael Stich, Greg Rusedski, Anna Ivanovic, Caroline Wozniacki and the tennis player with the longest winning streak in tennis Esther Vergeer You’ll get to know: Why Tennis is a service industry The difference on Stubbornness and Stupidity Why honesty is your biggest asset Enjoy the show! Timestamps:01:00 The 8 Coaching principles of Sven Gröeneveld 03:20 The desire to succed04:25 Responsibility 06:00 Overcoming resistance 07:35 Adaptability 08:30 Observation and analysis 10:00 Hard and soft skills 11:30 Why tennis is a Service industry13:00 Honesty is your biggest asset 15:00 Stubbornness vs stupidity16:45 How Sven decides on coaching relations 19:00 Coaching Taro Daniel20:40 What we can learn from wheelchair tennis players 24:10 How Sven got motivated by working with Esther Vergeer 25:00 Sports coaches that inspire Sven Groeneveld 27:00 Managing my ego28:15 I want to go back to my roots 28:45 Patience and consistency29:15 Tennis is a service industry29:30 Sven’s favorite Books30:00 Sven’s favorite Books30:30 Sven Groeneveld’s advice for parents31:30 How to stay updated on Sven Enjoy your listen! The post #82: Sven Groeneveld – Coaching Principles appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
37 minutes | a year ago
#81: Dario Novak – The Why, When & How of the Tennis Split Step
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 Step07:45 The differences in Split Steps in tennis11:30 Tools to practice the spilt step14:30 Basketball, jumping rope and music16:00 How to use a basketball to better the Split Step18:15 Using a jumping rope to improve the Split Step19:30 Practicing the Split Step on after the serve20:45 Practicing the Split Step during ground strokes23:00 Using video and imitating the pro’s24:40 The example of Caroline Garcia26:40 Believe in your instinct27:00 Defining a proper workload28:10 Little steps, watch the ball30:20 How pro players and recreational players watch the ball32:00 The power of single words33:30 You have got to have a long-term plan Enjoy your listen! The post #81: Dario Novak – The Why, When & How of the Tennis Split Step appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
64 minutes | a year ago
#80: Frederik Nielsen – The Process is the Best way to be Result-oriented
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 set05:45 Collaboration with coaches08:15 Finding a good coaching collaboration10:45 How to Coach Freddie Nielsen13:00 The importance of communication skills as a Tennis Coach14:10 Why Freddie decided to pursue a professional career in tennis16:00 Being a tennis coach17:00 How Freddie got involved as a Tennis Coach with Mikael Ymer18:15 The biggest lesson of beginning to Coach for Freddie21:00 Overcommunicate in the start of a coaching relation22:00 The importance of a philosophy as tennis player24:45 Why ranking goals don’t make sense26:30 Let’s not all be the same28:10 Freddie’s decision to accept the position as DC Captain30:40 Be in a more professional environment33:40 I’m an over achiever35:20 Stubbornness37:00 The process is the best way to be results-oriented42:00 Find a way43:30 The danger of short-term ranking goals48:30 Freddie’s excitement about tennis49:30 The importance of diet50:15 Work right > work hard (Feeling the ball)52:20 Doing is more important than being motivated55:30 What quality of life is56:20 Decisions are not motivated by money56:45 Mom, dad and Christian Engell59:15 The results can’t make up for compromised values61:30 Freddie Nielsen’s advice to players, Parents and Coaches Enjoy your listen! The post #80: Frederik Nielsen – The Process is the Best way to be Result-oriented appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
49 minutes | a year ago
#79: Nick Saviano – From Vision to Personalized Tactics
Hi guys, in this episode you get to listen to Nick Saviano. Nick has more than 35 years of experience as a coach working with ATP and WTA players including Grand Slam Winners and World Number 1’s. He was the Director of Coaching at the USTA for 14 years before setting up his Academy, the Saviano High Performance Tennis, which he is still running to this day You’ll get to know: How to guarantee success How nobody is a natural Tennis Player How to build around on-court personality Enjoy the show! Timestamps:01:00 A sacred trust05:30 Guaranteeing success08:20 What to focus on during a match11:30 The difference between nerves and fear13:00 From Vision to personalized tactics16:45 Build around the on-court personality19:00 Tennis specific athleticism21:30 Movement patterns and overloading24:15 Clarifying “Stealing candy from babies” quote26:00 Patience and perseverance27:45 The journey is the reward29:00 No excellence without letting go of the fear of mistakes30:00 Making the most out of the journey 32:00 Tomorrow will be your today34:00 I understand that I’m not going to be perfect35:00 The biggest waste of time is to not seize the moment35:40 Nobody is “just” a natural tennis player38:00 You’re not a tennis player you’re whole life38:45 Nick Saviano’s goal with every player40:50 On Serena Williams’s greatness43:00 Dick Gould, John Wooden & Stephen Covey44:10 Nick Saviano’s advice to tennis players47:15 Nick Saviano’s advice to tennis coaches Enjoy your listen! The post #79: Nick Saviano – From Vision to Personalized Tactics appeared first on AdamBlicher.com.
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