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Compete Like a Champion

Nov 4, 2019

Can there be perfection in tennis? The word perfect often comes up in the language of coaching. Perfect practice leads to greater performance and other such myths exist in the world of sport. Is the pursuit of perfection actually slowing down development of players and adversely affecting their belief and focus?  Perfectionism in tennis is common and often discussed. In this episode the guys dig deep into the concept of perfect and how tennis is a messy, imperfect world. Ways to help perfectionists deal with unrealistic ideas of performance are explored as well as the roots of perfectionism. Any coach, player or parent that struggles with perfectionism should listen!

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