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Think back to your last really close match. What were some of the things you experienced mentally and physically? If you’re like any other human being facing adversity in a highly evaluative situation, you probably...

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Let’s run through the list of things you can control that I developed while coaching at Vanderbilt and Tulane. There, I stressed the “48 hours before match time” as the key preparation time frame.

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Children certainly develop at different rates; however, most do not develop sufficient gross motor skills and cognitive abilities before the age of 6. Gross motor skills involve whole body movement, including hand-eye coordination, vision with ability to track moving objects, and are primarily developed between the ages of 3-5. Cognitive abilities involve learning, including knowledge, retention and decision making, and are primarily developed between the ages of 6-8.  So, when should your child begin learning tennis? As a parent and coach, my simple answer is, as soon as your child expresses interest and is able to hold a racket. I often...

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