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Playing Tennis in the Zone: How Do You Get There?

It’s been said by just about everyone that tennis is a mental game. So in order to play your best, your mind and body must be connected properly. Just as your body alternates between action and rest, your mind has an active and inactive component. Here I will discuss how to play the mental game […]

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Tennis Lesson: Changing Unproductive Thoughts

 When unproductive thoughts come into your mind, do you know what to do to recover from them? Maybe the first question should be, “Are you even aware of your unproductive thoughts?” Because, only when you are aware of them can you begin to deal with them. Here are examples of unproductive thoughts. I just need […]

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Tennis Instructor In Anacortes, WA

Through his books and his coaching, David Ranney guides tennis players to a place where they learn to play up to their potential. With coaching the boys and girls tennis teams at Anacortes High School to doing Peak Performance Seminars private lessons and holding tennis camps in the summer, David’s passionate approach has his students […]

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Don’t Choke Do This Instead

Do you let thoughts of winning or losing come into your mind when you are playing a tiebreaker, you are ahead or if the match is tight? Do you do anything about these thoughts? Is it too late to recover from such thoughts? Do you suffer from thinking too much…..especially about the outcome of the game? […]

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Why Losing is Good!

Playing winning tennis is much more fun, isn’t it? And nobody likes to lose, do they? That being said, becoming mentally tough and getting the most from losing is an important part of your training. It is all about attitudes. When I’m working with a new student, their reaction to a loss is often comments […]

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