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Allen Fox: “What Do You Do If You Think Your Opponent Is Cheating”

6. September 2013

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Allen Fox: “What Do You Do If You Think Your Opponent Is Cheating”

Getting a bad call may cost you a point, but your reaction may cost you the match! Our nervous systems are constructed such that feeling cheated calls forth emotions that are often out of all proportion to the simple loss of the point. Missing a forehand may be frustrating, but being cheated causes moral outrage – no point difference but substantial emotional difference. The counterproductive fallout involves anger, personal antagonism, dwelling on the purloined point, and, in the ultimate case, forgetting about winning the match and getting beaten. Obviously, the first order of business is to confine the damage to the loss of the point itself.

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All You Need To Know About the SAT: Part One

3. September 2013

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All You Need To Know About the SAT: Part One

What is the purpose of the SAT? SAT exists because it is the only comprehensive standardized test hat US colleges and universities can use to determine how applicants compare in academics. Suppose a tennis coach is looking for left-handed doubles player to fill a gap on the roster and has three good applicants, one from the USA, one from Russia and one from Canada. Admission departments and coaches have no way to compare the school marks of the three applicants, because each comes from a different part of the world and has gone through a different school system. It would be like comparing apples to oranges to bananas! However as every SAT is the same, no matter where in the world it is written, the marks can be compared.

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Soufiane Azargui: “Former ACE Tennis Player On Life Lessons; Captaincy Struggles”

5. July 2013

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Soufiane Azargui: “Former ACE Tennis Player On Life Lessons; Captaincy Struggles”

My third year at Brown University presented me with a variety of challenges - some of which were new while others were all too familiar. Last season, I was able to play the majority of the season through lingering back spasms. This year, however, I had to sit out about 75% of the match due to debilitating back pain. Heading into this year, I was named captain of the team, a role I shared with a senior on the team. I was looking forward to sharing captaincy duties with him, feeding off one another’s strengths and leading the team to an Ivy League title. However, by the end of our second month of practice, my back spasms intensified. On top of that, my co-captain quit the team.

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Mistakes, Setbacks and Failure: The Only Way to Win!!

10. January 2012

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Mistakes, Setbacks and Failure: The Only Way to Win!!

Written by: Rob Polishook, MA, CPC __________ ***Rob Polishook, MA, CPC is the founder and director of Inside the Zone Sports Performance Group. As a Mental Training Coach he works with athletes and teams at the middle school, high school, national, college and professional levels. His work focuses on helping athletes and teams gain the mental edge, [...]

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Frustration: How to Cool Off

8. June 2011

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Frustration: How to Cool Off

Written by: Stephanie Nihon __________ ***Stephanie has received her Masters in Kinesiology and Sports from the University of Sydney. There she performed extensive testing and training on elite athletes and specialized in Human Biomechanics. As a varsity and national athlete herself in the USA and Australia, Stephanie received her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and wrote her [...]

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Learning “How to Compete” by Sue Wilson

6. March 2011

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Learning “How to Compete” by Sue Wilson

Written by: Sue Wilson ***Sue Wilson has been a psychology consultant for teams and individuals since the 1970′s. Prior to that, she was an elite athlete at team sports before moving on to coach teams and individuals at a University level. A retired professor from York University, Sue taught sport psychology and relaxation while developing [...]

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