Tatiana Prapa: Tenacity Shown Throughout a Pandemic

BY ADRIAN BOUBALOS

Meet Tatiana, U18 Top 5 Greek National Player:

For her simply winning matches wasn’t enough. For Tatiana, being in the top 200-300 WTA rankings in the next 5-8 years is the goal. So what was the BIGGEST obstacle that was holding her back from attaining this? She didn’t have a “Complete Tennis Specific Off Court Development” plan to help her win more ITF Championships, receive better sponsorships and transition to high level Pro Tennis.

She didn’t have the “Core Principles.” 

If you are a player like Tatiana, a Coach working with a player like Tatiana or a parent,  I encourage you to read this until the end.

As a Junior Tennis player , what would you be able to do if you won more 15K Tournaments, received better sponsorships and achieved a Pro Ranking status? As a parent, how would it feel if your child achieved that? As a Coach, what would that success do for your business and reputation? Unfortunately, for Tatiana, she didn’t feel like she was on the right path. In fact Tatiana wasn’t satisfied with the level of tennis specific off court training in Greece. No matter what she did or how she trained she still had no idea whether or not she was on the right path towards achieving a Pro Ranking. And despite having the best Coaching Team around her and putting in tons of hours of work, including World Renowned Coach Nick Kelaidis and she still felt stuck in her game and didn’t feel like she was progressing.

Why?

Tatiana Prapa pictured above

See what you do ON the court with your Tennis Coach to work on your tennis technique and game is one thing, but knowing what to consistently do OFF the court to strategically win more major events,  ITF Tournaments and achieve a Pro Ranking is another.

Anavasi fills in that gap.

I am very proud of Tatiana and honoured to have worked with her and her team- especially during these tumultuous times- she fought through arguably one of the most challenging times for athletes.

She went to the gym by herself. She committed to the training. Her tenacity, independence and ferocious drive to go Pro are qualities that all athletes should strive for.

Well done Tatiana- keep your head up and I look forward to seeing you play at the WTA level!

By Adrian Boubalos, Fitness Director with ACE Tennis and Founder of Anavasi

 

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