What is Tennis?

What is Tennis? by Coach Henri Elkins It’s a “Brain Game”. – Tennis teaches you to solve problems, stay focused and maintain control of your emotions. Tennis throws you lots of little problems to solve from playing on different surfaces to different...
Training – the Struggle

Training – the Struggle

Training:   Some people love to workout, but they are in the minority. If you are like most people then you probably can tolerate exercise, sometimes. But most of the time you see it as a chore, or maybe even as punishment. But even if you like to exercise, it can be...
Mental Toughness for the Junior Player

Mental Toughness for the Junior Player

Hello, my name is Victor Pinones-Haltenhoff. I am an ITF and an ICI international coach with a BBA in marketing. I am the director of Giammalva Elite Tennis Academy (GETA). Mental toughness is one of the biggest issues with junior tennis.  Most of our players are...
Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude is the virtue that makes us aware of our daily blessings and gifts we receive from God and others around us.  We can go through life very easily without realizing all our amazing blessings God gives, and all the good we have around us.  We also often do not...