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ABOUT OUR TENNIS LESSONS

Would your child like to learn to play tennis? 

Why not have a free trial lesson at John George's Shire Tennis Academy?


John brings 56 years of experience to every lesson.

The lessons are held after school and Saturday morning. Speak to John anytime.  Simply call  him on 0404 885319.   Or  send  him  a  message.  Beginners commence in small graded classes with a maximum  of 4 pupils to ensure individual attention. 

It is every child's first lesson that will decide their future in tennis.

Of course we teach adults as well! We also offer unique parent/child lessons.

More information?       Please read on. 




MISSION STATEMENT

 John established  this website to showcase his  56 years teaching tennis. 

More importantly, to thank the   several  hundred enthusiastic and  dedicated  tennis  coaches  that  worked  with  him  and who contributed to the history;  it’s  therefore unlike a regular tennis coaching website  designed for  marketing tennis coaching services.   A  summary  of  the  history follows;   just  scroll  down  to read the presentation,  along with some pictures.

Note:  The  website  is  all  on one page, so  lots  of  scrolling!    Please  remember  it’s  self created!


There’s  quite  a  bit  of  reading  involved  in  56  years  of  tennis, so  if  you’re  just  interested  in  tennis  lessons,  we  recommend skipping  the  history,  and  go  straight  to our contact details. 

Here‘s  a  summary of the content in the order it appears on the page.

1. History.

2.Thank you to coaches that worked with me and  tennis officials generally.

3. The evolution of tennis.

4. Racquet collection.

5. Coaching manuals.

6. Introduction to autobiography.

7. Notes re book:  "Winning; It's all in the Mind".

8. Polytec Cyclone racquets.

9. Contact details.


Note: There will be regular options to go direct to contact details. Here's one right now!


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THE EARLY DAYS AT TENNISLAND

Back in the 70's, John,  and his wife Dianne,  built Australia's first American style tennis "Ranch"  on a five acre site  at Kellyville in Sydney's Hills District.

  They  called it  TENNISLAND.

Much  cheaper than surrounding sites,  it had an initial problem to overcome;  it was  40 year flood affected.

By  making it  a free tip   for  clean  excavated material, they raised the five acres above flood level.  The trucks  rolled  in  with  30,000 cubic metres of fill from the extensive residential and commercial  development taking place in nearby Castle Hill and Baulkham Hills.

The above picture shows the caravan that was home to Dianne, John, and their children aged 7,  3,  and 3 months, parked at the front of the site. The caravan would remain home for 15 months until the project neared completion. To stay within a "shoestring" budget, just to the right of the picture is the loader/backhoe, John purchased to do almost all of the project's earthworks.

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CUSTOM CREDIT OPERATION TENNIS

Tennisland  became  Western  Sydney’s  principal  tennis  coaching  venue.  In  the  late  70’s,  John  Newcombe  and  Tony  Roche  had  established  the  “Custom  Credit  Operation  Tennis”  initiative,  to  regain  Australia’s  standing  in  world  tennis.  

This  photo  is  of  our  1982  Custom  Credit  Operation  Tennis  Elite  Squad,  pictured  with  their  squad  coaches,  Rod  and  Chris  Silk.  Members  of  this  squad  would  go  on to  become  world  top  100  players  and   Australia’s  leading  tennis  coaches.

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And on into the 80's and 90's. 

 John sold Tennisland in 1986 and built Matchpoint Tennis at Kirrawee, opening in 1987. In the same year, he established tennis lessons at Blaxland Drive courts at Illawong. The photo shows Matchpoint during the annual open tournament, the McDonald's Open Junior Challenge.

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The late 80's and 90's were busy for John, and even busier for his wife Dianne. John  decided to conduct country "introduction to tennis" camps, in areas with no resident coach. Shown is his camp at Berridale, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains;  It  became  an  annual  event.

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John often was absent!  He managed groups of aspiring Australian juniors playing tournaments in the USA, which  included a clinic at Hopmans International Tennis Academy, near Tampa, Florida. John is shown here leaning against a bus Hop (addressed  Mr. Hopman) loaned him, to transport players to tournaments in Florida.

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Selling Matchpoint in 2001, John "downsized",  teaching tennis exclusively at Blaxland Drive courts, enabling Dianne to retire. The picture was taken in 2003, with the "Mobile Pro-Shop" in the carpark.  

 

a special thank you

The Coaches

John set this section aside to thank the hundreds of dedicated young and not so young coaches that worked with him over the years. A special thanks to those in the CCOT days at Tennisland, and the success you achieved. Special  mention  ...Rod  and  Chris  Silk.

When visiting Hopmans International Tennis,  I left a standing offer to a number of US Pro's to visit Australia, with a guarantee of some work. In the 90's we had several visit Matchpoint, and they made an outstanding contribution: I'll single out  Joe Mattingly from North Carolina for special mention.

The volunteers working at Tennis Clubs and Associations

I'm sure I would be joined by everyone involved with tennis, to offer our sincere thanks to the many people who have given, and will give their time to junior and senior tennis, for nothing other than the satisfaction of helping out; working through tennis clubs and associations throughout Australia. Without their involvement, many tournaments couldn't go ahead, and junior/senior competitions wouldn't continue as we know them. We salute you!

THE TENNIS EVOLUTION.....FROM WOOD TO GRAPHITE COMPOSITE

By John George


While some aspects of technique have changed over the years, many have stayed the same. This photo is of my elder daughter Melissa, aged 11, at Tennisland in the 80's. 

New  techniques  are  developed by players, not coaches, and change  was facilitated by improvements to equipment; coaches then introduce elements of this constantly evolving change to their pupils at various levels of their development.


Melissa is using one of the first generation  aluminium racquets, formed with an aluminium extrusion. She’s using an Eastern forehand grip  to generate  topspin,  but  retains  the  universally  accepted  Continental  grip  for  everything  else.  Use  of the  Eastern  forehand  grip  coincided  with the  introduction  of  aluminium  as  a  racquet  construction  material.  


Is  topspin  possible  using  a  wooden  racquet  and  a  Continental  grip?  Sure is!  Rod  Laver was  already  creating  effective  topspin  using  the Continental  grip  and  a  small head,   laminated wood   racquet.   The  advent    of  aluminium   racquets transformed the  game,  making  topspin  much  more  achievable,  while  producing considerably  more power than the previous generation. 


The first  breakthrough in racquet construction was back  in 1947, when the Lacoste brand introduced racquet  head  lamination to replace solid wood. The main benefit of lamination was a lighter racquet, greater 'feel" when hitting the ball, and a little more power, at the expense of greater flexing and vibration. 


 While aluminium is still used for entry level racquets, graphite  composite is the preferred construction material today. Carbon derived graphite is "composite" when combined with  numerous other materials including fibreglass, kevlar,  titanium, tungsten, and boron. The change from aluminium to  graphite composite was almost as  groundbreaking as  the change from wood to aluminium.

 

Graphite Composite made possible an infinite range of  weight and balance, along with greater frame stiffness. The extra power generated  enabled an  even more extreme Semi Western grip for forehands. Nevertheless, both Roger Federer and  Ashleigh Barty still use the Eastern forehand grip. 


While I am sure you won’t see a current top 100 player using a wooden racquet, many still use the original string material, natural gut. 


Currently, the most popular racquet among the world‘s  top 100 male players is the Wilson Blade 98. At  the  time  of  writing,  players ranked world number one are Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty. They both use Head racquets. Novak uses a Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro and Ashleigh a Head Youtek Graphene Speed  Pro. 


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During the 80's, the single handed backhand was being displaced by the double handed backhand. Now beginners are usually taught the double handed backhand as shown here, as the default option. The technique new pupils are taught from their first lessons, prepares them for their tennis future.

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WHO HAS THE BEST COACHING MANUAL EVER PRODUCED?

Let's talk about Coaching Manuals

Coaching manuals? I've read quite a few!

I'd say the best is the now out of print ATPCA "Supercoach" manual. The final edition can be recognised by a picture of Raphael Nadal on the cover.

These days the best source of new ideas is unquestionably You Tube. There are many thousands of hours of content,  produced by many hundreds of coaches. I allocate a strictly limited 15 minutes per day  of screen time to checking for any worthwhile new content... it's worth taking a look. As with anything, the content varies from great to....not the best.

The advice for beginners is more uniform, and generally well presented. Beyond that, considerable circumspection is needed. Tom Avery has a good series of videos, covering just about everything.


Long before the World Wide Web (1991),  we had the Beta and VHS tape era; well over 100 instructional tapes were commercially available. In  the  80‘s, one of the best was by Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith; Arthur, considered to have the best backhand of the era, and Stan, the best forehand. 

An  exceptional  series  of  two VHS  tapes  were   produced  in  Australia  in  1990,  titled  “Tennis  for  the  90’s”.  Covering  all  tennis  strokes,  it  shows  how  racquet  technology  has  transformed  the  game.   The  video  highlights  the  forehand  in  particular,  and  presents  it  with  the  biomechanically  produced  “multi-segment”  concept.   At  the same  time, it shows  that  the  featured   player‘s  individual  application  of  these  elements  have  remarkable  variation  In  both  backswing  and  followthrough.  Compare  Boris  Becker’s  high  looping  backswing  to  that  of  Ivan  Lendl.   Ivan  also  had  an  abbreviated followthrough.  Other  players (Thomas  Muster) featured in  the  tapes   used  the  current  “windscreen  wiper”  followthrough.  Muster  also  had  a  linear  backswing,   with  the  racquet  face  always  parallel  to  the  ground,  mirroring  the  also  current  ”pat  the dog”  position  prior  to  forward  movement.    Conclusion?  The minimal  changes in  the  30  years  following  the  tape‘s  production,  contrasting the  previous  30  years.  


Then came the DVD. The only one I bought was one of a series by the previously mentioned Tom Avery. The WWW eventually killed the DVD.

Tennis was played long before the advent of organised teaching of kids. Teaching in classes really only began in earnest, in the late 40's, and then only in the US, Europe, and Australia. The idea of a training course for coaches began when groups of coaches got together to form associations, and create entry criteria to join. They eventually established courses, including a "probationary" period with an existing member.

 

With one notable exception, tennis coaching instructional manuals came later.  That notable exception was the work of Australian tennis coach, Don Pullinger. Don was co-proprietor of the long since disbanded franchise ”Newks Tennis World" at Gymea in Sydney. Don produced an enormous 100mm thick coaching manual, that also doubled as a scrapbook. It essentially covered the history of tennis, globally, until the 1970's, including more than 100 high quality original photographs, especially tracing the history of the former Tennis NSW headquarters at Edgecliff, which everyone knows as White City. The latter half of the manual shows the use of improving camera technology, providing sequential shots of tennis strokes. Don's comprehensive notes, interpret the photos, and include copious newspaper clippings of outstanding players and descriptions of technique.

As it doesn't extend beyond the 70's, it's now obviously outdated, but it was unique at its time, and many basics still apply. I was entrusted with it, following the shop's closure in the 80's.

Who has it? 

I donated it to the Tennis NSW Museum in 2012. If you'd like to check it out, the museum is located directly underneath the current Tennis NSW  office  headquarters  at  Sydney  Olympic  Park.


John




There's been quite a lot of reading here, and you may want to skip it, or come back to it later; in which case you may just want our contact details, and where we are. If so, hit the big yellow button.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION


Every now and then I’m asked if I’m on Facebook. I’m not on any social media, as I’m not a fan of screen time. Makes you wonder how we all got by before 1991 and the World Wide Web! While I’ve carefully avoided having a website until now, it’s finally happened; I have a website (you found it!), and I’ll be happy to send you a short autobiography. I call it a “Mini Bio”; it’s a Facebook substitute. Some say you need to be famous (or infamous) to write an autobiography. Normally that’s the case, but as I’m neither, I’ll just have to be unconventional. And I’m certainly not audacious enough to imagine anyone would pay to read it! 

What have I been up to over the years? It’s all in the Mini Bio.

Before reading, I ask you to please consider the following caveats. 

There’s no attempt to keep it purely tennis related, with regular and extensive mention of my other interests;  music and motorsport. There’s also a story regarding my elder daughter Melissa’s involvement with tennis. Apart from simple reminiscing, I’m not out of step with the usual motives in writing an autobiography. I see the most valid motive as an opportunity to thank the many people who helped make things happen, and happen successfully. 

Why offer to provide a general, non-tennis-specific autobiography at a tennis coaching website, which are normally nothing other than a product marketing exercise for tennis coaching services? ….. just to avoid getting tied up with screen time, and third party platforms such as Facebook. 

It’s written in only rough chronological order, without formal chapters, entirely by myself, and has not been proof read, so please forgive any grammatical errors and indiscretions. I’ve included quite a few “happy snaps” of varying quality. All reference to time is correct as of early 2020. If you’re still interested, after considering all the caveats, you’re more than welcome to access the mini-bio. Just send a request to tennistuition@gmail.com  and it’s on its way! 

I’m also working on a book, which may or may not reach completion and publication. Research used to involve books and libraries. Now research involves screen time, and, as such, is heavily  rationed. The book’s concept and title? “Winning; It’s All in the Mind”. If you’re interested, my summary notes to introduce and outline the  book  follow  here on the website. 


John



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MISCELLANEOUS  EXTRACTS AND NOTES:  “WINNING; IT’S ALL IN THE MIND”


Author: John George


My inspiration to research and write this book followed general discussions I had with the late and great Harry Hopman. There is ample evidence to argue that Harry Hopman remains the greatest tennis coach of all time. The nature of the discussions were anything but formal; the setting was a golf cart. Hop used a golf cart to travel around his vast tennis academy, located in the walled and gated community of Bardmoor Village in Tampa, Florida; near Largo, it had it all, including an 18 hole golf course hosting the prestigious JC Penney Golf Classic.

In the late 70’s and early 80’s I managed groups of aspiring juniors visiting the USA to play tournaments and attend a clinic at Hopman’s International Tennis. 

Hop’s emphasis on fitness was well known. Each day, all those attending clinics would begin with a compulsory, well developed  and graded exercise regime. While my group was taking part, Hop noticed I was standing around doing nothing in particular, and he beckoned me to join him in his golf cart. He was just starting what was a regular tour of the venue, where a purpose built concrete track allowed access to all 48 tennis courts. 

I would find that the morning expedition would follow no specific path, and follow no specific time frame. As we made our way around, he gave me an exceptionally informative running commentary on why he would bypass activities on some courts with little more than a cursory glance, and stop at others, perhaps to watch for a while; occasionally he would  leave the cart to offer instruction or advice. The on court activities ranged from visiting groups of juniors with one of his many coaches, to world top ten players, along with their entourage of hitting partner, coach etc.  I considered Hop’s invitation to join him regularly as an honour and a privilege; it also enabled me to construct a general theme to his advice.

For simplicity, I have referred to Harry Hopman as “Hop”, when he was generally addressed as “Mister Hopman”; showing respect for his standing in the tennis world.

My accumulation of thoughts and ideas flowing from the theme, prompted a simple question: Why do some players rise beyond others who  possess a seemingly identical skillset? Physical fitness and performance technique are unquestionably essential, however I saw another element in our discussions. While I was confident I’d found another, perhaps elusive and even neglected factor, the final decision to begin serious research came later when I was unexpectedly presented with the clearest of evidence.

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I haven’t missed an Australian Open since 1988 when it moved from the Kooyong grass to the hardcourts of Melbourne Park. I rarely watch the headline singles matches, heading straight for the backcourts, to watch the world’s best doubles play; a far more tactical game than singles.

I remember walking past a women’s singles match, noticing it was a set all and 4 games to 2; currently in the lead an 80’s ranked player over a player ranked in the 20’s. I decided to watch the finish. The 80’s ranked player served a close to perfect seventh game, with 2 of her serves finding the lines. She appeared to be full of confidence. She was up 5 games to 2. A little unlucky to lose the next game, she could still serve out the match. Her lead now 5-3. Just 4 more great serves, producing defensive or weak returns, and she’d win. The first point was a double fault, just missing the lines on both serves. 0-15. That point decided the match. You could see the very beginnings of problems evidenced by her demeanour, effecting her approach to her service action…. simply thinking about it. Interjection by those pesky neurons residing in her prefrontal cortex were the culprits; true! She was not relying on the automated action which she’d no doubt practiced to infinity, and she’d relied on without question to that point. Her left arm was clearly tightening and this disrupted her ball toss. Double fault. 0-30. No crowd effect. There were just 3 seat rows and less than 50 spectators. Her entourage was becoming concerned, with comments about the ball toss (but no mention of the reason it was failing). Where she should now be adopting a point by point approach, deep breathing techniques, or at least some mental reprogramming… as simple as focusing on a diversion such as an unnecessary string adjustment…  the loss of the previous two points, and the way she lost them, remained dominant in her mind. At 0-30, her serving arm was also tightening up. She managed to get her second serve into play, but it was so weak it was easily attacked by her opposition. 

0-40; now, with cascading negative thoughts, clearly enveloped with performance anxiety, and despite the fact that she was still leading 5-4, she lost the game, and eventually lost the match 5-7. By the last game she had mentally imploded. Her body was on the court; her mind was already on the way back to the locker room.

I remember noting her name, and checking her ranking a year later. She’d dropped out of the top 300.

Why did this happen? It was certainly a physiological response to a psychologically initiated event. 

I suggest that her response to the initial double fault fell under the umbrella of a specific incident  (the double fault), initiating  simple performance anxiety. Not a stranger to generalised anxiety myself, I further suggest performance anxiety syndrome affects us all in some circumstances, and can be easily overcome by some; is so fleeting, that it doesn’t effect a desired outcome, and is therefore irrelevant. For others it can be career destroying.

Both Arthur Ashe in tennis, and Greg Norman in golf,  were so effected, but were still able to become world champions. Nevertheless, it did lead to the loss of events they were expected to easily win.  

Arthur Ashe called it “paralysis by analysis”, although the tennis great was not the first to use these three words. Golfing great Greg Norman described the effect of the same syndrome with just four letters; the “yips”. He wasn’t the first to use these letters either. While these champions had fleeting issues with the syndrome, others would find it overwhelming.

Should players effected by performance anxiety simply be allowed to fail as a result? 

Here’s an analogy to help understand various paths to overcome the issue. 

Let’s say you’re driving your car to a desired destination. You come to a potentially removable roadblock. Your choices are, to look for off road possibilities to go around the blockage, attempt to dismantle the blockage to continue, or accept the blockage as final, give up, and go back. I would suggest the order of approach is 1, 2, and only 3,  after every attempt at 1 and 2 were tried and failed. 

I suggest any degree of performance anxiety can be addressed, or at least reduced, with multiple techniques, and not accepted as irreversible; there can certainly be irreversible cases, where the intervention of doubt can’t be completely “switched off”. The roadblock may be too strong to overcome.

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The most recognisable form of performance anxiety for most people is public speaking. Despite many rehearsals, prompt notes, even an "autocue" or a written speech, anxiety often precedes its  presentation. Perhaps it's the intense moment of self awareness  as  you walk on stage, regardless of whether it's an audience of 50 or 5,000. You are the focus of interest. You are aware that in the following moments, perceptions about you will be formed and judgements made. 

Of course, some revel in the opportunity public speaking provides them. Others pass through life carefully avoiding exactly the same situation.  There  are  various  possible  techniques to "get through" public speaking events. I recall discussing this with a regular public speaker; his way of dealing with his anxiety was to always look beyond the audience to the back of the room, and avoid eye contact with anyone near the stage.


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I have had the exceptional privilege to provide more than 10,000 children their first tennis lesson. This has enabled me to gain outstanding insight into the subject of this book with reference to children. 

Up to this point we were examining examples of champions. Now we will examine the effect it has on children, and their ability to acquire tennis skills.

With tennis having an exceptionally complex skill set, performance anxiety has ample potential for manifestation. On the subject of performance anxiety, you can have an interesting debate, comparing golf to tennis, relying only on the fact that the ball hit in golf is always stationary.

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All tennis coaches should have a special interest in teaching beginners. Many coaches have trainees deal with beginners. I suggest highly experienced tennis coaches should provide the initial lessons, and trainees should only deal with pupils who have been shown the basics, and attained a reasonable level of proficiency. Of course, each child will have a unique ability to learn and apply, as there is an infinite variation in the absorption and application of these basics; beginners should be placed in a class with no more than four pupils, so individual attention is possible. It cannot be overstressed that a “one size fits all” approach to teaching beginners will fail those that are affected with any degree of performance anxiety; this must be recognised and individually addressed. 


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In  this  chapter  I  will  discuss guidelines  for  the  the  recognition of  performance  anxiety  in  children,  and  how  this  should  best  be   addressed  by  coaches.  

The  interpretation  of  “awkwardness”  when  a  child  is  introduced  to  hitting  a  tennis  ball should  be  be  regarded  as  a  psychological  rather  than  a  physiological  issue;  it  should  be  therefore  addressed  as  such.  Children  will  always  volunteer  a  physical  reason  that  may  effect  their  performance,  but  not  a  reason  that  is   psychological.  

  I  have  found  that  performance  anxiety  in  children  is  age  related.  Generally,  beginners  in  the  5-8  age  group  are  less  likely  to be  affected than  those  9-12,  due  in  part  to  simple  social  conditioning.

Any  degree  of  performance anxiety  will  affect  timing  and  a  smooth  fluid  movement  as  the  racquet  is  swung  forward  to  hit  the  ball.  For  this purpose  we will  use  the  forehand  drive.  The   racquet  should  already  be  held  back  so  timing  is  solely   dependant  on  the  forward  swing.  In  the  5-8  group,  they  should  initially  be  hitting a  dropped  ball;  does  their  weight  transfer  appear  to  be  natural?  Interestingly,  to  achieve  a  more  physically  relaxed  approach to hitting  the  ball,  I have  successfully  used  some  of  the  same  methods  used  by  tour  players,  including  breathing  control,  mental  relaxation,  etc., 

With  the  9-12  group,  performance  anxiety  is  more  transparent,  and  can  be  addressed  by  similar  techniques.  Perfect  timing  is  achieved  when  there  is  no  intervention  by  thoughts  which  interrupt  this  timing.  Ultimately,  it  is  conditioned  by  our  individual  abililty  to  “switch off”  imposing  thoughts  of  reason  and  question.  “Overthinking”  is  a  good  word  to  provide  a  simple  description.   “Paralysis  by  analysis”.  

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One of the gifts in teaching beginners is that every coach enters a great lottery. First prize is an Ashleigh Barty. In a recent interview, Ash Barty’s first coach commented on how effectively she hit the ball at her very first lesson;  exceptionally talented kids (such as Ash Barty) are part of this great lottery. My experience suggests 1 in every 10 new pupils can be made very good tennis players; 1 in 100 can be made exceptional tennis players; 1 in 1,000 have the potential to be made world champions. This potential is critically dependent on the right management. 

It must also be noted that regardless of their commitment, for 999 new pupils, “world champion” status is not an achievable end; you simply can’t make a champion, if the factors of potential are not presented. 

I suggest the focus of tennis coaches should be on the 999 pupils, to be made the very best they can be, and their tennis coach provide just as much commitment to this end, regardless of potential, with particular reference to the incidence and effect of performance anxiety within this group.

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As I have previously mentioned, I’m not a stranger to generalised anxiety; my own experience was yet another incentive to pursue this research, including methods to encourage self belief. All sport coaches would have observed that every beginner will have a different level of self belief,   A  “one size fits all” approach to teaching tennis to children who are beginners tends to leave behind any pupil who fails to maintain the pre-set median of progress for their class. 

The set standard usually favours those who are progressing at above a pre established rate. In this circumstance, those that have fallen behind may simply lose interest and drop out. 

It is important therefore, to look beyond the question of coordination and movement to interpret what may be a primarily psychological rather than a physiological factor affecting the rate of progress. This can then be interpreted as a need for pure encouragement, rather than stressing errors in technique. Look for any element of technique that is near to correct and offer congratulations. You may just intercept a “downward spiralling sense of failure”. 

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Thanks for  reading  these  notes  and  extracts.  I  hope it may one day incentivise the book’s purchase. No need to start saving up just yet, as there is still research to take place, updating to be made, intentionally limited research time, and no completion date! Hopefully the notes have provided “food for thought” among any tennis coaches that may read them. Should you be interested in learning more regarding my trips to Hopmans International Tennis Academy, along with some “happy snaps”, you could refer to my “Mini-Bio”. 

JOHN GEORGE


The above " Miscellaneous Extracts and Notes: Winning: It's all in the Mind" is Copyright and must not be reproduced or  copied in any form in whole or in part without the express written consent of the author.

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BUT ONLY THE POLYTEC CYCONE

BUT ONLY THE POLYTEC CYCONE

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Yes,  only one  brand  and  model!    It’s the one in the picture above,  the Polytec  Cyclone .

 With lightweight carbon  mono-form construction, it’s the perfect racquet  to  use  until  you  decide  to  get  really  serious,  and  spend  hundreds  of  dollars. 

 I  consider  it  the  best  value  racquet  under  $100.  That’s  why  I  sell  this  model  and  brand.

BUT ONLY THE POLYTEC CYCONE

BUT ONLY THE POLYTEC CYCONE

BUT ONLY THE POLYTEC CYCONE

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Three  sizes  are  available,  25  Junior.  26  Graduate,  and  full  adult  size  27.

The  price  is  the  same  for  all  three.

$50

Now  that’s  not much  more  than  a  restring!  

And  the  $50 includes  all  you‘ll  need  to  get  playing:

1.  The  racquet in  your  choice  of  size.

2.  A  full  racquet  cover  as  shown  (not  the  bag).

3.  A can  of  3  premium Pro  Tour  balls.

......yes,  the  lot  for  $50.

There  is  one  problem.  I  don’t  offer  delivery.  You’ll  need  to  pick  them  up  at  our  Illawong  address.    Just  call  or  message  me  first,  arrange  a  time,  bring  $50  with  you,  and  we  have  a  deal!

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