Playing your sport and being an athlete is a job. You have to prepare, work hard, and ultimately strive to successfully complete a task, which should be to play your best.
Chris Nieves
Playing your sport and being an athlete is a job. You have to prepare, work hard, and ultimately strive to successfully complete a task, which should be to play your best. Below are some skills that are needed to successful at any job or sport. Be prepared One important skill of performing any job...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the third part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. Click Here to read Part One Click Here to read Part Two Yin and the turtle had walked along silently for more than two hours when Yin finally thought to ask, “So, by the way, what’s your name my little friend?” “My name is...Read more
New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Sometimes, as a tennis player, you exist on an island. Alone, solo, under the lights of your local club or drenched in the sun, there you are ... between the lines, either gaining the accolades of glory hitting the winning shot or facing the weight of defeat. There are no teammates to pass to; no...Read more
Rob Polishook
This article is the third part of Rob Polishook's series, Mastering the Mind: Mindfulness at 125 MPH. Click Here to read Part One ... Click Here to read Part Two Yesterday my client, Susan, said to me, “I’m a stress ball. I want to learn how to meditate, I know it will help me relax. But I’ve tried...Read more
Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is the second part of Dr. Ferraro’s series, The Tennis Guru. Click Here to read the first part . Yin awoke early the next day and was excited to get going. This was the big day, the day he would get to meet The Tennis Guru . He quickly brushed his teeth, put on his best tennis outfit...Read more
Mindfulness and sports go hand in hand.
Rob Polishook
Mindfulness and sports go hand in hand. Look no further than George Mumford’s classic book, The Mindful Athlete , and Jerry Lynch’s newest book, Win the Day . Both authors speak to how mindfulness is helpful. If you think about it, beyond the score, the game is all about adversity management,...Read more
What is it that many of these elite athletes are doing to help them compete at a higher level and manage adversity under pressure? One big part of an athlete's preparation is something you may not hear much about in the sport's world: Meditation.
Rob Polishook
Remember when you saw Kawhi Leonard draining that last-second three pointer? Or Tom Brady driving down the field with less than two minutes to go? Or more recently, Rafael Nadal's epic match versus Daniil Medvedev in the season-ending 2019 ATP Finals. He was down 1-5 in the third set, only to pull...Read more
Chris Nieves
Every athlete will encounter some type of defeat and experience disappointment. Not getting the result you want after much hard work and dedication can be frustrating. Losing stinks! Nobody likes to lose. All athletes experience this at some point, and the goal for any athlete who just had a bad...Read more
Chris Nieves
One common question I receive is: “How can I become more consistent in my sport?” It is important to understand that just like any other skill, consistency takes practice and doesn’t happen overnight. Performing consistently in your sport is a journey that can be difficult and requires plenty of...Read more
Whether we want to admit it or not, sports has slowly emerged as our favorite religion of choice.
Dr. Tom Ferraro
Perhaps its blasphemy to say that sports is the predominant religion of the 21st century, but it just may be true. Whether you attend church services, a synagogue or a mosque each week, you may have noticed that the pews are relatively empty and that weekly church going seems to be passé. If you...Read more