December 2016

Pressure – Is it your friend or foe?

By | December 12th, 2016|Confidence, Innner Game, Mental Toughness, Winning under pressure|

Pressure! Friend or foe? Barry Davies, a BBC Tennis commentator, thinks it’s foe. Whilst watching another Wimbledon melt down he exclaimed, "has anyone, anywhere in the world, ever satisfactorily explained what pressure is and how it suddenly takes over the human mind and body?" And then later, in the same match, another BBC commentator say’s, [...]

November 2016

What’s the difference between world class talent vs. champion?

By | November 10th, 2016|Confidence, Mental Toughness, Peak Performance|

We try harder. Smarter. My personal ‘take’ on why Andy Murray has given hope, inspiration and training on what it takes to go from number 2, perennial runner up to being NUMBER ONE in the world. What’s the difference between world class talent and champion? First of all let me say, as I say all [...]

July 2016

Teaching victory not tennis

By | July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Winning is not to be confused with ‘play better’ Do competitive amateur tennis players that have a desire to win, need more lessons on how to hit the ball better? Will hitting the ball a bit better, make them win more matches? Perhaps they just need lessons on where to hit the ball and most [...]

Can the SAS help Andy Murray win Wimbledon and become world No 1?

By | July 5th, 2016|Mental Toughness, Resilience, Winning under pressure|

Andy Murray is in uncharted territory - he has never begun the second week of a Grand Slam tournament as hot favourite. Since his first final at the US Open in 2008, his great nemesis Novak Djokovic has been knocked out before Murray in a Grand Slam tournament just four times. Murray did not go [...]

May 2016

Two simple stats that will change you think to win more matches

By | May 22nd, 2016|Innner Game, Peak Performance|

These TWO simple stats will change how you think, what you practice, so that you can win more matches …..particularly at big points!! There are two games going on simultaneously in a match. The visible game (during the point) and the invisible game (between the points AND during the point). Which game is most important [...]

April 2016

What to do for the best at big points?

By | April 22nd, 2016|Confidence, Innner Game, Peak Performance|

Caution vs Aggression? Play not to lose vs Play to win? Which is the right thing to do? This is one of the big questions amongst the Gladiator community of what to do for the best at big points and therefore win more matches. I have isolated just a small sample of frustrated questions from [...]