Most parents spend the majority of their time, money and energy in developing their children’s fundamental strokes — focussing on ‘how to hit the ball’.
However, in today’s competitive game, a lack of success is most often the result of a lack of understanding on ‘how to play’ — to build a game based on each child’s unique set of skills: size, strength, speed. To complete the picture, most kids come with under developed mental and emotional components — to deal with adversity, disappointments, injuries and losing. Championship tennis is very much a microcosm of life writ large.
The Tennis Parent’s Bible (Frank Giampaolo) is designed to assist parents (and coaches) better understand the mental and emotional complexities of raising a tennis athlete. While it was published a little while ago, even so, its advice to parents remains evergreen.
It is a comprehensive guide to becoming a world class tennis parent! Yep, parents have to learn as well!!
Click on the link below and enjoy the read!