Athlete’s Insight to Self Care

WTA professional Sloane Stephens has been on the circuit for over thirteen years. In this video she shares her perspective on mental health and maintaining self care. These insights are broadly applicable to both male and female athletes whether participating in high school, college, semi pro, professional or club championships. Read more…

The Growth of Sport Psychology

This article by Kirsten Weir for the American Psychological Association presents a nice overview of the growing presence of Sport Psychology at every level of sport and the variety of issues that are increasingly being addressed to support athletes. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/11/cover-sports-psychologists

Untold Athletes

Bay Area local tennis stand-out David Ball took his tennis talents to BYU three years ago. 2020 was to be Ball’s senior year which like most American athletes have been shuttered by the Coronavirus pandemic. Although the NCAA will allow some senior year athlete’s an opportunity to return to play Read more…

Low Expectations/High Performance Standards

Courtney Nguyen,  Senior Writer, WTA Insider interviews Daria Abramowicz, a mental performance coach who works with newly minted 2020 French Open Women’s Winner, 19 year old, Iga Swiatek. Swiateck is a very talented player who has worked with Abramowicz for the past two years. Interview bullet points: 1) The younger Read more…

Osaka, Focusing On What It Takes To Win

WTA Insider Podcast, senior writer Courtney Nguyen chats with Naomi Osaka, who recently won the U.S.Open Women’s final. Through her victory, 22 year old Osaka, becomes the first women in 25 years to win a U.S. Open final after losing the first set. This was Osaka’s second U.S. Open title Read more…

Questions for Nick Kyrgios

Australian tennis talent Nick Kyrgios joined the ATP tour in 2013 and in 2018 reached a ranking of #13.  Kyrgios is known for moments of tennis brilliance when focused and playing well. He has a large base of support from fans and players.  Kyrgios is equally known for struggling with Read more…

Simona Halep – Mental Skills

Simona Halep’s recent Wimbledon win over Serena Williams was a flawless performance. During Halep’s post match interview she shared key mental strategies that tennis players’ at all levels can learn to elevate their competitive match play mental focus. *Halep developed a game plan prior to the match and committed to Read more…