Tennis Mental Toughnessby Warwick Bashford
WHAT IS TENNIS MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND WHY YOU NEED IT
Tennis Mental Toughness means taking control of your Emotions (thoughts, feelings and attitudes) enabling you to persevere and overcome any obstacle, adversity, or pressure experienced, especially under pressure, but also to maintain concentration and motivation when things are going well to consistently achieve results.
If you want to compete with the rest of the world, you have to set new standards and Tennis Mental Toughness Training is part of the process. The standards I’m talking about here involve focusing on, "how you can constantly and perpetually improve the 'quality' of what you do."
TMT IS ABOUT THINKING OBJECTIVELY
Objective reality means making sure one perceives his or her skill level as close to reality as possible. Most people who think they are Professionals are mildly to extremely delusional regarding one's career skills, work ethic, attitude, goals, etc. This is a serious issue especially as it relates to your skill level. (A tennis player who believes she is pursuing to be a True Champion but will continue to make excuses and blame others as she continues to manifest Amateur results. She will remain confounded and excuse prone until a world-class coach steps in and coaches her into objective reality).
TMT IS ABOUT LEADING THROUGH FACILITATED INTROSPECTION
This means developing a habit of self analysis and introspective thinking. (The more I understand myself the more successful, fulfilled and happy I will be).
TMT IS ABOUT SEPARATING TRUTH FROM FACT
This means making the distinction between truth and fact. Facts cannot be changed while truths are alterable. (I’m not locked into any belief. I’m always searching for a higher level of thinking).
TMT IS ABOUT RELATIVITY
Everything is relative, and the obstacles and challenges one faces is pale in comparison to others around the world. (Reminding myself that others face much tougher challenges helps keep my problems in perspective).
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM TMT?
TMT is about teaching one of two major languages: Amateur or True Champion consciousness. So when does it end? It doesn't! Tennis Mental toughness training is like exercise. There is no end. It becomes an ongoing part of the everyday culture of ones lives, that becomes more valuable every year. The more you are exposed to True Champion thinking, the more you will understand yourselves and why you are getting successful results.
This is about being coachable. (All Champions want to be coached to greatness).
WARWICK BASHFORD - Athlete/Trainer/Speaker/Author
What began as a commitment to helping individuals improve their tennis performance, has grown into transforming the qualities of people’s lives, whether it being peak performance athletes, coaches, world class entertainers, teachers, youths, parents and businesses. Warwick Bashford has achieved the kind of worldwide acclaim reserved for only a handful of tennis coaches. He is, quite simply, world class. Warwick has been featured on ABC, NBC and FOX networks, as well as national publications globally. Warwick Bashford is renowned as much for his dedication to the principles of excellence as he is for his tennis coaching accomplishments. He is recognized worldwide as an uncompromising perfectionist who settles for nothing but the best. A visionary and a thought leader, his impeccable set of values, stringent regimen for health and fitness, and insistence on quality, have earned him admiration the world over. Born in South Africa and educated in London, England, Warwick spends his time living between the US and Europe, but still calls South Africa, we he grew up, home.