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PHILOSOPHY & METHODOLOGY:

Team Building/Individual sport

ŦThe people we surround ourselves with will define who we becomeŧ: in sports, and particularly in a highly demanding individual sport like tennis, the interaction between mentor and pupil is fundamental - itīs a continuous learning curve for both in order to take the most out of the partnership, a step by step process where no stage can be overlooked. The most important thing is enjoying the ride to get to the final destination.

A tennis coach is satisfied with the team work when the tools he provides his pupils helps them solve problems in the best way on court and in life: if someone is hungry, donīt give him food - teach him how to fish, how to hunt, how to sow the seeds.

Discipline and Development

Being disciplined in life in general and in sports environment in particular is adamant; lifestyle discipline has a huge positive reflex in a sporting career, but most of all discipline and adequate guidance promote a strong personality.

To me, contributing to the healthy development of an athlete and helping build a balanced character is the most rewarding part of my job. My multicultural background and transcontinental experience were highly helpful in understanding how hugely different mentalities are.

Personalization

Because every person is unique, it is not possible to build a construction chain and format a line of players. Minds, physiques and backgrounds are not alike; each individual requires specific needs in order to fully blossom its own qualities - that is the reason why I believe in personalized coaching, adequate technique, customized physical training, tailor-made mental conditioning: the best support available through the best methodology for players of all ages and abilities.

Analogies

The best example is provided by a golf analogy: some players have only a few clubs in the bag but know how to take the most out of them; other players have all kinds of clubs but seldom know how to choose the right ones under the right circumstances; some players donīt even know how many clubs they have. The purpose of adequate coaching is to enlighten the player and help him make the best possible management under pressure - enhancing assertiveness. After all, tennis is mainly a decision-making game.

Drive

What makes the world go round is drive - and, in sports, drive for perfection is the force behind success. Motivation is essential at all levels: beginner, recreational or professional. I’m driven to provide the motivation that fuels a person to get the best out of one’s capabilities.