Whilst this week’s episode around Public Speaking and Self-Confidence for your Sporting Self does take quite the detour, I wanted to make sure some key points were shared here to add to what was ‘missed‘ out on due to *drumroll please* the excitement behind my LATEST BOOK release which you can order from TODAY…pretty exciting & I equally hope the timing of 12/12 is appreciated with it also being my 12th Book! You may wonder if the excitement ever gets old, but I can tell you, irrespective of 1 or 12, I get just as excited and equally *sigh* with relief that I made it…as in, I finally got it over the line.
And that’s really what Self-Confidence is all about. Some of us may be naturals whilst others have to work on it and really learn to believe in themselves. It takes time and it’s a process.
But if anything, I hope that “How to Develop a Top 10 Tennis Ranking” really runs home that the impossible, is possible — when we’re in the realm of tennis and Public Speaking is one of many forms that can be used to help a player with their Self-Confidence purely given the fact that the sport of tennis is in the ‘public’ eye, more often than not, and if you’re based as a Club and/or Academy there’s a good chance there are a handful of people around, or even more.
Particularly for the developmental player inside their initial 10 Years of Play that is more susceptible to nerves in front of others, this is the perfect environment to get them ‘comfortable’. But briefly, this isn’t to say players in their later teen years and/or adults — young and/or old, do not suffer from nerves (the best of us do!), rather this is about ‘conditioning’ a level of Self-Confidence early on that will allow that player/athlete to feel more at ease when Public Speaking is on the agenda. How? This is really simple. By creating an interactive and engaging tennis training environment, this fosters a sense of ease which more naturally promotes a levels of comfort when speaking amongst those you’re use to being around. Small steps can be taken. From sharing between 2 players to then 3, before progressing to 6 and then 8 and so on, until each player has the chance to speak in front of the entire Club and/or academy, for example, which may be 50 to 100+ depending on the scale, affords a player’s Self Confidence to soar in a place they feel at home.
What’s important here is cultivating the sense of ‘home’ where every player feels as ease. And this is no easy task. Why? Because I’ve rarely witnessed this come to life. Too often coaches can preference their ‘favourites’ over those who are more susceptible to being uncomfortable and/or shy away from speaking in groups/public and as a result, these players fall off the radar. I cannot stress enough how important it is to ensure these players are equally included to set the standard early on and to ensure it is carried through during The Pathway. Over time, you will notice the difference in a player’s Self-Confidence as it begins to improve and their ability to speak in public, whether on court and/or at a trophy presentation, will serve them well as they embark on their journey, quite possibly, towards that Top 10 tennis ranking.
And here’s the kicker. “How to Develop a Top 10 Tennis Ranking” is the epitome of 11 years of research, scientific inquiry to rigorous data retrieval. It also marks my 12th Book but the 11th in the series that has been designed to lead you towards a Top 10 tennis ranking — quite literally. Unfortunately, I know there are quite a few individuals out there who are either ‘shaking their heads’ or saying ‘nope, you can’t do that’ — and that’s okay. Why? Because that’s exactly what our data says. It also says many other things. But most propounding, it scientifically tells us ‘why’ Top 10 players can either stay inside the Top 10, and why others regress. And I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally share this milestone that has been under wraps for the past 8 years until the ‘other’ 10 Books were released! And that’s the thing. These other Books, from The Secrets to Optimal Performance Success, The Secrets to Optimal Coaching Success, The Science of Elite Performance, the What is Your Game Missing Series, to The 7 Keys to Optimise Your Life, all play a pivotal role in understanding this latest release and to quite literally put you on The Pathway towards that Top 10 tennis ranking.
Even more? If you’re currently inside the Top 10, this NEW RELEASE also shares for the very first time ‘how’ to stay there and in doing so, win your maiden Grand Slam Championship to multiple. Data is a funny thing and powerful in this case is an understatement.
To learn more about Public Speaking and Self-Confidence for your Sporting Self, head on over to Beyond Top 10 Tennis and head to Episode 60. More? Catch up on our Tips over on TikTok, Twitter, Threads or Instagram for quick snippets to apply in your game, today.