Coach's Corner | Tennis Tip
Presented By: Sandon Stolle, Director and founder of Sports Camps Australia and former Tennis Professional
Grow Your Mental Game and Strengthen Your Attitute
It's a common train of thought in the sporting world that you can have all the talent in the world but that "attitude is everything." At Sports Camps Australia, we emphasise the mental side of the game just as much as technique. And who better summarises it than Walter D Wintle in his poem titled 'Thinking' below. I think you will agree that these words apply not only to sport but to life itself.
Read, commit to memory, and you too will grow your mental game and improve your attitude for everyday life.
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!
-Walter D Wintle