| By Dr. Tom Ferraro
In any sport, all the greats have one thing in common: an iron will to win. Tom Brady in football, Wayne Gretzky in hockey and Michael Jordan in basketball are all examples of players who were not physically imposing, but they all had that fire in the belly that makes for greatness. Roger Federer...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
When watching professional tennis, there are so many great players to watch and emulate. Conversely, there are also other players not worthy of copying especially regarding the mental game. This article is not about calling out professional players that sabotage their games by disrespecting...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
We have all experienced it…that time when our game was just not clicking and you felt a little off. Maybe it was your serve? Maybe it was the forehand or volley? So what did you do? If you’re like most players, you went out to the courts with a hopper of balls and drilled serves until your arm felt...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
This article is Part Two in a 10-part series from Dr. Tom Ferraro. Click Here to read Part One . Over the years I have learned a key intervention that helps tennis players in their effort to win is anticipating any and all problems that will occur during an event and preparing a reaction to it...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Tennis fans were treated to a special Men’s Singles Finals at the 2022 Australian Open between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev; we all witnessed an incredible comeback. Nadal was down two sets and faced triple breakpoint at 2-3 in the third set. Nadal was clearly being pushed around by Medvedev...Read more
Dealing with the media is one of the many aspects of life on the professional tour that can cause anxiety for players.
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
In order to win on the courts, there are many skills one must have. After working with professional athletes and coaches for thirty five years in the fields of tennis, golf, soccer, football, baseball and more, I’ve learned that there are ten secret ingredients to winning in tennis. Over the next...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
In the book, The Competitive Buddha , written by my colleague Dr. Jerry Lynch, he speaks about the importance of patience. He says “patience is an important virtue for those of us in athletics, we want success, and we want it now...and we do not want to wait. This makes us tight, tense and...Read more
  | By Dr. Tom Ferraro
Just like a dancer needs music, or an actor needs an audience, an athlete needs a rival in order to grow and develop. There are many well- known rivalries in sports. We have the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees, which pitted Ted Williams against Joe DiMaggio and climaxed in the 2003 ALCS...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
Imagine this: you just turned pro. In the first year you win two and lose three matches. OK, fair enough...you’re just getting into things. In your second year as a pro, you win 12 matches and lose 14. You play two Davis Cup matches and lose both, and then lose in the first round of all seven...Read more
  | By Rob Polishook
In the finals of the 2021 French Open, Novak Djokovic, the top- seed was heavily favored against the fourth-seed seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas. This was Tsitsipas’s first Slam final while Novak had already won 18 in his career. Most thought that the match would be routine, won by Djokovic in straight...Read more