confidence is a tricky and important thing in tennis

Kendall Brooks, MDBX

Bio

Sixth season as head women’s tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas where in 2018, brought Hilltoppers to their highest national ranking in school history at #17 and was named the Wilson ITA South Central Coach of the year. They would finish their 22-6 record-breaking season as Heartland Conference runner-up, earning their 3rd NCAA Tournament berth, and close the year ranked 22nd in the country. Four-year letter winner for Texas Tech Red Raiders, with career singles record of 61-58 and 41-17 in doubles. Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science.

Birthplace

USA

Residency

USA

Tracks

Confidence Issues
Confidence is a tricky and fickle thing in tennis. Discover how to understand how to evaluate what is affecting you and how to overcome confidence challenges.
Length: 3 min 2 sec
Theme: Confidence
Doubles Chemistry
The chemistry of a doubles team is a key component in the sucess of your partnership. Learn tips on how to successfully play with different partners.
Length: 2 min 46 sec
Theme: Strategy
Choosing Your Doubles Partner
There are many opinions on how to choose doubles partners. Get practical advice on the best ways to find your optimum partner or help put partners together.
Length: 2 min 43 sec
Theme: Strategy
Post Match Analysis
Reflecting post-match on what worked and what didn't can be useful. Get three key things to consider to get the most out of this activity.
Length: 2 min 21 sec
Theme: Strategy
Playing When You Are Exhausted
Tennis is physically demanding and takes you to your limits. How can you handle the moments when your body says 'no more'? Get some practical tips that work.
Length: 2 min 8 sec
Theme: Motivation
Maintain Your Cool
The are several different strategies that can help you keep your cool on the tennis court. They involve mental training habits and routines that work.
Length: 2 min 54 sec
Theme: Emotion

“The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents: umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and myself…”

GORAN IVANISEVIC, FORMER WIMBLEDON CHAMPION

“My coach said I could be number one. And I still believe her…”

NOVAK DJOKOVIC (TIGNOR, 2007)

“Tennis is 70% mental…”

SERENA WILLIAMS (MASTERCLASS 2017)

“I believe the brain is like any muscle; like any other, it can be improved…”

IVAN LENDL, WORLD NO. 1 FOR 270 WEEKS

“I listen to Mindbox tracks before every match…”

Grace L, Austin, TX (NTRP 4.0)

“Tennis is all between the ears…”

Tracy Austin, Former no. 1 on tennis channel

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