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MINDSET MONDAY: ALWAYS IMPROVE

Start the week off with the right mindset!

Every Monday we share some key insights from the top players past and present. This week, be like Rafael Nadal and always improve.

Rafael Nadal is an amazing athlete, incredible tennis player, and 14-time grand slam winner. How did he achieve such high levels of success? Easy, he loves the game and he focuses on always improving. Follow these tips and you too can always improve.

1) There is always room for improvement- There are so many parts to the game of tennis. There is the backhand, the forehand, the serve, the return of serve, the volley, the overhead, the slice, the footwork, and that is just to name a few. It takes a lifetime to master all these aspects of the game. You might think that you are a pretty good player but the truth is even the top pros have areas of their game that they are trying to improve.

Tip: If you do not have a tournament or singles match to prepare for, use your practice time to specifically work on a part of your game that needs the most improvement. 

2) If you are not getting better, you are getting worse- If you are not trying to improve you are actually getting worse. If you are not actively taking steps towards improving an aspect of your tennis game, or your tennis game as a whole, your game will get worse. To play well and to keep playing well, you have to improve. 

Tip: Sounds horrible right? Not really because improvement is a mindset. Simply by wanting to improve your tennis game, you are setting yourself up for success. When you set your mind on a specific task your mind will strive to find the answer. So if you want constant improvement, go on the court with this in mind: 1) go with the goal of wanting to improve & 2) simply do the best that you can. 

Don't waste time. Follow these tips and you too will always improve.

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