Alberto Castellani: Activate your tennis brain

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Alberto Castellani: Activate your tennis brain

A renowned tennis coach reveals mental tips and drills used by Top 100 ATP players (and now, you?) to stay clear-eyed and sharply tuned on the court.

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11 minutes

A renowned tennis coach reveals mental tips and drills used by Top 100 ATP players (and now, you?) to stay clear-eyed and sharply-tuned on the court.

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E01 | Activation as a game-changer

11 minutes

Have you ever been really excited about an important match and found that things went really badly? Or do you often experience ‘slow starts’? If this is what happens to you, our Mental Maestro will give you some tips on how to be in the peak mindset right from the start of the match.

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E02 | Concentration wins

13 minutes

‘Concentrate!’ is what you so often hear from coaches/parents (or you say to yourself) when playing a match, but do you really know what this word means? In this episode, Alberto will show you on-court drills that will help you improve your mental flexibility.

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E03 | Combination of movements

9 minutes

Tennis is a game of movement. The better you move, the better you play. This episode will show you how to create an answer to a movement puzzle set by your opponent. Join Alberto in the quest of discovering perfect movement patterns!

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E04 | Reaction & transformation

9 minutes

The faster you can get to the ball, the faster you can get set up and steal time from your opponent, giving him less time to be ready to hit the ball back. Learn how to boost your reaction time, reduce clumsiness on the court and deliver the best possible answer to a movement problem/situation!

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E05 | Differentiation

9 minutes

Precision and depth should be absolutely vital for aspiring players. In this episode, Alberto will demonstrate drills on how to develop touch and ball control. What’s more, you will learn how to practice the most difficult sequence of movements in tennis.

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E06 | Feeling the rhythm

11 minutes

Look at Roger Federer hitting the balls or Pete Sampras serving – they have outstandingly good rhythm, and rhythm is extremely important in tennis. In this episode, you will see some drills that will help you execute shots more effectively using different tempos and speeds.

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E07 | Orientation

7 minutes

Imagine you execute a drop shot before having to transition to a smash and having to orientate yourself in the air to hit the shot, and move to your next position on the court. No doubt it requires quite a skill set! The drills presented by Alberto will help you perfect your overheads and build your spatial awareness!

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E08 | Bioenergetics

6 minutes

Bioenergetics means the energy of life. In this episode, Alberto will teach you how to activate your energy so that your body cleans itself out. Some exercises include crying, shouting, expressions of anger and laughter. Release repressed emotions, reduce stress levels and build self-confidence!

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E09 | Breathing and grunting

9 minutes

Former World No. 1 Martina Navratilova thinks that grunting is cheating; our Mental Maestro begs to differ. He goes even further to claim that grunting is quite natural and is performance-enhancing. In this episode, you will learn how to hit balls faster by 10-20% at no additional physiological cost.

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E10 | Visualisation

18 minutes

What do Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps, and Novak Djokovic have in common? They all practice visualization, which should be one of the most powerful tools in your tennis arsenal. In this episode, Alberto will show you how to ‘hard-wire’ good performance in your brain.