- Tennis is 95% mental
- Mental strength takes year to develop
- Mental skills can be learned and should be introduced at the beginners level
- Behavior of significant adults influences this process of psychological growth

For beginners level, the following should be emphasised:
- Commitment
- Competitive spirit,
- Self-Confidence
- Leadership

- Mistakes are part of learning
- Success = to achieve the goals (learning and performance)
- Ask: "How did you play?"  Not: "Did you win?"
- Makes practices fun
- Be sure children feel relaxed


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