The journey to becoming an elite tennis player is a hugely fulfilling one for parents and children however there are many pitfalls and challenges that don’t become apparent until you start that journey. This book is about helping parents foresee those challenges and managing and maximising the joy that can be had in the game.
Our belief and from what we’ve seen throughout our careers is that tennis is a life enhancing Voyage and helps set students up for success in life. The following quote is from Jayne Hrdlicka, current CEO of A2 Milk and President of Tennis Australia.
“The keys to success in sport are very similar to the keys to success in business. You have to work very hard, you have to have a good process around how you prepare, how you focus and prepare yourself and train for the delivery of great outcomes.’
Parents are naturally assigned the responsibility of helping their children take advantage of this wonderful opportunity but navigating their child down this complex path can be challenging, often without any background or experience in playing tennis at an elite level themselves.
This can often lead to uncertainty over their child’s future if they don’t find the right balance of tennis and education. Below average tennis outcomes are common and some families experience burnout through inefficient training and competition schedules that can significantly reduce their lifestyles.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. This book will guide parents on how to navigate this pathway so that their child is provided every opportunity to be successful on and off the court. Parents will also be shown how to get the right balance of tennis and education and how to make this pathway one of the most rewarding experiences of theirs and their child life.