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MINDBOX

Created by Tennisletics, MINDBOX gives you a mental advantage for tennis and pickleball. Use the power of audio to help you with concentration, confidence, emotion, motivation, and strategy through exclusive tracks, stories, and techniques.

Tracks

Being Confident
What does confidence mean? It doesn't mean cocky. Take confidence by respecting your opponent and being true to yourself. Reach for the stars and leave footprints on the moon.Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker.Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior (2011, 2012). 12 years experience in Jeet Kune Do & Wrestling. Instructor on Naval Special Warface Orientation Course. Announcer and motivational speaker for Spartan races, BattleFrong series, and OCR World Championships.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 2 min 1 secTheme: Confidence
02:13 3/17/21
Two Outcomes
In many ways, tennis is binary. Win or lose. But the mental aspect makes it much more complex. Learn the two outcomes principle. Adapt this for your style of play to win more.Coach: Aleks Szymanski, Founder of Tennisletics, and Certified Mental Coach.Bio: Founder of Tennisletics and tennis fanatic. Started work life as a military and search and rescue helicopter pilot. Spent the past two decades founding and nurturing fast-growing technology businesses across the globe. Competed at high-level squash, judo, and rugby. Certified Mental Coach.Birthplace: EnglandResidency: Austin, TX, USALength: 3 min 48 secTheme: Confidence
04:01 3/10/21
Mental Consistency
Consistency is key to tennis success. Mental consistency is critical. With the right mentality, you can grind out wins more times than not and be successful as a player.Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles.Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled at doubles to reach career-high #19 ranking. Stayed in Top 50 for over a decade. Won 7 ATP titles. Reached SF Australian Open and QF of both US Open and Wimbledon. Career wins over Bryan Brothers, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Pat Rafter, Leyton Hewitt, and Marat Safin.Birthplace: South AfricaResidency: USALength: 2 min 5 secTheme: Confidence
02:20 3/3/21
Greatness
What are you worried about? To be great, you need to learn how to manage the struggle and unleashing your true greatness.Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker.Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior (2011, 2012). 12 years experience in Jeet Kune Do & Wrestling. Instructor on Naval Special Warface Orientation Course. Announcer and motivational speaker for Spartan races, BattleFrong series, and OCR World Championships.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 1 min 46 secTheme: Emotion
02:04 2/24/21
Stress
Despite what people might say, when it comes to the tennis court, stress is largely good. Learn how to manage stress by eliminating the small things and focusing on what you can control.Coach: Aleks Szymanski, Founder of Tennisletics, and Certified Mental Coach.Bio: Founder of Tennisletics and tennis fanatic. Started work life as a military and search and rescue helicopter pilot. Spent the past two decades founding and nurturing fast-growing technology businesses across the globe. Competed at high-level squash, judo, and rugby. Certified Mental Coach.Birthplace: EnglandResidency: Austin, TX, USALength: 2 min 54 secTheme: Emotion
03:10 2/17/21
Dealing With Stress
We all have to deal with stress on the tennis court. Harness the good stress. Learn how to be aware of different levels of stress with a color-coded system and handle those difficult situations.Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles.Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled at doubles to reach career-high #19 ranking. Stayed in Top 50 for over a decade. Won 7 ATP titles. Reached SF Australian Open and QF of both US Open and Wimbledon. Career wins over Bryan Brothers, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Pat Rafter, Leyton Hewitt, and Marat Safin.Birthplace: South AfricaResidency: USALength: 2 min 11 secTheme: Emotion
02:25 2/10/21
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.Coach: Kendall Brooks, head tennis coachBio: Former head women’s tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas for six straight seasons. 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: USAResidency: USALength: 2 min 43 secTheme: Strategy
02:58 2/3/21
Ready, Set, Go
It's time to get ready, get set, and go. Start competing at the highest level. You are facing yourself and understand your purpose. Go looking for success.Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker.Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior (2011, 2012). 12 years experience in Jeet Kune Do & Wrestling. Instructor on Naval Special Warface Orientation Course. Announcer and motivational speaker for Spartan races, BattleFrong series, and OCR World Championships.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 1 min 12 secTheme: Motivation
01:28 1/27/21
Threat or Challenge
Like many other sports, it is much easier to focus on threats rather than embracing the challenge. Stop placing so much emphasis on winning or losing. Learn how to flip things around and change your mindset.Coach: Aleks Szymanski, Founder of Tennisletics, and Certified Mental Coach.Bio: Founder of Tennisletics and tennis fanatic. Started work life as a military and search and rescue helicopter pilot. Spent the past two decades founding and nurturing fast-growing technology businesses across the globe. Competed at high-level squash, judo, and rugby. Certified Mental Coach.Birthplace: EnglandResidency: Austin, TX, USALength: 3 min 50 secTheme: Concentration
04:11 1/20/21
When Things Go Wrong
Inevitably, things go wrong. Learn how you can help your juniors manage themselves to focus on the things that can be controlled to de-escalate the situation.Coach: Positive Coaching Alliance, better athletes, better people.Bio: Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization with the mission of creating a positive, character-building youth sports environment that results in BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE. Youth sports currently involves 40M children, which presents a tremendous platform on which to develop youth character and life skills. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have an impact.Since its founding in 1998, PCA has established 18 chapters nationwide, partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching 19.2 million youth.PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board of elite coaches, professional and Olympic athletes, organization leaders, and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with more than 50 national governing bodies.Birthplace: N/AResidency: Mountain View, CA, USALink: Positive Coaching AllianceLength: 2 min 20 secTheme: Concentration
02:35 1/12/21
When Tennis Meets Hollywood
Listen to how Ashley got involved with the movie 'Battle of the Sexes' with Emma Stone and Steve Carell.Coach: Ashley Weinhold, current professional American tennis player.Bio: Current professional American tennis player. Winner of Girls 18 National title in 2007. Highest singles WTA ranking was World Number 181 on October 10, 2011, and highest doubles rank was World Number 109 in June 2017. Achieved 17 doubles titles and 3 singles titles on the pro circuit and received six entries into the U.S. Open.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 3 min 44 secTheme: Motivation
03:54 1/8/21
Why Mistakes Are Good
Mistakes and failure will always happen when your juniors are playing hard. They need to be encouraged as making mistakes through effort are a critical part of personal development.Coach: Positive Coaching Alliance, better athletes, better people.Bio: Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization with the mission of creating a positive, character-building youth sports environment that results in BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE. Youth sports currently involves 40M children, which presents a tremendous platform on which to develop youth character and life skills. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have an impact.Since its founding in 1998, PCA has established 18 chapters nationwide, partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching 19.2 million youth.PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board of elite coaches, professional and Olympic athletes, organization leaders, and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with more than 50 national governing bodies.Birthplace: N/AResidency: Mountain View, CA, USALink: Positive Coaching AllianceLength: 1 min 37 secTheme: Strategy
01:52 1/4/21
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.Coach: Kendall Brooks, head tennis coachBio: Former head women’s tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas for six straight seasons. 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: USAResidency: USALength: 3 min 2 secTheme: Confidence
03:17 12/31/20
Prepare Like A Pro
Why is the preparation at the pro level so much better? Learn to get the mind and body ready. Visualize to relax and prepare and give yourself the best chance of achieving your potential.Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles.Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled at doubles to reach career-high #19 ranking. Stayed in Top 50 for over a decade. Won 7 ATP titles. Reached SF Australian Open and QF of both US Open and Wimbledon. Career wins over Bryan Brothers, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Pat Rafter, Leyton Hewitt, and Marat Safin.Birthplace: South AfricaResidency: USALength: 2 min 56 secTheme: Strategy
03:10 12/27/20
Be Extraordinary
How far are you willing to go? Look hard at yourself. You need to work that little bit harder. Your opponent will be ready for you. Be extraordinary.Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker.Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior (2011, 2012). 12 years experience in Jeet Kune Do & Wrestling. Instructor on Naval Special Warface Orientation Course. Announcer and motivational speaker for Spartan races, BattleFrong series, and OCR World Championships.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 1 min 58 secTheme: Motivation
02:10 12/23/20
Federer's Mentality
What was it like to play the young Roger Federer? How did his mindset change as he matured? Discover lessons we can learn from the GOAT's mentality.Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles.Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled at doubles to reach career-high #19 ranking. Stayed in Top 50 for over a decade. Won 7 ATP titles. Reached SF Australian Open and QF of both US Open and Wimbledon. Career wins over Bryan Brothers, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Pat Rafter, Leyton Hewitt, and Marat Safin.Birthplace: South AfricaResidency: USALength: 2 min 41 secTheme: Motivation
02:53 12/18/20
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. Coach: Kendall Brooks, head tennis coachBio: Former head women’s tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas for six straight seasons. 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: USAResidency: USALength: 2 min 21 secTheme: Strategy
02:34 12/15/20
Nadal's Attitude
Hear first-hand stories about Rafael Nadal's approach to tennis and his mental toughness and attitude that makes him one of the greatest tennis players of all time.Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles.Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled at doubles to reach career-high #19 ranking. Stayed in Top 50 for over a decade. Won 7 ATP titles. Reached SF Australian Open and QF of both US Open and Wimbledon. Career wins over Bryan Brothers, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Pat Rafter, Leyton Hewitt, and Marat Safin.Birthplace: South AfricaResidency: USALength: 3 min 2 secTheme: Motivation
03:15 12/11/20
Managing Anger
Don't let anger affect you. Anger is your enemy. You need a clear mind, heart, and soul. Anger will not give you satisfaction. Stand tall, swing with power and grace.Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker.Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior (2011, 2012). 12 years experience in Jeet Kune Do & Wrestling. Instructor on Naval Special Warface Orientation Course. Announcer and motivational speaker for Spartan races, BattleFrong series, and OCR World Championships.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 1 min 37 secTheme: Motivation
01:47 12/7/20
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.Coach: Kendall Brooks, head tennis coachBio: Former head women’s tennis coach for the St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas for six straight seasons. 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: USAResidency: USALength: 2 min 8 secTheme: Motivation
02:21 12/3/20
Be Mentally Ready
The greatest athletes are mentally tough. They find ways to 'be ready' to perform on the biggest stages. But what does that mean? What tools do they use to get themselves prepared?Coach: Estevam Strecker, head tennis coachBio: Former head men’s tennis coach at St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas. Second-straight Heartland Conference Coach of the Year award and two-consecutive trips to the NCAA Regional Tournament. Played collegiate tennis at Auburn from 1999 to 2002, claiming 86 singles victories (8th on the all-time list) and 3 NCAA Tournament appearances. Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Masters in Exercise Physiology.Birthplace: BrazilResidency: USALength: 3 min 12 secTheme: Motivation
03:25 11/30/20
Building Confidence
We need to learn to build confidence every single day. Don't relate confidence directly to winning or losing matches. Take something positive for long-term success.Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles.Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled at doubles to reach career-high #19 ranking. Stayed in Top 50 for over a decade. Won 7 ATP titles. Reached SF Australian Open and QF of both US Open and Wimbledon. Career wins over Bryan Brothers, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Pat Rafter, Leyton Hewitt, and Marat Safin.Birthplace: South AfricaResidency: USALength: 3 min 12 secTheme: Confidence
03:12 11/27/20
Regain Your Confidence
Losses in tennis are inevitable. How do you handle these losses? Discover how to apply the lessons and mentally prepare for the next match. Coach: Estevam Strecker, head tennis coachBio: Former head men’s tennis coach at St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas. Second-straight Heartland Conference Coach of the Year award and two-consecutive trips to the NCAA Regional Tournament. Played collegiate tennis at Auburn from 1999 to 2002, claiming 86 singles victories (8th on the all-time list) and 3 NCAA Tournament appearances. Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Masters in Exercise Physiology.Birthplace: BrazilResidency: USALength: 3 min 42 secTheme: Confidence
03:43 11/24/20
Best Of Five Sets
Hear epic Davis Cup stories to understand the true value of playing best of five sets and what you can learn from longer matches. Coach: Dennis Ralston, American tennis legend and Hall of Famer.Bio: Right-handed, former American tennis legend whose playing career spanned the 1960s and 1970s. NCAA titles and USC, five major doubles crowns, and Davis Cup wins for the United States both as a player and captain. Coached by the great Pancho Gonzales. As a 17-year-old in 1960, he and 21-year-old Osuna became the second-youngest Wimbledon Gentleman champions in history. After retirement in 1977, he coached Chris Evert, Gabriela Sabatini, and Yannick Noah, then embarking on a college coaching career at SMU. Joined International Hall of Fame in 1987.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 3 min 34 secTheme: Strategy
03:34 11/23/20
Go Beyond Goals
Go further. Go beyond your goals. Look beyond practice. Get competitive and take training to the next level. Every day is a 'work day'. Go get it.Coach: Coach Pain, fitness trainer, and motivational speaker.Bio: 26 years of experience in the fitness industry. Competed in American Ninja Warrior (2011, 2012). 12 years experience in Jeet Kune Do & Wrestling. Instructor on Naval Special Warface Orientation Course. Announcer and motivational speaker for Spartan races, BattleFrong series, and OCR World Championships.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 1 min 46 secTheme: Motivation
01:46 11/21/20
Compete With Grace
It is more important than ever to help your juniors understand how to compete with grace and integrity. Discover why their 'personal brand' is incredibly important.Coach: Positive Coaching Alliance, better athletes, better people.Bio: Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit organization with the mission of creating a positive, character-building youth sports environment that results in BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE. Youth sports currently involves 40M children, which presents a tremendous platform on which to develop youth character and life skills. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have an impact.Since its founding in 1998, PCA has established 18 chapters nationwide, partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching 19.2 million youth.PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board of elite coaches, professional and Olympic athletes, organization leaders, and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with more than 50 national governing bodies.Birthplace: N/AResidency: Mountain View, CA, USALink: Positive Coaching AllianceLength: 1 min 40 secTheme: Motivation
01:51 11/20/20
A Day On The Pro Tour
Find out what it is like on a typical day in the life of a WTA Pro at a tournament.Coach: Ashley Weinhold, current professional American tennis player.Bio: Current professional American tennis player. Winner of Girls 18 National title in 2007. Highest singles WTA ranking was World Number 181 on October 10, 2011, and highest doubles rank was World Number 109 in June 2017. Achieved 17 doubles titles and 3 singles titles on the pro circuit and received six entries into the U.S. Open.Birthplace: USAResidency: USALength: 3 min 28 secTheme: Motivation
03:35 11/18/20
Losing The First Set
You have lost a close first set. What next? Learn to make adjustments and mentally prepare for the second set to give yourself the best chance of success.Coach: Estevam Strecker, head tennis coachBio: Former head men’s tennis coach at St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas. Second-straight Heartland Conference Coach of the Year award and two-consecutive trips to the NCAA Regional Tournament. Played collegiate tennis at Auburn from 1999 to 2002, claiming 86 singles victories (8th on the all-time list) and 3 NCAA Tournament appearances. Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Masters in Exercise Physiology.Birthplace: BrazilResidency: USALength: 3 min 0 secTheme: Motivation
03:01 11/17/20
Warm Up Analysis
What can you do in the first five minutes to better understand your opponent? Discover practical tools that you can use every time to assess the player on the other side of the net and help you win more.Coach: Beverly Bowes, Former WTA top 50. Five-time all-American.Bio: Earned top WTA 50 world ranking. Five-time All-American at the University of Texas (UT). Inducted into the UT Women’s Hall of Honor in 2000. Division I NCAA Head Coach at SMU, Assistant Coach at UT, and a USTA National Junior Development Coach.Birthplace: USAResidence: USALength: 1 min 43 secTheme: Strategy
01:58 11/16/20
People Watching You
How can people watching you affect your game? Are they for you or against you? Discover how to use a crowd's negative energy to your advantage.Coach: Chris Haggard, former world no.19 doubles. Won 7 ATP titles.Bio: Turned pro in 1993. Spent 15 years on the ATP Tour. Excelled at doubles to reach career-high #19 ranking. Stayed in Top 50 for over a decade. Won 7 ATP titles. Reached SF Australian Open and QF of both US Open and Wimbledon. Career wins over Bryan Brothers, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Leander Paes, Pat Rafter, Leyton Hewitt, and Marat Safin.Birthplace: South AfricaResidency: USALength: 1 min 38 secTheme: Emotion
01:52 11/15/20