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Why doesn’t sport psychology get the respect it deserves?

Why doesn’t sport psychology get the respect it deserves?

As sport psychology awareness builds, it may be some time before people begin to recognise it’s equal importance in performance development. In performance development, there are 3 critical aspects that will give an athlete an edge in his/her performance :…

Quote for the day

Quote for the day

“In any given moment we have two options : to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow

Rising to the occasion on Wimbledon Centre stage

Rising to the occasion on Wimbledon Centre stage

It’s Saturday ladies final day at Wimbledon and after a shakeup in the draw, the day sees two ladies who have gained much respect amongst fans, battle it out for the SW19 title. There has been much discussion amongst commentators…

The ebb and flow at Wimbledon SW19

The ebb and flow at Wimbledon SW19

Hosting big affairs is what Britain does well. And this will be no difficult task at the upcoming Wimbledon SW19 Tennis Grand Slam event; royally manicured shrubs, pristine conditioned courts and Fred Perry in statue at the heart of it…

Quote for the day

Quote for the day

“Ignition does not provide a short cut; rather, it is the spark that starts one out on the long and arduous path to excellence.” Matthew Syed.

Quote for the day

Quote for the day

‘Most of us want to grow, but few of us want to do the hard work to change. The greatest have a vision and they commit to follow it. They have a great commitment to experience what’s uncomfortable, because they…

To the beat and sound

To the beat and sound

Noisy locker rooms and loud chatter, can be rather distracting before a game or big event. And perhaps this is why so many athletes may be seen with headphones, seemingly mesmerised by the tunes. With the upcoming World Cup Football,…

Parental influence on youth tennis players

A child’s experience in tennis is developed around relationships with a number of adults, which includes a coach, parent(s), and in some cases a sport psychologist. With these relationships in force, facilitative and positive communication, co-ordination and maintenance of these…