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Old 04-17-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
Paul Murphy
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Default Astounding.

Was speaking to a tennis coach recently, someone who would be classified as young.
I mentioned in conversation Bjorn Borg and his on-court approach in that he never gave an opponent an indication of his mental state and how that ice cool approach was viewed correctly as a weapon in the psychological battle.
To my astonishment the coach had never heard of Borg.
How can we have someone coaching kids who has never heard of one of the game's greats and worse still, was unaware of one of his greatest strengths, a strength which of course, remains relevant today.
I know coaches are there for the technical side of tennis but a little history on the game's great players should surely be on the menu too as well as teaching kids to keep their cool under pressure.
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