Originally Posted by MarTennis
...I was hard on my charge this weekend after a loss. Not my normal M.O. He's 10.
He hit all his performance goals. The character of his tennis was better. I could actually see that he improved over the holidays, but I semi berated him because despite all of this it was time for him to hear that I expected a win, not just improvement. I regretted it later that evening, but this morning I don't. This Johnson loss has informed me greatly.
Mar sorry about the wording but I would encourage you stay tough on your player and if he loses playing his best and its a serious fight in the match pat him on the back but if he loses because he is not giving it his all , bad attitude , no attempt to make adjustments , going for broke , THEN Punishment is a must , Walking Stairs at a stadium NO running them ! , sit ups till the stomach is burning or tears come forward , figure out a punishment that will build him at the same time break the bad habits .