#94: Nick Horvat – The Power of Basics

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Hi guys, In this episode you are going to listen to Nick Horvat. Nick has been the assistant coach of Mario Ancic and coached the likes of Sofya Zhuk, Timea Babos and Donna Vekic. Since 2015 he has further been a scouting agent for Yonex.

You’ll get to know:

  • Why it’s not always a mental problem
  • How to get the best out of practices at tennis tournament
  • Why education is important for tennis players

Enjoy the show!

Timestamps

01:00 The Mario Ancic story
04:40 Why it’s not always a mental problem
07:10 Getting the best out of practices at tennis tournaments
10:50 The power of basics
14:00 Choices
15:30 Physical and mental capacity as a tennis player
20:50 The importance of repetition
22:05 Practicing what you preach
23:15 Practice matches
26:20 Inspiring players
27:40 Why education is important for tennis players
30:40 The importance of patience as a tennis coach
31:20 Perfectionism < good enough
32:06 The possible pitfall of changing tennis coaches
32:40 How tennis teaches commitment
33:45 How Nick Bolletieri was a pioneer in tennis
35:00 The medals are for the ones who are ready to dig deeper
35:45 How to stay updated on Nick Horvat

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