Congratulations to SPMI athlete Natasha Subhash who recently won the 2018 Citi Open Wild Card Challenger. Natasha, who is currently ranked #46 in the junior world rankings, earned a wild card into the Citi Open, a professional tennis tournament in Washington DC. Natasha is also playing in this year's Junior Wimbledon. Mental Toughness is a key attribute to her success and we look forward to continuing to help Natasha reach her full potential on the big stage.
One major challenge many athletes face when going after their goals is confronting expectations from others. Athletes may hear things such as, "You're way better than that player" or "I know you can do this." Although, it may come off as positive on the outside. On the inside, athletes often become nervous. This is because many top athletes are perfectionists by nature, excelling academically, and expecting the same consistent improvements in their respective sports. The setback from this is that in sports, athletes deal with many more variables that are outside of their control.
Checkout the latest Mental Toughness Chat with Former Top 5 tennis player in world Jimmy Arias. Jimmy arias is also a commentator for The Tennis Channel. Here we discuss topics from a players point a view and a broadcaster point of view such as struggling with confidence, choking, mental toughness skills, and some of Jimmy's toughest losses such as his semifinal match at the 1983 US Open against Stefan Edberg.