Andrew Gregory, CSCS is an assistant coach for the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams at DePauw University in Indiana. He trains teams on the court and off-court for both Tennis skills and sports performance.
As a trainer and a coach, how does he develop the skills of his players?
Let’s learn the three keys he shared for an athlete to be successful in his sports journey.
1. Work Ethic
If you want to achieve something, claim that you can achieve it!
However, it also comes with great responsibility and commitment. To achieve your goals, remember that a strong work ethic is needed.
“You have to be willing to put in the work and time if you really want something or embrace something, you have to devote your time to it and be disciplined.”
2. High Character
In every game, there are always wins and losses. But the game’s not always about that, there is truth to HOW you play the game, and tennis is a game where that matters greatly.
Remember that the most important thing in every game is that you put the best version of yourself while playing the game.
“If you show poor character on court, it’s going to carry over.”
A great athlete knows well how to obey rules or standards of behavior.
Controlling yourself can sometimes be really painful. But, you’ll see how good it is when you see the results of all the hard work and pain you’ve put into your work.
The more disciplined you are, the more success you’ll see in your work.
“If you have a strong work ethic, you’re a high character guy, and you are disciplined in the way you perform jobs, sports, in life, and in training, I think these three things can make you successful in pretty much anything you do and choose to do.” – Andrew Gregory