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MATCHPOINT” seminar/training & development camp
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Alderd Burden had the opportunity of attending the “MATCHPOINT” seminar/training & development camp and rubbed shoulders with some VIP’s of tennis!!!!
WHAT IS MATCHPOINT???
Is a foundation which creates a platform where current and former SA players share their knowledge and experience with up and coming players, coaches and parents. Topics discussed amongst others were:
– Mental coaching
– Planning for training/matches/tournaments
5 KEY ATTRIBUTES A HIGH PERFORMANCE PLAYERS SHOULD PORTRAY
– Self motivated
– Worth Ethic
5 KEY ATTRIBUTES FOR A GOOD COACH/PLAYER RELATIONSHIP
– Continuous communication
– Mutual respect
– Matching commitment
– Clear plan
– Definite boundaries
PICTURE 1 Corin & Burden with Michael de Jongh (who coached a.o. Martina Navratilova, Mary Pierce and Amanda Coetser)
PICTURE 2 Corin & Burden with John-Laffnie de Jager (CEO of matchpoint and also reached the semi-finals of 3 grand slam men’s doubles, finals of 2 mixed doubles and semi-finals of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He coaches Daniela Hantuchova on the WTA Tour)
PICTURES 3,4,5 Training @ Matchpoint Camp
PICTURE 6 We see our very own Jannie Putter also in attendance
PICTURE 7 Rob Koenig – the voice of tennis (commentator of all Grand Slam)