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Motivational quotes and LTA coaches twitter


Browsing through some of the twitter profiles of British academy level coaches employed by the LTA.

If sports motivational quotes and other quotes of philosophical wisdom were what it took to to raises an elite junior tennis player, we'd be overflowing with such youngsters. The ITF would have to restrict GBR in competing in junior tournaments, due to out overwhelming glut of talent rarely giving anyone else in the draw a chance. 

Instead, in elite jnr terms, we consistently develop little/nothing. Which allows one to conclude that these motivational quotes amount to a bunch of inconsequential nothings in terms of developing top talent.

You could even interpret that the coaches feel they are battling against a pool of idle, disillusioned, unmotivated youngsters that most of the time don't want to be there and don't see the value in what their coaches are trying to instruct them in.

 

If you are a good coach, working with a good young player who is motivated and tuned into you, you don't need any of that extraneous garbage on your twitter account.  Coaches did manage to raise Grand Slam Champions before Twitter.

 

(C.D, if you read this. Do tennis coaches in France have Twitters that resemble the motivational spew of British coaches?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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I have as much of an aversion to motivational quotes as you seem to have. If coaches are going to try to say something motivational, they should use their own words, personalise it to the player they are trying to help and direct it at them, not at the whole world.

Plenty of players tweet this kind of crap too, usually (though not exclusively) those who aren't doing very well, which is quite telling.

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Skib, to answer your question, I don't think so. Or not that I've come across. But I don't follow that many coaches (I just look from time to time) so I'll go off and have a look.

In general, I find them all rather trite and irrelevant too - although some do have a nice ring to them (Emily W-S, I note, loves a good ol' motivational quote).

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Stuart Lancaster was a sucker for them. Eddie Jones painted them out.

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twitter.com/i/status/1580908430436405249

A great interview from Tony Nadal, which deserves to be there with inspirational quotes, and he's a pretty good coach

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I heard my favourite inspirational comment from a coach at the Roehampton ITF event a month or so ago. Having seen his charge lose a close first set he called out loudly to his student. 'Come on-DO SOMETHING!'



-- Edited by telstar on Wednesday 19th of October 2022 09:00:28 PM

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telstar wrote:

I heard my favourite inspirational comment from a coach at the Roehampton ITF event a month or so ago. Having seen his charge lose a close first set he called out loudly to his student. 'Come on-DO SOMETHING!'



-- Edited by telstar on Wednesday 19th of October 2022 09:00:28 PM


 Did they?  



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indiana wrote:
telstar wrote:

I heard my favourite inspirational comment from a coach at the Roehampton ITF event a month or so ago. Having seen his charge lose a close first set he called out loudly to his student. 'Come on-DO SOMETHING!'



-- Edited by telstar on Wednesday 19th of October 2022 09:00:28 PM


 Did they?  


 From the Graham Taylor school of coaching insight : can we not knock it?

 

https://thesetpieces.com/latest-posts/top-10-moments-hit-90s-documentary-graham-taylor-impossible-job/



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telstar wrote:

I heard my favourite inspirational comment from a coach at the Roehampton ITF event a month or so ago. Having seen his charge lose a close first set he called out loudly to his student. 'Come on-DO SOMETHING!'


 And he gets paid good money for that??? biggrindisbelief



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indiana wrote:
telstar wrote:

I heard my favourite inspirational comment from a coach at the Roehampton ITF event a month or so ago. Having seen his charge lose a close first set he called out loudly to his student. 'Come on-DO SOMETHING!'



-- Edited by telstar on Wednesday 19th of October 2022 09:00:28 PM


 Did they?  


 Well....they lost the second set more quickly.



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telstar wrote:

I heard my favourite inspirational comment from a coach at the Roehampton ITF event a month or so ago. Having seen his charge lose a close first set he called out loudly to his student. 'Come on-DO SOMETHING!'



-- Edited by telstar on Wednesday 19th of October 2022 09:00:28 PM


 Emma's next coach perhaps?



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telstar wrote:

I heard my favourite inspirational comment from a coach at the Roehampton ITF event a month or so ago. Having seen his charge lose a close first set he called out loudly to his student. 'Come on-DO SOMETHING!'



-- Edited by telstar on Wednesday 19th of October 2022 09:00:28 PM


 The next Prime Minister wink



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Motivational Quotes:

From Fran Jones:

"The word adversity is thrown around a little bit too much for my liking nowadays"



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