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Long Term Goals

Coach Wayne’s Corner

Once again, welcome back to my ongoing series of columns on goal setting. If you have been following my column for the last couple of months, then you already know that I have been focusing on short, mid term and now finally setting our long term goal. Long term goals should have a time frame, which will take months to possibly […]

Mid Term Goals

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Welcome back to my ongoing series of columns on goal setting. Hopefully you have spent the last couple of weeks drilling and practicing “no winners, no whining,” and as a result, your consistency has gone up, your percentages of unforced errors have gone down, and you are now winning more points and more games! In addition, hopefully, since you are so pleased with […]

Goal Setting: Short Term Goals

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Ok, so the new year is here and you have probably already not kept up with that unachievable New Year’s resolution which you challenged yourself with, so yes, I will have to use the L word, LOSER! However, if you are a regular follower of my column,  and after being called a loser, you are still reading my column, then […]

Goal Setting

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Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, which unfortunately, we too often never follow through with because we tend to over challenge ourselves with one big expectation of success. Because of this fact, I prefer goal setting. Proper and successful goal setting requires a combination of short term, mid term and long term goals. We need the expectations of these […]

The Gift of Giving

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With the holiday season upon us, we find ourselves busy with street parades, boat parades, tree lighting ceremonies, holiday parties, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc., and it seems that as we get all wrapped up in our participation in these events, we sometimes tend to forget the simple true meaning of the whole occasion… giving. It is my belief that […]

Formula 1 Pickleball

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Many different sports correlate, relate and connect with one another. Whenever I compete in a sport, I like to compare and utilize knowledge which I have gained from other sports and apply those strategies to whatever game I am playing. While I have never had the privilege of being personally or professionally involved with Formula 1 racing, I have been […]

Local Support

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With all of the issues going on in the world today, it can be difficult to find positive and happy news. Every time you turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper, it seems to all be bad news. Hurricanes, green algae, red tide, mass shootings, sex scandals, international, national and let’s not forget about local politics! The left […]

Find Your Comfort Zone

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For me personally, in all sports, I have always preferred to compete with players who are a little bit better than I am because I feel that such a challenge requires me to play at the top of my capabilities, and whether I win or lose, I am always learning. This theory allows me to understand and accept the parameters […]

Serve It Up

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The serve in both tennis and pickleball is a vital and important part of the strategy of the game. In the sport of tennis, being the server gives you the advantage of having first strike opportunity to take strategic control of the point. Because of the fact that you have two serves, you have the option of going for a […]

On the Right Foot

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As tennis and pickleball players, we devote a lot of time and effort to improving our game. We seek out the advice of qualified instructors to take private lessons and attend drill clinics. Many of us also spend time online, researching and reading reviews to help us make a decision on what brand of racquet or paddle we are going […]


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