As the holiday season arrives during what’s proven to be a challenging year, it’s worth taking some time to evaluate and reflect on gratitude. And Thanksgiving is the perfect time to think about your tennis training and the impact it’s had on your life.
Focusing on feeling gratitude and appreciation can create a more positive mindset, both in tennis and in life. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life and can even heal the mind, body, and soul. Here are just a few ways to bring gratitude to the tennis courts:
1. Physical Health
One thing you can be grateful for in your tennis training is your physical health. No matter what your fitness or performance level might’ve been in the past, consistent training on the court improves your physical health and wellness.
2. A Sport You Enjoy
Not only is tennis a great way to stay healthy, but it also allows you to participate in an activity you enjoy. Not everyone is fortunate to find a sport or activity where they can be active and have fun. But finding a sport that’s enjoyable with so much more to offer is definitely something to be grateful for.
Another part of your training worth appreciating is the help and support that comes from your community. Take some time to recognize the people in your life who help you learn and grow while supporting you every step of the way.
4. Family Support
In addition to support from the community, you can also be grateful for your family’s love and encouragement. Tennis can be a considerable time commitment. It’s not always easy to juggle everything that you and your family have going on. But a family who understands why tennis is important to you will always be there to support you in any way they can.
5. Coaches and Training Partners
Always be grateful for your coaches and training partners. These are people who will push you to get better, fine-tune your skills, and inspire you to become the best version of yourself both on and off the court.
6. Opportunity to Learn
The opportunity to learn while experiencing failures and mistakes is another thing to be grateful for in tennis. All of your experiences, both positive and negative, have shaped you into the athlete you are today. Continuing to train hard and work toward new goals gives you the chance to build on that personal growth in the future.