A LEADER OF INNOVATION IN SPORTS SCIENCE: DR. JACK GROPPEL ON “THE TENNIS TALK – COACHES VOICES”

“I needed to see that people wanted to really understand the game the right way and learn the right technique,” reflects Dr. Jack Groppel in reference to the contributions he has made to tennis. At just 22 years of age, the American first got involved in tennis as a kinesiologist and ended up becoming one of the pioneers in the science of tennis performance.

The 17th episode of the first season of “The Tennis Talk – Coaches Voices” is out now, and this week we had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Jack Groppel.

The sports science specialist has worked with American tennis legends such as Pete Sampras and John McEnroe, laying the foundations for new generations to get better performance from players.

Although his learning technique is based on “physical appearance and purpose”, his leadership goes much further.

“As a coach you absolutely have to care about your student as a number one priority, it’s not about you. You must have a deep love for your student, for the way you care that they improve, ”said the recently inducted into the USPTA Hall of Fame.

On the principles that a coach should have, he indicated: “You have to be a learner, a listener, love what you do and love the students. Great coaches learn from their students. In coaching I prioritize the three ‘C’s (character, curiosity and connection)”.

Find out everything Dr. Groppel told us in this new episode that is available for free on the Tennis ONE App, where you can also enjoy our past installments with other tennis personalities.

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