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5 Signs You’re Obsessed with Tennis 0

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

Ever find yourself hearing people tell you that you take tennis far too seriously? There’s a good chance you’re only being told that because you do take tennis too seriously. Maybe you always think of your doubles partner whenever someone asks you about your partner. Or, when it comes to dressing for a party, you find your closet only full of tennis skirts. Maybe you also have a funny looking tan line that just never seems to go. But that’s okay. Because if you and everyone in your life think you take tennis too seriously, it just means you’re passionate.

Passion is what keeps you motivated. When you have an extreme passion for a sport, it’s highly likely that you will only get better at it. Passion is what keeps you going. It’s what drives you to commit to something – be it a sport, a job or even a relationship. When you have a passion for something, it means you care just enough to keep going and do even better.

Sometimes, though, passion can be conceived as an obsession. That’s okay, too. Because even though the two have different meanings, they essentially suggest the same thing; you care. If you care about a sport that you love, you should feel proud of yourself. It’s not every day that you find someone willing to commit so greatly to something. Most people actually find it hard to stay passionate about their jobs or their hobbies. Which is why being obsessed with tennis is not something you should find shameful. It should be something that makes you proud.

If you think you show signs of being obsessed with tennis, keep reading. This article is going to cover five major signs that you might be obsessed with tennis.

5 Signs You’re Obsessed with Tennis:

Sign Number 1: You love the smell of new tennis balls. While this might seem like regular behaviour for, let’s say, dogs – it’s considered a little stranger when an adult is addicted to the smell of new tennis balls. Tennis players have a very common trait – their love of the smell of new tennis balls. They can’t get enough of it! A tennis player will have purchased and played with hundreds of balls in their career, but despite that, they still aren’t sick of the new tennis ball smell. There’s nothing quite like getting in a whiff of that new ball smell when you get a new pack, is there? It may be a guilty pleasure, but don’t worry – all tennis players can relate.

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Here Are 5 Easy Ways to Build Self-confidence in Sports 0

Posted on January 11, 2020 by Cathy Carter

Are you a pro, amateur or weekend champion participating in competitive sports? Do you often struggle with self-confidence problems each time you are near a big game? Your confidence level plays a significant role in whether you or your team succeeds or fails. Nonetheless, self-confidence is often like a rollercoaster. One day it’s through the roof, and another time it might be too low. Here are easy ways to raise your self-confidence level.

  • Always have positive thoughts at all times 

Training always takes a lot of effort. However, if you find yourself losing a game after intense exercise, the level of confidence might begin to wither. Don’t start to tense. You ought to develop high levels of positivity by assessing the sports sessions as well as their training.

Having a positive mindset will always lead to a better body, mind as well as soul balance. It enables the neural pathways in the brain to operate with serene and clarity. You can use positive self-talk before any sport competition to boost your morale. It will also enable you to come to terms with any outcome of the game.

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How to Coach Youth Soccer 0

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Scott Huntington

Whether your neighborhood team needs a new coach or you want to participate more with your own children’s soccer team, coaching a youth soccer league is something you shouldn’t take likely. Here are some tips to help you coach a youth soccer league, even if you’re not an expert soccer player. 

Set Ground Rules Before the Season Starts

Before the season, gather all of your player’s parents, your coaches and assistants together in a meeting. You can do this with or without the players present, depending on their age and level of participation. The goal of this meeting is to set ground rules before the season starts. Include things such as sideline behavior rules to discourage overenthusiastic parents from picking fights or causing problems, the responsibilities of your assistant coaches, how to contact players who might be tardy or absent and any other things you can think of that might apply to your league and its members. Get the parents involved, especially when coaching young players. You can always adjust these rules as the season progresses, depending on your needs. 

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4 Best Outdoor Workouts for Strength 0

Posted on January 08, 2020 by Sam Andreas

Are you an indoor or outdoor person? Some of us do not feel very comfortable in an enclosed environment, and lifting weight in a gym might not be the best option. On the other hand, if you do not have a budget to apply for the gym, you might be looking for an alternative. In both cases, outdoor workouts are a great way to start building strength and muscle mass.

But what’s the best way to start?

In this article, we will give you 4 basic outdoor workouts you can use for strength and muscle-building. Based on these principles, you can start adding more exercises and build your own way into an engaging world known as calisthenics.

Pull-ups for your back muscles and biceps

It is the best workout for your upper back, even if you can do only one repetition. Keep at it, and you will master pull-ups, getting a massive back and nice biceps in the process. All you need is a high bar, which can be found in most parks. If your own weight is too much, you can also perform an inverted row using a low bar.

Dips for your triceps

In some parks, you will also find parallel bars, and you can use them to exercise your triceps. 3 to 5 sets of parallel bar dips are enough to bulk up your arms after a while. If you can’t handle parallel bars, you can also perform dips on a bench or a chair. 

Modified push-ups for your pecs

We all know the classic push-up, an excellent bodyweight exercise for your chest muscles. However, there are plenty of modified push-ups according to your level. You can use knee push-ups or an incline push-up on a bar if you can’t handle regular push-ups. But if you’re a bit more experienced, you can raise your legs and perform decline push-ups to make it a bit harder.

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Things That Make Skiing In Val d’Isère The Most Favorite Sport 0

Posted on December 28, 2019 by Sujain Thomas

In Val d’Isère there are lots you can do apart from skiing to make the most of your holiday. Skiing is one of the best spots for snow, not only in Europe but also all over the world. Ideally, skiing is one of the essential that you should do in Val d’Isère. 

This is because 60% of the spots are above 2,200 meters, making it all the more enjoyable.

Another interesting fact that makes skiing the favorite sport here is that the top height of the glacier is 3,456 meters.

This means that when you visit here, you will not have to worry about the availability of snow cover.

Availability of snow

Snow is available for over six months, making this place one of the most significant spots and the most favored destination for skiing in Europe, whether you visit in the last week of November or early in May. There are several reasons for such massive availability of snow in this place, making Ski Bro Val d’Isere a favorite sport.

  • Snow here sweeps in from the Atlantic almost all through the year and
  • It also creeps up from the Mediterranean at irregular intervals in abundant quantities due to the natural phenomenon called the retour d’est.

Moreover, this site also has one of the biggest artificial snowmaking plants in Europe, Le Snow Factory. This plant has the capacity of filling an Olympic-sized swimming pool with snow in as little as thirty minutes or cover an entire mountainside with 50 cm thick snow in just under a week.

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Why You Should Choose Europe for Your Next Golf Holiday 0

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Harriet Goffman

If you’re seeking world-class golf combined with sun, sea and stunning scenery, a European golf holiday is for you. From PGA and award-winning golf courses to five-star luxury golf resorts, it’s no wonder a visit to continental Europe is on the bucket list of most discerning golfers. 

There is truly something for everyone when you choose Europe for a golfing holiday. Experience playing against the spectacular panoramic sea views of the Spanish coast, the dramatic backdrop of the French Alps or the picturesque lakes of Italy. 

Still stuck as to where to go? The experts at Golf Travel Centre have chosen their top Europe golf destinations and are on hand for any further information. 

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