Wooden week continues - Sport reveals character

A true athlete should have character, not be a character.  A character tries to attract attention to himself.  He is too interested in showing off and trying to get noticed.  Being an individual is different.  Bill Walton was an individual, but he was as fine a team player as you'd want.  He'd put the welfare of the team ahead of personal glory.

Some believe that sport builds character.  I believe that sport reveals character.  I see too many players who are characters today.  I like a player with character.

John Wooden (former coach of the record-setting UCLA basketball team, winning 10 national championships in 12 years)

John Wooden's Eight suggestions for succeeding

1.  Fear no opponent.  Respect every opponent. 

2.  Remember, it’s the perfection of the smallest details that make big things happen.

3.  Keep in mind that hustle makes up for many a mistake. 

4.  Be more interested in character than reputation. 

5.  Be quick, but don’t hurry.

6.  Understand the harder you work, the more luck you will have.

7.  Know that valid self-analysis is crucial for improvement. 

8.  Remember there is no substitute for hard work and careful planning.  Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

US College Tennis Scholarships - interested?? Then this meeting is for you!

Are you interested in going to an American University and becoming a student athlete with a tennis scholarship? Jemima King will be presenting on Wednesday March 25th 8pm at Halton Tennis Centre on the US College journey, how you can make your dream come a reality and to provide as much information as possible to help inform you of your choices after school and for the players to see what it is actually like in the American college system.  It is an opportunity to hear from current Bucks players who are currently studying in America on a tennis scholarship. Over the last four years Jemima has helped 10 players find a place at an American University. 

Please email Jemima - jemima@everyball.net if you are able to attend the presentation.