Quote of the day

'On any long journey, detours can be expected' - unknown.

Especially when the destination is not a physical place but a dream of a moment in time, an idea/concept or vision of what could be.

Once you're 'there' it's so easy to look back to see how you got there, but the journey itself is full or stops, detours, and re-routes in which the learning takes place to inform us of our next steps.  (This, by the way, is called 'generative learning' meaning that the learner is generating the answer rather than recalling it.  Generation is another name for old-fashioned trial and error - 'Make it Stick' - Brown, Roediger, McDaniel).

Decision making hierarchy of needs

1.  Player makes the same decision too often (in a particular game situation) which leads them to become predictable.

2.  Player makes low percentage decisions too often which leads to developing a 'shot making' mentality and many errors.

3.  Player is slow at making decisions or even has indecision which leads them to being rushed.

What would be your greatest decision making development need as a player, bearing in mind that it's been said we make 700+ decisions a match!

Real Madrid seem to be doing very well without super-chicken Ronaldo

Real Madrid have got off to a great start this season, and listening to a Gabriele Marcotti interview on the radio yesterday, I couldn't help but think that the constant need to feed super-chicken Ronaldo took away from the performance of the potentially highly productive and capable normal chickens (well, bit more than normal but you get my drift) - Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema as examples who now appear to be flying in a very non-normal chicken way.

Anyway, for a great TED talk on chickens by Margaret Heffernen, 'Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work' visit https://youtu.be/Vyn_xLrtZaYhttp://

Everyballers make waves at County Closed Championships 2018 (Bucks, Beds, Middlesex, Herts)

Congrats to the following Everyballers (and their individual coaches at home clubs where shown as such) who finished their respective County Closed 2018 events as either Champions or Runners-up on Saturday 1st September, 2018!

Superb job all and a pretty impressive list! (I think I've got everybody - apologies in advance if not!!)


8U Girls Singles - Myah Chang Harper (RU)

9U Girls Singles - Maisie Seedel (W, current access player to Everyball & coached at Gerrards Cross) and Taylor Cooper (RU)

10U Boys Singles - Ashton Taank (W) and Charlie Harvey (RU, current access player to Everyball & coached at Milton Keynes Tennis Club)

10U Girls Singles - Robyn Went (W, current access player to Everyball & coached at Beaconsfield)

12U Boys Singles - Joshua Oakley (W) and Ethan Taank (RU)

14U Boys Singles - Joshua Oakley (W) and Calum Fairey (RU)

14U Girls Singles  - Millie Day (W) and Bethan Miles (RU)

16U Boys Singles - Calum Fairey (W) and Oliver Mccay-Brown (RU)

16&U Girls Singles - Millie Day (W) and Sofia Wise (RU)

18&U Boys Singles - Joel Good (W) and Miles Groom (RU)

Open Mens Singles - Oscar Glenister (W) and Miles Groom (RU)

10U Boys Doubles - Joseph Mccay-Brown and Ashton Taank (W) - pictured below

12U Boys Doubles - Ashton Taank and Ethan Taank (RU)

14U Boys Doubles - DJ Mentiply & Joshua Oakley (W) and Calum Fairey & Thomas Creighton (RU)

14&U Girls Doubles - Natalie Bell & Bethan Miles (W) and Millie Day & Helena Ullyatt (RU)

18U Boys Doubles - Joel Good & Dylan Smith (W) and Daniel Mccay-Brown & Aidan Varela (RU)

18U Girls Doubles - Millie Day & Sofia Wise (W) and Natalie Bell & Bethan Miles (RU)


14U Boys Singles - Finn Lester (RU)

14U Boys Doubles - Finn Lester & Ezra Annafi (RU)


12U Girls Singles - Amelie Brooks (W)

12U Girls Doubles - Amelie Brooks & Anjali Kotecha (W)

Open Mixed Doubles - Scarlett Hutchinson & Aarron Lee (W)


18U Girls Singles - Emily Ineson (RU)