NOVEMBER: Coach Burnham's Tip of the Month:

I recently came across an article polling head tennis coaches nationwide on what character traits they look for in a successful student-athlete. The following is a list of the Top 7 based on the responses:

1. Work Ethic
2. Competitive
3. Battle Adversity
4. Integrity/Honesty
5. Self-Motivated
6. Passion
7. Team Player

Mental toughness, confidence and positive attitude were also mentioned several times. 

These traits aren't exclusive to the student-athlete. I can tell you all day long how to improve technique, shot selection, court position, etc., however, to really bring your best to the court, focus how you can improve your work ethic, mental toughness, etc....(you choose)!

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Until next time, work hard on your complete game Cats!