Malhar Mali
Malhar Mali has played at the collegiate level and coached at numerous centers, clubs, and at the NCAA level. He is the Founder & Editor of Tennis inbox.
Getting out of your comfort zone—Ti #38

Getting out of your comfort zone—Ti #38

“It seems you can’t go a day or two without some self-development guru or wanna be Simon Sinek telling you that ‘you have to get out of your comfort zone to improve!’ It’s a tried and tested truism in the space of self-improvement. But how does this idea work when it comes to playing tennis matches and competing?”

Is your mental game holding you back?—Ti #37

Is your mental game holding you back?—Ti #37

“Tennis Australia consequently announced that all matches scheduled on Thursday would be postponed a day to give casual contacts—which could be up to 600 people (players, coaches, support staff, etc.)—a chance to get tested. The postponement of play will also give Tennis Australia and the Victorian government a chance to get a handle on just how bad the situation is.”

A most hated man—Ti #35

A most hated man—Ti #35

Criticism of Novak Djokovic often veers from legitimate and measured into personal and excessive.

Performance = Current Potential – Mental Interference—Ti #34

Performance = Current Potential – Mental Interference—Ti #34

“The best players agree that the mind is the most important factor when it comes to playing well in matches and winning. I’d like to see mindset as a serve. We know it’s the most important shot in the game. Imagine if you’ve never hit a serve because you don’t know how to train it or because it feels uncomfortable. You’d lose a lot of matches because you would be extremely underdeveloped.”