More Than Tennis has established Three Core Values that represent some of the many inherently positive values connected with the game of tennis and life. By participating in More Than tennis, kids are introduced to these core values which are incorporated throughout the program. Parents are encouraged to reinforce these behaviors by talking about them, what they mean and what these behaviors can look like at home.


Commitment is dedicating oneself to doing everything with all of your energies and skill – every time, in everything. Physically fit,


mentally tough, tactically shrewd, resilient, poised and passionate are the characteristics of commitment.


Why truth? Why is truth fundamental to being a champion? While you might achieve much and win some awards without it, you will never become

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the champion you could have been. To be a true champion you must be honest with yourself about your progress, your disappointments and with whom you must share the credit. You must know yourself.


Finding the champion in you isn’t just about adopting good values and a healthy lifestyle, it involves repetition. At the high school


and club levels 9 out of 10 times the player who wins is the one who can more consistently return the ball and show the self discipline and patience to pick their opportunities.