March 15, 2022

#155: Alistair Higham - Match Flow Momentum

#155: Alistair Higham - Match Flow Momentum

“It feels like he´s got the momentum right now¨

“There´s been a big shift in momentum in this set¨

“Everything seems to be going against her¨

We hear phrases like these a lot when we watch tennis, and we can feel them when we play. But what really is momentum?

In today´s episode we speak to Alistair Higham who is an international expert on matchplay and momentum in sport.

Alistair has written online courses and two best-selling books on Momentum, and regularly speaks at conferences around the world.

A former player and GB National Coach, Alistair was also Head of Coach Education at the LTA. He is currently GB Team Manager for World Student Games and heads up the GB University Programme for the LTA.

Listen to Dan quiz Alistair about match flow and momentum and why it´s so important.

This is a long episode but jam-packed full of learnings for coaches and tennis parents.

Episode Highlights:-

  • Why it´s so important for players to be able to identify moments of momentum in a match.
  • The physical effects of a momentum shift. 
  • The differences and similarities in momentum between tennis and other sports. 
  • Every match has a story!
  • Why he thinks GB Universities are as good a route for tennis players as US College.  

Alistair Higham quote from the Control the Controllables Podcast

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